1999 Dallas-Fort Worth Gold Cup Results October, 1999

by Greg House Since the coordinators (Dave and Paula Hix - parents of national quizzer Lori Hix) would never toot their own horn, I decided to take Dave's results file and tell everyone what a wonderful tournament this was. I went to quizmaster and was asked to handle the placement of officials for the tournament. Dave and Paul made my job very easy with their awesome coordination and planning. A few years ago Dallas was becoming the tournament NOT to attend. After taking over the coordination last year this has become THE EARLY TOURNAMENT to add to your list.

Dave and Paula always make everyone feel at home, and promote the tournament as more than just a competition - it's more like a family reunion. My past teams attended DFW Gold Cup 7 times and enjoyed it. However, when I took my team in 1998 I thought I was witnessing a completely new concept for tournaments. While everyone was attending for the competition, no one could help but be drawn by the true Spirit of Christ that was exhibited by Dave, Paula, and the staff of Trinity Church. I can only say that if you are planning to hold a tournament, or if you are looking for some new ideas on an existing tournament, click on the e-mail address above and send a note to Dave. These people are full of ideas and keep Christ, and quizzers, at the forefront of every decision.

Well, on to the part you were looking for - the results. The 15th Annual Dallas-Fort Worth Gold up Invitational Tournament hosted a total of 44 teams. After 8 seeding rounds in the A Divisions (Gold and Silver) and 7 in B League; teams were ranked as follows:

Gold Division

1. Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX (John Sullivan, Coach)

2. Orange Hills A/G, Orange, CA (Kent Piacenti, Coach)

3. Central A/G, Springfield, MO (David Hatley, Coach)

4. Mountain View A/G, Las Vegas, NV (Tom Van Kempen, Coach)

5. Kings Chapel, Springfield, MO (Tonia Lee, Coach)

6. Oak Cliff A/G, Dallas, TX (Aaron Collins, Coach)

7. First A/G, Shreveport, LA (Chelsie Turner, Coach)

8. Braeswood A/G, Houston, TX (Paul Kramer, Coach)

9. Christian Chapel, Tulsa, OK (Mark Connor, Coach)

10. Sons of God A/G, Overland Park, KS (Cindy Marlow, Coach)

11. Orange County Worship Center, Santa Ana, CA

(Irving Kuroishi, Coach)

12. Harvest A/G, Ft. Worth, TX (Gilda Shorter, Coach)

13. Abundant Life, Grapevine, TX (Tamie Nannarone, Coach)

14. First A/G, Lewisville, TX (Richard Ely, Coach)

15. Evangelistic Temple #1, Tulsa, OK (Jay Hoffman, Coach)

16. First A/G, Bosque Farms, NM (Bettinel Stambaugh, Coach)

17. Dixon A/G, Dixon, MO (Jackie Goodman, Coach)

18. Harvest Time, Midland, TX (Kelly Stark, Coach)

19. Grace Outreach Center, Rio Rancho, NM (Mark Rosen, Coach)

20. Evangelistic Temple #2, Tulsa, OK

21. Greens Bayou A/G, Houston, TX (Norma Shuler, Coach)

22. Valley Gospel Tabernacle, Albuquerque, NM

(Kenny Smith, Coach)

23. Bethel Temple, Bryan, TX (Keith Grissom, Coach)

24. Fossil Creek Community Church, Ft. Worth, TX

(Kathy Horton, Coach)

Silver Division

1. Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX (Lori Sullivan, Coach)

2. Evangel Temple, Waxahachie, TX (Jamie Norton, Coach)

3. Kings Chapel, Springfield, MO (Matthew Hernando, Coach)

4. First A/G, Shreveport, LA

5. Mustang A/G, Mustang, OK (Terri Preston, Coach)

6. Harvest Time #2, Midland, TX (Maxine Kramer, Coach)

7. Treasure Coast A/G, Vero Beach, FL (George Edgerly, Coach)

8. Radiant Life, Grand Prairie, TX (Dan Hutsell, Coach)

9. Harvest A/G, Ft. Worth, TX (Christy Winter, Coach)

10. Fossil Creek Community Church, Ft. Worth, TX

(Teresa Williams, Coach)

11. Harvest Time #3, Midland, TX (Sandra Sullivan, Coach)

12. First A/G, Russellville, AR (Martha Smoke, Coach)

B League

1. Trinity Church #1, Cedar Hill, TX (Jim David, Coach)

2. Trinity Church #2, Cedar Hill, TX (Kim Sprouse, Coach)

3. Central A/G, Springfield, MO (Christine Bartle, Coach)

4. Dominion Church, Houston, TX (Donna Simons, Coach)

5. Fossil Creek Community Church, Ft. Worth, TX

(Ray Williams, Coach)

6. Oak Cliff A/G, Dallas, TX

7. Harvest Time, Midland, TX

(Greg Beaty, Coach)

8. First A/G, Shreveport, LA

At the end of the seeding rounds, all teams were divided down into single elimination flights for trophies. The following are the actual tournament results.

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT - Overall Tournament Champions

First: Orange Hills A/G, Orange, CA

Second: Central A/G, Springfield, MO

Third: Mountain View A/G, Las Vegas, NV

Fourth: Braeswood A/G, Houston, TX

Consolation Champion: Kings Chapel, Springfield, MO

FIRST FLIGHT (Gold Division)

First: Harvest A/G, Ft. Worth, TX

Second: Sons of God A/G, Overland Park, KS

Third: Christian Chapel, Tulsa, OK

Fourth: Orange County Worship Center, Santa Ana, CA

Consolation Champion: Abundant Life, Grapevine, TX

SECOND FLIGHT (Gold Division)

First: Dixon A/G, Dixon, MO

Second: Grace Outreach Center, Rio Rancho, NM

Third: Harvest Time A/G, Midland, TX

Fourth: Evangelistic Temple #2, Tulsa, OK

Consolation Champion: Valley Gospel Tabernacle, Albuquerque, NM

THIRD FLIGHT (Silver Division)

First: Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX (Lori Sullivan, Coach)

Second: Kings Chapel, Springfield, MO (Matthew Hernando, Coach)

Third: Treasure Coast A/G, Vero Beach, FL (George Edgerly, Coach)

Fourth: First A/G, Shreveport, LA (Chelsie Turner, Coach)

Consolation Champion: Mustang A/G, Mustang, OK

(Terri Preston, Coach)

FOURTH FLIGHT Silver Division)

First: Fossil Creek Community Church, Ft. Worth, TX

(Teresa Williams, Coach)

Second: Harvest A/G, Ft. Worth, TX (Christy Winter, Coach)

Third: First A/G, Russellville, AR (Martha Smoke, Coach)

Fourth: Harvest Time, Midland, TX (Sandra Sullivan, Coach)

FIFTH FLIGHT (B League)

First: Trinity Church #1, Cedar Hill, TX (Jim David, Coach)

Second: Trinity Church #2, Cedar Hill, TX (Kim Sprouse, Coach)

Third: Dominion Church, Houston, TX (Donna Simons, Coach)

Fourth: Central A/G, Springfield, MO (Christine Bartle, Coach)

Consolation Champion: Harvest Time, Midland, TX (Greg Beaty, Coach)

INDIVIDUAL HIGH SCORERS - Gold Division (81 quizzers)

First: Valerie Marchalonis, Mountain View A/G, Las Vegas, NV (1065 pts)

Second: Sharron Ely, First A/G, Lewisville, TX (975 pts)

Third: Kevin Davis, Oak Cliff A/G, Dallas, TX (945 pts)

Fourth: Dan Marlow, Sons of God A/G, Overland Park, KS (890 pts)

Fifth: Joey Bohanon, Central A/G, Springfield, MO (850 pts)

Silver Division (54 quizzers)

First: Laura Mallett, Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX (600 pts)

Second: Sandra Hutsell, Radiant Life, Grand Prairie, TX (595 pts)

Third: Sarah Mallett, Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX (585 pts)

B League (31 quizzers)

First: Forrest Johnson, Trinity Church #1, Cedar Hill, TX (975 pts)

Second: Sam Williford, Fossil Creek Community Church,

Ft. Worth, TX (695 pts)

Third: Sarah Shupe, Trinity Church #2, Cedar Hill, TX (685 pts)

The tournament included one-on-one competition on Friday. There were 42 Gold Division quizzers; 17 Silver Division; 16 B League.

GOLD DIVISION ONE-ON-ONE CHAMPIONS

First: Ricky Haney, Orange Hills A/G, Orange, CA

Second: Daniel Marlow, Sons of God A/G, Overland Park, KS

Third: Valerie Marchalonis, Mountain View A/G, Las Vegas, NV

Silver Division

First: Sarah Mallett, Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX

Second: Robert Martinez, Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX

Third: Jonathan Swaringen, Harvest Time, Midland, TX

B League

First: Forrest Johnson, Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX

Second: E. J. Spears, Trinity Church, Cedar Hill, TX

Third: Jenny Pearson, Oak Cliff A/G, Dallas, TX

Second Annual Gold Cup Scavenger Hunt Winners

First: Radiant Life, Grand Prairie, TX

Second: Harvest Time #4, Midland, TX

Third: First A/G, Lewisville, TX

This was the most awesome playoff I have ever seen. To start out,

Braeswood (the 8th seed) beat the 1st seed (Trinity Church) in the most exciting, and close, match I witnessed. Next, Central knocked out Las Vegas while Orange eliminated Tulsa. The final battle between Orange and Central was one of the best quizzes I have seen in a long time. Both team knew their material, but at the start I was sure that Central was going to win since their team was not only intact from last year, but they had picked up the top quizzer from the old Parkcrest team. I should have remembered that on a short book anything can happen. When Joey Bohanon quizzed out backwards with 1 right and 3 wrong, the remaining quizzers were in a friendly knock-down-drag-out. True to form, after the championship both Central and Orange left the game in the room and went out to dinner together. No one was interested in talking about quiz - we wanted to catch up on old times and have fun. Even though we had spent a great deal of time with Central at national finals, we couldn't wait to continue our close friendship. I would certainly say that teams need to watch out for Central - they have three great quizzers and are looking to make this coming nationals their own. I am sure many of you will have something to say about that at the quiz table, but suffice it to say that they are totally excited, totally committed, and totally interested in having the right motivation.

As for Orange, Ricky, David, and Tim proved they can fully compete on their own without Kent. Their average for the day was lower than a couple other teams, but they came through in every game, being undefeated for the entire tournament - although they weren't have enjoying the margin of victory they had last year. After seeing all the great teams at this tournament I am looking forward to a great national finals. Great Job Dave and Paula!

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