Rocky Mountain BQ Tournament 2005 March 2005

by Raymond Mefford The first annual Rocky Mountain High was held March 18-19, 2005 at Orchard Road Community Church (A/G) in the Denver Metro Area. There were 31 teams representing almost every region of the country in three divisions.

Questions were written by Dan Smith (Divisions I&II) and Eric Lind (Division III-Novice). The questions in the top two divisions were extremely well written, easy to hit, and quite challenging. Division III questions were perfect for those at the Novice level. We awarded medals, trophies, cash and a large selection of digital prizes to the winners in each division.

I want to thank all of the teams that attended for helping to make this an enjoyable tournament for everyone involved. I especially want to thank our officials for their time, effort, and quality officiating.

Division I played a single round robin. Division II played a quintuple round robin. Division III held a regular round robin, after which the division was divided into three groups of four and mandatory playoffs were held to increase the number of total games played. Division III's final standings reflect their finish after the mandatory playoffs.

Congratulations to all of the teams and quizzers for such fantastic performances!

DIVISION I TEAMS

RANK TEAM CITY WIN-LOSS POINTS

1 First A/G Lexington, KY 14-0 2735

2 Briargate #1 Colorado Springs, CO 12-2 2300

3 Central A/G Superior, WI 11-3 2420

4 Grace A/G Spring City, PA 10-4 2040

5 Briargate #2 Colorado Springs, CO 8-6 1550

6 OCWC Santa Ana, CA 6-8 1520

7 Christian Tmpl Houston, TX 6-8 1310

8 Red Mountain Mesa, AZ 6-8 1250

9 First A/G Aurora, CO 6-8 1055

10 Evangelistic T Tulsa, OK 5-9 1045

11 Briargate #3 Colorado Springs, CO 5-9 795

12 First A/G Galena, KS 4-10 825

13 New Life A/G Ellendale, ND 4-10 730

14 Two Rivers Greeley, CO 2-12 535

15 Watford City Watford City, ND 2-12 390

DIVISION I - INVIDUALS

RANK NAME CITY POINTS

1 Logan Newman Superior, WI 1610

2 Jon Galliers Lexington, KY 1560

3 Patti Sunseri Spring City, PA 1485

4 Molly Pace Co. Springs #2 1180

5 Micah Buckel Lexington, KY 1175

6 Andrew Kelley Co. Springs #1 1155

7 Brandyn Shepherd Mesa, AZ 870

8 Scott Reyes Aurora, CO 800

9 James Pryor Santa Ana, CA 755

10 Bethany Laakkonen Superior, WI 630

11 Adam Forsman Houston, TX 585

12 Courtney Popineau Co. Springs #1 575

13 Jonathan Barthuly Santa Ana, CA 565

14 Joshua Forsman Houston, TX 525

15 Eric Reside Tulsa, OK 500

16 Jenna Rock Co. Springs #3 495

17 Jason Gisi Galena, KS 490

18 Tyler Peterson Ellendale, ND 485

19 Maribeth Rentschler Spring City, PA 465

20 Michael Rose Co. Springs #1 455

DIVISION I - INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

RANK NAME CITY

1 Jon Galliers Lexington, KY

2 Logan Newman Superior, WI

3 Courtney Popineau Colorado Springs #1

4 Andrew Kelley Colorado Springs #1

DIVISION II - TEAMS

RANK TEAM CITY WIN-LOSS POINTS

1 Central A/G Superior, WI 12-3 1780

2 Farmington Oasis Farmington, NM 9-6 1100

3 Evangelistic Temple Tulsa, OK 9-6 980

4 First A/G Greeley, CO 0-15 (70)

DIVISION II - INDIVIDUALS

RANK NAME CITY POINTS

1 Daniel Godfrey Farmington, NM 875

2 Sara Sharkey Superior, WI 815

3 Breanna Laakkonen Superior, WI 600

4 Mitch Case Tulsa, OK 575

5 MacKenzie Newman Superior, WI 365

6 Jonathan Van Tulsa, OK 315

7 Kalyne Bassett Farmington, NM 190

8 Aimee Gibson Tulsa, OK 100

DIVISION II - INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

RANK NAME CITY

1 Daniel Godfrey Farmington, NM

2 Breanna Laakkonen Superior, WI

3 Mitch Case Tulsa, OK

4 Kalyne Bassett Farmington, NM

DIVISION III (NOVICE) - TEAMS

RANK TEAM CITY WIN-LOSS POINTS

1 Evangelistic Temple Tulsa, OK 8-3 1770

2 Christian Temple Houston, TX 8-3 1300

3 First A/G Topeka, KS 8-3 830

4 West A/G #1 Fowler, CO 7-4 835

5 West A/G #2 Fowler, CO 6-5 1160

6 Independent A/G Rifle, CO 5-6 690

7 Two Rivers Greeley, CO 5-6 1150

8 Briargate Co. Springs, CO 6-5 705

9 Galena A/G Galena, KS 4-7 760

10 Topeka First A/G Topeka, KS 2-9 405

11 First A/G Delta, CO 5-6 550

12 Farmington Oasis Farmington, NM 2-9 450

DIVISION III (NOVICE) - INDIVIDUALS

RANK NAME CITY POINTS

1 Andrew Forsman Houston, TX 1300

2 Melinda Van Gorp Greeley, CO 1055

3 Christine Welden Tulsa, OK 885

4 Nathan Johnson Fowler, CO #1 880

5 Charlie Van Tulsa, OK 495

6 Stephen Davis Co. Springs, CO 465

7 Gabriel Davis Delta, CO 445

8 Caleb Johnson Fowler, CO #2 445*

9 Hannah Joens Topeka, KS #1 435

10 Laura Branda Tulsa, OK 395

11 Nii Abrahams Galena, KS 350

12 Kim Cordova Fowler, CO #2 285

13 Tyrel Lenard Rifle, CO 275

14 Evan Holmgren Topeka, KS #2 280

15 Matthew Godfrey Farmington, NM 260

16 Emily LaValley Co. Springs, CO 240

17 Sydney Shannon Galena, KS 220

18 Trey Henderson Topeka, KS #1 210

19 Josh Peoples Topeka, KS #1 195

19 Wesley Bassett Farmington, MN 195

* - tie broken by quiz-outs

DIVISION III (NOVICE) - INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

RANK NAME CITY

1 Nathan Johnson Fowler, CO #1

2 Andrew Forsman Houston, TX

3 Christine Welden Tulsa, OK

4 Melinda VanGorp Greeley, CO