Houston's South Texas Invitational results March 20, 2000

by Greg House February 18-19, 2000 in Houston was the site of a rare tournament finish and what was hopefully a precursor of this year's National Finals. Going into the final two rounds there were six teams, all within one game of each other, vying for first place. What was more incredible was that in the remaining two rounds each of these teams had to play two of the others they were tied with. However, the most amazing feat was performed by Radiant Church of Colorado Springs, CO. After losing the first two rounds of the tournament, Radiant proceeded to win every single game, beating all of the top teams and sealing a playoff spot for first — in which they soundly defeated their opponents. All this in the face of the most challenging (and I am being really nice in my selection of that word) questions I have seen all year. This was the closest tournament finish I have ever seen based on win-loss records and quality of quizzing. The final placement for teams was:

Team Standings

#1 - Radiant Church, Colorado Springs, CO 12 wins - 2 losses

#2 - Abundant Life, Grapevine, TX 12 wins - 2 losses

#3 - Harvest A/G, Fort Worth, TX 11 wins - 3 losses

#4 - Trinity Church #1, Cedar Hill, TX 11 wins - 3 losses

#5 - Orange Hills A/G, Orange, CA 10 wins - 4 losses

#6 - Christian Chapel, Tulsa, OK 9 wins - 5 losses

#7 - King's Chapel A/G, Springfield, MO 9 wins - 5 losses

#8 - Evangelistic Temple, Tulsa, OK 6 wins - 8 losses

#9 - First A/G #1, Shreveport, LA 6 wins - 8 losses

#10- Braeswood A/G, Houston, TX 6 wins - 8 losses

#11- Trinity Church #2, Cedar Hill, TX 5 wins - 9 losses

#12- Harvest Time, Midland, TX 4 wins - 10 losses

#13- Oak Cliff A/G, Dallas, TX 3 wins - 11 losses

#14- First A/G #2, Shreveport, LA 1 win - 13 losses

#15- Greens Bayou A/G, Houston, TX 0 wins - 14 losses

Individual Standings

#1 - Jordan Schneider 1600

#2 - Caleb Booth 1380

#3 - Eric Hernando 1235

#4 - David Dorey 1085

#5 - Sharon Ely 1015

#6 - Ricky Haney 1010

#7 - Sterling Johnson 1005

#8 - Dayton Shorter 890

#9 - Kuntyi Samqui 825

#10- Michael Pearson 820

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