Southeast Bible Quiz Association Results for August 12 Quiz Meet

Yesterday afternoon, the Southeast Bible Quiz Association kicked off the 2017-2018 Bible quiz season with the first quiz meet of the year. The event took place at the Temple Baptist Academy campus in Powell, TN. It turned out to be a very exciting event. The field of teams included a team from Grace Christian Academy, Lakeview Baptist from Rhea County and two teams from Temple Baptist Church.

This month, there were several close quizzes. In the first quiz round Temple Optimism faced Temple Diligence in an exceptionally close quiz match. I was blown away by the quality of the quizzing as there were only three incorrect answers in the entire quiz match. After the first 10 questions, the score was tied at 100 points each. It continued to be a back and for the quiz match. Going into the last question the score was Temple Optimism 190 and Temple Diligence 180. On the last question, Kierstin Balka from Temple Diligence won the initial jump and got a correct answer to win the quiz match. In the other quiz room in the first round, Scott Firebaugh from Grace Christian quizzed out without error, but Lakeview Baptist overwhelmed them with the both JuliAnn Jouben and Jonathan Jouben, Jr. quizzing out with only one error between them. In the second round the two undefeated teams, Temple Diligence and Lakeview Baptist faced each other and Lakeview Baptist jumped to an early lead with both Juliann and Jonathan quizzing out without error. However, Temple Diligence got right back in the quiz match with Lydia Huxley quizzing out without error. In the end it took a correct answer by Joshua Jouben to seal the win for Lakeview Baptist on question 19. In the final round, the only way that Lakeview Baptist could be prevented from winning the quiz meet would be a surprise victory by Temple Optimism. Lakeview Baptist once again jumped out to an early lead, but Temple Optimism closed the gap with Sydney Huxley quizzing out without error on question 16. It eventually took a correct answer by Jonathan Jouben on question 19 to seal the quiz match and the quiz meet victory for Lakeview Baptist. Therefore, Lakeview Baptist won the SBQA Team of the Month Trophy.

There were six different quizzers that quizzed out forward with five correct answers in a single quiz match and won a Quiz Out Achievement Ribbon. They are as follows:

1. Jonathan Jouben, Jr. – Lakeview Baptist
2. JuliAnn Jouben – Lakeview Baptist
3. Scott Firebaugh – Grace Christian Academy
4. Sydney Huxley – Temple Optimism
5. Lydia Huxley – Temple Diligence
6. Kierstin Balka – Temple Diligence

The Quizzer of the Month award was hotly contested this month as the top five quizzers quizzed out multiple times. However, one quizzer rose above the others and quizzed out with a perfect score of 15 correct and no errors. That was Jonathan Jouben, Jr. and he was awarded the Quizzer of the month medal.

I am attaching the team results and individual results for your review. It is very encouraging to see the time that these quizzers and their parents have invested in God’s Word, and it is exciting to think about the way God will use it in their lives in the years to come.

In Christ and In His Word,

Michael Balka


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