Yesterday afternoon, the Southeast Bible Quiz Association held the second quiz meet of the 2017-2018 Bible quiz season. 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, a team from Lakeview Baptist in Rhea County TN and two teams from Temple Baptist Church.
This month, there were several close quizzes. In the first round, Lakeview Baptist (Joshua Jouben, Jadon Jouben, Jonathan Jouben and JuliAnn Jouben) faced Temple Optimism (Sydney Huxley, Sam Huxley, Carson Balka, Luke Thompson, Gavin Brown and Gabriel Brown). This was a back and forth quiz match with Temple Optimism leading 110 to 100 on question 11. However, Lakeview edged out Temple Optimism in the last nine questions and won 180 to 150. In the second round, Temple Diligence (Lydia Huxley, Kierstin Balka, David Thompson, Shelby Huxley and Derald Brown) faced Temple Optimism. Temple Diligence raced out to an early 120 to 70 lead on question 10, but then the quiz match really tightened up. The score was 190 to 200 going into the final question. Sydney Huxley won the initial jump on the final question and gave a correct answer to win the quiz match for Temple Optimism. In the final round, the Lakeview Baptist who was undefeated for the whole quiz season faced Temple Diligence who was bouncing back from their nail-biter quiz match with Temple Optimism. This was a close back and forth quiz match with the score tied at 100 points each after 10 questions. Going into the final question, Lakeview Baptist was winning 200 to 180. At that point, Lakeview Baptist won the initial jump but gave an incorrect answer. Lydia Huxley then gave a correct answer on the rebound question and won the quiz match for Temple Diligence. For the first time that I recall, three teams finished the day with three wins and one loss. As a result, the points scored was used as a tie breaker. When this was done, Temple Optimism finished in third place with 610 points. Lakeview Baptist finished in second place with 700 points and Temple Diligence finished in first place with 740 points. Therefore, Temple Diligence took home the Team of the Month Trophy.
There were eight 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:
· Scott Firebaugh – Grace Christian Academy
· JuliAnn Jouben – Lakeview Baptist
· Jonathan Jouben – Lakeview Baptist
· Sydney Huxley – Temple Optimism
· Carson Balka – Temple Optimism
· David Thompson – Temple Diligence
· Lydia Huxley – Temple Diligence
· Kierstin Balka – Temple Diligence
The Quizzer of the Month award was hotly contested this month as the top three quizzers tied in points. A tie breaker was then used that counted the number of times each quizzer quizzed out. When the tie breaker was applied, Jonathan Jouben from Lakeview Baptist finished in third place, Lydia Huxley from Temple Diligence finished in second place and JuliAnn Jouben from Lakeview Baptist was awarded the Quizzer of the month medal.
Here are 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,