Chipola Brain Bowl Finishes Third And Fourth At Nationals

March 08, 2019

Chipola Brain Bowl Team

The Chipola College Brain Bowl A and B Teams finished 3rd and 4th respectively March 2-3 at the Community College National Championship in Orlando at Valencia College. Both teams will now advance to the four-year college National Championship in Chicago, April 4-6.

The top four teams from the Community College Championship advance to the four-year championship. This is the first time a school has qualified two teams for the four-year championship.

Chipola A finished the tournament with a 9-3 record, losing only to eventual champion DeAnza from California and host school Valencia twice. Chipola A was one game from the championship, losing to Valencia in a play-in game to reach the final.

Chipola A team members are: Mathew Pelham, Morgan Johnson, Bree Bennett and Carlos Staley.

Chipola B pulled the biggest upset of the tournament beating Valencia in the final playoff round, which helped move Chipola A to the play-in game. Chipola B finished the tournament with a 8-3 record, losing only to DeAnza, Chipola A, and Tallahassee.

Chipola B team members are: Jacob Murley, Joseph Hayes, Sam White, and Kiley Justice.

Four Chipola players made the all-star team by placing in the top 12 in individual scoring: Morgan Johnson 7th, Mathew Pelham 8th, Joseph Hayes 12th and Jacob Murley 12th.

Tournament stats are available online at: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/standings.jsp?tournament_id=9503

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