ATLANTA—The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team finished second in the Community College National Championship March 1 in Atlanta.
Chipola entered the championship game with a disadvantage, after losing to Valencia in the championship bracket earlier in the day. Chipola would have needed to defeat Valencia twice to claim the title. Chipola forced a second game by defeating Valencia in the first game, 335-280. However, Valencia claimed the title by defeating Chipola 405-245 in the second game.
Chipola’s Jacob Leff finished third in individual scoring, while William Singleton finished 13th. The other members of Chipola A are Wesley Chevillot and Rebecca Delgado.
Chipola will now advance to the International Championship Tournament (ICT) on March 28 in Chicago. The top four community colleges from the CCCT advance to the 4-year college tournament. Chipola finished seventh last year at the ICT.
The national championship field had 24 teams from across the country. Chipola earned its berth by finishing first in the Florida Sectional held in late January. This is the third time Chipola has finished as the National Runner-Up, after claiming three consecutive National Championships from 2011-2013. The national championship is played through the National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) system.
Chipola will defend the FSCAA State Title later this month. Chipola is the six-time defending state champion.
Link to stats: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5003&playoffs=1
CHIPOLA FINISHES SECOND IN BRAIN BOWL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP–The Chipola College Brain Bowl Team finished second in the Community College National Championship March 1 in Atlanta. Chipola A Team members will represent the college at the ICT on March 28. Pictured from left, are: (front) William Singleton, Rebecca Delgado, (back) Jacob Leff, Ashley Delameter and Wesley Chevillot.