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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chipola Brain Bowl Teams Make Strong Showing at FSU and Faulkner


The Chipola Brain Bowl team scored big wins in a pair of recent tournaments at Faulkner State and Florida State University.
The Chipola Gold Team finished third in the Faulkner State ACBL Tournament on Oct. 3. Chipola Gold lost to the eventual champion Northeast Alabama (240-225) in the semi-finals, but it won the consolation game over Bevill State CC. Anthony Garrett and Brad Wells finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in individual scoring. Gold Team members are: Anthony Garrett, Brad Wells, Jordan Belser and Ryan Wells (captain).
The Chipola Blue Team finished with a 3-3 record in round-robin play and made the eight-team playoff round, where they lost in the quarterfinals. Blue Team members are: Drew Padgett, Cody Pickens, Nathan Hooppell and Anthony Berkeley. Of 64 participants in the tournament, all eight Chipola players finished in the top 32 in individual scoring.
The Chipola Gold Team competed with four-year and community colleges in the FSU Early Fall Tournament on Oct. 4. Chipola finished with a 6-2 record with highlight wins over Georgia Tech (205-200) and defending national champion Valencia Community College (215-80). Chipola Gold won all of its junior college matches with its only losses against eventual champion, University of Georgia, and runner-up, University of South Florida.
Anthony Garrett finished the tournament as the tenth overall individual and second overall among junior college players. Chipola Brain Bowl coaches are Stan Young and Dr. Robert Dunkle.

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