Internationals: First Half of Finals

Well, we’re not in yet. We’re not out, either, but we’re not in. The way this works is double elimination. You need to win two quizzes to make into the championships. Our first quiz, we dominated. It was tight, but we pulled through, and beat out the second place team, and the fifth. (Placements are based off of the points from prelims, as I’ve already explained previously) Now, the winners of the first three quizzes (the first has number one team, number four team, and number seven team) have three chances to win a secondary quiz. Because we won our first quiz, we had three chances.

We blew our second quiz. We didn’t blow it out of the water, we blew it. Granted, we didn’t come in third, but that’s a small recompense for not being able to make it into the championships, especially because we thought this was going to be the easiest quiz to get in.

Oh, and the team who beat us? They were originally number seven overall. We were number eight, now, the lowest we can get is number five. Which, I will admit, isn’t bad, but I would love to be able to go to the championships.

Our next quiz is going to be at two our time (five back home), and will once again be streamed through the Periscope app. Tonight, for the championships, it will be streamed through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CMABibleQuizzing/ Even if we don’t make it, I’m sure it’s going to be an amazing quiz, so go ahead and tune into that.

Once again, thanks for your encouraging notes and letters. As Paul would say, ‘Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.’

~Elijah

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