NAQT Quiz Bowl all-section team member, Phillip Shirkey.

Cloud County Community College was host to the 19th annual National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Kansas Community College Sectional quiz bowl on Saturday, Jan. 25. Cloud County had two teams compete, who finished in fourth and fifth place. Johnson County Community College won the tournament with an 8-0 record.  

NAQT Quiz Bowl all-section team member, Phillip Shirkey.

Cloud County Community College was host to the 19th annual National Academic Quiz Tournament (NAQT) Kansas Community College Sectional quiz bowl on Saturday, Jan. 25. Cloud County had two teams compete, who finished in fourth and fifth place. Johnson County Community College won the tournament with an 8-0 record.

 

Both Cloud County teams finished the day with a 5-3 record. Cloud County B came out of their seven-team bracket with a single loss to eventual champion Johnson County. They were defeated in both of their championship bracket matches, eventually landing in fourth place. Cloud County A lost three games in their opening bracket, putting them in the consolation rounds. They then went undefeated in that bracket to win the consolation round, giving them fifth place.

 

Members of Cloud County B were: Joshua Tubbs, captain, Longford; Phillip Shirkey, Concordia; Jacob Ruiz, Clay Center; and Kyle Sadler, Randall.

 

Members of Cloud County A were: Hannah Owens, captain, Belleville; Patrick Kuhn, Scandia; Dylan Fry, Salina; and Kevin Marrero, Junction City.

 

Shirkey made the all-section team, scoring 42.5 points per game. Kuhn made the tournament top 25 with 44.38 points per match.

 

“The two captains who have been running the team without a coach, Hannah Owens and Joshua Tubbs, did a good job guiding their respective teams in this tournament,” said Todd Leif, Dean of Math, Science and Technical programs, who stepped in to coach the team. “They had been representing the college well during the fall of 2019. I’m just glad to help them find a couple more players and to have a good representation at this annual tournament.”

 

There were 14 teams at the event, with eight schools represented: Garden City Community College, Hesston College, Redlands Community College (El Reno, Okla.), Coffeyville Community College, Cowley College, Dodge City Community College, Cloud County, and Johnson County Community College.

 

PHOTO:  Phillip Shirkey, a member of Cloud County Community College’s quiz bowl team, was named to the All Section Team, scoring 42.50 points per game. He is pictured with Chad Kubrick, National Academic Quiz Tournament Director.