Chipola Brain Bowl wins Delta Burke Tournament

MARIANNA—The Chipola College brain bowl team captured its seventh Delta Burke title Nov. 12 at Valencia College in Orlando.

Brain Bowl team members are, from left: Payton Berkly, Daniel Lewis, Donavan Ebersole, Michael Young, Katie Everett, Mason Young, Hunter Davis, Alex Tharp, Carolyn McInnis and Turner McCroan.

Brain Bowl team members are, from left: Payton Berkly, Daniel Lewis, Donavan Ebersole, Michael Young, Katie Everett, Mason Young, Hunter Davis, Alex Tharp, Carolyn McInnis and Turner McCroan.

The Chipola team finished the preliminary rounds with a 5-0 record, and swept the championship bracket on Saturday with a 10-0 overall record to claim the title. Chipola last won the Delta Burke in 2013. State College Manatee won in 2015 and New College won in 2014. Delta Burke is among the largest community college tournaments of the Fall season. This year’s field consisted of 24 teams from Florida and some from Alabama.

Chipola’s A team—Katie Everett, Hunter Davis, Turner McCroan and Alex Tharp—finished the tournament averaging 411 points per game, and 20 points per bonus, the highest averages for a Chipola team since the Paul Kelson led team in 2013. Turner McCroan and Hunter Davis finished 9th and 11th respectively in individual scoring.

Chipola’s B team—Michael Young, Donavan Ebersole and Daniel Lewis also had a good showing finishing 5-5. Michael Young finished 17th in individual scoring.

Chipola’s C team—Jonce Palmer, Sierra Ennis and Colby Hargrove also finished 5-5. Jonce Palmer finished 15th in individual scoring and Sierra Ennis finished 18th overall.

The Chipola team has completed its fall season, winning the Florida Gateway Open, the Erik Korray Open, and the Delta Burke. The team will next compete in January at the NAQT Sectional hosted by Chipola.

Stats to the tournament: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4071/stats/combined/