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The 34th National Bible Quiz Finals took place August 7-10, 1995 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Regal Riverfront Hotel covering the gosepl of John. Rich Percifield was the National Coordinator and Mike Batty was the official question writer.
This was the last year in which the third-place tournament was held on Monday. The eight third-place teams from each region were invited to participate in a tournament among themselves on Monday. The top four teams were allowed to compete for the championship with the other 16 teams. Several third-place teams declined to participate, and some that did participate only got to quiz on Monday.
This was also the first National Finals following the switch from the King James Version to the New International Version.
The national championship was won in a playoff by Allison Park A/G, Allison Park, PA (pictured). The second-place team, Grace A/G, Syracuse, NY would go on to win the 1996 national championship. The third-place team was 1994 national champions St. Clair Shores A/G, St. Clair Shores, MI.
This was the only the second national championship for the Northeast region. The only other championship for the Northeast region was Ebony Assembly of God, Ebony, VA in 1973. This was also the first of two consecutive years for a Northeast sweep of the top two spots which further illustrates the region's dominance in this year. Sarver, PA, the other team from the Northeast, finished fifth.
The top scorer at the 1995 National Finals was Sanejo Leonard of Santa Ana, CA. Sanejo's per quiz average was 115.26. The individual tournament was won by Matt Reed of St. Clair Shores, MI.
Matt also won the scholarship quiz at the banquet. Participants in the quiz included the top quizzers from the 1st and 2nd place teams, the top quizzer overall and the winner of the one-on-one. Jolene Papendick, Joy Daigle and Daryn Trout finished second, third and fourth, respectively.
Complete records for this event, including team photos, round by round scores and top quizzers, are available on this site. To view a larger image of the program cover, please select the image at left. If you have any additional information, please e-mail