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The teams are from left to right: Santa Ana Temple, LA Central ( divisional winner), pasadena tabernacle. Photo by Jonathan Delgado


Southern California Division holds Bible Bowl playoffs in an “off” year.

By Cari Arias

Southern California youth are so enthusiastic about Bible Bowl that they held their own playoffs, undeterred by the fact that the Western Territory is not sponsoring the event this year due to Boot Camp and The Gathering.

The competition began with eight teams studying the books of Hebrews, 1 Peter, and 2 Peter.

Three teams reached the divisional playoff March 10 at the Whittier Corps: the Los Angeles Central team placed first, continuing a winning streak of several years. Pasadena Tabernacle took second place, and Santa Ana Temple claimed third.

Players (ages 12-18) from all three teams displayed sportsmanship, encouraging members of opposing teams as well as their own members, as they  answered questions and recited lengthy verses verbatim, demonstrating the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives as they displayed what they had been studying.

Territorial leadership approved a Territorial Bible Bowl competition for 2013. Interested teams can purchase study materials from Acme Quiz ( based on the book of Matthew. The Western Territory will be adopting the new Acme Quiz buzzer system, and recommends that divisions and individual teams do the same.

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