In both games the Columbus Bulldogs opened up a lead after 1 session. In the first game the Pirates battled back for a tie 15-15 in the second a furious Pirate rally ended in a Bulldog 20-17 win.
Game one had the Bulldogs open up a 7-5 lead after session 1 as Makenzie Mansfield kept the Pirates in game by getting 4 answers. The Pirates won the second session 5-4 to make the game a one pointer 11-10 as Kelsey Miller led the Pirates with 3 answers. Third session was another Pirate 5-4 advantage leaving the two teams deadlocked 15-15. Ian Jones and Andrea Krendl got 2 right in the third session.
Game two had the Bulldogs on fire as they opened up a 12-5 lead after the first session. The two teams combined to get 17 of the 20 questions right. Ian Jones and Makenzie Mansfield both got 2 right in the first session. The Pirates came roaring back as they took this round 8-5 leaving the score 17-13 Bulldogs after two. Ian Jones got 6 questions right in this round. A Pirate comeback would fall short as the Quizzer outscored the Bulldogs 4-3 in the final session making the final score 20-17. Ian Jones and Makenzie Mansfield both got 2 right in the closing round.
Ian Jones led the Pirates with 14 correct answers, Makenzie Mansfield got 11 right, Andrea Krendl 4, Kelsey Miller 3, and Nick Koening 1.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter
–Photos by Karen Donaldson