The Lincolnland Classic Bible Bowl Tournament is scheduled for June 21-23, 2016. After cancelling the 2015 event due to lack of participation, Lincoln Christian University is excited to welcome 21 teams to the Tournament this year!
Dates were announced in February, with a registration deadline of May 1. Fourteen churches have entered a total of 21 Bible Bowl teams:
- Mount Pleasant Christian Church (4 teams)
- Northfield Church of Christ
- Novesta Church of Christ
- Bristol Bible Bowl
- Worthington Christian Church
- Winter Springs Metro Church
- Victory Christian Church
- Southeast Louisville
- Xenia First Church of Christ
- The Branch Church
- Country Christian Church (2 teams)
- Bear Creek Christian Church (3 teams)
- Taylorville (2 teams)
Competition will begin first thing Tuesday morning with registration and welcome, followed by a 300 question test and a coach/sponsor meeting. Round Robin competition continues throughout the afternoon and evening concluding with worship and fellowship together. Round Robin rounds will continue Wednesday morning. Double elimination rounds begin after lunch. The evening will offer a more relaxed Quote Bee and Pizza Party in the LCU Student Center.
Double elimination rounds conclude on Thursday morning, followed by the Awards Banquet in LCU’s dining hall.
LCU wants to thank Tournament Director (and new daddy) Daniel Swihart for his ongoing enthusiasm and organizational work that makes this annual event possible. The Lincolnland Classic Bible Bowl Tournament began in 1976. Patsy Wilson directed the tournament from 1976 to 2000. The tournament consisted of both Round Robin and Double Elimination play. Trophies and scholarships have been awarded to the top placing teams since the beginning of the tournament. The written test, first known as the M.Q. Test, made its debut in 1987. At its peak, the tournament averaged 50 teams.