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APPLE Corps brings Thinkfast to Pembroke

By Jessica Mellet
Staff Writer

APPLE Corps hosted its first Thinkfast Tournament of the semester Jan. 20 in the UC lounge and gave away $850 to UNCP students.            

Allen Barfield took 1st place winning $500.

(From Left) Zach Rowell, Jules Ford and Allen Barfield compete in the Thinkfast Tournament Jan. 20. Barfield took 1st place, winning $500, and Rowell took 3rd place winning $100. 

Photo by Jessica Mellet
(From Left) Zach Rowell, Jules Ford and Allen Barfield compete in the Thinkfast Tournament Jan. 20.  Barfield took 1st place, winning $500, and Rowell took 3rd place winning $100. 

“I am using the money to buy food and more food,” Barfield said.            
           
Nicolas Aldridge came in 2nd place winning $200, 3rd was Zach Rowell with $100 and Matthew Shoffner came in 4th with $50.

This tournament was the first of five that will take place this semester.  This tournament was based around pop culture questions.             
           
Future tournaments will have various themes such as questions geared towards alcohol, drug policies and history. Prize money is given in the form of a VISA gift card to each winner.             

UNCP received a grant  which allowed them to host the tournaments on the weekends, said Danielle Williams, APPLE Corps president.            
           
The Thinkfast tournaments had been done at UNCP in the past, but the idea was brought up again when there were complaints from students that there is nothing for them to do on the weekends, Williams said.

Jessica Gordon, junior elementary education major, said that she usually doesn’t stay on campus during the weekends, but with the Thinkfast tournaments she now has something to do.            
           
“I can learn something and win money,” Gordon said.

There will be four more preliminary games on Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 24 and March 31.             

The championship game will be April 21 and the four winners of each round will earn a spot in the finals and a chance to win $1,250.            

Editor’s Note:  Allen Barfield is Circulation Manager of The Pine Needle.

 

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