Quiz @ Baraboo - October 9

Posted 04 Oct, 2010 10:11 PM by Stephen

The next quiz is this Saturday at Baraboo First, and we will cover John 1-6.  Please register by Thursday.

Please note: lunch will not be provided.  Everyone should bring their own lunch or plan on going out.  There are several restaurants within 10 minutes of the church.

For anyone interested, but particularly new quizzers, we will have a training session at the beginning of the day to focus on jumping technique.  That will begin at 9:30am regardless of whether anyone is running late.  The normal opening will then begin at 10:00am and we'll go from there into the quizzing.

After the round robin, we will finish with one or more individual rounds (number of rounds to be determined by how many we do in the round robin).  The top 8 quizzers will quiz against each other in one room, and 9-16 will quiz against each other in another room.  Everyone else is encouraged to watch and cheer for their friends.  Those in the quiz-off will start with their average from the round robin, and their score in the individual round(s) will be added to it to determine final placement.  The one caveat is that the 9-16 quizzers cannot finish higher than 9th place, even if they end up with a higher score at the end than the 8th place person.

I will also be announcing how scholarships will be awarded since the NYI council has approved the distribution.  We will have several to give out at the end of the year--scholarships for placement at District Finals and scholarships for graduating seniors.

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Bible Study Maps

Posted 13 Sep, 2010 08:07 AM by Stephen

At the quiz on Saturday, I mentioned the Tibis' "Study Maps."  You may remember them from when they visited many churches on our district and taught some of the Articles of Faith using the Study Maps they created for those.  It is a very effective visual technique for learning and many of our quizzers may find the John materials very useful.  If any of you are interested, the main website is http://www.studymaps.org/ and the material for John is at http://www.studymaps.org/john/index.html.

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Posted 13 Sep, 2010 07:59 AM by Stephen

QuizFest is just around the corner!  This is a regional tournament that takes place near Olivet and has both an Experienced division and a Novice division.  Please note that it is not at College Church this year--it is at Kankakee First.  More information and registration is available at http://quizfest.nazquizzing.org/.

Please note that the deadline to register and have your payment in is Monday, September 27.

In order to register, you will need to sign up as a user on that site as well (if you didn't already do so last year).  Even though the site looks the same as ours and is hosted in the same place, users are tracked separately.

If you don't have a complete team and want to combine with another quizzer/team from the district, please coordinate that right away.  However, you will need permission from Ryan Kuehl (tournament director), so e-mail him ASAP, and include me as well so I know what groups are combining and in case Ryan needs input from me.

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Memory Verses

Posted 04 Sep, 2010 08:09 PM by Stephen

At each quiz this year, I would like to award a certificate to any quizzers who complete any section of memory verses.  By "section" I mean all the memory verses for the new chapters covered in each quiz.  So for the September quiz, anyone who completes all the memory verses for John 1-3 will receive a certificate.  For October, the new chapters are John 4-6, so there would be a certificate for that.  However, if someone didn't do the first section by the September quiz but they memorize John 1-3 by October, we would still give them a certificate for that section at that quiz.  Sections do not have to be completed in order.  So, basically, a quizzer would get a certificate at any quiz for any section they complete.

Coaches will be responsible for verifying that the quizzer has completed the memory work.  The expectation is that each quizzer who would like to be recognized will say all the memory work to his/her coach, and then the coach will let me know what sections have been completed and by whom.

In order to tell me about quizzers who have completed the memory work, we will use the registration functionality on this site.  There is an "event" on the Schedule page for each section of memory verses.  When a quizzer has completed a given section, the coach should go to that event, select "Register," and register the quizzer.  I will then review these registrations prior to each quiz and prepare the new awards.  The quizzers will also be recognized on the page for the current year statistics in the "Memory Verses" section.

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