Inside Quizzing

Inside Quizzing

The "Inside Quizzing" podcast is a weekly podcast from quizmasters Scott Peterson and Gryphon Shafer. Each week, these two will discuss quizzing topics, details about the memorization material on a typical quiz season schedule, and anything else they find interesting related to Bible quizzing.... Show More

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Gryphon and Scott begin with an overview of 1 Peter, chapter 4. Then the dynamic duo discuss evangelism of Bible Quizzing. Things that work. Things that don't work. Obstacles in the way. And some successes they've had. Gryphon and Scott also discuss Great West Invitational strategies in terms of how to form teams and how PNW has done this in the past. And Gryphon provides an International Bible Quizzing update. As always, e... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott begin by diving into an overview of 1 Peter, chapter 3. Then the dynamic duo spend the rest of the episode talking about wise things from outside the world of quizzing that might just have positive implications for quizzing if imported. They begin the thread by discussing video reply in the world of British sports, then they talk about the book Good to Great. They debate the merits of depth versus breadth. And fin... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott are joined by special guest Allen from Metro District as they first conduct an overview of 1 Peter, chapter 2. Allen provides an introduction to and a summary of the Winternationals quiz meet recently concluded in his area. The trio discuss the idea of 30-point Q3V question types and the possible implications of their inclusion. Then then discuss how, as a coach or quizzer or meet director, to best handle the issu... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott are joined by once special guest, now regular guest Jeremy as they first conduct an overview of 1 Peter, chapter 1. Then the trio turn their attention to the questions from PNW District Meet 3 that quizmasters marked for edit in CBQZ. The trio discuss each set of marked questions, why they are poor questions, and how to improve on their quality. Then Gryphon, Scott, and Jeremy probe into the philosophical and prac... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott are back for their first podcast of 2020. The dynamic duo review Hebrews chapters 11, 12, and 13. Gryphon provides an update about the upcoming Meet 3 hosted at NSA/NSC. Then Scott and Gryphon discuss various tips and ideas for starting, leading, and participating in all-rookie start-up teams, from churches that are new to quizzing. As always, email questions and comments to iq@cbqz.org and follow us on Twitte... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott discuss and debate a series of curious and interesting questions quizmasters marked for edit during the Madras quiz meet. Gryphon makes a brief announcement about East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso. Then the dynamic duo review Hebrews chapters 10. And then Gryphon and Scott detail ideas around maintaining quizzer energy levels through a complete quiz meet weekend and why this is important, often critical. Finally... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott discuss the awesome meet that took place the previous weekend at Madras. They discuss the energy level, the statistics data, and how those things might be correlated. Gryphon recounts a few specific quizzes, including the Adult Quizzing League (AQL) quizzes and the meet Finals quiz. Then Scott details a series of interesting statistics coming out of the meet. The dynamic duo then discuss a series of interesting ru... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott quickly overview what's upcoming at District Meet 2 at Madras before jumping into a discussion about Hebrews chapter 9, including study strategies for PNW quizzers. Gryphon provides a CBQZ "version 2" update. Scott walks through several individual and team-based stategies specific to District Meet 2 and this particular time of the regular quiz season. As always, email questions and comments to iq@c... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott announce various things and stuff related to the upcoming District Meet 2 at Madras. Gryphon announces the location for District Meet 3 (which will be at North Seattle Alliance). The dynamic duo review Hebrews chapters 7 and 8. Then Scott introduces the topic of key verses theory, or the philosophy and practice of key verses lists and key question types. Gryphon and SCott then discuss a specific MACVR question tha... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott recap the cool things that happened at the first regular season district meet this past weekend at EBC (Eastridge Baptist in Kent). Final statistics, meet logistics, and the premier of Adult Quizzing League. The dynamic duo then review Hebrews chapters 5 and 6 with an eye toward memorization tactics and strategies. Gryphon provided some CBQZ updates including the announcement that the official Prince Bride materia... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott start off by talking about what to expect at PNW's first regular season quiz meet, coming up in a few days at EBC in Kent. They then answer several listener questions from 2 different listeners, one about what the word "word" means in a rulebook context, and another about rhetorical MA questions. The dynamic duo discuss Hebrews chapters 3 and 4 whilst offering some memorization and preparation advice. ... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott are finally back after their long summer hiatus to discuss the new Bible Quizzing season. The dynamic duo start off with a brief recap of the pre-season Scramble meet in the PNW District. They then move on to discuss the upcoming Meet 1 of the regular season, hosted at Eastridge Baptist Church in Kent, Washington. They discuss registration details and some meet announcements including the new Adult Quizzing League... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott welcome special guest Allen from Metro District, and the trio discuss various similarities and differences between Metro and PNW. They then discuss the "Winternationals" event, similar to GWI. And then the trio discusses ways used to recruit churches into the quizzing program. Finally, Allen offers up a "weird PNW story." Gryphon announces and discusses Adult League quizzing. As always, email quest... Read more

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Inspired by a listener question, Gryphon and Scott discuss how best to study over the summer to prepare for the new season without risk of burn out. They then deep-dive into the differences between John and the Hebrews, 1 and 2 Peter materials. Scott talks about the statistics of each book, and Gryphon highlights some of the history around the books and their different literary styles. The dynamic duo also discuss the upcoming seas... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott recap the second portion of Internationals, the exciting and riveting Finals Championship that took place in conjunction with LIFE in Orlando. Gryphon recounts some observations of the migration from the University to the Marriott Hotel. The dynamic duo discuss a handful of quizmaster rulings that came out of Internationals and a few related ones from other meets. Then they spend the bulk of the episode discussing... Read more

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In this, the Internationals 2019 episode of Inside Quizzing, Gryphon and Scott report on Internationals 2019 from Internationals 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Well, Gryphon is there, at least.) The dynamic duo start off by answering a listener question about question type distribution, then they move on to all things Internationals. Gryphon poses a series of interesting thoughts spawned from Internationals quizzes, and Scott offers hi... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott return to podcast awesomeness after a long hiatus following PNW District Championships. With less than a week before Internationals in Orlando, the dynamic duo runs through a series of interesting, curious, and sometimes perplexing questions about some esoteric areas of Bible Quizzing rules. They also talk about the upcoming Internationals meet, a few things to expect for next year's PNW season, and a CBQZ app... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott finally get around to answering and responding to listener questions and comments that have been queuing up the last couple of episodes. Some great discussion is had around a particular proposed CVR, how and why it could be valid, and the implications for question-writers and quizmasters as a result. The dynamic duo then provide a PNW District Championships update then discuss some highlights of the 2019-2020 seas... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott welcome guest Heather Pitman from the Canadian Midwest District to the podcast. The trio discuss three major topics, starting with more crazy rules ideas that may never get implemented but we wish would be. Then the trio discuss various sacred quizzing traditions, the things we do that aren't necessarily good or bad but we do them just because we've always done them. And finally, the trio discuss some dist... Read more

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Gryphon and Scott welcome back to the podcast guest Jeremy Swingle of episode 18 fame. The trio initially discuss the Great West Invitational 2019, which concluded the previous weekend. They discuss the event itself, the facility, the food, the quiz rooms, the officials, the questions, the statistics, and the amazing and entertaining road trip. After having fully evaluated the event, the trio moves on to talk about the worst possib... Read more

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