Out of District

Great West

Great West is an opportunity for quizzers, coaches and officials to participate in an out-of-district meet with the goal of developing their respective quizzing skills. Three districts – Canadian Midwest, Western Canada and Pacific Northwest – send teams to Great West. The weekend competition is usually held in southern Alberta or a northeastern state. The location is determined a year in advance.

On the trip, we encourage the teens and adults to build friendships with others from our district as well as with the participants from the other districts. On the quizzing side, we are striving to grow the skills of quizzers, coaches and officials. Quizzers and coaches will gain a greater understanding of quizzing strategy with an emphasis on team strategy. The emphasis in not on individual achievement. The hope is quizzers return to their church programs enthusiastic and encouraged, and in turn share that excitement with other quizzers in their local church quizzing programs.

CMD Quizzing chooses 20 quizzers for 5 teams to represent the district. Quizzers will be considered based on these criteria:

District average from first and second district meets

  • The average for quizzers who compete in the A division is determined by the score in all of their quizzes, except the final.
  • The average for quizzers whose team drops out of the A division is calculated on the basis of five quizzes:
    • three preliminary quizzes,
    • the lowest preliminary score counted twice,
    • X-Y-Z quiz, if applicable,
    • if X-Y-Z quiz not applicable, the two lowest preliminary scores counted twice.
  • The top 10 quizzers are automatically invited to attend.
  • Quiz teams placing a quizzer in the top 10 earn a selection berth of another team member from their church who has placed 11 to 15th.

Church distribution

  • CMQ committee desires to see as many churches represented by individual quizzers on these teams.
  • After averages are considered, the selection committee invites quizzers at their own discretion.

Head to Head

Head to Head is a meet initiated in 1998 by Canadian Midwest Quizzing to promote the development of International All-Star teams which are well balanced across different question categories. Its purpose is to evaluate the strengths of potential all-star quizzers within their respective categories in order to identify the strongest quizzers within each category.

The CMD Quizzing head quiz master invites up to 16 quizzers to Head-to-Head based on the following criteria:

  • The average for quizzers who compete in the A division is determined by the score in all of their quizzes, except the final.
  • The average for quizzers whose team drops out of the A division is calculated on the basis of five quizzes:
    • three preliminary quizzes,
    • the lowest preliminary score counted twice,
    • X-Y-Z quiz, if applicable,
    • if X-Y-Z quiz not applicable, the two lowest preliminary scores counted twice.
    • The top 10 quizzers are automatically invited to attend.

Internationals

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