Category Archives: General

2015-2016 JBQ Schedule

October 3 Practice Meet

November 7 Practice Meet

December 5 Mid Season Tournament

January 9 Practice Meet

February 6 Practice Meet

March 5 District Qualifying Tournament

April 1-2 District Finials Tournament

April 22-23 Gulf Regional Tournament Springfield MO

June 9-11 National Festival  Sheffield Family Life Center  Kansas City Mo

Proposal to change the age groups for the 2015-2016 season

There has been a proposal made that we change the age groups for quizzing.  The proposal is to change the grades for the 2015-2016 season.  We are asking each area to discuss the proposal and each church will have a vote in March.    This is the proposal that was presented to the committee:

I have a suggestion for a change in the Arkansas JBQ program that I believe will help the kids obtain their Master Seals and to strengthen our states program. I would like to change the grade divisions to the following: Divisions 4-6 grade 2-3 grade 1st and below By adding the 4th grade to the 5th – 6th grade, it will allow the kids to quiz on the whole box for 3 years. I believe that we will have more master seals with this change. We can push that this seal can be easily obtained in 3 years. The first year they are in 5th – 6th grade they are in shock. Then the next year it seems much easier but we run out of time to get the Master Seal. Adding the extra year will help. I also would sell it to my kids to get them to learn a certain amount of 30 point quotes in 4th grade and 5th grade and finish learning the 30’s in 6th grade. Another suggestion that has been made is to move the 2nd grade up but to let each church decide which level would be best for their 4th grader.

Please discuss this with the churches in your area and ask them think about the advantages and disadvantages of each proposal.


Cylinda Spoon Arkansas District JBQ Chairperson

Arkansas Tournaments

Want to let everyone know that we have two JBQ Tournaments coming up in Arkansas.

The First The Razorback is January 12, 2013 at McArthur Assembly in Jacksonville.  More information and Registration form can be found at Razorback

The Second The Ozark Mountain Classic is February 9, 2013 at Faith Assembly in Harrison .  More information and Registration form can be found at Ozark Mountain Classic

Both of these can be found on the Calendar.  If you are looking for extra Quizzing for fun or to make your team stronger for both the District Tournament and beyond these two would be great experiences.

JBQ Guidelines Updated.

Hey all, just a quick notification of an update:

As you all aware, the JBQ Guidelines were updated this past summer (July, 2012).  Due to a minor error in that edition, there has been a more recent update:  September, 2012.  Please go to and download the most recent edition of the JBQ Guidelines.  Be sure the cover page says, “Updated September, 2012.”



Weighting the questions.

Attention Coaches and Coordinators:  with the release of the new Fact Pack Question Generator we will not be able to weight the questions this year.  Please let everyone you know.  The questions will be random from the full list of questions set for each month.  If they update the software where we can weight the questions again next year we will let you know at that time. But for this year we will not weight them.