Abundant Life A/G, Grand Island, NE
Coached by Dale Beye, a fantastically humble man, desperately working to outdo the former coach Paul Hofrichter (who took the team undefeated to Regionals). Dale has been around Bible Quiz for 7 years, his son having gotten involved during the books of Hebrews/1 & 2 Peter. This will be Dale's 2nd trip to Nationals.
Miki Beye, a sixth year quizzer, and going to Nationals for the second time.
Tori Beye, a fourth year quizzer, this will be her third trip to Nationals, she also earned the NMA.
Anthony Epp, a second year quizzer, first time to Nationals.
Hans Epp, also a second year quizzer going to Nationals for the first time.
This will be the third time the Swordmasters (aka "Bringers of Cookies") have been to National finals. A highlight being that they went undefeated at Regionals in '09.
Most exciting match this season
A match that sticks in our memory, would be at Regionals: A quizzer on the other team had blundered on kind of an obvious question, so when conferring, he lamented by calling himself a doofus. His brother reassuringly said "You're not a-- well, you are a doofus, but it's okay."
Favorite contest (weirdest, most clever, etc)
Our contesting skills could use work, but we've been mastering the art of the rebuttal. Our favorites have become, "You shouldn't give this to them, because they're evil!" and "They're just jealous of our hair."
Favorite question this year would be at Regionals where the quizzer had to quote the verse that mentioned a hair cut.
Favorite verse from Corinthians By far, our favorite team verse would be 2nd Corinthians 12:1a. "I must go on boasting."
Tournaments attended this year
Berean Family Classic
Favorite non-quiz related moment this year
On the way back from Regionals we were playing the alphabet game, (sort of like Johnny's Pocket or Going to Grandma's House). Luke, who had scorekept for us and is basically a walking encyclopedia, put in the dinosaur named Dodoricus. After many questions about it, he sounded it out for us mortals as "DO-DOR-I-CUS." Of course, who could resist over-pronouncing this every time it came up in the game? Luke bore it fairly patiently, even when he later had to admit that he had goofed and the actual word was Doedicurus. We love you, Luke.
What opportunities has your team had to use Bible Quiz outside of the church?
All the practical times we've found to quote 2nd Corinthians 12:1a.