In its beginning, the development of
team quizzing was left to each
individual district. Among the
pioneers were Arkansas,
and Minnesota. The first region to
have a structured tournament was
North Central in 1981. About the same time, Dan Rector and John Crabtree, children's pastors in Minnesota and Illinois, started the first multi-district invitational. It involved teams from only three states.
This small invitational tournament has grown into the national festival involving over 60 teams from across the nation. Dan Rector still oversees the festival. In 1994, the National Festival was given full endorsement by the national office. At this time a National Advisory Committee was instituted. It is comprised of
representatives of each of the eight regions, the two leaders of the festival, and ex officio members from the Division of Christian Education. This committee has authority to guide the program and make any necessary rules changes.
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