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The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance promotes high quality quizbowl tournaments throughout the state of Missouri.
Tournaments sponsored by the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance use well-written pyramidal questions that reward players for their academic knowledge and schedules that fairly recognize the best performing teams while offering all teams many competitive games throughout the day. Learn more about high quality quizbowl formats and MOQBA high school and middle school tournament certification.
Thanks to all of the players, coaches, parents, spectators, administrators, tournament staff, and other community members who made the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance's tenth season a huge success! Thanks to the support of the Missouri quizbowl community, our calendar of certified high quality events has grown from the six tournaments hosted at three universities in our inaugural season to more than 40 events throughout the state in the 2017-2018 season, hosting 985 teams from nearly 200 schools! We are eager to partner again with tournament hosts, coaches, and volunteers from all corners of the state to make our next ten seasons even better for Missouri's talented students!
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance sponsored two teams in the 2018 National All-Star Academic Tournament on June 16-17 at the University of Kentucky. Missouri is one of only five states that have competed in every NASAT to date.
Team Missouri A advanced to the top superplayoff bracket and finished in sixth place out of twenty-nine teams with a record of 8-6 (plus a 1-1 record in half-packet tiebreakers). The team was:
Team Missouri B advanced to the middle playoff tier, finishing in nineteenth place with a 4-10 record. The team was:
Team Missouri A's sixth place finish ties our state's third best ever finish in the nine year history of NASAT! Team Missouri B also represented our state well with balanced contributions from all four team members. Congratulations to these outstanding students! View game results
Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School A for winning the overall title at the 2018 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 3 at Columbia College. Central High School of St. Joseph, Hallsville High School, and Hickman High School A rounded out the top 4. Hallsville's third place finish also secured the school's sixth consecutive small school title. Louisiana High School won the inaugural "very small school" title, finishing eighth overall.
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the first ever MOQBA Values Awards to Emily Boyle of Hallsville High School and Ganon Evans of Francis Howell High School for exemplifying the core values of sportsmanship, fairness, and integrity. We thank Emily and Ganon for their outstanding citizenship and look forward to presenting this award to more students in the future. Read more
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the 2018 MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement to Raj Paul and Moses Schindler of Ladue Horton Watkins High School for reviving the excellent Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament question set, which was used at several tournaments throughout the country last year. We thank Raj and Moses for their hard work in making another high-quality question set available for tournaments to use, and look forward to recognizing more outstanding students in the future. Read more
The Pre-Nationals Tournament and MOQBA Singles Championship originally scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 have been canceled due to insufficient interest. Thanks to Columbia College for providing us the opportunity to host the event on their campus in Columbia.
Thanks to all teams for a great season and good luck to all attending nationals!
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Audrey Brandon and Lisa McClary as new members!
Congratulations to Central High School of St. Joseph for winning the 2017 MOQBA Fall Championship on December 9 at Columbia College! Central earned the title after playing off a three way tie for first, with Helias Catholic A finishing second and Hallsville A third. Hallsville A was also declared the small school champion as the only small school eligible team to advance to the top four superplayoffs. In addition to those top 3 schools, Washington A, Fort Osage A, Hickman A, Moberly, and Washington B all qualified for the 2018 PACE National Scholastic Championship in Washington, D.C.!
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Ted Hall as a member!
MOQBA is seeking hosts for more high quality tournaments. Hosting an MOQBA certified tournament is a great way to promote the expansion of high quality quizbowl throughout the state while raising money for your team to attend more tournaments. See the high school tournament certification or middle school tournament certification pages for more information.