Welcome to MOQBA

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance promotes the expansion of high quality quizbowl throughout the state of Missouri.

Quizbowl has recently enjoyed significant growth in many parts of the nation, largely due to the development of formats that better reward players for their academic knowledge. MOQBA seeks to bring quizbowl in Missouri to national standards by increasing awareness and availability of these high quality quizbowl formats.Read more about high quality quizbowl formats.

MOQBA encourages the expansion of high quality quizbowl in Missouri by certifying tournaments that fairly reward the most knowledgeable teams while encouraging participation by all. Read more about MOQBA tournament certification.

Hickman A wins the 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

Congratulations to Hickman High School A for winning the overall title at the 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 5 at Columbia College in Columbia. Washington A, Washington B, and Rock Bridge A rounded out the top 4.

Check back soon for an announcement of the date for the 2017 Qualifier. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

Two Washington students receive MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the 2016 MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement to Matt Chalem and Joe Stitz of Washington High School, for their numerous commitments to encourage participation in quizbowl by elementary and middle school quizbowl players. MOQBA thanks Matt and Joe for their impressive contributions to promoting high-quality academic competitions to younger students in Missouri, and looks forward to recognizing other outstanding students in the future. Read more

Hickman wins the 2015 MOQBA Fall Tournament!

Congratulations to Hickman High School for winning the 2015 MOQBA Fall Tournament on December 12 at Columbia College! Hickman overcame a disadvantage to then-undefeated Hannibal in the final by winning two consecutive games with scores of 360-220 and 325-315 to claim the tournament championship. In addition to Hickman and Hannibal, Rock Bridge, Hallsville A, and Centralia A all qualified for the 2016 PACE National Scholastic Championship in Chicago! View statistics or discuss the tournament.

MOQBA welcomes two new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Stephanie Hull and Shelley Swoyer as new members!

Jacob O'Rourke elected as new MOQBA Secretary

After serving as MOQBA Secretary since our founding in 2008, Alex Dzurick has stepped down from that position to pursue a new opportunity at the University of Illinois. We thank Alex for his seven years of service as Secretary and wish him the best of luck!

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance membership elected Jacob O'Rourke to succeed Alex as Secretary on August 1.

MOQBA is now on Facebook and Twitter!

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Team Missouri competes in National All-Star Academic Tournament

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance once again sponsored Team Missouri at the HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT) on June 13-14 on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Coached by Jason Loy, the team consisted of:

  • Alex Harmata, Hickman High School junior (first NASAT)
  • Evan Heronemus, Savannah High School senior (first NASAT)
  • Jared Lockwood, Hallsville High School senior (second NASAT)
  • Parth Parikh, Hannibal High School junior (first NASAT)

Team Missouri went 1-10 in the preliminary round robin and finished tenth out of twelve teams with a 3-13 final record.

Congratulations to Team California for earning their second NASAT championship with a 14-4 finish in an incredibly competitive field!

Hickman advances to HSNCT playoffs; Missouri student is top HSNCT freshman Rising Star!

Congratulations to Hickman High School for advancing to the playoffs of the 2015 High School National Championship Tournament and finishing tied for 53rd overall!

While the other ten Missouri teams in attendance did not earn a playoff spot, two students from Missouri earned individual honors. Evan Heronemus from Savannah was Missouri's top individual, finishing 22nd of 1386 individuals with 72.69 points per twenty tossups heard! William Gentry from St. Joseph Central finished 41st overall with 63.29 points per twenty tossups heard and was named the top freshman Rising Star in the nation! Congratulations to Evan and William!

Hallsville finishes second at Small School National Championship Tournament!

Defending small school national champion Hallsville High School finished second in the 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament on April 25-26, 2015, with an outstanding 13-2 record!

Hallsville fell short in an exciting 410-380 winners' bracket final against Harmony Science North Austin of Texas, earning Harmony a spot in the tournament final and Hallsville a spot in the top four. In an incredible semifinal match, Hallsville converted 11 of the final 13 tossups to overcome an early 160 point deficit against Glasgow High School of Kentucky, ending the game with a 465-330 victory! That gave Hallsville the disadvantage in an advantaged final against Harmony; Harmony won the first game 450-375 to complete their undefeated run for the tournament championship. Congratulations to Harmony Science, Hallsville, and Glasgow for their impressive top three finishes!

Richland High School also performed exceptionally well in their first national championship appearance, finishing their preliminary pool undefeated, which made Missouri the only state with multiple undefeated teams entering the Sunday playoffs! Richland ultimately went 2-2 in the double-elimination playoffs, finishing tied for 11th overall.

Want to host a tournament?

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 MOQBA Events page for more information.