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Welcome to MOQBA

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.

NAQT Missouri Qualifier scheduled for March 4

MOQBA will host the tenth annual NAQT Missouri Qualifier at William Woods University in Fulton on March 4, 2017. Registration will open with the full announcement in November, but coaches are encouraged to express their interest in the tournament to receive an invitation to register early.

MOQBA Fall Championship scheduled for December 10

MOQBA will return to Columbia College to host the 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship on December 10. As this is one of MOQBA's flagship events, we expect to host a geographically diverse field and encourage high school teams from every corner of the state to attend.

Jason Loy elected as MOQBA's first Director of Outreach

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance membership recently adopted new bylaws and elected Tuscumbia coach Jason Loy to serve as the organization's first Director of Outreach. Jason's extensive experience collaborating with area coaches will be extremely valuable in guiding MOQBA's efforts to promote high quality quizbowl to more schools.

MOQBA welcomes two new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Amy Sternke and Josh Malecki as new members!

Team Missouri competes in all-star tournament

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance once again sponsored Team Missouri at the HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT) on June 18-19 on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, KY. Coached by Jason Loy, the team was:

The team went 7-7 in the fifteen team round robin to finish tied for ninth place.

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.

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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 high school tournament certification or middle school tournament certification pages for more information.