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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.

Celebrating ten seasons of high quality quizbowl in Missouri

The 2017-2018 quizbowl season will be the tenth for the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance! 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 at a variety of locations throughout the state last season. We are eager to partner again with tournament hosts, coaches, and volunteers from all corners of the state to make our tenth season the best yet for Missouri's talented students!

Registration for Pre-Nationals is now open!

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance will be hosting the Pre-Nationals Tournament and MOQBA Singles Championship on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Columbia College! We are extremely grateful for the incredible support of the Columbia College administration and admissions office welcoming us to host our events on their campus in Columbia.

Registration is now open! See the 2018 Pre-Nationals page for more details.

MOQBA welcomes two new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Audrey Brandon and Lisa McClary as new members!

Registration for the NAQT Missouri Qualifier is now open!

Registration for the eleventh annual NAQT Missouri Qualifier at Columbia College on March 3 is now open! See the announcement for details and a link to the registration form.

St. Joseph Central wins the 2017 MOQBA Fall Championship!

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.!

Read the recap or discuss the tournament.

MOQBA welcomes a new member

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Ted Hall as a member!

Two Missouri teams compete in all-star tournament

For the first time, the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance sponsored two teams in the 2017 HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament, which was held June 24-25 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 12 team top bracket and finished tied for fifth place with a record of 9-5. The team was:

Team Missouri B advanced to the 13 team bottom bracket and finished tied for fourteenth place with a record of 8-7. The team was:

Team Missouri A's tied-for-fifth place finish was our state's second best ever finish in the eight year history of NASAT! Team Missouri B also performed well, missing the top bracket narrowly with a 20 point loss to Georgia B and finishing near the top of the bottom bracket with an overall winning record! Congratulations to these outstanding students for exceptionally representing our state! View game results

Washington A wins the 2017 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

Congratulations to Washington High School A for winning the overall title at the 2017 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 4 at William Woods University in Fulton. Central High School of St. Joseph, Washington High School B, and Rock Bridge High School B rounded out the top 4. Hallsville High School's A team won the school's fifth consecutive small school title, finishing eighth overall.

Check back soon for an announcement of the date for the 2018 Qualifier. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

Washington and Hickman high school teams receive MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the 2017 MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement to the Washington High School Quiz Bowl Team and Hickman High School Academic Team for their collaboration on the excellent Washington-Hickman Academic Questionfest set, which has been used at tournaments all over the country. We thank the Washington and Hickman teams 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

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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.