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.

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:

  • Alex Harmata, Hickman High School senior (second NASAT)
  • Parth Parikh, Hannibal High School senior (second NASAT)
  • Tim Quintanilla, Hannibal High School senior (first NASAT)
  • Joe Stitz, Washington High School junior (first NASAT)

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.

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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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.