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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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
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.