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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.

Registration for the 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier opens on December 4!

We are pleased to announce that we will return to Columbia College to host the 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier on Saturday, February 29. Registration opens Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 AM.

MOQBA thanks Columbia College for their continued incredible support of our events and looks forward to hosting teams from throughout the state on their campus in Columbia.

College Heights Christian wins the 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship!

Congratulations to College Heights Christian School for clearing the field by two games to win the MOQBA Fall Championship on November 23 at Columbia College! After playing off a three way tie, North Kansas City was second, St. Joseph Central was third, and Hallsville was fourth. Hallsville was also the small school champion for the third consecutive year.

Read the recap or discuss the tournament.

MOQBA to host a Team Missouri workshop on December 14

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance has sponsored Team Missouri in the National All-Star Academic Tournament annually since the tournament's inception in 2010. As of 2019, Missouri is one of only five states that have competed in every NASAT!

In an effort to identify potential team members for Team Missouri in June 2020, we plan to host a workshop on Saturday, December 14th at Columbia Independent School. This workshop will allow players and organizers the chance to determine if potential members of Team Missouri can step up to the challenge of this national tournament while developing teamwork amongst their peers.

More information about the workshop

Three Missouri teams compete in all-star tournament

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance sponsored three teams in the 2019 National All-Star Academic Tournament on June 22-23 at the University of Kentucky. Missouri is one of only five states that have competed in every NASAT.

Team Missouri A advanced to the consolation pool after losing two half packet tiebreaker games, finishing in fifteenth place with a 10-4 record in full games. The team was:

Team Missouri B advanced to the consolation pool, finishing in seventeenth place with a 5-9 record. The team was:

The first ever Team Missouri C advanced to the consolation pool, finishing in a three-way tie for eighteenth place with a 4-10 record. The team was:

Congratulations to these outstanding students for representing our state well in a challenging field full of talented quizbowl players! View game results

MOQBA welcomes five new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Peter Bonello, Julie Burchett, Angie Odom, Max Ryle, and Scott Walker as new members!

Ladue A wins the 2019 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School A for winning the overall title at the 2019 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 2 at Columbia College. (St. Joseph) Central High School A, Hallsville High School A, and Louisiana High School A rounded out the top 4. Hallsville's third place finish also secured the school's seventh consecutive small school title, while Louisiana won their second straight "very small school" title.

Check back soon for an announcement of the date for the 2020 Qualifier. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

Two students receive MOQBA Values Award

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the MOQBA Values Award to Samuel Lockwood of Hallsville High School and Michael Powers of Louisiana High School for exemplifying the core values of sportsmanship, fairness, and integrity. We thank Samuel and Michael for their exceptional citizenship and look forward to presenting this award to 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.