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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.

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 returning to Columbia College for two tournaments next season

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is pleased to announce we will be returning to Columbia College to host two tournaments in the upcoming quizbowl season! The MOQBA Fall Championship is scheduled for Saturday, November 23, 2019 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving week), and the NAQT Missouri Qualifier is scheduled for Saturday, February 29, 2020. We plan to open registration for the Fall Championship by the end of September and the Qualifier shortly after Thanksgiving.

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.

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

St. Joseph Central wins the 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship!

Congratulations to Central High School of St. Joseph for winning their second consecutive MOQBA Fall Championship on December 8 at Columbia College! Central earned the title after playing off a three way tie for first, with Hallsville A finishing second and Louisiana third. Hallsville A was also declared the small school champion with their win over Louisiana in the first stage of the final. In addition to those top three schools, Hickman A, Calvary Lutheran A and Jefferson City A all qualified for the 2019 PACE National Scholastic Championship in Washington, D.C.!

Read the recap or discuss the tournament.

MOQBA welcomes two new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Malia Jolly and Jason Pounds as new members!

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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.