The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance will host the third annual NAQT Missouri Qualifier on March 20, 2010 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As MOQBA's flagship event, this tournament regularly features a diverse field of teams from throughout Missouri, recognizing the state's top teams for national tournament qualification and creating a championship atmosphere. Matt Chadbourne and Jeffrey Hill will serve as tournament directors of this official NAQT event, which will use untimed NAQT rules. In addition to the standard HSNCT qualification criteria, the champion of this tournament is guaranteed a spot in the 2010 HSNCT in Chicago, and the top team that had not qualified at a previously-held tournament will also receive a bid to HSNCT. MOQBA encourages all teams to attend this tournament even if they do not intend to attend the HSNCT, in order to provide teams with a true representation of Missouri quizbowl.