As MOQBA's flagship event, this tournament regularly features a diverse field of teams from throughout Missouri, creating a championship atmosphere and recognizing the state's top teams for national tournament qualification. Matt Chadbourne and Jeffrey Hill will serve as tournament directors of this official NAQT event, which will use untimed NAQT rules. The top fifteen percent of the field will automatically qualify for the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on May 25-27, 2012, and the PACE National Scholastics Championship, which will be held at Washington University in St. Louis on June 9-10, 2012. In addition, the champion of this tournament is guaranteed a spot in the 2012 HSNCT, and the top team that had not qualified at a previously-held tournament will also receive a bid to HSNCT. MOQBA warmly welcomes all teams to attend this tournament even if they do not plan to attend a national championship, as we intend to provide all teams with a true representation of Missouri quizbowl.