Middle school quizbowl in Missouri primarily involves students in grades 7-8, and many middle school tournaments offer an elementary division for students in 6th grade or younger. Middle schools and junior highs that are members of the Missouri State High School Activities Association are subject to MSHSAA's rules and regulations for students in grades 7 and older. Non-member schools are not subject to the same restrictions but generally may not compete against MSHSAA member schools; some tournaments offer non-MSHSAA divisions for these schools to compete against each other.
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance believes that one of the best investments to improve the state of high school quizbowl in Missouri is to promote best practices to middle school teams. Therefore, our support of middle school quizbowl is based on the following fundamental principles:
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View the calendar of all upcoming MOQBA certified middle school events.
MOQBA certifies and promotes events that meet an established set of standards for high quality quizbowl events. MOQBA events offer an exceptional value by using high quality pyramidal questions that reward academic knowledge, offering many games to all teams, and providing an enjoyable and professionally conducted tournament experience.
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MOQBA encourages middle school teams to qualify and prepare for the NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, a high quality tournament featuring many of the nation's top middle school teams.