The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance 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.
The 2017 MSNCT will be held on May 12-14, 2017 (Mother's Day weekend) in Dallas, Texas.
See NAQT's website for full details about qualifying for MSNCT.
Interested schools should be aware that since MSNCT is before Memorial Day weekend, MSHSAA member schools attending MSNCT may not attend any other tournament after MSHSAA High School Districts (April 8) and before the Friday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26) per By-Law 4.4.3.b. MSNCT also counts toward each student's eleven tournament limit (By-Law 4.4.2.a). Teams also may not compete in any other tournament further than 250 air miles from the state border during the same season (By-Law 4.4.4.d).
These MOQBA certified tournaments are qualifiers for the 2017 NAQT MSNCT:
In addition to these tournaments, most other middle school tournaments hosted on NAQT questions will also qualify teams for MSNCT. Tournaments that exclude teams based on ability may be designated non-qualifiers by NAQT.