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Sat, March 6, 2021

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.

Registration for the MOQBA Online Spring Tournament opens Tuesday, January 19

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is pleased to announce that we will host a second virtual tournament, the MOQBA Online Spring Tournament (MOST), on Saturday, March 6. MOST replaces this year's NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which we are unable to host due to NAQT's cancellation of this year's collegiate sectionals question set. Registration opens on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:00 AM.

College Heights Christian and Kirksville win their divisions in the MOQBA Winter Kickoff!

Congratulations to College Heights Christian School A for winning the Google Meet division and to Kirksville High School for winning the Zoom division of the MOQBA Winter Kickoff, which was held virtually on January 9. In the Google Meet division, the St. Louis Christian (Leslie) Home School Association was second, North Kansas City High School A was third, and Fair Grove High School was fourth overall and the small school champion. In the Zoom division, (St. Joseph) Central High School was second, Kickapoo High School was third, Rock Bridge High School was fourth, and Centralia High School was the small school champion.

Read the recap or discuss the tournament.

MOQBA welcomes two new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Michael Menkhus and Dale Schenewerk as new members!

MOQBA congratulates 2020 Team Missouri

Despite the cancellation of this year's National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT), the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance would like to recognize the seasons of the following students as All-Stars.

All-Star Students

MOQBA would also like to recognize the seasons of the following students as Honorable Mentions for the NASAT team.

Honorable Mentions

Congratulations to all of the students!

St. Louis Patriots win the 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

Congratulations to the Patriots from the St. Louis Christian (Leslie) Home School Association for winning the overall title at the 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on February 29 at Columbia College. Ladue Horton Watkins High School A, (St. Joseph) Central High School A, and Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School A rounded out the top 4. Hallsville High School A won the small school title for the eighth consecutive year, finishing seventh overall.

Check back soon for an announcement of the date for the 2021 Qualifier. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

MOQBA welcomes a new member

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Pat O'Keefe as our newest member!

MOQBA to host a Team Missouri workshop on December 14

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance has sponsored Team Missouri in the National All-Star Academic Tournament annually since the tournament's inception in 2010. As of 2019, Missouri is one of only five states that have competed in every NASAT!

In an effort to identify potential team members for Team Missouri in June 2020, we plan to host a workshop on Saturday, December 14th at Columbia Independent School. This workshop will allow players and organizers the chance to determine if potential members of Team Missouri can step up to the challenge of this national tournament while developing teamwork amongst their peers.

More information about the workshop

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

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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.