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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.

Celebrating ten seasons of high quality quizbowl in Missouri

The 2017-2018 quizbowl season will be the tenth for the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance! Thanks to the support of the Missouri quizbowl community, our calendar of certified high quality events has grown from the six tournaments hosted at three universities in our inaugural season to more than 40 events at a variety of locations throughout the state last season. We are eager to partner again with tournament hosts, coaches, and volunteers from all corners of the state to make our tenth season the best yet for Missouri's talented students!

Two Missouri teams competing in all-star tournament

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is sponsoring two teams in the 2018 National All-Star Academic Tournament on June 16-17 at the University of Kentucky. Missouri is one of only five states that have competed in every NASAT to date.

Team Missouri A is:

Team Missouri B is:

Follow the progress of our two teams with live scoresheets for one game per round!

Ladue A wins the 2018 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School A for winning the overall title at the 2018 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 3 at Columbia College. Central High School of St. Joseph, Hallsville High School, and Hickman High School A rounded out the top 4. Hallsville's third place finish also secured the school's sixth consecutive small school title. Louisiana High School won the inaugural "very small school" title, finishing eighth overall.

Check back soon for an announcement of the date for the 2019 Qualifier. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

Two students receive first MOQBA Values Awards

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the first ever MOQBA Values Awards to Emily Boyle of Hallsville High School and Ganon Evans of Francis Howell High School for exemplifying the core values of sportsmanship, fairness, and integrity. We thank Emily and Ganon for their outstanding citizenship and look forward to presenting this award to more students in the future. Read more

Ladue students receive MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the 2018 MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement to Raj Paul and Moses Schindler of Ladue Horton Watkins High School for reviving the excellent Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament question set, which was used at several tournaments throughout the country last year. We thank Raj and Moses for their hard work in making another high-quality question set available for tournaments to use, and look forward to recognizing more outstanding students in the future. Read more

May 12 Pre-Nationals Tournament is canceled

The Pre-Nationals Tournament and MOQBA Singles Championship originally scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 have been canceled due to insufficient interest. Thanks to Columbia College for providing us the opportunity to host the event on their campus in Columbia.

Thanks to all teams for a great season and good luck to all attending nationals!

MOQBA welcomes two new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Audrey Brandon and Lisa McClary as new members!

Registration for the NAQT Missouri Qualifier is now open!

Registration for the eleventh annual NAQT Missouri Qualifier at Columbia College on March 3 is now open! See the announcement for details and a link to the registration form.

St. Joseph Central wins the 2017 MOQBA Fall Championship!

Congratulations to Central High School of St. Joseph for winning the 2017 MOQBA Fall Championship on December 9 at Columbia College! Central earned the title after playing off a three way tie for first, with Helias Catholic A finishing second and Hallsville A third. Hallsville A was also declared the small school champion as the only small school eligible team to advance to the top four superplayoffs. In addition to those top 3 schools, Washington A, Fort Osage A, Hickman A, Moberly, and Washington B all qualified for the 2018 PACE National Scholastic Championship in Washington, D.C.!

Read the recap or discuss the tournament.

MOQBA welcomes a new member

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Ted Hall as a member!

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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.