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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.

Two Missouri teams compete in all-star tournament

For the first time, the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance sponsored two teams in the 2017 HSAPQ National All-Star Academic Tournament, which was held June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky. Missouri is one of only five states that have competed in every NASAT to date.

Team Missouri A advanced to the 12 team top bracket and finished tied for fifth place with a record of 9-5. The team was:

Team Missouri B advanced to the 13 team bottom bracket and finished tied for fourteenth place with a record of 8-7. The team was:

Team Missouri A's tied-for-fifth place finish was our state's second best ever finish in the eight year history of NASAT! Team Missouri B also performed well, missing the top bracket narrowly with a 20 point loss to Georgia B and finishing near the top of the bottom bracket with an overall winning record! Congratulations to these outstanding students for exceptionally representing our state! View game results

MOQBA supports flood relief efforts

The members of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance launched a general appeal for funds to support organizations providing assistance to victims of flooding across our state in late April/early May 2017. Thanks to the generosity of the quizbowl community, two events in May raised over $200 for the American Red Cross and Ozark County Flood Relief.

Washington A wins the 2017 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

Congratulations to Washington High School A for winning the overall title at the 2017 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 4 at William Woods University in Fulton. Central High School of St. Joseph, Washington High School B, and Rock Bridge High School B rounded out the top 4. Hallsville High School's A team won the school's fifth consecutive small school title, finishing eighth overall.

Check back soon for an announcement of the date for the 2018 Qualifier. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

Washington and Hickman high school teams receive MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the 2017 MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement to the Washington High School Quiz Bowl Team and Hickman High School Academic Team for their collaboration on the excellent Washington-Hickman Academic Questionfest set, which has been used at tournaments all over the country. We thank the Washington and Hickman teams 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

MOQBA welcomes four new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Jon Deering, Ginger Luetkemeyer, Michael McDonald, and Tara Winn as new members!

Washington A wins the 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship!

Congratulations to Washington High School's A team for winning the 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship on December 10 at Columbia College! Washington cleared the field by two wins to claim the tournament title without a final! After playing off a three way tie for second, Hickman A took second, Rock Bridge A finished third, and Helias A was fourth. In addition to those top 4 schools, Hallsville, Central (St. Joseph), Washington B, and Rock Bridge B all qualified for the 2017 PACE National Scholastic Championship in Chicago!

Read the recap or discuss the tournament.

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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.