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.
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!
In addition to the MOQBA Fall Championship, the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is pleased to announce that we will be hosting two more tournaments at Columbia College in Spring 2018! The NAQT Missouri Qualifier will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018, and we will be hosting a Pre-Nationals tournament on Saturday, May 12, 2018. We are extremely grateful for the incredible support of the Columbia College administration and admissions office welcoming us to host our events on their campus in Columbia.
More details and full announcements will be released later, but schools interested in either of these tournaments are encouraged to complete this form to express their interest. We look forward to hosting teams from all across the state at Columbia College this season!
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Ted Hall as a member!
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
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.
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
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Jon Deering, Ginger Luetkemeyer, Michael McDonald, and Tara Winn as new members!
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!
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.