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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.

MOQBA is hosting two tournaments at Columbia College

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to confirm that we are returning to Columbia College for our two usual tournaments this season!

The seventh MOQBA Fall Championship is this Saturday, December 10, 2022 on the 2022 Scottie question set!

The fifteenth NAQT Missouri Qualifier will be Saturday, March 4, 2023, again using the Division II college sectionals set. A full announcement will be posted soon, but we encourage teams to express interest to receive a reminder email shortly before registration opens on Wednesday, December 14.

We thank Columbia College once again for their continued incredible support of our events and look forward to hosting teams from throughout the state in Columbia in December and March!

MOQBA welcomes two new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Jeff Carter and Michelle Wahlquist as new members!

Three Missouri teams excel at all-star tournament

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance sponsored three teams in the twenty-three team 2022 National All-Star Academic Tournament, held on Zoom on June 18-19. Missouri is one of only four states that have competed in every NASAT.

With a 10-5 overall record, Team Missouri A finished in third place, earning Missouri's second best placement all-time! The team was:

With 59.50 points per game in the preliminary rounds, Gabe Forrest was the top individual scorer, becoming the second ever individual from Missouri to lead the NASAT field in scoring.

With an 8-7 overall record, Team Missouri B finished tied for eleventh place, earning Missouri B's best ever placement at NASAT! The team was:

With 36.00 points per game in the preliminary rounds, Owen Farra finished tenth individually, becoming the first member of Team Missouri B to earn NASAT All-Star honors! This was also only the second year that Missouri had two NASAT All-Stars!

With a 7-8 overall record, Team Missouri C finished in seventeenth place, earning Missouri C's best ever placement and record at NASAT! The team was:

Sophia Xu, a sophomore from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was also selected to Team Missouri C but was unable to attend.

MOQBA commends our all-stars for their incredible performances, earning Team Missouri's best placements outside of the 2013 team's national title!

Team Missouri Honorable Mentions and Rising Stars

In addition to the above members of 2022 Team Missouri, MOQBA is pleased to recognize these students as Honorable Mentions:

MOQBA also recognizes these students as Rising Stars:

Congratulations to all of these students!

Ladue wins the 2022 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

Congratulations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School for winning the overall title at the 2022 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 5 at Columbia College. College Heights Christian School, Clayton High School, and Parkway West High School rounded out the top 4. Fair Grove High School won the small school title, finishing sixth overall, and Eugene High School won the very small school title.

We anticipate scheduling the 2023 Qualifier on its usual first Saturday in March and will post an announcement here when the date and location are confirmed. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

Jeff and Becky Carter receive the MOQBA Values Award

At the 2022 Qualifier, the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the MOQBA Values Award to coaches Jeff and Becky Carter of Central High School in St. Joseph for helping the Savannah High School Quiz Bowl team get home safely after they were stranded following a tournament in February. MOQBA commends Jeff and Becky for their selfless service and look forward to recognizing more outstanding individuals in the future. Read the commendation

College Heights Christian wins the 2021 MOQBA Fall Championship!

Congratulations to College Heights Christian School A for repeating as champions of the 2021 MOQBA Fall Championship, which was held on December 11 at Columbia College. Parkway West High School A, (St. Joseph) Central High School A, and Fair Grove High School rounded out the top 4. Fair Grove also won the small school title for the first time. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.

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.