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.
Congratulations to Fair Grove High School for becoming the second school to win both the overall and small school titles at the 2023 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which was held on March 4 at Columbia College. Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Parkway West High School, and Kickapoo High School rounded out the top 4. Eugene High School won the very small school title for the second consecutive year.
We anticipate scheduling the 2024 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.
Congratulations to Fair Grove High School for winning the 2022 MOQBA Fall Championship, which was held on December 10 at Columbia College. Fair Grove also repeated as small school champion, becoming the first small school eligible team to win the overall Fall Championship title! Ladue Horton Watkins High School A, Mexico High School, and Parkway West High School rounded out the top 4. Read the recap and discuss the tournament.
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Jeff Carter and Michelle Wahlquist as new members!
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!
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!
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.