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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's two tournaments returning to Columbia College

We are excited to confirm that we are returning to Columbia College for our two tournaments this season! We thank the incredible team at Columbia College for their continued support of our events.

Registration for the 2023 MOQBA Fall Championship on Saturday, December 9 is now open!

The sixteenth NAQT Missouri Qualifier will be on Saturday, March 2, 2024. Registration opens at 6 AM on Wednesday, December 13, but interested teams should complete this short form now to express interest in the tournament. Interested coaches will receive a reminder email a few days before registration opens on Wednesday, December 13.

MOQBA welcomes ten new members

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to welcome Kathy Brandon, Seth Brummond, Anna Csiki-Fejer, Logan Durk, Fred Garvey, Mike Kopec, Donal Ryan, Patrick Troy, Felix Wang, and June Yin as new members!

Team Missouri competes in 2023 all-star tournament

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance sponsored two teams in the 2023 National All-Star Academic Tournament, held online on June 17-18. Missouri is one of only four states that have competed in every NASAT.

Team Missouri A finished with a 4-5 record in the championship pool in a four-way tie for fifth. After losing a half-packet tiebreaker, the team ranked tied for seventh place, finishing with an overall 9-7 record. Braden Booth was named to the All-Star team as the #5 scorer in the preliminary rounds!

The team was:

Max Yang, a senior from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, was also selected to Team Missouri A but could not attend.

After losing a tiebreaker game to enter the championship pool, Team Missouri B ranked tied for fourteenth place with a 4-4 record in the consolation pool and 6-8 record overall. Owen Arneson was also named to the All-Star team as the #7 scorer!

The team was:

MOQBA commends these students for their admirable performances and outstanding representation of Missouri in a challenging field of evenly matched teams!

MOQBA also commends the team alternates for their notable seasons:

Team Missouri Honorable Mentions and Rising Stars

In addition to the above members of 2023 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!

Fair Grove wins national title!

Congratulations to Fair Grove High School—Christian Allen, Braden Booth, Charlie Harp, Aidyn Owings, Nate Waggoner, and coach Michelle Wahlquist—for their historic performance winning the overall and very small school titles in the Traditional Public Schools Division of the 2023 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament! Fair Grove went 18-1, with their only loss to Houston High School, who finished tied for fifth. Fair Grove won all of their other games by a margin of 260 or more points. Their 655-165 win over Southwestern A of Piasa, Illinois is believed to be the highest score for a team in a high school national championship game in quizbowl history. Fair Grove is Missouri's second small school national champion, after Hallsville's championship in the inaugural SSNCT in 2014.

Clever High School, Hallsville High School, and Centralia High School also advanced to the playoffs, and Columbia Independent School advanced to the playoffs of the Open division. Four Missouri students were recognized individually as All-Stars and a fifth was recognized as a Rising Star. Congratulations to all of Missouri's teams! See more historical nationals accomplishments by Missouri teams and individuals

Students receive 2023 MOQBA Values and Student Involvement Awards

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance presented the 2023 MOQBA Values Award to Aidan Heaney of Hermann High School and the 2023 MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement to Ethan Smith of Troy Buchanan High School. MOQBA commends Aidan and Ethan for their outstanding citizenship and service to the Missouri quizbowl community!

Fair Grove wins the 2023 NAQT Missouri Qualifier!

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.

Fair Grove wins the 2022 MOQBA Fall Championship!

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.

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.