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2023 Team Missouri

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance sponsored two teams in the virtual National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT) on June 17-18, 2023. The teams were coached by Jason Loy, Ganon Evans, and Jeffrey Hill.

Team Missouri A

Roster

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

Schedule

Preliminary Rounds

Table of Team Missouri A game results in the preliminary rounds of 2023 NASAT
Round Opponent Result Score
1New Jersey ALoss205–255
2OhioLoss200–280
3Illinois WhiteWin325–155
4CaliforniaLoss160–315
5LiberiaWinForfeit
6Asia BWin300–90
7Kentucky BWin260–205
8Maryland GoldWin225–160
9VirginiaLoss165–355

Team Missouri A tied with Virginia for fifth in the pool with a 5-4 record, setting up a one game tiebreaker. Missouri A won that game 335-135 to advance to the championship pool.

With 40 points per game in the preliminary rounds, Braden Booth was named to the all-star team as the #5 individual scorer!

Playoff Rounds

Table of Team Missouri A game results in the championship pool of 2023 NASAT
Round Opponent Result Score
1 (carry-over)New Jersey ALoss205–255
2 (carry-over)OhioLoss200–280
3 (carry-over)Illinois WhiteWin325–155
4 (carry-over)CaliforniaLoss160–315
11Kentucky AWin230–190
12Asia AWin255–215
13Illinois OrangeWin225–165
14Illinois BlueLoss110–440
15Maryland RedLoss140–350

With a 4-5 record in the championship pool, Team Missouri A was tied for fifth with New Jersey A, Maryland Red, and Asia A, setting up a four team single-elimination bracket of half games. Seeded #4, Missouri A lost 45-115 to New Jersey A in the first half-packet game to finish tied for seventh place.

Team Missouri B

Roster

Preliminary Rounds

Table of Team Missouri B game results in the preliminary rounds of 2023 NASAT
Round Opponent Result Score
1Kentucky AWin200–195 (OT)
2ArkansasWin235–175
3Illinois OrangeLoss215–305
4New Jersey BWin210–140
5Bye
6Asia AWin280–125
7Illinois BlueLoss45–540
8PennsylvaniaLoss165–240
9Maryland RedLoss140–305

Team Missouri B tied with Maryland Red and Kentucky for fourth in the pool with a 4-4 record, setting up a two stage tiebreaker for the last two spots in the championship pool. After Maryland Red lost the first half game to Kentucky, Missouri B played Maryland Red for the fifth spot, which Maryland Red won 165-55 to advance Missouri B to the bottom playoff bracket.

With 37.50 points per game in the preliminary rounds, Owen Arneson was named to the all-star team as the #7 individual scorer!

Playoff Rounds

Table of Team Missouri B game results in the ninth through sixteenth place playoff pool of 2023 NASAT
Round Opponent Result Score
2 (carry-over)ArkansasWin235–175
4 (carry-over)New Jersey BWin210–140
5 (carry-over)Bye
8 (carry-over)PennsylvaniaLoss165–240
11Maryland GoldLoss180–275
12Kentucky BWin245–155
13Asia BLoss180–220
14LiberiaWin380–(-5)
15VirginiaLoss215–270

Tied for fourth in the bottom pool with a 4-4 record, Team Missouri B finished tied for fourteenth place.

Statistics

Full tournament statistics are available on the Quizbowl Resource Center Database.

Unofficial scoresheets for Team Missouri are available on Google Docs. These scoresheets include all games for Team Missouri A and the first four rounds for Team Missouri B.

Alternates

These students were alternates for 2023 Team Missouri:

Honorable Mentions

In addition to the above members and alternates for 2023 Team Missouri, MOQBA is pleased to recognize these students as Honorable Mentions:

Rising Stars

MOQBA also recognizes these students as Rising Stars: