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by DeckardCain
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - February 29 at Columbia College
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - February 29 at Columbia College

We are pleased to announce that the field for the 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier has been expanded to 36 teams! As a result, each registered school now has one team in the field.
by DeckardCain
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - February 29 at Columbia College
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: 2020 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - February 29 at Columbia College

The initial 24-team field is now full. Per our announcement, the first team from each additional school that registers before January 15 will be given priority on the waitlist over the 17 B and C teams already waiting for a spot. We are working hard to be able to expand the field to at least 30-36 t...
by DeckardCain
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: AmazonSmile: help fund MOQBA just by shopping online
Replies: 0
Views: 282

AmazonSmile: help fund MOQBA just by shopping online

Are you planning on using Amazon.com to shop for gifts this holiday season? If so, you can now help the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance raise money at the same time, thanks to AmazonSmile! As an IRS-registered non-profit in good standing, MOQBA is eligible to receive proceeds from purchases made on Amazo...
by DeckardCain
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College

Congratulations to College Heights Christian, the champions of the fifth annual MOQBA Fall Championship at Columbia College! After round 9, North Kansas City, St. Joseph Central, College Heights Christian, and Hallsville advanced to the superplayoffs, while the remaining championship tier teams play...
by DeckardCain
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College

With just under two weeks until tournament day, we have now reached our maximum field size of 36 teams and will not be expanding the field any further. However, it's always possible that a team will have to drop between now and then and a spot in the field will open up that way, so do send in your r...
by DeckardCain
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Matt's Buzzers
Replies: 3
Views: 5032

Re: Matt's Buzzers

Bumping this thread for the new season: Is your team in need of a new buzzer system for the upcoming season? Matt's Buzzers will once again be awarding $250 grants toward the purchase of new buzzers to ten lucky teams in memory of Matt Cvijanovich, who played quizbowl in college at Iowa State and Il...
by DeckardCain
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Follow MOQBA on social media!
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Re: Follow MOQBA on social media!

Bumping this thread in advance of the new season. Stay up to date with Missouri quizbowl by following MOQBA on Twitter and liking us on Facebook!
by DeckardCain
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College

We have now reached our initial cap of 24 teams, so all further registrations will be placed on the waitlist. We are working on expanding the field and are optimistic we will be able to do so, but that is dependent on finding a sufficient number of good moderators. If anyone is interested in staffin...
by DeckardCain
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: 2019 MOQBA Fall Championship - Nov. 23 at Columbia College

As of this post, there is only one spot remaining in our original 24-team field. Per our announcement, the first team from each additional school that registers before October 15 will be given priority on the waitlist over the 17 B and C teams already waiting for a spot. We hope to be able to expand...
by DeckardCain
Sat May 25, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 HSNCT
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: 2019 HSNCT

Stats link here - Ladue is one of only three teams to finish Saturday's play without taking a loss!

edit: and they also lead the entire field with 55 powers!
by DeckardCain
Sat May 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 HSNCT
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: 2019 HSNCT

This is how the Missouri teams stand after Saturday's rounds (every team has played 7 of their 10 prelim games): Morning Session: 7-0 Ladue 5-2 St. Joseph Central A 4-3 Kickapoo A, NKC 3-4 Hallsville, Helias, Eureka, Jefferson City 2-5 Polo, St. Joseph Central B, St. Pius X 1-6 Kickapoo B Afternoon ...
by DeckardCain
Sun May 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 MSNCT
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: 2019 MSNCT

And CIS A finishes tied for 13th after falling by 20 points in round 19. Great job!
by DeckardCain
Sat May 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 MSNCT
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: 2019 MSNCT

Congratulations to CIS A for going 6-2 on the day and making the playoffs! They will take the #14 card into tomorrow's playoffs and have a first-round bye. Here is the playoff bracket. Records for the other Missouri teams: 4-4: CIS B, Columbia West A 3-5: Washington, CIS C 2-6: West B, Reed Academy ...
by DeckardCain
Sat May 11, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2019 MSNCT
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: 2019 MSNCT

by DeckardCain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition

Second chance group for the rest of the tournament is now up as well - group name and password same as before.
by DeckardCain
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition

Reminder, brackets need to be submitted before the first game starts (tomorrow morning for the men's tournament and Friday morning for the women's side).

As of right now there are only four of us entered in the men's group and the women's group is just me so far.
by DeckardCain
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition

And the women's tournament group is here. Group name and password are the same.
by DeckardCain
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition
Replies: 3
Views: 456

NCAA tournament pool, 2019 edition

Here is the annual college basketball tournament pool. The group name is "Missouri Quizbowl" and the password is moqba (all lowercase). The first round kicks off Thursday morning (play-in games don't count) so there's a little under three days left to get your picks in. I'll probably set up another...
by DeckardCain
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8 at Columbia College
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8 at Columbia College

We will be posting tournament updates periodically throughout the day tomorrow on the MOQBA Twitter and Facebook pages. Safe travels, everyone!
by DeckardCain
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8 at Columbia College
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8 at Columbia College

As of the end of September, there were four spots remaining in our original 24-team field, so those spots have been given to the first four teams on the waitlist (Pilot Grove B, Hallsville B, Hallsville C and Jefferson City B). The field list above has been updated.
by DeckardCain
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8 at Columbia College
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 8 at Columbia College

The initial 24-team field is already over half full! We will try to raise the cap to at least 30 or 32, but that is dependent on being able to find a sufficient number of good moderators. If anyone is interested in staffing on December 8, please get in touch with either Jeffrey or me at your earlies...
by DeckardCain
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Things that don't suck
Replies: 616
Views: 190602

Re: Things that don't suck

Things that don't suck: Liverpool Football Club

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by DeckardCain
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: College Quizbowl
Topic: NASAT MIRROR @ WUSTL 6/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: NASAT MIRROR @ WUSTL 6/30

I'll be there as a free agent--any teams looking for another player?
by DeckardCain
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2018 MSHSAA DISTRICTS/RESULTS
Replies: 12
Views: 1533

Re: 2018 MSHSAA DISTRICTS/RESULTS

Class 1 District 2 final: Bunker 300, Summersville 60.
by DeckardCain
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

The second-chance pool is now live. The password is still moqba2018.
by DeckardCain
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

L-Town Expatriate wrote:
scphilli wrote:Yeaaaaaaah....so I think some of us are gonna be wanting a second chance pool after yesterday.
Yes, please. :oops:
Yuuuuup, me three. I'll run a second-chance pool again this year too - think it starts on Monday morning after the second round is complete.
by DeckardCain
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

Don't forget, brackets have to be submitted before the beginning of the first round - that means approximately 11 am Thursday for the men's side, and 10 am Friday on the women's side.
by DeckardCain
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

Also, a pool for the women's tournament here, password is same as the men's pool.
by DeckardCain
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

I've set up a new pool for this year here. Password is moqba2018.
by DeckardCain
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2018 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 3 at Columbia College
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Re: 2018 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 3 at Columbia College

We're now just under 24 hours until the start of the eleventh NAQT Missouri Qualifier! Don't forget to check MOQBA's Facebook and Twitter feeds for live updates throughout the day. We'll be using the hashtag #NAQTMO again this year. Have a safe trip, everyone - we're looking forward to seeing you br...
by DeckardCain
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conference Carousel
Replies: 45
Views: 11377

Re: Conference Carousel

And it turns out another major shift is occurring in 2018 in Southwest Missouri. Behold: a new Southwest Conference . Schools forming the new conference are Ash Grove, Diamond, Lockwood, Marionville, Miller, Pierce City, Pleasant Hope, and Sarcoxie. Ash Grove, Marionville and Pleasant Hope will mov...
by DeckardCain
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2017 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 9 at Columbia College
Replies: 10
Views: 2927

Re: 2017 MOQBA Fall Championship - Dec. 9 at Columbia College

We will be posting live updates from the 2017 MOQBA Fall Championship throughout the day on the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance Facebook and Twitter pages.
by DeckardCain
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2018 HSNCT - May 26-27 in Atlanta
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: 2018 HSNCT - May 26-27 in Atlanta

I had wondered how NAQT would handle it when they finally hit the limit of what they could do with their current format (it had been clear for a long time that they were getting closer and closer to said limit). The major drawback, of course, is that many, many more people will have to stay Sunday n...
by DeckardCain
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament - October 21, 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2429

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament - October 21, 2017

I'll be posting tournament updates to Twitter as time permits: twitter.com/MissouriQBA
by DeckardCain
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Follow MOQBA on social media!
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Follow MOQBA on social media!

As another season of Missouri quizbowl gets underway, I'd like to remind everyone to keep up with the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance's social media pages. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Both pages are updated regularly with tournament info, results, goings-on from the national quizbowl sc...
by DeckardCain
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

The Sweet 16 starts this evening, so second chance brackets need to be filled out before then - there are only two of us in that group so far!
by DeckardCain
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

I've set up a second chance bracket group also. Group name and password are the same.
by DeckardCain
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

The bracket is now out, so sign up and fill one out!
by DeckardCain
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Missouri Quizbowl NCAA Tournament Pool

Still a few days before Selection Sunday, but I went ahead and set up a group for this year's pool. I'll supply book prizes to at least the winner, maybe more depending on how many people enter.

Group Name: Missouri Quizbowl 2017
Password: moqba
by DeckardCain
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2017 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 4 in Fulton
Replies: 9
Views: 3019

Re: 2017 NAQT Missouri Qualifier - March 4 in Fulton

Brief results: At the end of the superplayoffs, we had a three-way tie between Washington A, St. Joseph Central and Washington B, setting up a two-stage final. St. Joseph Central defeated Washington B in the first game and moved on to face Washington A, who was seeded first based on points per game....
by DeckardCain
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conference Carousel
Replies: 45
Views: 11377

Re: Conference Carousel

I guess I never posted this: Viburnum joined the Black River League, starting this year. The BRL does not sponsor quizbowl, as far as I can tell. Viburnum also remained in the Gasconade Valley Conference (which does sponsor quizbowl), so they now have two separate conference affiliations.
by DeckardCain
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: things that suck...
Replies: 621
Views: 128217

Re: things that suck...

Freezing rain. Hope everyone stays safe and warm these next few days.
by DeckardCain
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mandatory recognition
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Mandatory recognition

After discussing this with a few teams at the last couple of tournaments I've worked, I've gotten curious as to what everyone else thinks of the mandatory recognition rule - specifically, the MSHSAA mandate that all tournaments must enforce verbal recognition on all tossups.
by DeckardCain
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in the news again!
Replies: 2
Views: 1503

Quizbowl in the news again!

Today's Columbia Daily Tribune has an article about the recent success of the quizbowl teams at Hallsville, Hickman and Rock Bridge, and even took the time to include quotes from a couple of familiar names. You can read it here.
by DeckardCain
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 5306

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College

Just wanted to remind everyone that the question set we used Saturday (2016 Harvard Fall Tournament) will still be used at other events and is not yet clear for public discussion, so please don't talk about those questions publicly in any way. However, the set's editors have set up a private discuss...
by DeckardCain
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 5306

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College

We would like to thank everyone for attending the 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship. Our tournament champion was Washington A, who went a perfect 11-0 on the day and finished two games clear of the remainder of the field and thus won the tournament without needing to play a final. The remaining three sup...
by DeckardCain
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 5306

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College

Washington A went undefeated on the day and won the tournament without the need for a final. Helias A, Hickman A, and Rock Bridge A finished in a three-way tie for second after the superplayoffs, which is being played off now.
by DeckardCain
Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 5306

Re: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College

The playoffs are underway. Teams in the championship bracket are Washington A, Helias, Rock Bridge B, St. Joseph Central, Hickman A, Rock Bridge A, Washington B, and Hallsville. Washington A, Helias A, Hickman A and Rock Bridge A each carry over one win into the championship bracket. Follow MOQBA on...
by DeckardCain
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3
Replies: 32
Views: 2882

Re: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3

I appreciate the kind words, Matt. Which round(s) did you moderate for us? I think I moderated for you twice, but I don't remember which rounds they were off the top of my head. I'll have to see if I saved my schedule to check it. I was reading in the shop classroom, if that helps you place me. Oh,...
by DeckardCain
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3
Replies: 32
Views: 2882

Re: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3

bolshevik wrote:I appreciate the kind words, Matt. Which round(s) did you moderate for us?
I think I moderated for you twice, but I don't remember which rounds they were off the top of my head. I'll have to see if I saved my schedule to check it. I was reading in the shop classroom, if that helps you place me.