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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: 709

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: 709

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: 709

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: 615
Views: 183137

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: 742

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: 1096

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 2141

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: 41
Views: 8351

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: 2571

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: 1052

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: 2102

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: 0
Views: 836

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 2748

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: 41
Views: 8351

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: 620
Views: 122314

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: 1051

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: 1187

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: 4929

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: 4929

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: 4929

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: 4929

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: 2464

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: 2464

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.
by DeckardCain
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3
Replies: 32
Views: 2464

Re: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3

To be totally honest though, judging by the stats, I'd say our second place victory was a bit of a fluke, but I'm still really glad things worked out the way they did. The only stat that matters is a W. Yup, Sean's right. Besides, beating Eureka, Marquette and Rock Bridge in the same tournament is ...
by DeckardCain
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3
Replies: 32
Views: 2464

Re: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3

Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't congratulate Alex from MICDS for his spectacular performance. Winning any tournament playing solo is no small feat, to say the least (does anyone know if it had ever been done in Missouri before?) and seeing both the breadth and depth of his knowledge was tons o...
by DeckardCain
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3
Replies: 32
Views: 2464

Re: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3

I'm always a little bit stunned at just how well David and crew are able to staff tournaments of this size. If only every team could enjoy even half of the support from parents and faculty that Washington gets... Anyway, this was yet another excellent tournament put on by the Washington crew. Runnin...
by DeckardCain
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

It is unfortunately very unlikely at this point that we will be able to expand the field any further than our current 32-team cap.

The field has been updated once again. Looking forward to hosting!
by DeckardCain
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

We are once again able to expand the field, this time to 32 teams.
by DeckardCain
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editors & writers needed - paid
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Editors & writers needed - paid

How close are your deadlines, Alex? I can help you out, but I'm not going to have much time at all until this weekend.
by DeckardCain
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

We are happy to announce that we have expanded the field to 30 teams! This means that St. Joseph Central, Centralia, Hannibal A and B, Moberly and Sparta have been added to the field. There is a possibility of further expansion to 32 teams in the near future, but that is probably the largest field s...
by DeckardCain
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Matt's Buzzers
Replies: 2
Views: 4658

Re: Matt's Buzzers

Matt's Buzzers will hold another drawing on December 3, and ten more schools will be selected to receive grants of $250. Apply for a grant today! More info can be found on their website at http://www.mattsbuzzers.com.
by DeckardCain
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

The waitlist for the 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship has now reached ten teams. We are currently working on expanding the field, and I am optimistic that we will be able to do so. We will make a decision on expansion as soon as we can, to allow teams on the waitlist as much time as possible to make the...
by DeckardCain
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament @ Mizzou - Oct. 22, 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament @ Mizzou - Oct. 22, 2016

Congrats to Washington on their successful title defense and to Ladue for putting up a great challenge in the final; I really appreciated getting the opportunity to read those matches (thanks again, Sean!) My voice is definitely out of quizbowl shape, as anyone who heard it start to fade away during...
by DeckardCain
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

We are thrilled to announce that the MOQBA Fall Championship has been awarded platinum certification from the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence! As a result, the top 25% of the field will qualify for the National Scholastic Championship in Chicago on June 10-11, 2017.
by DeckardCain
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: Eureka Kickoff Tournament (10/15/2016)
Replies: 12
Views: 1934

Re: Eureka Kickoff Tournament (10/15/2016)

Mickey0R0urke wrote:Prelim stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/.
Those are some impressive stats this early in the season for Washington A, MICDS and Ladue.
by DeckardCain
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keep up with MOQBA on social media
Replies: 0
Views: 996

Keep up with MOQBA on social media

Since the Missouri quizbowl season is just about to begin, I wanted to remind everybody about the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance's social media pages. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! We keep the pages updated regularly with tournament info, results, goings-on from the national quizbowl sce...
by DeckardCain
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

We already have 22 teams signed up for this tournament, which only leaves two remaining spots until we hit our preliminary field cap of 24 teams. We will make every effort to expand the field, but please register now to ensure your spot! Also, we are pleased to announce that we have officially recei...
by DeckardCain
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

Current field - 32 teams as of 10:15 pm 12/9 (Teams in bold have confirmed their attendance; teams with asterisks have sent rosters) Calvary Lutheran (2)* Central (St. Joseph)* Centralia* CIS* Fatima A* Fort Osage (3)* Hallsville* Heartland Christian Helias (2)* Hickman (2)* Kickapoo (3)* Moberly* ...
by DeckardCain
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016 MOQBA Fall Championship - 12/10/2016, Columbia College
Replies: 12
Views: 4929

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

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the MOQBA Fall Championship on December 10, 2016 at Columbia College in Columbia. As this is one of MOQBA's flagship events, we expect to host a geographically diverse field and encourage high school teams from every corne...
by DeckardCain
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: 2016-17 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: 2016-17 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS

Viburnum has joined the Black River League in all sports starting this year, according to this radio interview with Clay LaRue, current high school principal and former cross-country and track teammate of mine. They will have two conference affiliations now, as they are also maintaining their member...
by DeckardCain
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Tournament Announcements and Discussion
Topic: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3
Replies: 32
Views: 2464

Re: WHIT II (Washington High) 12/3

Wow... the field for this tournament is just obscene.