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2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier: March 5 at Columbia College 
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The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is excited to announce that we intend to host the ninth annual NAQT Missouri Qualifier on March 5, 2016, on the main campus of Columbia College in Columbia! We look forward to once again hosting a competitive and efficient event for 36 teams at this new location. An official announcement is pending confirmation and a set assignment from NAQT, which we anticipate receiving later this fall.

Efficiently running a tournament of this magnitude requires a large experienced tournament staff. If you are interested in staffing the tournament, please let us know at qualifier@moqba.org.


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Post Re: 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier: March 5 at Columbia College
The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance invites all MSHSAA-registered high school Scholar Bowl teams to participate in the 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier, which will be held on the main campus of Columbia College on March 5, 2016. Please note that while the tournament is still in Columbia, this is a different location from previous Qualifiers.

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is an organization dedicated to providing high-quality quizbowl tournaments to all Missouri teams. As MOQBA's flagship event, this tournament regularly features a diverse field of teams from throughout Missouri, recognizing the state's top teams for national tournament qualification in a fast-paced championship atmosphere. Jeffrey Hill and Matt Chadbourne will serve as the tournament directors.

This tournament will be run in the twenty tossup/bonus format on NAQT Invitational Series #154. This question set is not expected to be assigned to any other tournaments in Missouri, but teams are still responsible for ensuring that they attend no more than one tournament using IS-154.

For more information about the tournament, see the full announcement on our website, which includes a link to the registration form. Please complete that form to register for the tournament. Registrations will be processed in the order they are received through this form, and will not be accepted via any other method. This tournament traditionally fills very quickly, so we strongly recommend that you reserve your spots now.

We hope to see your teams in Columbia in March and wish you the best of luck as you compete this season. If you have any questions about the tournament, don't hesitate to ask us at qualifier@moqba.org.


Last edited by Jeffrey Hill on Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

added link to NAQT's new page listing all tournaments using IS-154



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Final Field (36/36)
12 teams denoted by * are eligible for the small school title.

Brookfield*
Calvary Lutheran (2)
Centralia* (3)
Christian
Columbia Independent
De Smet
Fort Osage (3)
Hallsville* (2)
Heartland
Helias (3)
Hickman (2)
Oak Grove*
Pilot Grove* (2)
Raytown South (2)
Rock Bridge (3)
Savannah
Schuyler County*
St. Joseph Central
Vienna*
Washington (3)
Wellsville-Middletown*

Thanks to these schools for providing staff
Calvary Lutheran
Centralia
Hallsville
Heartland
Helias
Hickman
Rock Bridge
St. Joseph Central
Washington


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The initial 24 team field is full, and we already have enough teams on the waitlist to reach our goal of 36 teams! Thank you to the 25 schools that have registered so far, and to the eight schools that have offered to help staff the tournament! There will inevitably be some changes in the field as the tournament approaches, so if you'd like to attend, register as soon as possible to secure your spot on the waitlist.

We intend to expand the field to 30 or 36 teams, but we will not do so until we have enough staff to run a larger tournament efficiently. If you are interested in staffing the tournament, please email us at qualifier@moqba.org.

As explained in the announcement on our website, the waitlist is divided into three groups:

1. Teams with a corresponding school-provided staffer (one team per staffer), ordered by the time each staffer is promised.
2. The first team (without a corresponding school-provided staffer) from each school that registers before January 1, 2016, ordered by registration timestamp.
3. All remaining teams, ordered by registration timestamp.

To clarify one detail regarding waitlisted teams offering to provide staffers: any school registering more teams than staffers after the field is full but before January 1 will have exactly one team in group 2 before any teams are placed in group 3. So, if a school wants to bring 4 teams and offers 1 staffer, their A team would be in group 1 (corresponding to the promised staffer), their B team in group 2 (as the first team without a corresponding staffer), and C and D teams in group 3.

If you have any questions or feedback about how the waitlist is structured, feel free to reply to this thread or email us at qualifier@moqba.org.


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This tournament is now sanctioned by MSHSAA.

Qualifying for National Tournaments
The top fifteen percent of the field will automatically qualify for the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) in Dallas on May 27-29, 2016. If all teams in the top 15% already qualified at earlier tournaments, the highest-ranking team that had not previously qualified will receive a bid to HSNCT.

The top 30% of small school teams will qualify for the NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament on April 29-May 1, 2016 in Chicago. If all teams in the top 30% already qualified for SSNCT at earlier tournaments, the highest-ranking small school team that had not qualified at any previously-held tournament will receive a bid to SSNCT. Additionally, any small school team that qualifies for HSNCT will automatically qualify for SSNCT.

This tournament has received platinum certification from the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, so the top 25% of the field will qualify for the PACE National Scholastic Championship in Chicago on June 4-5, 2016.


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Post Re: 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier: March 5 at Columbia College
We had a few drops within the last month, but thanks to all of the wonderful people in the Missouri quizbowl community who have volunteered to staff, we have also expanded to 32 teams! We anticipate announcing one more expansion to 36 teams once we confirm a few more staffers, but that is our absolute limit this year due to available facility constraints.


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We have officially made our final expansion to 36 teams. We now have a full field of 36 teams from 25 different schools, including 14 teams from 10 small schools!


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We had a couple of drops yesterday that we were unable to fill from the waitlist, so there are currently two openings.


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The field is full again, but we'll be glad to add you to the waitlist if you could attend on short notice if we have any more drops.


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A recent drop now leaves one opening available. We do have a few schools offering standby teams, so we should at least end up at an even number if no new teams claim any available last minute openings.


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Post Re: 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier: March 5 at Columbia College
Columbia College makes a great host for quiz bowl tournaments, it was quite the well-run tournament on the part of MQA, especially for such a large tournament.

For those wanting to know, last I heard there was an advantage final between Hickman and Washington, with Washington holding the advantage. Washington B beat Rock Bridge for 3rd, and I don't know how the results landed beyond the super playoffs.


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Post Re: 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier: March 5 at Columbia College
We had to do all three of the best of three final. Washington won the first game, then Hickman picked up the second one and won the third 365-285. Amazing day! I'll say more later!


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Post Re: 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier: March 5 at Columbia College
Here's a link to the stats.

Congratulations to Hickman on the win, and good job to the Washington teams on the silver and bronze.


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This is just prelims. Jeff will get the rest once he's sufficiently recovered.


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Prelims
Playoffs
Superplayoffs and Placement Games
All Games

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Thank you once again to the 36 teams that attended the 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier on Saturday, making it the largest Qualifier to date! We hope that you enjoyed participating in the tournament as much as we enjoyed directing it!

After round 9, Hickman A, Washington B, Washington A, and Rock Bridge A advanced to the superplayoffs, while the remaining championship tier teams played round 10 placement games. After round 10, Washington B and Rock Bridge A both had losses to Hickman A and Washington A, so their scheduled round 11 game was effectively for third place, which Washington B won 340-265. Hickman A and Washington A were undefeated, effectively starting a best of three final. Washington won the first game 340-280, then Hickman won the next game 395-285, setting up a third winner-take-all game. With only a 45 point lead going into the last tossup, Hickman picked up the tossup after Washington answered incorrectly, winning the final game 365-285 to claim the 2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier title!

For the small school title, Hallsville A and Centralia A both advanced to the overall championship rounds, with Hallsville A finishing in sixth place overall and Centralia A in twelfth place. The separation of six places was just enough for Hallsville A to claim their fourth consecutive NAQT Missouri Qualifier small school title without a final!

Links to the complete statistics are available at http://q.moqba.org/2016/.

The top 15% (6 teams) qualified for the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament on May 27-29 in Dallas. Congratulations to Hickman, Washington A and B, Rock Bridge A, Savannah, and Hallsville A for qualifying at this tournament. St. Joseph Central and Helias have already qualified one team each at previous tournaments. (In fact, all eight of these teams are already registered to attend HSNCT!) Because this is the official NAQT State Qualifier for Missouri, a bid is awarded to the top team that had not previously qualified. Congratulations to Helias for qualifying a second team to HSNCT after Helias C overcame a 25 point deficit going into the last tossup of the ninth place game to win that game 245-240!

Of our 36 teams, we had a tournament record 12 small school-eligible teams, continuing Missouri's tradition of strong quizbowl participation by smaller schools. The top 30% of small school teams (4 teams) have also qualified for the NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament on April 29-May 1 in Chicago. Congratulations to Hallsville, Centralia, Pilot Grove, and Wellsville-Middletown for qualifying for SSNCT!

Since this tournament is platinum certified by PACE, the top 25% (9 teams) qualified for the PACE National Scholastic Championship in Chicago on June 4-5. Congratulations to Hickman A, Washington A and B, Rock Bridge, Savannah, Hallsville, St. Joseph Central, and Helias A and C for earning bids to NSC!

During the awards ceremony, we presented the fifth MOQBA Award for Outstanding Student Involvement to Washington juniors Matt Chalem and Joe Stitz for their many efforts to encourage participation in quizbowl by elementary and middle school students. We thank Matt and Joe for their work to promote quizbowl to younger students, and look forward to recognizing more outstanding students in the future.

Thanks to all of our wonderful staff who made this day of 179 quizbowl matches possible, including Mercedes and Brittany from Hallsville; Sherry and Franziska from Hickman; Joanna from Rock Bridge; Scott from St. Joseph Central; Susie Thierbach, Melanie Bush, Audrey, Evan, Elise, and Zoe from Washington; coaches Ginger Luetkemeyer, Ryan Kennedy, Scott Allen, Kay Barnes, Michelle Oliver, Greg Irwin, and David Dennis; Allyson Lotz and Michael Menkhus from Truman State University; Diana Harmata from Mizzou; Gordon Arsenoff; and fellow Missouri Quizbowl Alliance members Jason Loy, Sean Phillips, Kevin Stockman, and Shelley Swoyer. Special thanks go to Brandon Daake, Miranda Geer, Sawyer Magnus, Holly Pletka, and Grace Ziehm for making the long trip from Southeast Missouri State University to staff the tournament, as well as Shelby Melton from SEMO for also volunteering to help us out in the control rooms, which proved to be extremely valuable to the success of the tournament; Alex Smith and Kyle Hill for not only staffing the tournament, but also performing additional duties before and during the event to make this tournament possible; Jacob O'Rourke for providing invoices and other additional help before the tournament; and former Qualifier co-director Alex Dzurick for returning from Illinois to run the Brown Hall control room.

We must also give a HUGE thanks to Columbia College for once again providing us the opportunity to use the facilities on their beautiful campus for the tournament. We could not have run a tournament of this magnitude in multiple buildings without the help of the amazing representatives from Columbia College, whose advance preparation and assistance during the tournament were critical to the success of this tournament. Thanks to all of the admissions staff who helped set up the game rooms on Friday afternoon, Dr. David Starrett, Carla Aufdemberge, and Kathleen Price for welcoming everyone to campus, and Kristen Hartmann and Kim Craig for all of their hard work and continued support to make this tournament possible all while simultaneously coordinating the other large event on campus! Everyone there has been incredibly welcoming and accommodating, and we hope all of the teams had a great experience and will be eager to return to Columbia College next year should we decide to continue hosting the tournament there.

Thank you once again for attending. We hope to see everyone again next year at the tenth annual Qualifier!

Sincerely,
Jeffrey Hill and Matt Chadbourne
2016 NAQT Missouri Qualifier co-directors


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