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Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/16/2010)

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:32 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Dear Coaches,

The University of Missouri Quizbowl Club is pleased to announce that we are planning on hosting our third annual Missouri Fall Academic Tournament on October 16th, 2010. This is the first invitational tournament of the year, and we hope you will consider our event as a season kickoff for your team. In our past two years, we have had the incredible fortune to be able to attract many of the very best teams in the state from both major cities and all places in between, so we hope to be able to offer you another chance to play many of this year’s most competitive teams.

We will be using an Invitational Series set written by National Academic Quiz Tournaments, and we will use the same game format as last year (20 tossups with 30 point rebounding bonuses, and tossups will have -5 point penalties for an early buzz that is incorrect, and powers, or an extra 5 points for a correct early buzz).

Our tournament has been certified by the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, a statewide group promoting high quality quizbowl. Criteria for certification include pyramidal questions, a guarantee of six rounds minimum per team, and other factors that MOQBA considers valuable for high quality quizbowl. Details on MOQBA and its certification procedures can be found online at

This tournament will be using a rule where each team can have a maximum of 6 players. If you have more than that, do not feel hesitant signing up an extra team so that every player gets more opportunities to participate in games.

The field will be capped at 18 teams, although if there is demand and space we will consider expansion of the field. Spaces will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will form a waitlist, and if teams drop, we will proceed down the list in order. If the field fills, then we will be able to guarantee you a 10 game schedule, which we are very excited to offer your team to allow them to get increased early season playing time. Also, if we fill the field, then the top 3 teams and possibly the top small school will qualify for the 2011 NAQT High School National Championship in Atlanta. Additionally, the top teams will qualify for the 2011 PACE National Scholastics Championship at Northwestern University in Illinois.

Entry Fees
First team from a school: $70
Additional teams from the same school: $60
Buzzer system discount*: -$5 per system per team, up to $15 off.
Staffer discount: -$5 per team that brings a scorekeeper the morning of the tournament. This can be a coach, parent, or any other person attending who isn’t playing. We will provide the scorekeeper with a lunch.
* In order to receive the buzzer system discount, the system must be fully functional for 8 players.

To register, please email me at [email protected] with the name of your school, how many teams you wish to enter, and the best way to contact you with any questions.

Don't hesitate to respond early! We will work with you every step of the way, allay your concerns, and answer any questions you may have.

Also, be sure to look out for our other tournaments on December 4th, and in February. Our campus will also be hosting the Missouri NAQT Qualifier tournament on March 5th.

We hope to see you in Columbia on October 16th to kick off the new quizbowl season!

Charles Dees
Co-Tournament Director

P.S. We would like to recommend that if you are interested in finding more practice material to prepare for our events, you check out, which is an archive of hundreds of high school packets.

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/16/2010)

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:38 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Centralia - confirmed
Clayton - confirmed
Hickman - confirmed
Jefferson City - confirmed
Kickapoo (2) - confirmed
Ladue Horton Watkins - confirmed
Lutheran (St. Peters) - confirmed
North Kansas City - confirmed
North Shelby
Oakville - confirmed
Pilot Grove - confirmed
Rock Bridge - confirmed
Tuscumbia (2) - confirmed
Villa Duchesne (2) - confirmed
West Jr. High

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/16/2010)

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:59 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
The field for this event is now full, we will be starting a waitlist for any interested teams.

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (10/16/2010)

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:40 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Congratulations to Ladue, who for the second year in a row won the Missouri Fall Academic Tournament, this time by going undefeated the entire day and clearing the field without even needing to play a finals match. Villa Duchesne defeated Rock Bridge in the match for second place, and North Shelby defeated Centralia in the first match of the small school finals. Our top scorers, who went away with book awards, were the following players:
Max Schindler (Ladue) - 131 ppg
Sabrina Fritz (Villa Duchesne A) - 114 ppg
Sam Haynes (Jefferson City) - 80 ppg
Aaron Seider (Centralia) - 79 ppg
Craig Chval (Rock Bridge) - 78 ppg
Mark Richter (Oakville) - 64 ppg
Andy Atkins (Hickman) - 59 ppg

I was incredibly impressed by the play I saw today, and everyone deserves to be congratulated. Missouri is improving so much it's incredible.

Also, Jeff Hill, Sean Phillips, Gordon Arsenoff, the Truman team, Matt Chadbourne and the Rolla team, and Dylan Becraft deserve a ton of thanks for helping staff, without your help none of this would have worked out.

Here are the statistics-
Prelims - ... =standings
Playoffs - ... =standings