Summer Camps Timeline

This summer, for the ninth year, Texas Quiz Bowl will its quiz bowl camps. These camps are open to all students in grades 4-11 eager to become better learners and improve their academic competition skills. This summer we have scheduled three sessions of summer camp during June and July 2018.

Session A: Houston Day Camp @ St. Thomas June 11-15 [Info and Registration Here]
Though any student can attend any or all sessions, we recommend Session B for students currently in grades 4-10.

Session B: Dallas Day/Overnight Camp @ UTD July 15-21 [Register Here]
Though any student can attend any or all sessions, we recommend Session B for students currently in grades 4-7.

Session C: Dallas Day/Overnight Camp @ UTD July 22-28 [Register Here]
Though any student can attend any or all sessions, we recommend Session C for students currently in grades 8-11.

Sunday, May 20: Roommate Requests Open (via email)
Friday, June 01: Regular Registration Deadline for all Camps

Tuesday, June 5: Camp Session A Fee Deadline
Thursday, June 7: Camp Session A Details Email
Monday, June 18: Class Selections & Final Registration Open for UTD Camps
Tuesday, June 19: No Penalty Fee Deadline

Friday, July 6: Camp Session A Details Email
Sunday, July 15: Camp Session A Opens
Saturday, July 21: Camp Session A Closes

Friday, July 13 Camp Session B Details Email
Sunday, July 22: Camp Session B Opens
Saturday, July 28: Camp Session B Closes

The regular registration deadline for the all Texas Quiz Bowl Camps is June 1st. We ask that all students register as soon as possible to allow us time to plan accordingly. Fees will be due on Tuesday, June 5th (SessionA) or Tuesday, June 19th (Sessions B & C).

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Beck, Greenhill tie for 8th at MSNCT

Teams from Beck Junior High in Katy and Greenhill School in Addison tied for eighth to lead Texas’ delegation at NAQT’s Middle School National Championship Tournament.

The Beck team of Charles Chen, Aaryan Sagar, Ben Hassall and Connor Oberg went 10-4 on the weekend, while the Greenhill A team of Gokulan Anand, Shruti Siva, Josh Rubel and Ravi Ingle went 9-4. Each reached Round 20 of the tournament.

Beckendorff A (9-4) finished tied for 13th, while Greenhill B (8-5), AOS (8-5) and Holy Family (8-5) finished tied for 21st.

Holy Family’s Johnny Miri was the sixth-leading scorer in preliminaries, scoring 89 points per 20 tossups heard. Beckendorff’s Sidharth Nair was 11th (78.26 PP20TUH) while Nikita Nair of Coppell West was 14th (72.22).

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Thirteen Texas teams in the hunt for MSNCT Trophies

Thirteen Texas middle school teams qualified for today’s playoff rounds at the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament being held in Chicago. You can follow the progress of today’s playoffs via this link to the online NAQT Playoff Brackets. The participating teams are listed below.

#8 Greenhill A (6-2)
#14 Beckendorff A (6-2)
#15 St. John’s A (6-2)
#16 Beck (6-2)
#32 TH Rogers (5-3)
#34 AOS (5-3)
#35 Kinkaid (5-3)
#42 Village A (5-3)
#45 Greenhill B (5-3)
#50 Fulmore A (5-3)
#57 Village B (5-3)
#63 Holy Family (5-3)
#65 St. John’s C (5-3)

Each team played in 8 preliminary games on Saturday. All teams with a record of 5 wins and 3 losses or better advanced to the Sunday double elimination playoffs.

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Follow Texas Teams via our MSNCT Live Tracker

A new and improved TQBA Live Tracker is here for 2018’s middle school and high school national championships. The MSNCT version can be found here.

The first tab, “Overall,” will have up-to-date records for all 25 Texas teams. The next four tabs, divided geographically, will have all results for each team as they become available. Thea teams will be listed alphabetically left to right. Houston-area teams are divided into “Houston” and “Suburbs” just so that 17 teams aren’t on a single tab.

Good luck to all our teams!

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TQBA Summer Camps

Registration for this summer’s quiz bowl camp sessions at the University of Texas at Dallas  (Sessions B & C) are open. Registration for a day camp at St. Thomas High School in Houston is also open.

Session A: Houston Day Camp @ St. Thomas June 11-15 [Info and Registration Here]
Session B: Dallas Day/Overnight Camp @ UTD July 15-21 [Register Here]
Session C: Dallas Day/Overnight Camp @ UTD July 22-28 [Register Here]

Questions concerning 2018 camps can be sent via email to tqbacamp@gmail.com.

For general camp questions and information, please visit this Camp General FAQ page.
For some more information regarding logistics, please visit this logistics page.
For quiz bowl accolades won by TQBA campers, please visit the accolades page.
For information about fees and payments, please visit the camp financials page.
For information about some of the safety measures at camp, please visit the safety page.

Here are the lists of planned course offerings for each of the 2018 TQBA Summer Camp Sessions:

Session A (June 11-15): American History, Astronomy, Classical Music, Geography, Human Biology, Literary Classics, Mythology, Physical Science, Poetry, Sports, World History
Session B (July 15-21): American History, Ancient World, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computational Math, Literary Classics, Mythology, Poetry, Political Geography, Popular Music, Short Stories, World History
Session C (July 22-28): American History, Ancient World, Biochemistry, Conceptual Math, Drama, Film & Opera, Human Geography, Philosophy, Physics, Visual Art, World History, World Literature

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James Taylor, Plano East win State!

Congratulations to James E. Taylor High School from Katy and Plano East High School for winning the Division I and Division II, respectively, at the Texas Quiz Bowl Championships, which were held at Seven Lakes High School, on Saturday.

Taylor defeated Austin’s Liberal Arts & Science Academy in a thrilling one-game final after the two teams ended regularly scheduled matches with identical 10-1 records. Strake Jesuit College Prep, St. John’s School, and Cistercian Prep rounded out the top five in Division I.

Plano East defeated Houston Memorial in the final for Division II. Both teams began the day with 9-1 records and emerged a top five which also included Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Monsignor Kelly, and John Cooper.

Strake Jesuit, who began with a 9-0 record, emerged victorious over St. Mark’s, who had a 8-1 record in the first game of an advantaged final. The top five JV teams also included:  Cistercian, Greenhill, Seven Lakes A, and St. John’s.

More details, pictures, and statistics will be available soon.

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2018 TQBA Championship planned for Saturday

Texas Quiz Bowl will host its 19th annual Championship event on Saturday at Seven Lakes High School in Katy. A record total of 49 teams from across the state will compete in three divisions (Division I, Division II, and JV) for the distinction of being named as the 2018’s best academic competition team in the Lone Star State.

The groups for Division I were determined in a soccer style draw from eligible participants. A You-Tube Video of the draw is available for viewing. TQBA Championship Tournament Director Steve Fontenot conducted the draw and will run Saturday’s event. The teams competing in each group for Saturday’s event are listed below.

This year is the first in which a Division II Championship opportunity is available. This group is available to smaller schools and newer programs, including those from regions outside of the TQBA hubs in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. This year teams from Beaumont, Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, and McAllen are a part of the Division II group. The JV group is limited to teams including juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, the sum of whose grade levels is 40 or less.

Past champions of the event are:

2017 St. Mark’s School
Abdullah Akbar, John Crawford, Patrick Magee, Connor Pierce
2016 Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Trevor Binford, John DiCarlo, Ethan Russo, Corin Wagen
2015 Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Trevor Binford, John DiCarlo, Ethan Russo, Corin Wagen
2014 Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Alex Freed, Nathan Weiser, Ben Jones, Arnav Sastry
2013 St. John’s School
Carlo DeGuzman, George Davies, Claire Jones, Jeffrey Fastow, Deven Lahoti
2012 Seven Lakes High School
Daniel Chapman, Alex Cai, Nathan Agnew, Carlo DeGuzman, Andi Qi
2011 Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Thomas Littrell, Benji Ngyuen, Aaron Pellowski, Danny Chupin
2010 Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Thomas Littrell, Benji Nguyen, Roger Cain, Matt Goodman, Ben Goldstein
2009 Bellaire High School
Shanna Chu, Ruiji Jiang, Zach Herrera, Liz Wright
2008 Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Albert Bayer, Cyrus Bordbar, Prashant Ragveadran, Tyler Smith
2007 St. John’s School
Ryan Hodgson, Zach Yeung, Zachary Curry-McDougald, Caroline Flowers, Alex Stadnyk
2006 St. John’s School
Ryan Hodgson, Sarah Longhofer, Rish Sinha, Stephen Spencer, Mark Stadnyk
2005 Bellaire High School
Larissa Charnsangavej, Will Flaherty, Kelly Marshall, Kevin Peng
2004 Bellaire High School
Larissa Charnsangavej, Nick Malouta, Andrew Soloman, Tiffany Pan
2003 St. John’s School
Alexander Akhter, Warren Bellows, Andrew Brantley, Matt Dunn, Ranjan Ranshandani
2002 St. John’s School
Andrew Brantley, Eric Kwei, Michael Friedman, Alex Wright
2001 Huntsville High School
Lauren Matherne, Emily Resnick, Lillian Resnick, Drew Russell, Eric Weatherwax,
2000 Cistercian Preparatory School
David Daly, Chris Edgemon, Andrew Gregg, Mark Edinburgh

2017 Champion St. Mark’s School of Texas

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2018 TQBA Championships

Registration for the 2018 Texas Quiz Bowl Championships is now open. On March 24th and April 21st, TQBA will end it host is middle grades and varsity championships in Houston and present awards to the top quiz bowl teams from across the state of Texas. In 2017, St. Mark’s School of Texas took home the top awards at both the varsity and middle grades events.

Middle Grades Championships @ Strake Jesuit (March 24th) 
Championship Division: Open to top teams from every middle school [Register Here]
Open Division: Open to middle school students (grade 8 or below) [Register Here]
Catholic & Parochial Division: Students from religious middle schools [Register Here]
Elementary Division: Students currently in grade 6 or below [Register Here]
Freshman Division: Students currently in 9th grade [Register Here]

Varsity Championships @ Seven Lakes (April 21st)
Division I: Open to qualifiers [Register Here]
Division II: Open to teams unable to compete in Division I or JV [Register Here]
Junior Varsity: Open to JV teams by Rule of 40 [Register Here]
Futures: Open to 8th grade students [email: romeroc@gmail.com to inquire]

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2018 Texas Quiz Bowl Camps — Registration Open

Texas Quiz Bowl is making plans for its 2018 Summer Quiz Bowl Camps. We anticipate hosting three camp weeks this year in the Lone Star State:

Session A: Houston Day Camp @ St. Thomas June 11-15
Session B: Dallas Day/Overnight Camp @ UTD July 15-21 [Register Here]
Session C: Dallas Day/Overnight Camp @ UTD July 22-28 [Register Here]

Registration for the Houston Day Camp will open soon. Questions concerning 2018 camps can be sent via email to tqbacamp@gmail.com.

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2017 TQBA Winter Camp

Texas Quiz Bowl will once again host a winter quiz bowl camp at Strake Jesuit for students currently in grades 4-10. The camp will be Tuesday, December 27 through Saturday, December 30th at Zinnamon Hall on campus. We will meet each day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The camp will be staffed by members of the Strake Jesuit Quiz Bowl Team. Students will have fun engaging in educational activities as they learn about history, geography, science, and humanities. The fee for the camp is $325 per student and includes lunch each day plus supplies.
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