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 Emerging Regions [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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Announcing HoHoHo Futures Competition

Texas Quiz Bowl is proud to announce that we will host a special quiz bowl futures competition in coordination with our annual HoHoHo event to be held in Katy at Seven Lakes High School (9251 South Fry Road, 77494) on December 2, 2017. This event is open to high achieving middle school students from across the state of Texas.

Parents may register their student to participate in this special event via this link.

The competition will feature 7 teams of students who will compete against each other on varsity level questions. TQBA will assign players to teams for this event. Each team will play at least 6 games during the competition. All teams will advance to a single elimination playoff. The fee for participation is $30 per student and will include lunch.Please email TQBA director Dr. Romero (romeroc-at-gmail-dot-com) with any questions.

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AOS wins first MS event at Viking

Congratulations to the team from Annunciation Orthodox School who won their school’s first ever TQBA middle school event on Saturday at the Viking Invasion III at the Village School. The AOS team began the playoffs seeded 4th after a preliminary stage loss to the Kinkaid school. AOS defeated teams from T.H. Rogers and Beckendorff Junior High in the first two playoff rounds before again facing the Kinkaid team. The Dolphins squad avenged its earlier loss with a 460-240 defeat of Kinkaid in the semifinals before beating Fort Settlement Crimson 470-200 in the final. In the elementary group on Saturday, the A team from Beckendorff emerged victorious from a group of 7. Statistics from Saturday’s event are available at this link.

At the event the eight quarter-finalist teams earned bids to the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship event to be held in Chicago on Mother’s Day Weekend. The qualifiers were single teams from Annunciation Orthodox, Beckendorff, Fort Settlement, Rogers, and the Village School along with two teams from St. John’s School. The next chance to qualify for nationals in Houston will be at the Strake Jesuit Prep Bowl event on November 4th. A registration link for Prep Bowl is available at this link.

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Kinkaid, Holy Family, Greenhill lead early group of MSNCT bids!

Over the past two weekends, eight Texas middle school teams qualified to attend the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship event in Chicago on Mother’s Day Weekend. The eight qualifiers are: Beck, Cistercian, Coppell West, Fulmore, Greenhill, Holy Family, Kinkaid, and St. Mark’s.

In the nation’s first middle grades event of the season on September 16th, Bayou City, Kinkaid outlasted Beck 290-230. At the Falcon Fest in Austin on the 23rd, Holy Family edged Fulmore A in the final with an exciting 355-345 win. In Dallas on the 23rd at the Hornet Hullabaloo, the top Greenhill team decisively defeated St. Mark’s 535-90. Additionally the Coppell West and Cistercian semi-finalist teams from the Dallas event also qualified for nationals.

The next opportunity to qualify for the middle school national will be at the Viking event at the Village School on October 7th. Registration for Viking is open and available at this link.

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Up To Date Statistics

Here are the links to the latest statistical results from our fall tournaments!

Alamo City (10/21, IS-168C)
Panther Pageant (10/21, IS-168C)
Kickoff Classic Varsity(10/14, IS-168C)
Kickoff Classic Novice (10/14, IS-168C)
Viking Invasion (10/07, MS-23)
Sparkling City (09/30, IS-167A)
French Quarter Kickoff (09/30, IS-167A)
Hornet Varsity/Middle School (09/23, IS-167A/MS-23)
Falcon Middle School (09/23, MS-23)
Bayou Varsity (09/16 17Prison)
Bayou Middle School (09/16 IS-167A)

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Fall Events Calendar

Here is a list of Texas Quiz Bowl events for this fall. Please note that these events are currently linked to blank event pages. We will fill in details on each event page shortly. You may register for events via the NAQT links on the right of each event. If you have any general questions, please tqbamail-at-gmail-dot-com.

Middle School/Elementary
Sep 23 [DAL] Hornet Hullabaloo III @ Greenhill (MS/HS) (MS-23, IS-167A) [Register]
Sep 23 [AUS] Falcon Fest III @ Fulmore (MS/JV) (MS-23, IS-167A) [Register]
Oct 07 [HOU] Viking Invasion @ Village (MS-23) [Register]
Nov 04 [HOU] Prep Bowl XLIV @ Strake Jesuit (MS) (MS-24, IS-169A) [Register]
Nov 11 [HOU] Science Challenge I @ TBA [Register]
Nov 18 [SAN] Rattler Rally @ Reagan (MS/HS) (MS-24, IS-169A) [Register]
Dec 02 [DAL] Greenhill Games @ Greenhill (MS/HS) (MS-24, IS-171A) [Register]
Dec 10 [HOU] Holiday Hoedown @ TBA (MS) (IS-171A) [Register]

High School
Sep 16 [HOU] Bayou City Jamboree @ St. Thomas (IS-167A) [Register]
Sep 23 [DAL] Hornet Hullabaloo III @ Greenhill  (MS-23, IS-167A) [Register]
Sep 23 [AUS] Falcon Fest III @ Fulmore (JV) (MS-23, IS-167A) [Register]
Sep 30 [COR] Sparkling City IV @ Flour Bluff (IS-167A) [Register]
Oct 14 [HOU] Kickoff Classic XIII @ Seven Lakes (IS-168) [Register]
Oct 17 [BMT] Boomtown Bash @ Monsignor Kelly (IS-167A) [Register]
Oct 21 [SAN] Alamo City VII @ MacArthur (IS-168) [Register]
Oct 21 [DAL] Panther Pageant II @ Parish (IS-168) [Register]
Nov 04 [HOU] Prep Bowl XLIV @ Strake Jesuit (JV) (MS-24, IS-169A) [Register]
Nov 11 [RGV] Rio Grande Valley Bowl II @ Lamar IB (IS-169A) [Register]
Nov 11 [HOU] Science Challenge I (JV) [Register]
Nov 18 [SAN] Rattler Rally @ Reagan (MS-24, IS-169A) [Register]
Nov 18 [HOU] Owl City @ Rice University [Register]
Dec 02 [DAL] Greenhill Games @ Greenhill (MS/HS) (MS-24, IS-171A) [Register]
Dec 02 [HOU] HoHoHo X @ TBA (IS-170) [Register]
Dec 16 [HOU] Harvard Fall Mirror @ TBA [Register]

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Announcing Texas Quiz Bowl Academy!

This fall, Dr. Romero will be teaching science (11 a.m.) , history (1 p.m.), and humanities (3 p.m.) classes on Sundays.  Each class period will include 50 minutes on instruction in a specific topic area, 50 minutes of targeted practice (with coaching on buzzing strategies), a 10 minute quiz to review from the previous weeks, and a short break. Students will be given a brief homework assignment each week. More information on the classes including a registration link can be found on the Academy tab of the Texas Quiz Bowl website.

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New Study Guides Available!

The Pookie Collection is the set of novice quiz bowl packet sets written for the Texas Quiz Bowl Camp from 2013 through 2016. The collection includes 7o packets (each with at least 20 tossups and 20 bonuses) and more than 2800 questions. The topics covered are specifically chosen to appeal to younger and beginning players. All the major quiz bowl categories (Arts, Astronomy, Bible, Biology, Chemistry, Culture, Geology, History, Music, Mathematics, Mythology, Novels, Physics, Poems, Plays, Religion) are covered. Additional questions on popular culture (celebrities, movies, pop music, sports, and more) and general knowledge make the sets more accessible to new players.  They are an excellent set of practice material for elementary and middle school teams. Please email tqbacamp@gmail.com to order the books or request more information. Books can be mailed to your address.

The Tilapia Collection (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Masters) of quiz bowl study guides are are new for 2017 and are now available for purchase. Each of the four books features tossup study sets utilized at previous Texas Quiz Bowl Camps. Each of the books features 24 chapters of questions distributed like a standard high school packet. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific category of questions (e.g., organelles, poems, wars) allowing students to focus on clue patterns to learn new material as quickly as possible.You may order books via this online form. Books typically take 2-4 weeks for delivery. Books can be mailed to your address.

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