24 Texas teams in playoff contention at HSNCT

On Saturday, 25 TQBA teams competed in the 2019 NAQT High School Championship Tournament at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. A total of 336 teams from 265 schools across the nation and world are competing in the event.

Each team played 7 matches on Saturday and will play 3 more on Sunday morning, needing at least 6 wins to qualify for the playoffs. Through Saturday’s matches, three Texas teams have already for the playoffs and 21 more remain in contention. You can follow Texas teams’ Sunday results via our tracker sheet available at this link.

Each team’s last three preliminary matches will be played between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Playoffs will run 2 p.m. through 9 p.m. Any team that finishes preliminaries with 7 or more wins will qualify for a double elimination playoff. All teams with exactly 6 wins will qualify for a single elimination playoff.

Already in Double Elimination Playoffs @ 7-0: Carnegie Vanguard [1 team]
Already in Single Elimination Playoffs @ 6-1: LASA A, Strake A [2 teams]
Need one win for Playoffs @ 5-2: Greenhill, Parish, Taylor [3 teams]
Need two wins for Playoffs @ 4-3: Coppell, Cistercian A, LASA B, Reagan A, Plano West A, Plano West B, St. John’s, St. Thomas, Strake Jesuit B, TAMS [10 teams]
Need three wins for Playoffs @ 3-4: Bellaire, Brandeis, Cistercian B, Clark, Greenhill B, Jasper, Kinkaid, Reagan B [8 teams]
Eliminated from Playoff Contention: Cinco Ranch [1 team]

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Follow Texas Teams via our 2019 HSNCT Live Tracker

The TQBA HSNCT Live Tracker can be found here.

The first tab, “Overall,” will have up-to-date records for each Texas team. The next three tabs, divided geographically, will have all results for each team as they become available. The teams will be listed alphabetically left to right.

Keep in mind, some teams will play their seven Saturday matches in the morning, while others will play in the afternoon.

Good luck to all our teams!

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Follow Texas Teams via our 2019 MSNCT Live Tracker

The TQBA Live Tracker is back for 2019’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 each Texas team. The next three tabs, divided geographically, will have all results for each team as they become available. The teams will be listed alphabetically left to right.

Good luck to all our teams!

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Three Texas teams place in top 5 at SSNCT

This past weekend teams from across the nation played at the 2019 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament in a suburb of Chicago. Three Dallas-area teams (Parish Episcopal, St. Mark’s School, and Greenhill) finished in the top 5 of Open Division. Parish advanced to the final and finished 2nd before bowing out to Champion Miami Valley (Ohio). St. Mark’s finished 4th and Greenhill finished 5th. TAG Magnet and Shelton were also represented in the windy city.

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Taylor repeats as TQBA Champion!

Congratulations to coach Chris Harris and his squad from Taylor High School (Katy) who, on Saturday at Greenhill in Dallas, repeated as TQBA Champions. The team finished the day with an 11-0-1 record and defeated runner-up St. John’s (Houston) 500-200 in the final. Taylor senior William Golden capped off a stellar TQBA career by leading his team to the Division I title as the top individual performer. The remainder of the finishers in Division I were: LASA (Austin), Strake Jesuit (Houston), Parish Episcopal (Dallas), Reagan (San Antonio), Plano West, Cistercian (Irving), St. Mark’s (Dallas), Village (Houston), Brandeis (San Antonio), and Clark (San Antonio).

In Division II, Shelton School (Dallas) finished 1st followed by Memorial (Houston), Country Day (Fort Worth), and Tompkins (Katy).

In Junior Varsity, Greenhill A defeated Coppell in the final. Semifinalists were Strake Jesuit B and LASA B.

Official tournament game and individual stats are posted at this link from naqt.com.

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2019 Texas Quiz Bowl Camp

Texas Quiz Bowl’s 2019 Summer Camp will be held at the University of Texas at Dallas from Sunday, July 21st through Saturday, July 27th. Pre-Registration for the camp is now available through the following google form registration page.

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2019 Texas Invitational & Summer Quiz Bowl Camps

Texas Quiz Bowl is proud to offer preliminary announcements for 2019 editions of our annual Texas Invitational Event and our summer quiz bowl camps.

Texas Invitational will be held on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th at Taylor High School in Katy. Saturday’s contest will feature questions from the Terrapin Event and Sunday’s will feature questions from the Illiac event. All teams will play at least ten matches in both events. Each event is limited to a maximum of 24 teams. Registration is $250 for one event or $450 for both events and lunch is included both days. For teams with demonstrable financial need, assistance in the form of discounted entry fees is available.  Please email romeroc-at-gmail-dot-com to register or request additional information on Texas Invitational.

In Summer 2019, Texas Quiz Bowl is once again planning two weeks for its annual quiz bowl camps. Each camp will start on a Sunday and conclude the following Saturday. Each day of camp, students will participate in sessions on quiz bowl knowledge, learning theory, practice, strategy, and team work. The camps are open to students currently in grades 4 through 11. The announcement of dates and locations will be made early in the spring. We will open registration for our camps on March 1st. Please email romeroc-at-gmail-dot-com with any questions concerning Texas Quiz Bowl Camps.

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TQBA Season 20 Spring Schedule Announcement

Below is TQBA’s tentative schedule of Spring regular-season middle-school and high-school events.

As always please email tqbamail-at-gmail-dot-com if you have any questions. Thank you all for your support of quiz bowl in Texas.

Middle School/Elementary Events
[Register] 01/19 TQBA Winter Roundup @ Beckendorff (MS-29)
[Register] 01/26 TQBA Fort Worth Open @ All Saints’ Episcopal (MS-29)
[Register] 02/23 TQBA Greenhill Games III (MS-30)
[Register] 03/02 TQBA TBA Houston-Area event (MS-30)
[Register] 03/09 TQBA Bluebonnet Bowl @ TBA {Houston} (IS-183)

High School Events
[Register] 01/26 TQBA Winter Rodeo @ Cinco Ranch (IS-181)
[Register] 02/02 TQBA Rio Grande Valley Bowl III @ Lamar Academy (IS-182A)
[Register] 03/09 TQBA Bluebonnet Bowl @ TBA {Houston} (IS-183)
[Register] 03/09 TQBA Mean Green Meet @ North Texas (IS-181)

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TQBA’s Season 20 Fall Schedule Announcement

In Fall 2018, Texas Quiz Bowl will celebrate our 20th season of quiz bowl events in Texas. Our first tournament was on October 2, 1998 at Texas A&M in College Station. Since then we have hosted more than 200 events over two decades.

In honor of our 20th season, this year’s pair of TQBA Championship Events (Varsity scheduled for April 13th & Middle Grades scheduled for March 23rd) will include  birthday cake for all attendees.

Before we get to our spring championship events, we are proud to announce our schedule of events for the fall. The first events of the years are open for registration. We hope to see all teams at an event very soon. Additional events and more links to registration forms will be posted when they are available.

As always please email tqbamail-at-gmail-dot-com if you have any questions. Thank you all for your support of quiz bowl in Texas.

Middle School/Elementary Events
[Register] 09/15 Bayou City Jamboree @Village (IS-176A/Pookie18) {Houston}
[Register] 10/06 Bulldog Bonanza (MS-27) @Beck {Houston}
[Register] 10/06 Lion’s Lair (MS-27) @St. Mark’s {Dallas}
[Register] 11/10 Eagle’s Nest (MS-28) @St. Thomas {Houston}
[Register] 11/10 Hawk’s Nest (MS-28) @Cistercian {Dallas}
[Register] 12/08 MS HoHo (IS-180A) @TBA {Houston}

High School Events
[Register] 09/15 Bayou City Jamboree @Village (IS-176A) {Houston}
[Register] 09/22 Hornet Hullabaloo @Greenhill(IS-177) {Dallas}
[Register] 09/29 Alamo City VIII (IS-176A) @MacArthur {San Antonio}
[Register] 10/13 Kickoff Classic XIV (IS-177) @Seven Lakes {Houston}
[Register] 10/20 Penn Bowl Mirror (Penn18) @ LASA {Austin}
[Register] 10/27 Panther Parley (IS-178A) @Parish Episcopal HS {Dallas}
[Register] 11/17 Harvard Fall Mirror @TBA (HFT18) {Houston}
[Register] 12/15 HoHoHo (IS-179) @TBA {Houston}

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Quiz Bowl Camp Class Offerings

The following are the classes that will be offered at the 2018 Texas Quiz Bowl Camp Sessions to be hosted at the University of Texas at Dallas at the end of July.

2018 Session B Courses: July 15-21  [Register Here for Session B]

  • American History Survey
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Literature
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Visual Arts
  • World Culture
  • World History Survey

2018 Session C Courses: July 22-28 [Register Here for Session C]

  • American History I (until Civil War)
  • American History II (Civil War to Present)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Poems
  • Prose
  • Visual Art (Paintings, Sculpture, Architecture)
  • World Culture (including Religion & Mythology)
  • World History I (1945 to present)
  • World History II (before 1945)
  • Masters Topics (for advanced players)

In order to sign-up for classes, please register via the above link and a second link for camp preferences (classes, roommates, and more) will be emailed. Questions can be sent to tqbacamp@gmail.com.

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