Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance (TQBA) is a not-for-profit organization that facilitates the Lone Star State’s most dynamic, fun, and challenging academic competition. Each year TQBA hosts more than 10 high school and middle school events, runs a summer quiz bowl camp, and selects an All-State team to compete in the National All-Star Championship.
TQBA held its first tournament on October 2, 1998 and was formally constituted in 2003. Since its founding TQBA has hosted more than 100 high school and college tournaments and in 2010 inaugurated a junior high program. Since 2000, Texas Quiz Bowl has been the proud sponsor of the Texas State Quiz Bowl Championship Tournament and since 2010 has been the sponsor of that Texas All-State team which annually participates in the National All-Star Academic Tournament. Team Texas captured its first national championship in 2011.
Texas Quiz Bowl is advised by a board of former players representing Texas A&M University, the University of Texas, and Rice University. TQBA’s advisors have more than 100 years of combined quiz bowl experience. In addition to their association with quiz bowl, our advisors are successful professionals who work as doctors, lawyers, librarians, safety engineers, teachers, and journalists.
We constantly seek new tournament hosting prospects and the chance to provide new learning opportunities for our current and future constituents. We expect that our efforts will empower our students to fulfill the loftiest of goals and attend the most prestigious colleges and universities. Texas Quiz Bowl alumni annually matriculate to schools such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, MIT, Stanford, Cal Tech, Chicago, Georgetown, Duke, Texas, Texas A&M, and Rice.
The mission of Texas Quiz Bowl is to engage students from every Texas school with academically rigorous, pyramidal questions. We envision Quiz Bowl students as the Renaissance men and women for a new age. They can discuss Aztec Mythology, Enlightenment Philosophy, and Abstract Expressionism as effortlessly as they might food, football, or fashion. It is they who will comprise the avant-garde cadre and shepherd our society’s culture and ideals through the 21stcentury.