04/09 Texas Invitational

Texas Quiz Bowl will host its 7th annual Texas Invitational Weekend of Quiz Bowl on April 9-10, 2016. The weekend will include a mirror of the 2016 NAQT ICT Div II and the MYSTERIUM Maryland/Yale Tournament. Each team will play a minimum of 22 matches (12 Saturday/10 Sunday) over two days.

Live Scores
If you’re trying to follow Texas Invitational from afar, or trying to keep track of your competition’s status as you go from round to round, you’ll be able to follow our live updates via a TI schedule Google sheet. This link will be made available in the week before the event.

Trinity University in San Antonio will host the 2016 Texas Invitational. The event will be housed in the Center for Science and Innovation and neighboring Marrs-McLean Hall.

Event I: Texas Invitational: MYSTERIUM
Event I is a power-marked regular college level event edited by the teams at Maryland and Yale. The field will be capped at 20 teams for this event.

Event II: Texas Invitational: NAQT
Event II is a mirror of the 2016 NAQT ICT Div II. The field will be capped at 24 teams for this event.

Friday 8-9 p.m. Event check-in at hotel

Saturday 8 a.m. Late check-in at tournament site
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 MYSTERIUM Rounds 1-6
Saturday 12:30 to 2:00 Lunch
Saturday 2:00 to 7:00 MYSTERIUM Rounds 7-13

Sunday 8 a.m. to 11 NAQT Rounds 1-6
Sunday 11:00 to 12:15 Quick Lunch
Sunday 12:15 to 4:15 NAQT Rounds 7-14

Registered Teams (13/14) 

  • #2 Hinsdale Central (IL)
  • #3 LASA A (TX)
  • #4 Wilmington Charter (DE)
  • #8 Dorman (SC)
  • #26 St. Mark’s (TX)
  • #28 Katy Taylor (TX)
  • #34 St. John’s (TX) (Saturday Only)
  • #42 LASA B (TX)
  • #72 Village (TX)
  • #98 Seven Lakes (TX)
  • #111 Chattahoochee (GA)
  • Spuyten Duyvil (NY)
  • CruRangers (TX)
  • Steve & Andy (Sunday Only)
  • Crandark (Sunday Only)

Past Entrants

In the past teams from Auburn (IL), Bellarmine (CA), Centennial (GA), Chattahoochee (GA), Cistercian (TX), Detroit Catholic Central (MI), Dorman (SC), Georgetown Day (DC), Hunter College (NY), LASA (TX), Loyola (IL), Northmont (OH), Ransom Everglades (FL), and Western Albemarle (VA) have participated.

The official TI hotel will be the La Quinta-Airport. The hotel is located adjacent to the San Antonio Airport and 5 miles north of Trinity University along US-281. The hotel offers shuttle service to and from the airport. TQBA has set up a $99 group rate for two-bed rooms at this hotel; please use the term “Texas Invitational” when calling this hotel to get the rate. Shuttles between the hotel and university are not provided by either TQBA or the hotel.

As soon as you have your team set, please submit a roster. Use a format similar to the one below. Please indicate any differences between the players who will play MYSTERIUM vs. NAQT. Please also indicate any vegetarians among your players.

Main Street High School
Jimmy NcNulty (2016)
Bunk Moreland (2016) [Veggie]
Lester Freamon (2017)  [Veggie]
Kima Greggs (2018) (MYSTERIUM only)
Beadie Russell (2018) (NAQT only)

Both events: $450
MYSTERIUM Only: $250
NAQT Only: $250

Saturday Lunch and Sunday Lunch will be included for all participating teams.

Please email sfontenot-at-texasquizbowl-dot-org to register.

R: Fontenot, Ugolini, Farmer, Fritz, Patison, Barnes, Benefiel.
T: Ewbank, Lacamu, Hawkins.
Photo: Duggleby.
Z: TQBA SA 4, TQBA 8+.