11/14 Bronco Bowl

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Registered high schools (21):

Varsity Division

  • Brandeis (1)
  • Clark (1)
  • Flour Bluff (2)
  • Keystone (1)
  • LASA (3)
  • Reagan (1)
  • St. Dominic Savio (1)
  • Strake Jesuit (1)

Novice Division

  • Brandeis (1)
  • Clark (1)
  • ISA (1)
  • Juan Diego (1)
  • Madison (2)
  • McAllen (1)
  • Reagan (2)
  • Strake Jesuit (1)

Registered middle schools (14):

  • Fulmore (4)
  • Garner (1)
  • Holy Family (1)
  • Hyde Park (1)
  • Kealing (2)
  • Rawlinson (2)
  • St. Theresa (3)


TQBA’s Bronco Bowl will take place on November 14, 2015 at Louis Brandeis High School (13011 Kyle Seale Pkwy, SA TX 78249). This event is open to middle school and high school teams from Central and South Texas.

Quiz Bowl is an academics-based game in which two teams of four students compete to answer questions about math, science, history, literature, religion, and arts. Students buzz in to answer tossup questions and correct tossup responses are rewarded with an opportunity to answer 3 bonus questions that cannot be stolen by the opposing team. The team with the most points after 20 tossup-bonus pairs is the winner.

Base fee for regular-season middle-school tournaments: $120
Discount for supplying a working buzzer: $15 per buzzer used
Minimum per-team fee for HS: $90

Base fee for regular-season high-school tournaments: $140
Discount for supplying a working buzzer: $15 per buzzer used
Minimum per-team fee for HS: $110

For schools which have not played a TQBA event in the past three years, there is no entry fee for that school’s first team. Registration is open and can be done via our Event Registration form or by email to sfontenot@texasquizbowl.org. Pizza for lunch can be pre-ordered at the tournament site the morning of the event for $10 per one-topping large.

Check-in for the event will begin at 8 a.m. on tournament morning. An opening meeting will start at approximately 8:45. Each team in the contest will play 6 preliminary matches. Following preliminary rounds, teams will be seeded by win-loss record into a single elimination playoff bracket.

The middle school tournament will use NAQT set MS-16. The high school tournament will use NAQT set IS-150. A sample MS packet can be found here. A sample IS packet is also available.

We expect the top four high school teams from this event to qualify for the 2016 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament to be held in Dallas the weekend of May 28, 2016. School that attend this event will earn points towards attending the 17th Annual Texas Quiz Bowl Championship to be held on April 23, 2016.

We expect the top four middle school teams from this event will qualify for the 2016 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament to be held in Atlanta the weekend of May 7, 2016. Every school that attends this event is eligible to participate in the seventh annual Texas Quiz Bowl Middle Grades Championships that is expected to be held on April 16, 2016.

Staff (13): Fontenot, Ugolini, Escandell, Flowers, Sastry Ar., Langas, Fritz, Patison, Farmer, Hawkins, Russo, Sastry Av., Ewbank, APO.
TD: Lacamu.
Z: TQBA 5+3, St. Theresa 3, Rawlinson 2, Clark 2, Flour Bluff 1, Keystone 1.