02/18 Crusader Invitational

Registered Teams (Barbarossa/Lionheart):

  • DeBakey (1/0)
  • Houston Lamar (0/1)
  • Incarnate Word (0/1)
  • Klein (1/0)
  • Little Cypress-Mauriceville (0/1)
  • Monsignor Kelly (0/1?)
  • Strake Jesuit (1/0)
  • St. Thomas (1/0)

Texas Quiz Bowl and Strake Jesuit are proud to announce that the inaugural Jesuit Invitational TQBA Oval Blue Backgroundacademic event will be hosted on February 18th on the Strake Jesuit campus
(8900 Bellaire Blvd, 77036) in Houston. This event is open to varsity teams and is intended for both new (Lionheart division) and experienced (Barbarossa division) quiz bowl teams. The tournament director for this event will be TQBA Director and Strake Jesuit Quiz Bowl Coach Dr. Chris Romero.

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.

Check-in for the event will begin at 8 a.m. on tourcolor_cross_scaled_up (1)nament 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. This tournament will use NAQT set IS-163A. Plaques will be awarded to the top four teams in each division. In addition, a plaque will be awarded to the top Catholic School school in each division.

All first teams from schools new to TQBA can play this event for free. The base fee for other teams is $145 with a $10 discount available for paying with cash or check on or before the morning of the tournament and a $15 discount available for proving a fully function buzzer system that is used at the tournament. Registration is open and can be done via our online registration page. Pizza for lunch can be pre-ordered at the tournament site the morning of the event for $10 per one-topping large. Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day at a concession table.