04/22 Middle Grades Championship VIII

Registered (Championship/Elementary/Open) (14/11/12): 

  • Annunciation Orthodox (1/2/0)
  • Beck (1/0/0)
  • Beckendorff (1/0/1)
  • Coppell West (1/0/0)
  • Cornerstone (0/1/0)
  • Fulmore (1/0/3)
  • Greenhill (1/0/2)
  • Harmony Excellence (1/1/0)
  • Kealing (1/0/0)
  • Kinkaid (1/2/0)
  • Nelson (1/0/0)
  • Rogers (1/1/2)
  • St. Clare of Assisi (0/0/1)
  • St. Helen (0/1/0)
  • St. John’s (1/1/2)
  • St. Mark’s School of Texas (1/0/0)
  • St. Theresa (1/2/1)

Details
The 2017 Texas Quiz Bowl Middle Grades Championships will be contested on April 22, 2017 at Seven Lakes High School (9251 South Fry 77494) in Katy. This contest will use questions from NAQT IS-165A. Here is a sample packet of questions of this level. For this event, we ask that schools mail in their entry fees prior to the event. Invoices can be provided upon registration. You may register via our online registration form.

Divisions, Formats, & Fees

Championship
The Championship Division is open to one team from each middle school in the state of Texas. All players must have progressed no higher than 8th grade. This division will include a maximum of 32 teams. Each team will play a split round robin before three playoff games. Playoff games will be followed by an (advantaged, if necessary) final between the top 2 teams. Each team will play a minimum of 10 games. The fee for the championship division is $165 and includes a pizza buffet lunch for 5. Additional lunches are $10. A $15 buzzer discount is available for this event.

Elementary
The Elementary Division is open to teams from each elementary school in the state of Texas. All players must have progressed no higher than 6th grade. Spots will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Each team should expect to play a minimum of 7 games. The fee for the elementary division is $165 and includes a pizza buffet lunch for 5. Additional lunches are $10. The match format of this division will deviate slightly from the TQBA standard. Please note that state championship level questions will be challenging.

Open
The Open Division is open to teams (one or more) from each middle school in the state of Texas which has fielded a team in the championship division. All players must have progressed no higher than 8th grade. Each team will play at minimum of 6 games. The fee for the championship division is $165 and includes a pizza buffet lunch for 5. Additional lunches are $10. Please note that our open division may be limited due to staff and logistical considerations. Spots in the open division will be assigned based upon date of fee receipts.

Additional Information

About Quiz Bowl
Quiz Bowl is a 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.

Tournament Morning Procedures
Check in for this event will be in the ninth grade commons between 8:00 and 8:30.  There will be a coach’s meeting at 8:40. The first matches will start a 9:00. The tournament should be complete by 6:00 p.m.