10/01 Viking Invasion II

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Registered Teams

Elementary (9):

  • Harmony Excellence (1)
  • Kinkaid (2)
  • St. Helen (1)
  • St. Thomas Episcopal (2)
  • Village (3)

Middle School (32):

  • AOS (2)
  • Beck (1)
  • Beckendorff (2)
  • Harmony Excellence (1)
  • Kinkaid (3)
  • Quail Valley (1)
  • Regis (1)
  • River Oaks Baptist (3)
  • St. Anne (3)
  • St. Clare (1)
  • St. Francis de Sales (4)
  • St. John’s (1)
  • St. Thomas Episcopal (3)
  • T.H. Rogers (3)
  • Village (3)

Novice High School (7):

  • Carnegie (1)
  • Debakey (1)
  • Incarnate Word (1)
  • St. Thomas (4)


The TQBA Viking Invasion will take place on October 1, 2016 at the Village School (2005 Gentryside Drive, Houston, TX 77077). This event is open to novice high school, middle school and elementary school teams from the Houston area.

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.

The base fee for regular-season TQBA middle-school and elementary tournaments is $125. The base fee for regular-season TQBA high-school tournaments is $145.

  • There is a $10 discount for paying by cash or check on or before the morning of the event.
  • There is a $15 discount available for proving a fully function buzzer system that is used at the tournament.
  • There is a $10 late fee per team for payments which are not received before the event begins.
  • 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 by email to tqbamail@gmail.com. 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.

This tournament will use NAQT sets MS-19 and IS-157-A; A sample middle school packet is available. A sample IS-A packet is also available.

We expect the top four middle school teams from this event to qualify for the 2017 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament to be held in Dallas the weekend of May 13, 2017.

Staff: Romero, Ashary, Hanks, Diethrich, Ayoub, Rduch, Huff, Zhang, Ghose, Golden, Seetharaman, Saha, Nguyen, Jajoo, Doyle, Hew, Broussard, Condron, Kundagrami.
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