10/29 Rio Grande Valley Bowl

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Registered schools (15):

  • Brownsville Porter EC (1)
  • Juan Diego Academy (3)
  • Lamar Academy (3)
  • McAllen (2)
  • McAllen Memorial (3)
  • San Benito (2)
  • Weslaco East (1)


TQBA’s first Rio Grande Valley Bowl will take place on October 29, 2016 at McAllen High (2021 La Vista Ave, McAllen, TX 78501). This event is open to high school teams from 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.

The base fee for this tournament is $90.

  • 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.

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 set IS-159-A. A sample IS-A packet is also available.

We expect the top two teams from this event to qualify for the 2017 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament to be held in Atlanta the weekend of May 27, 2017.