St. Mark’s School of Texas wins Middle School State!

Congratulations to St. Mark’s for their 265-200 victory over St. John’s in the first game of an advantaged final to win the eighth TQBA Middle Grades Championship. The Lions finished the day 8-2. The four other teams in the finals top bracket all finished 5-4; they were ranked third through sixth by bonus conversion in the following order: Kinkaid, Beckendorff, T.H. Rogers, Greenhill. Kealing and Coppell West finished 7th and 8th overall respectively after finishing 7-3 for the day to top the lower finals bracket.

St. John’s won the Elementary division with a 150-65 victory over Kinkaid B in the final. Beckendorff B won the Open division, beating Rogers B 190-150.

Championship statisticsElementary statistics and Open statistics are available.

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DCC, Taylor claim Texas Invitational VIII victories

Detroit Catholic Central was crowned the overall champion of Texas Invitational VIII, winning Saturday’s mACF Eisenhower Memorial Tournament mirror, then placing third in Sunday’s NAQT ICT D-II mirror. Katy Taylor won the second match of an advantaged final against Barrington to win Sunday’s tournament.

You can view our Live Tracker spreadsheet this weekend to view Saturday’s scores, Sunday’s preliminary scores, and Sunday’s playoff scores. Full EMT statistics from Saturday are already available. Full ICT D2 statistics (including consolation matches) are available and in an alternate form without placings.

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Regarding the Tournament at St. Mark’s on February 25

Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance (TQBA) has taken the following actions in tandem with the sanctions imposed by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) stemming from results at an event held at St. Mark’s School of Texas on February 25:

  • The program known as Windhaven Park is indefinitely suspended from competing in TQBA events.
  • Two students participating for the Windhaven Park E team have been permanently banned. The program’s coach has been banned indefinitely. No other Windhaven Park player was implicated.
  • Other students associated with the Windhaven Park program must apply for and be granted reinstatement before they can participate in another TQBA event.

These penalties result from performances at the February 25 event that have been judged both by TQBA and by the questions’ creators, NAQT, to be inconsistent with the players’ previous tournament records.

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Spring Tournament Schedules

Here is a quick list of our working spring 2017 tournament calendar. We will be adding event pages and registration links for these events shortly.

Houston-area
January 07 – Winter Rodeo @ Village [HS] Stats
February 11 – Eagle Meet @ St. Thomas [MS] Stats
February 18 – Jesuit Academic @ Strake Jesuit [HS] Stats
March 4 – Bluebonnet @ Taylor [HS] Stats
April 1 – Maverick Madness @ St. John’s Middle [MS] Stats

Dallas-area
January 14 – Panther Pageant @ Parish [HS] Stats Pics
January 21 – Greenhill Games @ Greenhill [MS] Stats
March 4 – Dallas Jesuit Prep Bowl @ Dallas Jesuit [MS] Stats

San Antonio-area
January 28th – Cougar Clash [HS/MS] Stats
February 25th – Mustang Meet [HS] Stats

Joint Events
April 8-9 – Texas Invitational @ Strake Jesuit mACF Stats NAQT Stats
April 22 – Middle Grades Championships @ Seven Lakes Championship Elementary Open
May 6 – Varsity Championship @ Cinco Ranch

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TQBA Fall Schedule

Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance’s Fall 2016 season is complete:

Complete events:
Sept. 24: Hornet Hullabaloo (stats)(pics) [HS/MS]
Oct. 1: Falcon Fest (stats)(pics) [MS/Nov]
Oct. 1: Viking Invasion (stats: MS Elem Nov)
Oct. 8: Kickoff Classic XII (stats)(pics) [HS]
Oct. 15: Sparkling City III (stats)(pics) [HS]
Oct. 22: Alamo City VI (stats)(pics) [HS]
Oct. 29: Rio Grande Valley Bowl (stats)(pics) [HS]
Oct. 29: Hawks’ Nest II (stats)(pics) [MS/Elem]
Nov. 5: Strake Jesuit Prep Bowl XLIII (stats: MS Elem Nov)(pics)
Nov. 12: Brahma Bowl @ MacArthur (stats)(pics) [HS/MS]
Nov. 19: Leopards’ Lair @ Lovejoy (stats) [HS]
Dec. 3: HoHoHo IX @Seven Lakes (stats: Varsity JV)(pics) [HS]
Dec. 10: HoHo @ Beckendorff (stats: MS Elementary)(pics)
Dec. 17: Harvard Fall Mirror @ St. Thomas (stats) [HS]

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Rogers wins a nail-biter against newcomer Quail Valley at HoHo

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The victorious elementary squad from the Village school

Congratulations to T.H. Rogers (Houston ISD) for their last-question victory over newbie Quail Valley (Fort Bend ISD) in the middle school final of Holiday Hoedown this past Saturday at Beckendorff Junior High in Katy. An elementary team from the Village School defeated a group from Annunciation Orthodox in the final of the contest for students in grade 6 or lower. All students played challenging high-school level questions throughout the day. Stats for the Middle School Division and Elementary Division are available.


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St. John’s upends Taylor in HoHoHo final

Andy Huff had 95 points in a 325-305 final victory for St. John’s over Taylor at HoHoHo IX on Saturday at Seven Lakes.

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St. Mark’s and LASA were the other semifinalists, while Memorial went unbeaten to win the junior varsity division. Full statistics are available from both the varsity and JV divisions; there is also a photo gallery from the event.

Carnegie and Seven Lakes were the new HSNCT qualifiers from this event.

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TQBA to host Winter Camp

Texas Quiz Bowl will be host a 2016 Winter Quiz Bowl Camp for students currently in grades 4 through 9. This day camp will be hosted at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory (8900 Bellaire Blvd, 77036) from Monday, December 26th through Friday, December 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Each day students will attend sessions on geography, history, humanities, and science in addition to playing a lateral thinking game and practicing quiz bowl. For more information, please see the camp’s event page. Parents and students may email tqbamail@gmail.com for more information and to register.

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Windhaven Park juniors go 10-0 at Leopards’ Lair

Led by Jas Singh, the Windhaven Park White team went undefeated at Leopards’ Lair, holding off St. Mark’s A for a 350-290 victory on Saturday at Lovejoy.

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Windhaven Park, St. Mark’s and Strake Jesuit each had two teams reach the quarterfinals, which signified the HSNCT-qualification spots for this event. Cistercian and Lovejoy were the other quaterfinalists. Event statistics are available here.

Sophomore Kevin Paul of Cistercian C was the event’s leading scorer, with Strake’s Joshua Hew second and WP’s Singh third.

Without leading scorer Patrick Magee, St. Mark’s A was led by Abdullah Akbar and Joh Crawford on their run to the final.

In WP Black and Cistercian B, the event’s semifinalist rosters, like its champion’s, featured zero seniors. Marshall Comeaux and Avi Ackermann led their respective teams to the final four.

The TQBA high school fall slate concludes December 3 with HoHoHo at Seven Lakes.

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Brandeis, Fulmore ride to titles at Brahma Bowl

Brandeis Orange rebounded from a disappointing season-opening tournament, surging through the playoffs to the Brahma Bowl high school division title. Brandeis defeated John Jay in the final, 300-185, while Fulmore A erased a 105-point deficit in the final four tossups to edge Holy Family Blue, 280-265, in the middle school championship match.

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St. Dominic Savio and Clark were the other nationals qualifiers from the high school division, while Fulmore B and St. Theresa Red were the semifinalists in the MS field.

Full statistics from the event are available, as is a photo gallery from the day.

The leading scorer in each division propeled his team to the final: John Jay’s Aeddon Chipman (90.5 PPG) and Holy Family’s Johnny Miri (87.22 PPG).

img_5902Fulmore A was led by Nic Currie and Maverick Trumpler with 52.14 and 50 PPG respectively.

Next Saturday, TQBA will be at Lovejoy in North Texas for the Leopards’ Lair high school event.

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