Quail Valley, TH Rogers lead Texas MSNCT Contingent

Quail Valley and TH Rogers A finished tied for 21st at 7-5 to lead the 33 Texas teams at the 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament this weekend at DFW.

Nine Texas teams went 5-3 on Saturday to reach the playoffs. Cistercian A, Kinkaid and St. John’s A finished tied for 33rd, while Coppell West, Fulmore A, Holy Family and St. Monica tied for 49th.

Jathin Desan of Frisco Nelson (4-4) finished as the 7th highest individual scorer on Saturday with 89.94 points per game. Seventh-grader Sidharth Nair of Beckendorff A was 20th with 69.7 PPG.

Johnny Miri of Holy Family earned individual honors for a second straight year, scoring 60 PPG to finish seventh among all seventh-graders. Alex Mitchell of St. Clare of Assisi was 10th among seventh-graders with 54.7.

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St. Mark’s wins Texas Quiz Bowl Championship

IMG_2047St. Mark’s is the 2017 TQBA champion! The team of John Crawford, Patrick Magee, Abdullah Akbar and Connor Pierce beat St. John’s 390-240 in the final after each team lost one match out of 11 during the day. This same quartet is just one week removed from capturing the NAQT’s (Private/Charter) Small School title.

The freshmen-sophomore team from LASA of Elena Alcala, Evan Hochstein, Chinmay Murthy and Ryan Russo took top honors in Division II and the group from Little-Cypress Mauriceville took home the award for best Small Public School. Stats from the Championship division can be found here and from Division II can be found here. Pictures will be available soon.

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St. Mark’s wins NAQT Small School National

SMS_Small_SchoolCongratulations to St. Mark’s School of Texas, Coach Paul Mlakar, seniors John Crawford and Patrick Magee, junior Abdullah Akbar, and sophomore Connor Pierce for winning the Charter and Private School portion of the 2017 NAQT Small School National Championship held in Chicago this weekend. The team from Dallas went 13-0 on Saturday and Sunday defeating Miami Valley (Ohio) in both the winner’s bracket final and the overall final to take the championship. Two other Texas teams played in the contest. Parish Episcopal finished tied for 9th and Greenhill finished 22nd. Stats from the event are available at this link

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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.

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

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


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.


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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