Welcome to the no-frills homepage of the Minnesota Quiz Bowl Alliance (MQBA), an extremely loosely organized group of high schools, colleges, and other organizations that promote quiz bowl and host tournaments in Minnesota.Eden Prairie High School is the defending NAQT Minnesota State quiz bowl champion.
The defending champion of the 45-school Minnesota High School Quiz Bowl league is Wayzata High School.
All (varsity) high school tournaments using NAQT questions are qualifiers for the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) and the 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT). All middle school tournament using NAQT questions are qualifiers for the 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT). Some tournaments may also be qualifiers for other state or national events.
General Education Middle School Tournament Offering Neverending Edification (GEMSTONE) (January 27, 2018) at Burnsville High School in Burnsville, MN using NAQT's Middle School Series #24. Register online.
Edgewood Middle Entirely Raucous Academic Learning Decathlon (EMERALD) (February 17, 2018) at Edgewood Middle School in Mounds View, MN using NAQT's Middle School Series #25. Register online.
DeLaSalle Invitational Academic Tournament of Middle Schools (DIATOMS) (March 10, 2018) at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, MN using NAQT's Middle School Series #26. This tournament has a separate division for teams composed entirely of players in 7th grade or younger. Register online.
Carleton Academic Tournament (Snow CAT) (January 27, 2018) at Carleton College in Northfield, MN using NAQT's Invitational Series #172. For more information, contact Paul Kirk-Davidoff. Register online.
South Suburban Conference Tournament (Thursday, February 22, 2018) at Burnsville High School using NAQT's Invitational Series #175A. This tournament is limited to members of the South Suburban Conference. For more information, contact Les Moffitt.
Armstrong's Conceivably Regular Or Nearly Yearly Meet (ACRONYM XII) (February 24, 2018) at Burnsville High School using the ACRONYM XII set by Play Quiz Bowl. Like last year's event, this will be a popular culture tournament. For more information, e-mail Erik Nelson.
NAQT North Sectional (February 2, 2018) at Carleton College. This is a Sectional Championship Tournament that will qualify teams for the 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. It will have two separate divisions, with Division II being reserved for teams with less experience.
Armstrong's Conceivably Regular Or Nearly Yearly Meet (ACRONYM XII) (Sunday, February 18, 2018) at the University of Minnesota using the ACRONYM XII set by Play Quiz Bowl. Like last year's event, this will be a popular culture tournament. For more information, e-mail Erik Nelson.
If you have any questions about MQBA or would like information about its events, please contact R. Robert Hentzel.
Do you want your tournament listed here? E-mail R. Robert Hentzel.