2017 Quiz Bowl Summer Camp!

slide-uc-sunsetRegistration for the 2017 Texas Quiz Bowl Summer Camps at the University of Texas at Dallas has begun. Please visit this online form to register your student.

Students may register to attend one of two sessions Session A: July 9-15 or Session B: July 15-23. We suggest Session A for students currently in grades 4-8 and Session B for students currently in grades 9-11. Any student can attend either or both sessions.

Like past years, this year’s camp will feature a number of fun activities for students. In addition to learning about history, science, geography, and humanities, students will participate in sessions on learning strategies, lateral thinking, and study skills each day. Student registration fees include: lodging for six nights at UTD, 2 classes and 2 meals daily, study materials, a t-shirt, and activities from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m.

Full details on the 2017 Texas Quiz Bowl Summer Camps, include a list of available classes will be posted soon to http://www.texasquizbowlcamp.org.

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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]
April 15 – High School Event @ TBA [HS]

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
April 22 – Middle Grades Championships @ Seven Lakes
May 6 – Varsity Championship @ TBA

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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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Lamar IB triumphs at inaugural Rio Grande Valley Bowl

McAllen’s Lamar International Baccalaureate Academy won all nine of its matches at TQBA’s first Rio Grande Valley Bowl, taking the final 350-150 over Juan Diego Academy A on Saturday at McAllen High.

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Lamar and Juan Diego were joined in the semifinals by Weslaco East and Lamar’s B team. Those four teams are eligible to register for the High School National Championship Tournament.

After a 60-point victory over Juan Diego A during morning preliminaries, Lamar’s Jonathan Galvan ensured there would be no revenge in the final. He scored 115 points to propel Lamar to a more comfortable victory in the second meeting between the event’s top two teams.

Galvan was the event’s leading scorer, with Weslaco East’s Isaiah Maldonado, Lamar’s Gabriel Ramirez close behind. Juan Diego’s Mary Graham and McAllen’s Garrett Garzoni were fourth and fifth respectively.

Statistics from the event are available here. A picture gallery is available at our Facebook page.

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