The Louisiana Quiz Bowl Alliance is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 schedule of events. We will be hosting events across the state beginning in September. Participating in each event will be eligible to qualify to participate in the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament that will be hosted at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27). This event is the nation’s largest and most prestigious academic championship. More than 300 teams participated in 2017. Please note that these dates are subject to change. The latest information will be available on this website. Each tournament has its own event page that will include logistics information. An online registration form for all these events will be available in late August.
09/01-09/03 Louisiana All-Star Training Sessions
09/30 French Quarter Kickoff @ Tulane (167A)
10/21 Louisiana Classic @ LSU (169A)
11/18 Cajun Quiz Bowl @ ULL (171A)
12/02 Mount Carmel Invitational (168)
12/16 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Invitational (167A)
02/24 New Orleans Event (172)
03/10 Southwest Louisiana Event (175A)
04/07 Louisiana Quiz Bowl Championships (SCT-D2)
Congratulations to the team of Elizabeth Hogen, Alexandra Gulden, Eli Issokson, Ari Berk, Jonathan Myers, and Arlo Mizzel who won the Big Easy Classic Quiz Bowl event at Tulane on Saturday. The Lusher team went 11-0 on the day to take the championship. Full statistics from the event are available here.
Louisiana Quiz Bowl Alliance, in coordination with the college quiz bowl teams at Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Tulane University, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is proud to announce that we will host the Big Easy Classic on April 29, 2017 at Tulane University. Here is a link to a flyer for the event.
This tournament will include both varsity and junior varsity divisions. All junior varsity teams can play in this event for FREE. Lunch will be provided for all teams. Full details on this tournament is available at the tournament’s event page. In order to register for this event, please fill out the registration form. If you have questions, email tournament director Kevin Marshall.
The Louisiana Quiz Bowl Alliance is a coalition of quiz bowl players, coaches, and professionals dedicated to helping Louisiana’s secondary schools successfully compete with the best academic teams in the nation. The Louisiana Quiz Bowl Alliance includes the quiz bowl programs of Louisiana State University, Louisiana Tech University, Tulane University, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The Alliance has been hosting top quality academic tournaments since 2013.
Mount Carmel Academy is proud to invite all high school quiz bowl teams to attend the Crescent City Invitational on Saturday, March 18th at its Lakeview campus (7027 Milne Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124). To register please email tournament director Kevin Marshall. The tournament will feature Varsity and JV brackets. The tournament will be 20/20 format on NAQT IS-165A. There will be no computational math tossups or bonuses. Please see the Crescent City Invitational’s event page for more information.
The quiz bowl team from Hoover High School traveled all the way from Alabama and came out on top, going 8-0 to win the Mount Carmel Invitational, which featured a field of 24 teams from 15 different schools. The morning preliminary rounds saw Hoover, Jesuit A, St. Martin’s, and Episcopal School of Acadiana A go undefeated in their groups to advance to the championship round-robin bracket. Hoover won all three of their afternoon matches to claim the title. St. Martin’s took home the runner-up trophy.
Individual trophies were presented to the top four scorers in the preliminary rounds. Taking first place was St. Martin’s Bryce Monier, who averaged an astonishing 154 points per game in the preliminary matches. Also receiving trophies were Sam Hebert from ESA (2nd), Caleb Rogers from Jesuit (3rd), and Elizabeth Hogan from Lusher (4th).
Hoover relied on a well-balanced team to win. Their team members were Rishik Hombal, Andy Kong, Sophia Liu, Anna Muthalaly, and Addison Rees. Their average margin of victory in all games was an impressive 344 points.
NAQT’s High School National Championship Tournament was held on Memorial Day weekend at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The 272-team tournament is high school quizbowl’s largest championship tournament and is one of two major national championship tournaments on the season, the other being the PACE National Scholastic Championship. Baton Rouge Magnet finished 6-4 in Saturday’s preliminary rounds, qualifying for the 102-team playoff bracket. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, finishing tied for 77th place. Members of Baton Rouge Magnet’s team include Stefan D’Sa, Kade Kieschnick, Leo Ray, and Mason Guillot. Their performance can be found at this link. They are the first team from Louisiana to make the playoffs of this prestigious tournament.
University Lab School also participated in the event, finishing just outside the top 200 with a record of 4-6 (several thousand high school quizbowl teams are active during the season). Wesley Swain finished 23rd in scoring out of 1308 students. The team consists of Wesley Swain, Marie Swain, Colin Raby, Jonathan Francis, and Anne Marie Gladney. Their performance can be found here.
Baton Rouge Magnet goes 10-1 on the day to win NAQT State. The team consists of seniors Stefan D’Sa, Leo Ray, and Kade Kieschnick as well as junior Mason Guillot. BRMHS and Jesuit A (8-3, Anthony Stoner, Caleb Rogers, D.J. Ogbomah, Andrew Cerise) split their two matches with Jesuit A defeating BRMHS 445-240 in the first and BRMHS prevailing in a 300-275 thriller the second time around. BRMHS held a one game lead going into the final, which they held on to win 290-275, thereby clinching the state title.
Ben Franklin (6-4) finished third, followed by St. Martin’s Episcopal (4-6) to round out the top bracket.
Bryce Monier of St. Martin’s Episcopal was the tournament’s top scorer, posting an impressive 90+ ppg, and University Lab’s Wesley Swain finished second, posting over 82 ppg. Stefan D’Sa finished third in scoring, averaging 60+ ppg on the day.
Stats can be found here:
Special thanks goes out to all of the staffers, including Thomas Credeur, Dominic Lloyd, Nick Rosato, Sophie Trosclair, Lelia Saucier, and Richard Foote.