Kickoff ends in all Jesuit Final

New Orleans' teams Jesuit and Lusher face off in a varsity semi-final read by Tulane alum Ryan McLaren.

On Saturday at Xavier University of Louisiana, 27 teams from Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and Texas competed in the first ever French Quarter Kickoff. After 12 rounds of play, teams from Jesuit High School in New Orleans and Strake Jesuit of Houston met in the varsity final. Strake Jesuit won the match 500-215 and took top honors. In the semi-final round, Strake Jesuit defeated 2017 state runner-up Ben Franklin 450-200 in one semifinal while Jesuit defeated 2017 state champion Lusher 390-250 in the other semi-final. In the picture above, New Orleans’ teams Jesuit and Lusher face off in a varsity semi-final read by Tulane alum Ryan McLaren.

After finishing in the top 8 of the varsity group at the tournament, teams from Ben Franklin, Jesuit, Lusher, Pensacola, J.M. Tate, St. Andrews, and Strake Jesuit qualified for the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship Championship to be held on Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first tournament ever held in Louisiana that qualified 8 teams for an NAQT national event.

In the Junior Varsity group, a team from Pensacola, Florida defeated the younger squad from New Orleans Jesuit in the final 275-135. The victory avenged an earlier loss to the  Blue Jay squad in the preliminaries. Pensacola’s second jV team and Notre Dame were the two semi-finalist teams in the JV group.

Louisiana Quiz Bowl thanks Xavier University and Dr. Matthew Hayes for its hospitality. We thank the gracious staffers from 9 different states (AL, FL, GA, IL, LA, NE, OH, TN, TX) and the student quiz bowl groups from Tulane University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for their assistance.

The next Louisiana Quiz Bowl event will be held in Baton Rouge at LSU on October 28th. Other events this fall we will be held at Lusher (November 11), ULL (November 18), and Mount Carmel (December 02). More information on registering for these events can be found at the Louisiana Quiz Bowl website (http://www.louisianaquizbowl.org).

 

French Quarter Kickoff Update

Louisiana Quiz Bowl is excited to open its 2017-2018 season on Saturday in New Orleans at the French Quarter Kickoff event. Due to scheduling issues, the event has been moved from its originally planned location to Xavier University of Louisiana. Teams should plan to arrive on campus by 8 a.m. Everyone can park in lots B, C, K, or V. Please do not park in other lots or spaces marked in gold. Check-in will be outside of room 105 of building #36 and the opening meeting will be in this room. Please see included map for additional location details. A general schedule for the event is given below.

07:45 Arrive on Campus
08:00 Check-in at 36-105
08:30 Welcome & Introductions
09:00 Preliminary Matches 1-6
12:00 Lunch
01:00 Preliminary Matches 7-8
02:45 Playoff Announcements in 36-105
03:00 Playoff Rounds 9-12
05:00 Varsity Finals

Register for ULL (11/18)

Registration is open for Louisiana Quiz Bowl next twp events. You can register online via the NAQT web registration system (links are included below). All Louisiana Quiz Bowl events offer teams the opportunity to qualify for the nation’s most prestigious national championship event, the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship in Atlanta, May 25-27.

Cajun Quiz Bowl @ ULL (171A)
November 18, 2017
(Register Online at naqt.com)
Varsity & Junior Varsity Divisions
1 Free JV team per school

Louisiana Quiz Bowl 2017-18 Schedule

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.

09/30 French Quarter Kickoff @ Tulane (167A) (Register Online at naqt.com)
10/28 LSU Spooktacular  @ LSU (169A) (Register Online at naqt.com)
11/18 Cajun Quiz Bowl @ ULL (171A)
12/02 Mount Carmel Invitational (172)
12/16 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Invitational (167A)
03/10 Southwest Louisiana Event (175A)
04/07 Louisiana Quiz Bowl Championships (SCT-D2)

Louisiana All-Star Training

The All-Star training originally scheduled for Labor Day Weekend had to be postponed due to a scheduling conflict. The sessions will be rescheduled for a future date.
These sessions are for students who are interesting in learning advanced techniques for bonuses, categorization, strategy, study skills, tossups, and more. Please note that the number of spots for this opportunity are limited. Students wishing to participate should email cajunquizbowl@gmail.com as soon as possible to request a spot.

Big Easy Classic at Tulane on April 29th

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.

Louisiana Quiz Bowl Alliance

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.

Lusher event scheduled for March 4th

On March 4th Lusher Charter School in New Orleans will host a spring invitational quiz bowl event at its uptown campus. The tournament will include a morning round robin to determine seeding, and an afternoon round robin.Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams and there is a possibility of a separate JV bracket if there is interest. This tournament will use questions from NAQT IS-164 and the cost is $60 per team.
Tournament Directors will be Lusher coaches Rachel Patton and Jay Mersch. Please email Coach Patton to register or if you have any questions. Please visit this tournament’s event page for a list of registered teams.

Crescent City event on March 18

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.