The Fall 2009 newsletter is available as a PDF file here
You can help support the promotion of academic competition in Missouri.
All Missouri academic coaches, as well as those interested in promoting excellence in academic competition, are eligible for membership in MACA.
MACA uses its dues to purchase medals for all-district and all-state teams, to host a state-wide Junior Varsity tournament, and to support Missouri national competition teams. We also provide aid and information to coaches through newsletters and e-mail correspondence. In addition, MACA hosts an informative annual convention each fall.
MACA Convention Schedule
Stoney Creek Inn
Sunday, September 27, 2009
8:00 PM Coffee with the Coaches (informal discussion with coaches and Michael Hurley, Questions Galore) - (Lobby)
Monday, September 28, 2009
9:00 Opening Remarks (Salon A)
Jeremy Gibbs (MACA President, FZW)
Stacy Schroeder (MSHSAA)
9:30 Rules Review (Salon A)
Bill Luce (formerly of Savannah)
A Challenger II, 8 Player system with Showtime Handgrip Buzzers will be given out as an attendance prize. This will be in a case. This is a $650 value.
Additionally, the President of Questions Galore (the company chosen as the district/sectional/state question writer) will be in attendance.
The schedule for the convention on October 6, 2008 is now set.
The 2008 convention will be held on Monday October 6, at Stoney Creek Inn located at 2601 South Providence Road in Columbia, Missouri. The convention will begin at 8:00 with registration and time to visit the vendors booths. Break-out sessions are being finalized at this time.
A block of rooms has been reserved for this event, to guarantee rates and availability. The rooms are $80.00. Call toll-free: 1-800-659-2220 to reserve a room.
The 2007 convention will be held on Monday October 1, at the Oasis Inn and Convention Center located at 2550 North Glenstone in Springfield, Missouri. The convention will begin at 8:00 with registration and time to visit the vendors booths. Break-out sessions are being finalized at this time.
A block of rooms has been reserved for this event, to guarantee rates and availability. The rooms are $54.99 (standard) and $64.99 (poolside). Call toll-free: 1-888-532-4338 or
Local: 417-866-5253 to reserve a room.
Missouri won their opening preliminary round and advanced automatically to the semi-finals with the following results:
- Missouri - 298
- Texas - 146
- Vermont - 177
- Pennsylvania - 115
Missouri place second in their semi-final round and advanced to the finals with the following results:
The required rules meetings for coaches will take place over the next few weeks. A schedule of times, locations, and rules interpreters is listed below.
New Milford, PA—September 25, 2006-- Zeecraft Tech today announced that it will donate Quizbowl equipment including the Challenger II eight-player system with Showtime handgrip buzzers, a built-in timer, and a carrying case to The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSA).
Sessions are nearly all finalized for the MACA convention to be held on October 2, 2006. Stacy Schroeder, MSHSAA academic competition liaison, will start the meeting with a recap of the 2006 advisory meeting.