The almost-annual Missouri State Quiz Bowl Championship was held on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia on Saturday, April 10, 1999.

Following is a vague recollection of the events:

Competing were:
3 teams from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU)
2 teams from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
2 teams from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR)
1 team from Washington University-St. Louis (WUSTL)
(not a full squad - they sent a team to NAQT ICT)

Format was three periods of 7 questions each, 1st and 3rd periods NAQT questions, 2nd period from X Bowl.

After a single round-robin, standings were approximately as follows:
UMKCa 7-0
MUa 5-2
UMRb 4-3
UMRa 3-4
UMKCb 2-5
MUb 1-6
MUa 0-7 (a tournament director's dream - no ties!)

The top four teams from the round-robin competed in a double-elimination final with MUa defeating WUSTL and UMKCa topping UMRb. WUSTL knocked out UMRb while MUa slowed UMKCa. UMKCa knocked out WUSTL setting up a MUa-UMKCa final. UMKCa won game one of the finals on the last question (all of MUa's losses were on the last question or in overtime), but MUa came back and won the deciding game to take the title.

Winning team members: Scott Brinker, Conan Dewitt, Emily Orr, Eric Watkins

Thanks to UMR's Ben Lea for being the ONLY full timemoderator at the tournament. Special thanks also go out to UMKC's Amit Dhawan for getting the questions together. Congratulations go out to MUa's Eric Watkins for winning the individual shootout. Jeers go to UMKCa for getting lost in Columbia and showing up 40 minutes late. Fortunately for them, they had the questions.

Scott Brinker, President for one more month
MU College Bowl
AO22 Brady Commons
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211