New for 2010-11: Online Rules Reviews Will Replace Rules Meetings
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.
The 2010 MACA convention will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at the Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach.
The Inn at Grand Glaize will hold a block of rooms for MACA at a special rate of $65. To make reservations, please call (573) 348-4731 and mention MACA to get the special rate. The Inn at Grand Glaize plans to guarantee the special rate for a limited time, so it’s best to make your reservations early!
The Inn at Grand Glaize
5142 U.S. 54
Osage Beach, MO 65065-3279
Check out The Inn at Grand Glaize at http://www.innatgrandglaize.com/
Conference registration fees ($25) and MACA membership fees ($25) can be sent to
Dr. Al Nicolai
1000 S. Silver Springs Rd
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
The Missouri Academic Coaches Association (MACA) would like to announce that the annual Missouri State Junior Varsity Quiz Bowl Tournament will be held on the campus of Helias High School on Saturday, April 10, 2010. This is a new central location and Helias has graciously agreed to host the tournament. MACA hopes that this will allow many more schools to compete especially those from the eastern side of the state since travel times will no longer be so long or require an overnight trip.
The Missouri Academic Coaches Association website has been overhauled! moaca.org now uses a content management system called Drupal, which will soon allow coaches to log in and post tournament announcements and other content!
Registered coaches can subscribe to receive an email whenever a new tournament announcement is posted:
- When logged in, simply click on any tournament in the "Upcoming events" list on the left side of the screen.
- Click "Subscribe" at the bottom of the post.
- Check the "To Tournament Content" box and click Save. You will now receive an email whenever a new tournament announcement is posted!
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.