In-Person Tournaments in 2020–2021

NAQT has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend licensing of questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments in the United States through the end of the 2020–2021 competition year, i.e., through July 31, 2021.

We will assess the public health situation in mid-June and determine whether to allow in-person tournaments on or after August 1. Please bear in mind that we may wind up extending the suspension of supplying in-person tournaments when we reassess in June. (This suspension originally went through mid-November 2020 and has been extended several times.)

This policy does not apply to televised quiz bowl shows. These shows usually have relatively few teams on-site at a given time and generally have greater capacity to enforce social distancing than a typical Saturday tournament at a college or high school.

NAQT expects to continue its typical high school and middle school question-writing schedule for this year, and we welcome proposals from hosts interested in using our question sets for online quiz bowl tournaments. If you would like to host an NAQT tournament online, please fill out our form or write to

NAQT has also prepared an extensive guide to hosting online quiz bowl tournaments.

Host a Tournament

If you’re interested in hosting a tournament, you can fill out our form or write to

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