High School National Championship Tournament

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The HSNCT is NAQT’s premier high school event. The tournament is held at the end of each school year and features the top quiz bowl teams from across the United States and, increasingly, the world.

Teams qualify for the HSNCT by their performance at regular-season tournaments using questions supplied by NAQT.

352 teams attended the 2018 HSNCT, powered by LetterOne, which took place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia from May 25–27 (Memorial Day weekend). The A team from Plano West Senior High School of Plano, Texas won.

As the 2018 HSNCT was the 20th edition of the HSNCT, NAQT released 20for20, a series of 20 interviews with people with significant past and present roles in the HSNCT, in the 20 weeks leading up to the tournament.

The 2019 HSNCT will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Georgia from May 24–26 (Memorial Day weekend).

If you have any questions about the HSNCT (or any other NAQT events), please contact NAQT at hsnct@naqt.com.

Results from the 2018 HSNCT

Plano West A (Plano, Texas) won the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

Full Results

Past Champions

NAQT has named a high school national champion every year since 1999.

View Past Winners