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.

336 teams attended the 2019 HSNCT, powered by LetterOne, which took place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia from May 24–26 (Memorial Day weekend). Beavercreek High School of Beavercreek, Ohio 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 2020 HSNCT was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 HSNCT, powered by LetterOne will take place online on Memorial Day weekend, May 29–30.

If you have any questions about the HSNCT, please write to hsnct@naqt.com.

Results from the 2019 HSNCT

Beavercreek (Beavercreek, Ohio) won the 2019 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