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.

The 2021 HSNCT, powered by LetterOne, was held online on May 29–30. Barrington High School (Barrington, Illinois) was the champion out of 224 teams.

The 2022 HSNCT will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and Hilton Atlanta on May 27–29 (Memorial Day weekend).

For the 2018 HSNCT, the 20th edition of the tournament, 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.

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

Learn More About the 2022 HSNCT

The 2022 High School National Championship Tournament will take place May 27–29, 2022 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Results from the 2021 HSNCT

Barrington (Barrington, Illinois) won the 2021 High School National Championship Tournament.

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Past Champions

NAQT began naming high school national champions in 1999.

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