The first annual NAQT High School National Championship Tournament was held June 5–6, 1999 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Congratulations to Detroit Catholic Central High School of Redford, Michigan (since moved to Novi) and coach Howard Weinberg for their victory. Catholic Central defeated Walton High School (Marietta, Georgia) in two straight games (485–225 and 410–210) to win the best 2-of-3 final.
Twenty-six teams from twenty-two schools participated, having qualified by placing highly in their respective state championships or in qualifying NAQT events across the country. The complete final standings are available.
On Saturday teams played a 10-game schedule determined by Swiss pairing (teams with similar records play each other). The top six teams by preliminary record (with ties broken by head-to-head play) advanced to the playoffs on Sunday, which were conducted as a round-robin in which Detroit Catholic Central went undefeated and Walton went 4–1.
George Ellison of Union City High School (Oklahoma) led the individual scoring leader at 88.00 points per game, followed by Brian Udoff (Walton, Georgia) and Andy Wehrmann (North Kansas City, Missouri). The eight highest-scoring individual players received All-Star awards.
In the consolation tournament, Parkview High School from Georgia defeated Cistercian Preparatory School of Irving, Texas for the title.