High School National Championship Tournament

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.

304 teams attended the 2017 HSNCT, which took place at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia from May 26–28 (Memorial Day weekend). The A team from Hunter College High School of New York City won.

The 2018 HSNCT, powered by LetterOne, will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Georgia from May 25–27 (Memorial Day weekend).

As a prelude to the 20th edition of the HSNCT, NAQT is releasing 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 (or any other NAQT events), please contact NAQT at hsnct@naqt.com.

Learn More About the 2018 HSNCT

The 2018 High School National Championship Tournament will take place May 25–27, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Results from the 2017 HSNCT

Hunter A (New York, New York) won the 2017 High School National Championship Tournament at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Past Champions

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

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