What is quiz bowl?

Quiz bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four players compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature and science as well as the broader world of popular culture and current events.

Learn more about quiz bowl

Want to host an NAQT tournament?

Learn how to host an NAQT tournament and use our registration system to help plan and keep track of teams.

Host a tournament

Want to compete in a national championship?

Learn how to qualify for NAQT’s national championships.

How to qualify

What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

September 1, 2022

You Gotta Know These Vice Presidents Who Never Became President

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten U.S. vice presidents who never became the chief executive.

August 30, 2022

Rising Freshman Contact List

In order to help college quiz bowl teams identify potential players, NAQT collects information about players' college plans.

If you have information about graduating seniors’/rising freshmen’s college destinations, please let us know!

August 1, 2022

You Gotta Know These Jazz Musicians

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten jazz musicians.

July 29, 2022

Policy Changes for 2022–2023

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2022–2023 season.

July 8, 2022

Farewell to R. Robert Hentzel

As of July 1, 2022, R. Robert Hentzel has decided to step down as an active member of NAQT. R. has served our company as Chief Editor, Chief Technical Officer, and for more than two decades as President. R.'s work writing and editing questions, building our technical infrastructure, and administering our national championships has brought quiz bowl to tens of thousands of players around the country and around the world. NAQT would not be what it is today without R.'s tremendous effort over the last 25 years. We will all miss his contributions to the world of quiz bowl, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

July 1, 2022

You Gotta Know These Silent Films

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten silent films.