Live from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, it’s the 2019 High School National Championship Tournament, powered by LetterOne!
- We’ll post results right here as soon as they’re available, starting Saturday morning.
Follow us on social media:
- @NAQTLive for general live coverage
- @NAQTLive_KH with liveblogger Kyle Hill
- to see late playoff games live, starting Sunday at about 7:30 p.m.
- for articles about the HSNCT, NAQT, and more, with guest blogger Jackie Wu
- on which we’ll follow four teams throughout the weekend
- for photos of teams and glimpses behind the scenes
- Tag us in a post with #hsnct and either @naqtqb or @NAQTLive for a chance to win up to $119 in practice material! The winner will be chosen at random from those posts and announced on Sunday via @naqtqb and @NAQTLive. (You must use both #hsnct and either @naqtqb on Instagram or @NAQTLive on Twitter to be eligible. You do not need to be on-site to win.)
We’re thrilled to welcome…
- 1,616 players
- …from 336 teams
- …representing 266 schools
- …in 39 states
- Their hundreds of coaches, chaperones, family members, and other fans
- Over 200 volunteer staff members
Eleven former HSNCT champions:
- Plano West High School (TX), 2018
- Hunter College High School (NY), 2017 and 2016
- Arcadia High School (CA), 2015
- Liberal Arts and Science Academy (TX), 2014 and 2013
- Bellarmine College Preparatory (CA), 2012
- State College Area High School (PA), 2011 and 2000
- The Charter School of Wilmington (DE), 2009
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (VA), 2008, 2005, 2004, and 2003
- Richard Montgomery High School (MD), 2006
- St. John’s School (TX), 2002
- Detroit Catholic Central High School (MI), 2001 and 1999
- The reigning Individual Player National Championship Tournament High School Division champion, Ethan Strombeck (Auburn High School, Rockford, IL)
- Fifteen 2018–2019 Teams of the Week: Adlai E. Stevenson (IL), Belmont (MA), C. E. Byrd (LA), Eastside (GA), Haynes Academy (LA), Henderson County (KY), Ithaca (NY), Kickapoo (MO), McLean (VA), Miami Valley (OH), Midtown Classical (FL), Saint Joseph (IN), Solon (OH), Walton (GA), and Westview (CA)
- Twelve 2018–2019 Players of the Week: Emily Girard, Simon Kenton (KY); William Golden, James E. Taylor (TX); Avinash Iyer, Mission San Jose (CA); Isak Jatoi, Spring Valley (SC); Ben Meredyk, Olmsted Falls (OH); Hari Parameswaran, Beavercreek (OH); Alexander Pyle, Troy (NY); Shardul Rao, Mounds View (MN); Bryanna Shao, Wayzata (MN); Cece Shao, Wayzata (MN); Sohum Shenoy, Wilmington Charter (DE); and Walter Zhang, Vestavia Hills (AL)
What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT
Congratulations to Hunter College High School A (New York, New York) for winning the 2019 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Churchill A (Carmichael, California) was second; Hopkins (Fremont, California) was third; and Liberty (Madison, Alabama) was fourth. 176 teams attended.
Congratulations to Glasgow A (Kentucky), the (three-peating) champion of the Traditional Public Schools Division of the 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament; Miami Valley (Ohio), the champion of the Open Division; and Middlesboro (Kentucky), the Very Small School champion!
NAQT has recently received a number of suggestions, questions, and concerns related to quiz bowl, outreach, and social media. We are grateful for the feedback posted several comments and responses.
Congratulations to the champions of the 2019 NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament!
In the High School Division, Ethan Strombeck (Auburn High School, Rockford, Illinois) defeated Hari Parameswaran (Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, Ohio) 130–95 in the final.
In the Middle School Division, Arin Parsa (Challenger School, Almaden, San Jose, California) defeated Rohan Ganeshan (Quest Academy, Palatine, Illinois) 185–70 in the final.
Yale University defeated Columbia University to win the Division I Overall title at the 2019 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Michigan State University defeated Amherst College to claim the Division I Undergraduate title. The University of Maryland-College Park defeated the University of Chicago to win the Division II championship. Congratulations to all of these teams and the 62 others who represented the finest in collegiate quiz bowl!