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.

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

May 27, 2018

Congratulations to Plano West, 2018 HSNCT Champions!

Congratulations to the A team from Plano West Senior High School of Plano, Texas, for winning the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament! Hunter College High School (New York, New York) finished second; Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, Texas) was third; and the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia) was fourth. 352 teams attended.

May 27, 2018

Live HSNCT Playoff Bracket

The playoff bracket for the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament is now available online. It will be filled in live as matches complete.

May 26, 2018

Live Results from the High School National Championship Tournament

Results from the 352-team national championship, powered by LetterOne, will be posted throughout the weekend.

May 18, 2018

2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament Sizzle Reel

A sizzle reel has been created for the 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, powered by LetterOne. Participants, fans, and anyone interested in quiz bowl should find it enjoyable.

May 13, 2018

Pi-oneers Win 2018 MSNCT

Congratulations to the Pi-oneers of Cupertino, California, for winning the 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament! BASIS Independent Silicon Valley of San Jose, California was second; Longfellow Middle School of Falls Church, Virginia was third; and Challenger-School, Berryessa of San Jose, California was fourth. 192 teams attended.

May 12, 2018

2018 MSNCT All-Stars

Congratulations to the 30 All-Stars and eight Rising Stars of the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament!