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

October 1, 2023

You Gotta Know These New Testament Characters

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten figures from the New Testament.

September 8, 2023

You Gotta Know These Geometric Curves

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten geometric curves.

September 1, 2023

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, 2023

You Gotta Know These Plagues and Pandemics

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten plagues and pandemics.

July 26, 2023

Rules and Policy Changes for 2023–2024

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2023–2024 season.

May 28, 2023

Barrington Wins the 2023 HSNCT

Congratulations to Barrington High School (Barrington, Illinois) for winning the 2023 High School National Championship Tournament! Buffalo Grove High School (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) was second; Detroit Country Day School (Beverly Hills, Michigan) was third; Hunter College High School (New York, New York) was fourth. 304 teams competed.