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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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.

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Want to compete in a national championship?

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

January 18, 2018

IPNCT Field Expanded a Fourth Time

NAQT has expanded the field for the first Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) a fourth time: We now have 64 spots for interested players.

January 11, 2018

20for20 for the HSNCT

The 2018 High School National Championship Tournament will be the 20th iteration of the HSNCT. To celebrate, each Thursday in the 20 weeks leading up to the tournament, we’ll be publishing one of 20 interviews with NAQT members and founders, tournament staff, players, and other people in the quiz bowl community.

The first interview is with Patrick Matthews, a founding member and the first president of NAQT.

January 8, 2018

Thumbs Up! for Science & Math

The latest entries in NAQT’s line of subject-specific practice question compilations, Thumbs Up! for Science & Math, is now available. There are two sets available at each of four difficulty levels; each set costs $15 and contains 90 tossups and 90 bonuses.

January 1, 2018

2018 MSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations

NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website).

January 1, 2018

2018 SSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations

NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website).

December 28, 2017

Logo Merchandise: Shirts, Tote Bags, and More

NAQT has partnered with Fine Designs to offer apparel and other items with the NAQT logo. Keep an eye out for more items coming soon!