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 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!

May 1, 2018

You Gotta Know These Mortal Women in Greek Mythology

Our latest You Gotta Know article summarizes the key information about eleven important mortal women from Greek mythology.

April 29, 2018

Glasgow, Early College at Guilford, and Ottawa Hills Win SSNCT Titles

Glasgow High School (Kentucky) defeated Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School (Toledo, Ohio) 430-330 to win the Traditional Public division of the 2018 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament. Ottawa Hills also claimed the title for the highest-finishing Very Small School. Williamsville High School (Illinois) took third place with a 390-300 win over Hallsville R-IV School (Missouri). The Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, North Carolina) defeated Friends Select School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 440-305 to win the Open division. Complete team and individual statistics are now available.

April 20, 2018

2017 MSNCT Podcasts

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament.