Middle School National Championship Tournament

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The Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) is NAQT’s premier middle school event. The tournament is held near the end of each school year and features the top quiz bowl teams from across the United States.

Teams qualify for the MSNCT by their performance at tournaments held throughout the year using questions supplied by NAQT. A list of upcoming events may be found on NAQT’s website.

176 teams attended the 2019 MSNCT at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago) on Friday–Sunday, May 10–12.

The 2020 MSNCT was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 MSNCT will take place online on May 1–2.

If you have any questions about the MSNCT, please write to msnct@naqt.com.

Results from the 2019 MSNCT

Hunter A (New York) won the 2019 Middle School National Championship Tournament at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago).

Full Results

Past Champions

NAQT has named a middle school national champion every year since 2011.

View Past Winners