National Championships

NAQT currently runs five team-based national championships each year. Answers to frequently asked questions about them are available.

Middle School National Championship Tournament

Typically on Mother's Day weekend, featuring nearly 200 middle schools from across the country.

More About the MSNCT Qualifying Past Winners

High School National Championship Tournament

Our biggest tournament, on Memorial Day weekend with over 350 high schools of all sizes.

More About the HSNCT Qualifying Past Winners

Small School National Championship Tournament

For Small High Schools as defined by NAQT, typically in late April.

More About the SSNCT Qualifying Past Winners

Community College Championship Tournament

Usually in late February, featuring 24 community and junior colleges.

More About the CCCT Qualifying Past Winners

Intercollegiate Championship Tournament

In late March or early April, 36 Division I and 32 Division II college teams gather for the hardest quiz bowl NAQT offers.

More About the ICT Qualifying Past Winners

Future National Championship Dates

To help teams plan, NAQT announces its national championship dates and sites several years in advance.

See Dates

Additionally, the new Individual Player National Championship Tournament, for high school (and middle school) players to compete on their own, made its debut in 2018.