Special Cases for National Championship Formats

Occasionally scenarios arise at NAQT’s national championships that are not covered by the tournament format guide. This page documents NAQT’s practices in such unusual situations. It may be amended as new situations arise and are ruled upon.

Middle School National Championship Tournament

Typically on Mother's Day weekend, featuring about 160 middle schools from across the country.

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High School National Championship Tournament

Our biggest tournament, on Memorial Day weekend with over 300 high schools of all sizes.

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Small School National Championship Tournament

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

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Community College Championship Tournament

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

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Intercollegiate Championship Tournament

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

More About the ICT Qualifying Past Winners