Online Tournament Guide

NAQT anticipates that most tournaments during the 2020–2021 competition year will be held online. We have prepared this guide to help everybody involved with quiz bowl—players, parents, coaches, spectators, moderators, scorekeepers, tournament directors, etc.—make the transition to online competition.

This guide includes a complete set of technology and procedural recommendations for running online tournaments.

If you aren’t sure where to start, please begin with our short essentials section, which outlines the two most important aspects of online quiz bowl. After that, read the overview of how online games work, and then read the specific advice for whatever role(s) (player, moderator, coach, etc.) you are going to have at the tournament.

If you have any questions about the topics covered in this guide (or anything else related to holding tournaments or practices online), write to