Resources for Running Tournaments
First and foremost, please remember that NAQT is always willing to provide advice on all aspects of running a tournament. Don’t hesitate to e-mail us or to call us at 1‑888‑411‑6278 (“NAQT”) to ask any sort of question whatsoever.
NAQT has collected a series of online resources to help schools host tournaments easily and efficiently:
Paul Lujan and Juliana Froggatt’s TD Guide: A comprehensive guide to hosting tournaments by two Berkeley alumni. Focused on college tournaments.
If you are using NAQT questions for your event, don’t forget to ask NAQT for a list of electronic or physical addresses for nearby teams!
Most high-level high school and college events are announced on the hsquizbowl.org forums.
Making a Schedule
Paul Lujan and Juliana Froggatt’s Scheduling Guide: A thorough guide to various forms of round robin tournaments by two Berkeley alumni.
Teamopolis: Free Round Robin Tournament Generator
NAQT’s Blank 16-team Playoff Bracket: A Excel spreadsheet for a 16-team single-elimination bracket. Enter the teams and rooms on the second sheet, then print the first sheet.
Team Folder Information
An electronic version (XLSX) of NAQT’s Official Scoresheet for filling out in Microsoft Excel.
Introduction to NAQT Rules (not yet updated for 2015–2016 rules changes)
SQBS: A quiz bowl statistics program for Microsoft Windows. NAQT can accept SQBS data files as most of our required results reporting.
Using SQBS: A guide to making the most efficient use of SQBS at tournaments whose results will be reported to NAQT.
Results Submission Template: An Excel spreadsheet with blanks for reporting match scores to NAQT.
Do you know of a great resource for tournament hosts that isn’t listed on this page? E-mail us and let us know!