Small School National Championship Tournament

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The Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT) is NAQT’s annual championship event for small high schools. The tournament is toward the end of each school year and features the top small school quiz bowl teams from across the United States (and beyond).

Teams qualify for the SSNCT by their performance at regular-season tournaments using questions supplied by NAQT.

The 2022 SSNCT was held on April 24–25 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago). The champion of the Traditional Public Schools Division was Glasgow High School (Glasgow, Kentucky) for the fourth time in the last five iterations of the event, and the Very Small Schools champion within that division was James A. Garfield High School (Garrettsville, Ohio). The champion of the Open Division was the A team from St. Mark’s School of Texas (Dallas) for the third time in the last five iterations. Each division had 55 teams.

The 2023 SSNCT will be held on Friday–Sunday, April 28–30 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago).

Schools that are too large to attend the SSNCT may be interested in the High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), which is open to essentially every school that overlaps grades 9 through 12.

If you have any questions about the SSNCT, please write to ssnct@naqt.com.

Results from the 2022 SSNCT

110 teams participated in the 2022 Small School National Championship Tournament at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago).

Full Results

Past Champions

NAQT began naming Small School national champions in 2002.

View Past Winners