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.

152 teams (80 in the Traditional Public Schools Division and 72 in the Open Division) attended the 2019 SSNCT at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near Chicago on May 3–5.

The 2020 SSNCT was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 SSNCT will take place online on April 24–25.

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

Results from the 2019 SSNCT

152 teams participated in the 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago).

Full Results

Past Champions

NAQT has named a Small School national champion every year since 2002.

View Past Winners