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High School National Tournaments

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance encourages high school teams to qualify and prepare for these high quality national tournaments, which regularly feature highly competitive fields of the nation's top teams. This page provides information about how to qualify for these tournaments and a list of qualifying MOQBA tournaments.

NAQT National Championship Tournaments

NAQT High School National Championship Tournament

The 2017 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament will be held on May 26-28, 2017 (Memorial Day weekend) in Atlanta, Georgia.

HSNCT Qualification Criteria

  1. Finishing in the top 15% of the field (rounded up) at most events that uses NAQT questions.
  2. Winning any class or division of an official state championship with rules and questions similar to those of NAQT.

While NAQT also allows qualification through wildcard bids, MSHSAA By-Law 4.4.3.a currently prohibits MSHSAA member schools from attending the 2017 HSNCT on a wildcard bid. Full details about qualifying for HSNCT are available on NAQT's website.

NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament

The 2017 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament will be held on April 28-30, 2017, in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago O'Hare Airport).

This tournament is open to teams from schools meeting NAQT's definition of a small school that qualify at a regular-season tournament. As of the 2016-2017 season, NAQT designates two divisions of small schools:

SSNCT Qualification Criteria

  1. Finishing in the top 30% of teams eligible for a particular SSNCT division (rounded up) at most events that use NAQT questions. (For instance, if a tournament of any size has 7 "traditional public" small schools, the top 3 "traditional public" small school teams will qualify for SSNCT.) Teams must win at least one game to receive a bid.
  2. Finishing as the highest-placed small school eligible team in any class or division of an official state championship with rules and questions similar to those of NAQT.
  3. Any small school team that qualifies for HSNCT automatically qualifies for SSNCT.

Full details about qualifying for SSNCT are available on NAQT's website.

Interested schools should also be aware that since SSNCT is before Memorial Day weekend, MSHSAA member schools attending SSNCT may not attend any other tournament after MSHSAA Districts (April 8) and before the Friday of Memorial Day weekend (May 26), excluding MSHSAA Sectionals/State (By-Law 4.4.3.b). SSNCT also counts toward each student's fourteen tournament limit (By-Law 4.4.2.a). The tournament is within 250 air miles of the state border, so MSHSAA By-Law 4.4.4.d does not apply.

HSNCT/SSNCT Qualifiers in Missouri

These MOQBA certified tournaments are qualifiers for the 2017 NAQT HSNCT and SSNCT:

In addition to these tournaments, most other tournaments hosted on NAQT questions will also qualify teams for HSNCT and SSNCT. Tournaments that exclude teams based on ability may be designated non-qualifiers by NAQT.

PACE National Scholastic Championship

The 2017 PACE National Scholastic Championship will take place on June 10 and 11 in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago O'Hare Airport).

NSC Qualification Criteria

The top 10% teams from any affiliated tournament, the top 20% of any "gold-certified" tournament, and the top 25% of any "platinum-certified" tournament, receive automatic qualification to the 2016 PACE NSC.

While PACE also allows qualification through wildcard bids, MSHSAA By-Law 4.4.3.a currently prohibits MSHSAA member schools from attending the 2017 NSC on a wildcard bid. Full details about qualifying for NSC are available on PACE's website.

NSC Qualifiers in Missouri

These MOQBA certified tournaments are expected to be affiliated with PACE: