Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence

Welcome to the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. We’re a non-profit that promotes high school quizbowl across the United States.

We run the National Scholastic Championship (NSC), a national high school quizbowl tournament. Unfortunately, as of March 18th, 2020 the 2020 NSC has been cancelled due to public health concerns. If you are one of the few coaches we have not yet been able to establish contact with regarding a refund, please contact our Treasurer Joe Nutter at

The 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference is now available online.

PACE is a 501c(3) non-profit. Your donations help us fund the NSC, college scholarships, outreach, the HSQuizbowl forums, and many other projects.