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2016 David Riley Coaches Conference

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that the David Riley Coaches Conference will be held at this year’s National Scholastic Championship on Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Panelists will be announced in the next week or so. We are planning on having the […]

Updated PACE ruleset for the 2016 NSC

PACE is pleased to announce that its official Gameplay Rules for the 2016 NSC have been uploaded to our website. For this year’s NSC, we have re-written our rule set from the ground up, instituting several changes to make the rulers clearer, more internally consistent, and less laden with archaic or informal jargon. Several major […]

2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is proud to announce that the 2017 National Scholastics Championship (NSC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on June 10-11, 2017. The Hyatt Regency O’Hare has been the site of the 2016 NSC, as well as numerous quizbowl national championships. PACE looks forward to continuing our partnership […]


The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce the release of PACEBuzz. PACEBuzz is a quizbowl buzzer program for Windows PCs that interfaces with USB buzzer controllers made for the Playstation 2. If you already own a Windows PC, the combination of this program plus these buzzers can be significantly cheaper than a […]

2016 NSC field is filling up fast!

The 2016 PACE NSC is capped at 96 teams. As of 2/20, there are already 59 teams in the field proper, and another 40 teams with their deposit pending. If your team has qualified for the NSC but has not yet registered, we encourage you to register promptly!