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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 […]

PACEBuzz

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!

The David Riley Coaches Conference

PACE is proud to announce that our annual coaches conference will be named in memory of David Riley. It is our hope that the David Riley Coaches Conference will support the efforts of coaches nationwide working to develop and promote high quality high school quizbowl. The upcoming David Riley Coaches Conference will be held at […]

David Riley

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is greatly saddened by the loss of David Riley. David had been a member of PACE since 2012, joining shortly after he was jointly awarded the 2012 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award with Linda Greene for their work with the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association (IHSSBCA) promoting […]