Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is a non-profit that promotes high school quizbowl.

PACE runs the National Scholastic Championship (NSC), a national high school quizbowl tournament.

The 2022 NSC will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois on June 11-12, 2022. Registration for teams opened for all qualified teams on January 1, 2022.

The 2021 NSC was held online on June 5 and 6, 2021, and featured 80 teams. See results from the 2021 NSC.

In fall 2020, as schools were going virtual, we developed an online tournament guide for players, coaches, and tournament directors. We also present the David Riley Quizbowl Conference annually, records of which are available online.

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