2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that the 2016 National Scholastic Championship will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on June 4-5, 2016. The Hyatt Regency O’Hare has been the site of numerous quizbowl national championships, including the 2014 HSNCT and every ICT from 2010-2014. PACE looks forward to partnering with an experienced site and staff to bring teams a high-quality tournament in the NSC tradition.

We will continue to have Junior Varsity (JV) and Small School championships. These will not have separate divisions.

The tournament will be directed by Michael Sorice, and the set will be head edited by Jordan Brownstein.

The field for the 2016 NSC is capped at 96 teams. You can check the guidelines for how to qualify, where you can qualify, whether your team is currently qualified, and how to register once qualified.

Tournament Schedule
The schedule is available for download in long form, which includes prelim brackets, or the below short form.

Friday, June 3, 2016
6:00pm - 9:00pmTeam check-in (window 1)
lobby level, across from hotel check-in desk
7:00pm - 9:00pmCoaches Conference
Saturday, June 4, 2016
7:00am - 7:45amTeam check-in (window 2)
lobby level, across from hotel check-in desk
8:00am - 8:30amOpening Meeting
Rosemont Ballroom
9:00am - 1:00pmPreliminary Rounds (1-7)
1:00pm - 1:40pmTiebreaker A
1:40pm - 3:00pmLunch
2:30pmPlayoff seeds posted
lobby near help desk, on website
3:00pm - 6:00pmPlayoff Rounds (8-12)
time subject to change
6:00pm - 6:30pmTiebreaker B
7:00pmSuper-Playoff and placement seeds posted
Sunday, June 6, 2016
8:15amTeams report to Round 13 room
8:30am - 10:15amPlacement Rounds (13-15)
8:30am - 12:00pmSuper-Playoff Rounds (13-18)
11:00am - 12:00pmJunior Varsity and Small School Finals (17-18)
12:00pm - 1:30pmLunch
1:30pmTiebreaker C
all times below subject to change
2:15pmTournament Finals
3:15pmAll-Star Game
3:50pmAwards Ceremony
4:30pmTournament ends

For staffing inquiries from those not affiliated with an attending team, please contact staffing@pace-nsc.org.

If you have any questions about the 2016 NSC or PACE in general, please feel free to contact Director of Communications Marianna Zhang at communications@pace-nsc.org.