2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is proud to announce that the 2017 National Scholastic 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 to bring teams a high-quality tournament in the NSC tradition.

PACE will recognize Junior Varsity (JV) and Small School teams, depending on the number of teams who receive such designations.

The tournament will be directed by Gaurav Kandlikar, and the set will be head edited by Rob Carson.

The field for the 2017 NSC is capped at 96 teams. A list of registered teams is available.

You can check the guidelines for: how to qualify, where you can qualify, and whether your team is currently qualified.

Registration for all qualified teams opens on November 1, 2016.

Tournament Schedule
An explanation of the tournament format is available.

The full tournament schedule is viewable online.

Friday, June 9, 2017
6:00pm - 9:00pmTeam check-in (window 1)
across from hotel check-in desk (lobby level)
7:00pm - 9:00pmCoaches Conference
Hartsfield (lobby level)
Saturday, June 10, 2017
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
8:00pmSuper-Playoff and placement seeds posted
Sunday, June 11, 2017
8:15amTeams report to Round 13 rooms
8:30am - 10:15amPlacement Rounds (13-15)
8:30am - 12:00pmSuper-Playoff Rounds and Tier-Crossing Rounds (13-18)
11:00am - 12:00pmJunior Varsity and Small School Finals (17-18)
as needed
12:00pm - 1:30pmLunch
all times below subject to slight (~15-30) changes
1:30pmTiebreaker C
2:15pmTournament Finals
3:15pmAll-Star Game
3:50pmAwards Ceremony
4:30pmTournament ends

If you have any questions about the 2017 NSC or PACE in general, please feel free to contact Director of Communications Marianna Zhang at communications@pace-nsc.org.