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.
An explanation of the tournament format is available.
The full tournament schedule is viewable online.
|Friday, June 9, 2017|
|6:00pm - 9:00pm||Team check-in (window 1)
across from hotel check-in desk (lobby level)
|7:00pm - 9:00pm||Coaches Conference
Hartsfield (lobby level)
|Saturday, June 10, 2017|
|7:00am - 7:45am||Team check-in (window 2)
lobby level, across from hotel check-in desk
|8:00am - 8:30am||Opening Meeting
|9:00am - 1:00pm||Preliminary Rounds (1-7)|
|1:00pm - 1:40pm||Tiebreaker A|
|1:40pm - 3:00pm||Lunch|
|2:30pm||Playoff seeds posted
lobby near help desk, on website
|3:00pm - 6:00pm||Playoff Rounds (8-12)
time subject to change
|6:00pm - 6:30pm||Tiebreaker B|
|8:00pm||Super-Playoff and placement seeds posted|
|Sunday, June 11, 2017|
|8:15am||Teams report to Round 13 rooms|
|8:30am - 10:15am||Placement Rounds (13-15)|
|8:30am - 12:00pm||Super-Playoff Rounds and Tier-Crossing Rounds (13-18)|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Junior Varsity and Small School Finals (17-18)
|12:00pm - 1:30pm||Lunch
all times below subject to slight (~15-30) changes
If you have any questions about the 2017 NSC or PACE in general, please feel free to contact Director of Communications Marianna Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org.