Online Tournament Guide

Welcome to the PACE guide to playing and running an online quizbowl tournament over Discord or Zoom. This guide is broken into sections for the four main roles in a tournament. Click on the appropriate section below to get started. Or start here for a one-page overview of online tournaments.

In addition to this guide, PACE is running training sessions for tournament directors and staffers in Fall 2020. Please see here for details.

This guide is a work in progress. It was last updated on 9/27/20. We hope to supplement it throughout the quizbowl season as the quizbowl community learns new best practices in running online tournaments. If you have any feedback about this guide, please email PACE VP of Editing Mike Bentley at

Individual Guides:

An example Discord video chat for an online quizbowl tournament