PACE NSC 2018: June 2–3, Washington, DC

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is proud to announce that the 2018 National Scholastic Championship will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA, part of the Washington, DC, metro area, on June 2–3, 2018.

The Hyatt Regency Reston has been the site of the 2015 NSC, as well as numerous quizbowl national championships. PACE looks forward to bringing teams another 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 Ryan Rosenberg. The question set will be head edited by Rob Carson.

The field for the 2018 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 opened on November 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about the 2018 NSC or PACE in general, please feel free to contact Director of Communications Niki Peters at