Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is a non-profit that promotes high school quizbowl.

PACE runs the National Scholastic Championship (NSC), a national high school quizbowl tournament.

The 2023 NSC will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois on June 10-11, 2023. Registration opens November 1st, 2022.

The 2022 NSC was held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois on June 11-12, 2022. Congratulations to the winner of the tournament, Lambert High School from Suwanee, GA.

In fall 2020, as schools were going virtual, we developed an online tournament guide for players, coaches, and tournament directors. We also present the David Riley Quizbowl Conference annually, records of which are available online.

PACE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donations help us fund the NSC, college scholarships, outreach, the HSQuizbowl forums, and many other projects.