Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence

Welcome to the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. We are a non-profit that promotes high school quizbowl across the United States.

We run the National Scholastic Championship (NSC), a national high school quizbowl tournament. We have decided to hold the 2021 NSC online on June 5 and 6. The field cap is currently set to 72 teams. Registration for the 2021 NSC is now open for qualified teams. Please visit the 2021 Tournament Page for complete details.

With schools across the country going virtual for Fall 2020, we’ve developed an online tournament guide for players, coaches, and tournament directors.

For this year, online tournaments can serve as qualifiers for the 2021 NSC.  Please see here for more information on hosting and qualifying for the 2021 NSC.

The 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference is now available online.

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