The NAQT Quiz Bowl Championship is a standardised competition that takes place in North America and various cities in Asia for middle school, high school, community college, and college students. Students compete in the fast-paced question-and-answer format game covering all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more.
The competition is based on a "buzzer system" that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer, adding an element of excitement and competitiveness to a recall game about knowing facts. "Tossup" questions are answered individually, and earns the team a chance at a three-part "bonus" question - worth more points and allows collaboration.
Anyone can participate in tournaments. Top students may progress to the championships.
Purchase of practice material, buzzer system, expenses for the tournament.
No prior experience required, learn from practice material sets.
Training from practice material and attending tournaments before reaching championships
Recruit players, get practice material from their site, register for an account on NAQT.com, attend tournaments, and eventually, championships.