Regional Tournament Schedule

Quizbowl Tournaments for the 2019-2020 School Year in the Greater Pennsylvania Area:

Below is a list of all expected local tournaments for the 2019-2020 school year. The projected question set each tournament will use is contained in [brackets]. Out-of-state events that might be of interest to Pennsylvania quizbowl teams are listed in italics.

Click on the links to the formal tournament announcement for registration info!

Also see the HSQB tournament announcement forum and the NAQT schedule for additional events, especially those farther afield.

September 21 –
September 28 – PHSAT XXVII (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ) [IS-186]

October 5 –
October 12Nittany Lion Novice V (Penn State University, State College, PA) [SCOP]
October 19 –
October 26Mellon Bowl XVII (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) [SCOP], Tri-State Tussle V (Delaware Valley HS, Milford, PA) [IS-185A]

November 2Philadelphia City Novice Opener (Carver HSES, Philadelphia PA) [SCOP]
November 9Philly Fall Invitational IV (Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA) [IS-187A]
November 16SAGACITY XV (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA) [NAQT IS-189A]
November 23Henderson Invitational VI (Henderson HS, West Chester, PA) [NAQT IS-188]
November 30 – Thanksgiving Weekend

December 7Quaker Fall Open V (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA) [LOGIC]
December 14Manheim Township Academic Challenge (Manheim Township HS, Lancaster, PA [NAQT IS-189A]; Land of Lakes Classic (Lakeland Jr./Sr. School, Scott Township PA) [NAQT IS-186]
December 21 –
December 28 – Holiday Weekend

January 4Great Valley Quiz Bowl Tournament VII (Great Valley HS, Malvern, PA) [Scottie/PSACA]
January 11 –
January 18Happy Valley Quiz Bowl Rally (State College HS, State College, PA) [Canceled due to Snow]
January 25PALCS Invitational (PA Leadership Charter School, West Chester, PA) [IS-190]

February 1Allderdice Invitational VI (Allderdice HS, Pittsburgh, PA) [WAIT];
Big Lake Brawl IV (Wallenpaupack HS, Hawley PA) [IS-191A]
February 8 –
February 15Carnegie Quiz III (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) [IS-190]; Penn State Spring Academic Bowl IV (Penn State University, State College, PA) [IS-191A]
February 22 –
February 29 –

March 7Philadelphia City-Wide Championship (Carver High School for Engineering and Science, Philadelphia, PA) [IS-193A]
March 14 –
March 21 Battle of the Burgh XXIII (Universiy of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA) [IS-188]
March 28Keystone Spring Invitational II (Penn State University, University Park, PA) [NAQT D2 SCT/STASH] (Note: This will be a two-day tournament, running on March 28 and 29.); Mercyhurst Prep Middle School Tournament (Mercyhurst Prep, Erie, PA)

April 4 –
April 11 –
April 18 – Bulldog Buzzer Battle (Berwick High School, Berwick, PA) [PSACA III], Manheim Township Spring Tournament (Manheim Township HS, Lancaster, PA) [HFT]
April 24-26 – NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament(Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL) [SSNCT]

May 2 –
May 9 –
May 16 –
May 22-24 – NAQT High School National Championship Tournament (Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA) [HSNCT]

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  1. January 27 is the tentative date for an IS set tournament at Geneva HS on Geneva, NY that PA teams may wish to attend. A middle school tournament (upstate New York’s first one ever) is also tentatively scheduled for the same location on October 7.


  2. Please consider crossing the border into Ohio for…

    10/21 — Brookfield Fall Gathering (BFG) 2 on Glasgow Scottie set. $75 base, discount if you take the turnpike equal to your toll*, $5 off for buzzer/$10 for staff

    10/28 — Middle school tournament at United HS in Columbiana County; using MS-22, $80 base, same discounts

    11/11 — EPIC WIN at East Palestine HS on NAQT 167A; $80 base, same discounts

    *toll discount = Class 1, 2 axle vehicle cash rate as determined by based on entry/exit point


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