Regional Tournament Schedule

Quizbowl Tournaments for the 2018-2019 School Year in the Greater Pennsylvania Area:

Below is a list of all expected local tournaments for the 2018-2019 school year. All dates are tentative. The projected 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. Updates and links to formal tournament announcements will be added as they become available throughout the season.

Also see the Pennsylvania State Academic Coaches’ Association calendar.

September 22 – Scarlet Knight Fall (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ) [NAQT IS-176A]
Johns Hopkins Novice Tournament (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD) [NAQT IS-178A]
September 29 – Princeton PHSAT XXVI (Princeton, NJ) [NAQT IS-177]

October 6 – Nittany Lion Novice IV (Penn State University, University Park, PA) [PSACA Set #2]
October 13 – Tri-State Tussle IV (Delaware Valley High School, Milford, PA) [NAQT IS-177]
Solon Fall Tournament (Solon High School, Solon, OH) [NAQT IS-176A]
October 20 – Philly Fall Invitational (Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA) [NAQT IS-178A]
October 27 – Mellon Bowl XVI (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) [PSACA Novice Set #2]

November 3 –
November 10 – Swarthmore Novice II (Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA) [SCOP Novice]
BrainBusters Fall Seven (Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY) [NAQT IS-179]
November 17 – Henderson Invitational V (B. Reed Henderson High School, West Chester, PA) [NAQT IS-179]
SAGACITY XIV (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA) [NAQT IS-179]
Eagle Academic Challenge (Bermudian Springs High School, York Springs, PA) [PSACA Novice Set #2]
November 24 – (Thanksgiving Weekend)

December 1 – Quaker Fall Open (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA) [EFT/WHAQ]
December 8 –
December 15 – Manheim Township Academic Challenge (Manheim Township High School, Lancaster, PA [NAQT IS-180A]
December 22 –
December 29 –

January 5 – Downingtown High School East Invitational III (Downingtown East High School, Exton, PA) [NAQT IS-181]
January 12 –
January 19 –
January 26 – Allderdice Invitational V (Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh, PA) [NAQT IS-180A]

February 2 – Big Lake Brawl III (Wallenpaupack High School, Hawley, PA)
[NAQT IS-182-A]
February 9 – 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament (Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA) [CAST question set]
February 16 – Carnegie Quiz II (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) [NAQT IS-181]
February 23 – Great Valley Quiz Bowl Tournament VI (Great Valley High School, Malvern, PA) [Glasgow Scottie Question Set, Open and Novice Divisions]

March 2 –
March 9 –
March 16 – Philly City-Wide Quiz Bowl Championship (Carver E&S High School, Philadelphia, PA) (Note: Only open to schools in Philadelphia Intermediate Unit #26) [NAQT IS-184A]
2019 Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (Penn State University, University Park, PA) [NAQT IS-184A]
March 23 – Battle of the Burgh XII (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA) [IS-177]
March 30 – Keystone Spring Invitational (Penn State University, University Park, PA) [NAQT D2 SCT/Florida Spring Tournament] (Note: This will be a two-day tournament, running on March 30 and 31.)

April 6 –
April 13 – Bulldog Buzzer Battle (Berwick High School, Berwick, PA) [PSACA Groundhog Day]
April 20 –
April 27 –

May 3-5 – NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament (Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont, IL) [SSNCT]
May 11 –
May 18 –
May 24-26 – 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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