HSNCT

Each year Texas Quiz Bowl sends numerous teams to the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament.

List of qualified Texas squads for the 2015 HSNCT:

  • Brandeis
  • Clark
  • Corpus Christi King
  • Flour Bluff
  • Harmony
  • Reagan

Here are some common questions that you may have as you prepare for the 2015 HSNCT.

When is it and where is it?
The 2015 HSNCT will be in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare on Saturday May 30th and Sunday, May 31st.

How many teams will attend? 
This year 256 of the nation’s top quiz bowl teams will attend. This event is the nation’s most prestigious high school academic competition.

What is the format like? 
Each team will play 10 rounds and have 6 byes in 16 rounds of preliminary competition. In each match, your team will face an opponent with the same record. Each team with winning (6-4 or better) records will qualify for the sunday double elimination playoffs. Teams with a 6-4 Saturday record will begin the Sunday playoff with one assigned loss. Teams with a 7-3 Saturday record (or better) will begin the Sunday playoff with no losses.

What does it cost? 
The entry fee for the tournament is $645 per team. Rooms in the Hyatt Regency are $109 per room per night. Teams should arrive in Chicago on Friday for check-in and can plan to depart on Sunday at 5 p.m. or later. Flights in and out of O’Hare Airport will be the most convenient. Meals are not included with either the tournament entry fee or the hotel room.

Which Texas teams have participated in the past?

Please note playoff teams are marked in bold. Champions are underlined as well.

2014: LASA A (16-2, 1st), St. John’s A (13-4, 2nd), LASA B (14-4, 3rd), Seven Lakes (10-5, t-13th), Harmony (9-5, t-21st), Village (8-5, t-34th), LASA D (8-5, t-34th), Cistercian A (7-5, t-53rd), Reagan A (7-5, t-53rd), Reagan B (6-5, t-77th), St. John’s B (6-5, t-77th), St. Mark’s (5-5, 112th), LASA C (5-5, 113th), Cinco Ranch (5-5, 129th), LASA E (4-6, 188th), Cistercian B (4-6, 193rd), MacArthur (4-6, 200th), Clark (3-7, 233rd), Parish Episcopal (3-7, 236th), Greenhill (3-7, 239th).

2013: LASA A (13-2, 1st), St. John’s (13-4, 4th), Cistercian A (12-4, 5th), LASA C (11-4, t-13th), Bellaire (10-5, t-13th), St. Mark’s (8-5, t-33rd), LASA B (8-5, t-33rd), Harmony (9-7, t-73rd), Kealing (6-5, t-73rd), LASA D (6-5, t-73rd), John Jay (5-5, 105th), Seven Lakes (5-5, t-115th), Cistercian B (5-5, t-115th), Reagan (5-5, 132nd), Clements B (5-5, 147th), DeBakey (5-5, 149th), Clark (4-6, t-161st), LASA E (4-6, t-197th), Clements A (4-6, 202nd), O’Connor (4-6, 209th), Bellaire B (3-7, 222nd), Parish (t-248th)

2012LASA A (14-5, t-3rd); Cistercian A (11-5, t-8th); LASA B (9-5, t-21st); St. Mark’s (8-5, t-33rd); LASA C (7-5, t-49th); Kealing (7-5, t-49th); Bellaire A (6-5, t-71st); Cistercian B (6-5, t-71st); St. John’s A (5-5, 97th); Harmony (6-7, 123rd); St. John’s B (5-5, 125th); Kinkaid (5-5, 127th); Highland Park (5-5, 138th); Temple (4-6, 165th); Bellaire B (4-6, 166th); O’Connor (4-6, 177th); Clark (4-6, 188th); LASA D (3-7, 206th); St. John’s C (3-7, 212th); St. John’s D (3-7, 216th); LASA E (2-8, 231st)

2011: LASA A (15-3, 2nd); Seven Lakes A (11-4, t-8th); Cistercian A (8-5, t-21st); LASA B (9-4, t-21st); St. Mark’s (8-5, t-21st); Seven Lakes B (8-5, t-33rd); LASA C (7-5, t-49th); Bellaire A (6-5, t-65th); LASA D (6-5, t-65th); St. John’s (6-5, t-65th); Bellaire B (5-5, 106th); Ft. Worth Paschal (5-5, 127th); Seven Lakes C (4-6, 168th); Highland Park (4-6, 173rd); LASA E (3-7, 206th)

2010: LASA A (13-4, 3rd); LASA B (10-5, t-11th); Seven Lakes A (9-5, t-11th); St. Mark’s (9-5, t-17th); Cistercian A (7-5, t-43rd); St. John’s (5-5, 90th); LASA C (5-5, 98th); Temple (5-5, 114th); Cistercian B (5-5, 116th); Highland Park (5-5, 117th); Seven Lakes B (4-6, 149th)

2009: LASA (10-5, t-11th), St. John’s (7-5, t-43rd), Temple (6-5, t-58th), St. Mark’s (5-5, 72nd).

2008: LASA A (10-4, t-7th); Bellaire (8-5, 27th); St. John’s (8-5, t-27th); LASA B (5-5, 76th)

2007: St. John’s (5-5, 73rd); Cistercian (5-5, 92nd); LASA (4-6, 105th); Temple (4-6, 126th)

2006: Cistercian (11-6, 9th); Bellaire A (7-6, t-25th); St. John’s (5-5, 50th); Strake Jesuit (5-5, 71st); Bellaire B (4-6, 84th); Temple (4-6, 86th); Plano East (4-6, 88th)

2005: St. John’s (9-5, t-13th); Cistercian (6-6, t-29th); Plano East (5-5, 41st); Bellaire B (4-6, 62nd); Bellaire A (4-6, 65th)

2004: St. John’s A (12-4, 3rd); Plano East (7-6, t-13th); St. John’s B (7-6, t-13th); Cistercian (5-5, 29th); St. Stephen’s (2-8, 59th)

2003: St. John’s (3rd); Plano East (t-13th)

2002: St. John’s (13-5, 1st); St. Stephen’s A (5-5, 28th); Houston Memorial (5-5, 29th); Cistercian A (5-5, 31st); Clear Lake (5-5, 33rd); Cistercian B (4-6, 40th); St. Stephen’s B (2-8, 50th)

2001: St. John’s (8-6, 10th); Huntsville (6-4, t-15th)

2000: Cistercian A (7-5, 15th); Cistercian B (3-7, 45th)

1999: Langham Creek (5-5, 12th); Cistercian A (4-6, 19th); Cistercian B (4-6, 20th)

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