NAQT Illinois State Championship

The NAQT State Championship was established in 2005 to provide a robust tournament experience for the best teams in Illinois. Unlike other state tournaments, NAQT State does not restrict teams based on geography. Please read our IHSSBCA Tournament Policies and our guidelines for coaches, players, game officials, and tournament hosts.

2022 Registration Form is Located Here

Date and Location

After a one-year break, the IHSSBCA is pleased to sponsor the 17th annual NAQT Illinois State Championship on February 26, 2022. In 2022, NAQT State will be held at Centennial High School in Champaign, Illinois.


Full registration details will be posted later this year. Unlike other IHSSBCA-sponsored tournaments, teams do NOT need to have a current IHSSBCA member to register for NAQT State.

Questions and Qualification

Teams qualify for NAQT State by finishing in the top 25% of the field (rounded up) at any tournament that allows all schools in attendance to use their top players. The top Class A team at each invitational, as long as it finishes in the top half of the field, also qualifies for NAQT State. Teams may also appeal via wildcard bids to the tournament coordinator. Contact Tyler Vaughan with questions about qualification or registration.

Previous State Champions

2022: Buffalo Grove, 20 teams
2020: University Lab (Urbana), 32 teams
2019: Auburn (Rockford), 30 teams
2018: University Lab (Urbana) A, 30 teams
2017: Adlai E. Stevenson (Lincolnshire) A, 30 teams
2016: Auburn (Rockford) A, 40 teams
2015: Auburn (Rockford) A, 36 teams
2014: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora) A, 40 teams
2013: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora), 28 teams
2012: Auburn (Rockford) A, 24 teams
2011: Adlai E. Stevenson (Lincolnshire), 17 teams
2010: Auburn (Rockford), 18 teams
2009: Auburn (Rockford), 12 teams
2008: Auburn (Rockford), 9 teams
2007: New Trier (Winnetka), 8 teams
2006: Adlai E. Stevenson (Lincolnshire), 12 teams
2005: Adlai E. Stevenson (Lincolnshire),  9 teams

Previous Small School/Class A Champions

2022: University Lab (Urbana), 6 small school teams
2020: University Lab (Urbana), 9 small school teams
2019: University Lab (Urbana)
2018: University Lab (Urbana), 11 small school teams
2017: Southwestern (Piasa), 6 small school teams
2016: Macomb A, 7 Small School teams
2015: Macomb A, 8 Small School teams
2014: Litchfield, 7 Small School teams
2013: Peoria Christian, 3 Class A teams