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All dates are Saturdays unless otherwise noted.


September 28: SchoBowlFest online
SchoBowlFest is an annual coaching conference held online through Zoom. The conference usually includes a morning session and an afternoon session, and includes community discussions and talks from experienced coaches on topics like recruitment, fundraising, running practices, keeping team statistics, or running tournaments. For more information visit the SchoBowlFest page.
Register through our online shop by selecting the $5 member rate or the $15 community rate.

October 5: Hinsdale Varsity Academic Competition (HVAC) at Hinsdale Central
SHOW-M3 question set
Register a team at this Google form
Register to staff at this Google form
Contact Mark Taylor or Alan McCloud

October 19: ACF Fall High School Only Site at location TBA
ACF Fall question set
Illinois sites may bid to host a high school only ACF Fall site until 11:59pm Pacific on Saturday, August 17, 2024.
Contact the ACF Site Coordinator with inquiries about hosting.
Contact ACF’s Alexandra Hardwick with general questions.

November 2: IHSSBCA Novice statewide
SCOP Novice 14 question set
Novice tournaments are for players who are new to the game of scholastic bowl, so these tournaments are restricted to players who are new or who have not already demonstrated an exceptional aptitude for the game. Find out about eligibility restrictions and check your players’ eligibility through the Novice tournament page.

Limestone (Peoria) site: contact Kris Adams
Lincoln-Way East (Frankfort) site: contact D. Matthew Jordan
Contact Novice coordinator Kristin Strey with questions.

November 9: Scobol Solo at Sandburg (Orland Park)
Questions by Reinstein QuizBowl
Contact David Reinstein

November 16: Butterfield Memorial JV at Moline
CPiGuy question set
Contact Holly Anderson

November 16: History Bee and Bowl Chicagoland Fall Regional at Homewood-Flossmoor
NHBB C-Set
Contact Michael Sacks

November 23: IHSSBCA Riley Memorial Kickoff statewide
NAQT IS question set TBA

Auburn (Rockford) site: contact Nevagay Abel
Homewood-Flossmoor site: contact Michael Sacks
Contact Kickoff coordinator Erin Limestall with questions.

November 23: Mike Hendricks Memorial Tournament at Blue Ridge (Farmer City)
NAQT question set TBA
This tournament is limited to 8 non-Blacklisted teams.
Contact Evan Miles

December 7: History Bee and Bowl Chicagoland Winter Regional at Sandburg (Orland Park)
NHBB B-Set
Register online

December 14: Reinstein Varsity at Barrington
Uber-Competitive Division question set TBA
Standard Division NAQT question set TBA
Contact David Reinstein

December 14: RB Rocket JV Invitational at Roanoke-Benson
NAQT question set TBA
Contact Jerod Gross

January 11: IHSSBCA Turnabout statewide
NAQT IS-A question set TBA
Turnabouts give teams a chance to compete without having to go up against the best teams in the state. The vast majority of Scholastic Bowl teams are invited, but teams that have won large tournaments or repeatedly placed highly at tournaments in the past year are put on a “Blacklist” and are not invited. Read about eligibility and the Blacklist on the Turnabout tournament page.

Homewood-Flossmoor site: contact Michael Sacks
Contact Turnabout coordinator Mike Laudermith with questions.

January 11: Auburn Knights’ Challenge at Auburn (Rockford)
NAQT question set TBA
See the Middle School Tournament Central page for MS information and results
Contact Nevagay Abel

January 18: Loyola Ultima XXV at Loyola (Wilmette)
NAQT question set TBA
Contact Denise Kreb

January 18: Piasa Bird Invitational IX at Southwestern (Piasa)
Question set TBA
Contact Marshall Mullins

February 1: Winnebago Invitational at Winnebago
Question set TBA
Contact Kristin Strey

Friday, February 7: IHSA Record Reports Due Online
Go to center.ihsa.org to submit your season’s win-loss record for the IHSA Sectional Seeding Meetings.

Wednesday, February 12: IHSA Sectional Seeding online
Go to center.ihsa.org to vote on the top teams in your IHSA Sectional.

February 15: History Bee and Bowl Chicagoland Championships at Stevenson (Lincolnshire)
NHBB A-Set
Register online

February 22: Masonic Sectionals statewide
Questions by Reinstein QuizBowl
Download the official Masonic guides for Moderators, for Coaches and Players, and for Site Managers
Contact Herman Albers

March 1: IHSSBCA|NAQT State Championship at Centennial (Champaign)
NAQT SCT Div II set
Contact Brad Fischer

March 8: Masonic State Championship at Bloomington
Questions by Reinstein QuizBowl
Qualification required at Masonic Sectionals
Download the official Masonic guides for Moderators, for Coaches and Players, and for Site Managers
Contact Herman Albers

Monday, March 10: IHSA Regionals statewide
Questions by Adam Silverman, et al.
Contact Kraig Garber

March 15: IHSA Sectionals statewide
Questions by Adam Silverman, et al.
Qualification required at IHSA Regionals
Contact Kraig Garber

March 22: IHSA State Championship at Heartland Community College (Normal)
Questions by Adam Silverman, et al.
Qualification required at IHSA Sectionals
Contact Kraig Garber

April 6: NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare (Rosemont, IL)
Questions by NAQT
Contact the IPNCT hotline

April 24-27: IAC Varsity and Junior Varsity National Championships at the Crystal Gateway Marriott (Arlington, VA)
Questions by IAC

April 25-27: NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare (Rosemont, IL)
Questions by NAQT
Contact the SSNCT hotline

May 23-25: NAQT High School National Championship Tournament at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and Hilton Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Questions by NAQT
Contact the HSNCT hotline