NCASA will partner with CAM Productions and NC Public Television to present a brand new televised quiz bowl type activity. While many details still need to be hashed out, we are excited about what we already know including the $100,000 available in scholarship money to participants. Bookmark this article, as we will update it regularly with additional details as they are developed. Click Read more to see 5/17/17 update.

Update 5/17/17:

  • First tapings will be in Research Triangle Park on Sept 29 - 30. Registration will run Aug 28 - Sept 1. Schools will be scheduled to minimize the number of teams requiring overnight stay.
  • Second taping will be Jan 5 - 6. Site to be determined. Third taping will be in April.
  • Four students per team.
  • Distribution of prize money at each Regional (pending approval of sponsor)
    • First Round Losers: $100 to each student, $200 to school.
    • First Round Winners: $200 to each student, $400 to school.
    • Quarterfinal Losers: $150 to each student, $300 to school.
    • Quarterfinal Winners: $300 to each student, $400 to school.
    • Semi-Final Losers: $200 to each student, $400 to school.
    • Semi-Final Winners: $350 to each student, $400 to school.
    • Finals Loser: $300 to each student, $300 to school.
    • Finals Winner: $500 to each student, $1,000 to school
    • GRAND TOTAL to FINALS WINNER: $1,350 to each student, $2,200 to school.
  • Qualification Requirements:
    • All participating schools must be NCASA member schools in good standing.
    • Schools may register for the two closest Regional sites to their school, but may participate in just one Regional per year.
    • If greater than 16 schools register for the RTP site, eight teams will be seeded based on their performance in 2016-2017 knowledge-based competitions like Quiz Bowl, Twelve, and Brain Game. Eight additional teams will be chosen from random draw, with a minimum of four new NCASA member schools drawn.
    • If greater than 16 schools register for the second site, the top 16 schools will be chosen based on their performance in fall knowledge-based events such as Quiz Bowl and Twelve.
    • If greater than 16 schools register for the third site, the top 16 schools will be chosen based on their performance in the March 3 NCASA Quiz Bowl Regionals.
  • Name and competition format will likely be determined by early June.

TELEVISION - This activity will be televised via all NC Public Television stations statewide starting in October. Episodes will be available online after they have been aired on television.

SCHOLARSHIPS - Over $100,000 in scholarship money and school funding will be presented to participating schools and students. With 48 participating schools, the average funding per school will exceed $2,000!

LOCATIONS - Tapings are expected to take place in Chapel Hill and Charlotte plus a third location to be determined.

DATES - We expect to tape in Chapel Hill on September 29-30. Additional tapings on January 5-6 and April. Each taping will last two days but most schools can participate in one day.

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS - Each of the three sites would field 16 teams, or 48 teams total. Each school may field one team.

COST - As with all NCASA competitions, this is free for all member schools. 

REGISTRATION - Registration for the first date will open on August 28. Interested schools should watch emails over the summer as we progress with additional information. New member schools must complete the school registration process (including payment) prior to registering for this competition. Returning member schools must complete school registration seven days prior to the first event. The 2017-2018 School Registration fee is $250 per school plus $0.25 per enrolled student. Use this link to begin the registration process.

Additional details such as the name, exact format, and rules still need to be determined. A committee has been created to fully develop this activity. We will keep all scholastic directors, Twelve coaches, and quiz bowl coaches updated via email throughout the spring and summer. If you are not on one of these distributions but would like to be added, please contact Leon Pfeiffer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.