- Not to be confused with Academic Competition for Excellence or Academic Competition in Education.
Academic Competition Enterprises, or ACE, is a quizbowl company that hosted an annual summer camp from 1994 to about 2018. ACE was headed by Nick Clusserath (formerly of Clemson and Dorman). Eric Huff (formerly of Dorman), and Elliott Rountree of Lambert (and formerly Chattahoochee) have been part of ACE's leadership in previous years, though neither was involved in its final stage. J.R. Barry of Brookwood was a director before he retired. Carlotta Wright of Riverdale was one of its founders and directors for many years, but she is now retired.
ACE's Quizbowl Camp was a summer program that offered five-day sessions in eight locations across the country. The camps included classroom instruction in three subjects of one's choosing, twice-daily buzzer practices, mini-classes, and multiple daily and nightly tournaments. ACE also offered a coach's experience. Camp sizes range from under 50 to over 140, depending on the site.
In 2012, ACE ran an Individual Quizbowl Championship at HSNCT, which Ankit Aggarwal from Bellarmine won. Prelim results are here but final standings were never posted.
In 2019, ACE hosted a nationwide Science Championship targeted at middle schools that did activites such as Science Bowl. The tournament took place on the same weekend as PACE NSC. NAQT supplied the questions, and results were presumably posted on the tournament's now-defunct website.
ACE posted study guides on its website and also had Facebook and Twitter feeds that at one point published a Quizbowl “Fact of the Day” (QBFOD), though it usually got posted significantly less often than once a day.
- Qwiz: another company that hosts quizbowl summer camps
- Quiz Bowl Fact of the Day: Facebook page similar to ACE's