The Blue Hen was a high school quizbowl tournament that was held every March at the University of Delaware. It is currently defunct. Run on NAQT questions, it tended to attract a mid-size field of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. teams.
Originally the tournament only allowed Delaware teams to participate. Starting with Blue Hen III the field was opened up to outside schools. The top Delaware school received the Founders' Trophy, which contains the names of the Delaware ACC members on the team in 1999.
The names listed on the Founders Cup are David Balseiro, Richard (Hayden) Hurst, Dave DeForge, Kate Gample-Wallenjeck, Rajeev Gorowara, Arnadlo Gutierez, Eric, and Michael Rulon.
One feature formerly popular with some teams was the trash round. This was run on a packet written by the Delaware team while a set of pairings was being calculated, either a late preliminary or the playoff bracket.