The British Novice tournament is an annual novice collegiate-level tournament held in the United Kingdom, typically around November. The British Novice tournament is aimed at players with minimal quizbowl experience, and therefore skews slightly less academic compared to most tournaments. British Novice was first held in 2017 at Imperial College London, and in subsequent years was held simultaneously at Imperial and at the University of Glasgow. Questions are typically house-written by the British quizbowl community, although the 2022 tournament experimented with using a Briticised NAQT Collegiate Novice set instead.
In 2022, due to industrial action from train drivers, as well as clashes with term dates, the tournament was held twice on separate dates, with an online site on the 26th of November and an in-person site at Imperial on the 3rd of December.
|Year||Site||1st place||Top individual scorer||Stats|
|2023||Imperial||Southampton||Alessandro d'Attanasio (Cambridge A)||Stats|
|Durham||Edinburgh Purple||Matthew Stafford (Edinburgh Purple)||Stats|
|2022||Imperial||Imperial A||Catherine Archer-Richards (Roehampton)||Stats|
|Online||York||Sourajit Debnath[note 1] (Oxford D)||Stats|
|2021||Online||Imperial||Arun Uttamchandani (Edinburgh 3)||Stats|
|2020||Online||Oxford A||Saif Awan (Glasgow A)||Stats|
|2019||Imperial||Oxford A||Jamie Burchett (Southampton B)||Stats|
|Glasgow||Glasgow 1||Brian Nieves (Glasgow 1)||Stats|
|2018||Imperial||Brookes A||Ruairidh Forgan (Cambridge)||Stats|
|Glasgow||Miscellaneous||Jack Pollock (Miscellaneous)||Stats|
|2017||Imperial||Oxford||Michael O'Connor (Oxford)||Stats|
- Studied at Imperial, but played for Oxford D due to them being short-handed