Tennessee Academic Coaches Association State Championship
The Tennessee High School State Academic Quiz Bowl Championship is the state championship for high school teams in Tennessee. It has been many years, however, since a West Tennessee team competed and few teams outside of the Nashville or Knoxville areas attend. It uses NAQT IS sets and is organized by the Tennessee Academic Coaches Association (TACA).
It is notable for its consistently lengthy (45-50 minute) matches, slow and incomprehensible moderators, and former odd three-quarter format (10 tossups without bonuses, a worksheet of 15 questions, and 10 tossups with bonuses in three thirds) as well as its insularity. Modern matches are composed of 20 tossups, all with bonuses, and no worksheet. Despite using pyramidal questions, its worksheet round often consisted of trivia or pop culture.
The tournament awards the full cost of HSNCT registration fees to the state champion and names the TACA All-State Team after all games are completed.
No state championship occurred during the 2021 season, due to TACA's unwillingness to host an online event.