Academic Tournament Format and Previous Champions

Each Match features three teams competing in five rounds.

Round 1:

  • Competition round with buzzer system for team recognition
  • Ten questions with a theme or recurring focus
  • One point added for a correct response
  • One point deleted for an incorrect response

Round 2:

  • Individual school round
  • Six questions from a variety of topics
  • One point added for a correct response
  • No points deleted for an incorrect response

Round 3:

  • Competition round with buzzer system for team recognition
  • Ten questions with the five math questions
  • You have 30 seconds to respond to the math questions
  • Once the scorer’s table recognizes you, you must have the math questions answered immediately.
  • One point added for a correct response
  • One point deleted for an incorrect response

Round 4:

  • Competition round with buzzer system for team recognition
  • Ten questions from a previously announced category
  • One point added for a correct response
  • One point deleted for an incorrect response

Round 5:

  • Competition round with buzzer system for team recognition
  • Twenty questions on a variety of topics
  • One point added for a correct response
  • One point deleted for an incorrect response

Previous Champions

1982 Catoctin
1983 Frederick
1984 Gov. Thomas Johnson
1985 Brunswick
1986 Frederick
1987 Middletown
1988 Frederick
1989 Frederick
1990 Linganore
1991 Linganore
1992 Frederick
1993 Linganore
1994 Linganore

1995 Linganore
1996 Linganore
1997 Walkersville
1998 Walkersville
1999 Middletown
2000 Linganore
2001 Frederick
2002 Urbana
2003 Linganore
2004 Walkersville
2005 Gov. Thomas Johnson
2006 Walkersville
2007 Gov. Thomas Johnson

2008 Gov. Thomas Johnson
2009 Gov. Thomas Johnson
2010 Linganore
2011 Tuscarora
2012 Middletown
2013 Middletown
2014 Urbana
2015 Middletown
2016 Urbana
2017 Brunswick
2018 Walkersville
2019 Brunswick