National Black History* Challenge

Fall TOURNAMENT: February 26, 2022

The venue will be Google Meet which is free and easy-to-use. Start time will likely be 9:00 or 10:00 Eastern, but any Mountain & Pacific Time Zone teams may start later. Entry Fee: $75 per team

Each team will compete in at least three official tournament matches. Advancement to the Single Elimination playoffs will be determined by performance in the three preliminary games. All 2-1, and 3-0 teams will make the playoffs.

Your team contingent should include three or four starters and one or more coaches. Alternate(s) are allowed but must remain on mute until they are in play.


There will be two levels: High School and Middle School.


A tutorial on using the videoconferencing program relative to the tournament will be sent to all coaches in time for them to practice with their teams. Our tech coordinator will be available to answer all questions ahead of time and will be available by phone for all matches.


For this one-day tournament we will be limiting the field to no more than 36 teams.

2021 Black History Challenge Results

When Colorado Early Colleges Aurora on our National Science Challenge last November, they became the first Colorado team ever to win one of our national events. Colorado did it again when Fountain Fort Carson High School won the National Black History Challenge on Feb. 27. They won out over a fine team from Michigan, Mercy High School, 185-125; the closest a team came to defeating Fountain Fort Carson, however, was Beachwood (OH), which fell shy of a spot in the finals by a score of 200-220. Two Bibb County, GA schools made the playoffs, Macon Central and Miller Magnet, the latter being the only middle school in the competition.

Rules & Format

Other than the number of preliminary matches, all rules will be the same as those used at the National Academic Championship Rules

*with additional categories related to Black Culture