Tournaments help quizzers hone the skills they have been working on during practices and league meets. While students are encouraged to attend one or more tournaments throughout the quiz season they are totally voluntary. Dates for nearby tournaments are: Windy City (Naperville, Illinois) - October 28, 2017; Friendship Classic (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) - January 26 - 27, 2018; James River Classic (Ozark, Missouri) - March 1 - 3, 2018