Tournament of Champions


District Trivia gives your team a chance to win over $13,000 in cash annually!


All District Trivia venues are part of the Tournament of Champions. At the end of each season, one team will earn the title of Grand Champion and walk home with $5000 cash!


The Tournament of Champions occurs twice a year in Summer and Winter seasons. The Summer season is from April through August with the Venue Championships, Regionals, and Final taking place in September. The Winter season is from October through February with the Venue Championships, Regionals, and Final taking place in March. The trivia season runs concurrently with your normal weekly trivia event, so teams and their scores are automatically entered. All you have to do is show up and play trivia. This also means that we give away $5,000 in cash TWICE a year!


At any and every District Trivia venue.


Because we wanted to provide you another way to win cash and great prizes for loving trivia.


The following steps will lead you to the grand prize!:

  • Step 1: Become a Monthly Champion

    Every night at each venue, team scores are automatically uploaded to the leader board. No need to sign-up in advance, but be sure to keep your team name the same for the duration of the trivia month. Each month, the highest cumulative team score from your venue will be the Monthly Champion.
  • Step 2: Become your Venue's Champion

    At the end of the 5 month season, the Monthly Champions will compete against each other at their regular night of trivia for the How to Win $5K. The Venue Champion - aka the top scoring Monthly Champion from each venue - will advance to Regionals.
  • Step 3: Become a Finalist

    Venue Champions will compete in a one-night trivia event - Regionals. Regions are divided up into DC, Maryland, and Virginia. As the Venue Champion, you'll receive information to RSVP your team size. We'll then notify you which regional venue your team will play at. At each Regional venue, the top scoring team will win a bid to the Final. Larger Regional events will guarantee second and third place as well (approximately 10% of teams at each Regional). This allows game-play to continue as normal at your venue to wager for the top spot. From there, we will take the next top scoring teams across ALL the Regional venues. This number is not exact, as we will take as many teams as possible - based on attendance numbers and the Final event space capacity. All qualified teams are Finalists
  • Step 4: Win the Final

    The Final is a competition between the best of the best teams - they've risen out of Regionals. The Tournament of Champions Final is a one-night event. The top scoring team at the Final will become Grand Champion and leave with the $5000 cash prize, the second place earns $1000, third place $400, fourth $100, and fifth a robust high-five. There will also be additional prizes awarded throughout the night.

More questions?

See the Tournament of Champions Frequently Asked Questions Page and the Tournament of Champions Glossary for more information. Another question beyond the FAQs? Click the envelope in the top left corner and select "tournament" - a District Trivia staff member will answer your question.