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by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This book's narrator is apprenticed to a man he calls "good master Bates." A minister named Skyresh Bolgolam vows to be its narrator's "mortal enemy," and conspires to banish him for urinating on the queen's (*) house. Late sections of this novel feature intelligent horses, humans called Yahoos, an...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Round 25 Could you post the question where I believe the answer was single payer healthcare but universal healthcare for all was accepted after originally ruled incorrect. I wasn’t in the room but would like to see it A January 2019 letter to Keith Hall about this type of system noted the lack of a...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This borough is home to the main American factory of piano-maker Steinway and Sons. This borough's Rockaway Peninsula is one terminus of the "A" train. A "Unisphere" built for the 1964 World's Fair is in this borough's (*) Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which is also the location of Citi Field, the ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

I think, similarly to as was done with this year's MSNCT, the HSNCT could probably stand to have harder playoffs. I don't think the jump needs to be as drastic as it was for MSNCT - I think the HSNCT playoffs could stand to be L7 (for those who don't know NAQT's difficulty scale, that's equivalent ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

setaisjihad wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Could I see the sports tossup (from Round 2 I believe) on the University of South Florida? This seemed quite hard for HSNCT difficulty level.
I too am unable to find a tossup in HSNCT matching this description; please let me know if you remember any further details.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

The title of a book by Bastian Sick calls this case "the death of the genitive," referring to a possessive construction in German. In Latin, this case can express "separation" or "disadvantage"; in second-declension nouns, this case is identical to the (*) ablative. Some German prepositions can gov...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the bonus on "Sumer is icumen in?" (I think it's round 1). I can't remember what the other two parts were. There weren't many 0's on bonuses in the room I read, and that one in particular stuck out to me. This song's lyrics note that "Awe bleteth after lomb," meaning "the ewe bleats aft...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

the Pulp Fiction tossup (Round 18 or 19, I think) Could I see this tossup? For this film, Urge Overkill covered Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon." A passage in this film describing "furious anger" is identified as Ezekiel 25:17. 666 is the combination to a (*) briefcase in this film who...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT is now accepting writer applications
Replies: 0
Views: 251

NAQT is now accepting writer applications

naqt.com wrote:NAQT will be considering contract-writer applications from June 1 until July 31. Potential writers must have a high school diploma and have turned 18 on or prior to their date of application.
Full details are posted here.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

It's not in Maine, but the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Maine ruled this island is legally not an island. Jones Beach can be accessed via this island's Southern State Parkway, which Robert Moses allegedly designed to limit bus access by low-income residents. This island's wealthy (*) Suffolk County c...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Legendre polynomials have this property since the inner product of two of them is proportional to a Kronecker delta function. Vectors must be linearly independent if they mutually have this property. The Gram-Schmidt process finds vectors that have this property, possibly (*) normalized. Two vector...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

A shop across a street from this building contains a single cash register and no other signage. The now-vacant Mulry Square may have been the site of the inspiration for this building, which has no visible entrance. The man who depicted this building claimed it was located "where two streets meet" ...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This character meets "Yours Truly," who goes by "Y.T.," while making a pizza delivery for the Mafia. For 10 points each— A. Identify this main character of a 1992 novel, who has a punningly appropriate name. B. Hiro Protagonist appears in this cyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson, titled for a digita...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

I messed up the prompting rules for the tossup on the October Revolution, neglecting to prompt when somebody said "November Revolution." That said, I have two questions: 1. Could someone really figure out what to say upon being prompted on "November Revolution" (i.e., that you want "October")? 2. I...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see tossups on Joshua Tree (Round 1), assassination of RFK (Round 2), Gorbachev (Round 2), American flags (Round 3), Life of Pi (Round 3), murder of John Lennon (Round 5), Lewinsky scandal (Round 7), Guyana (Round 16), George H.W. Bush (Round 17), and Hubert Humphrey (Round 20)? A song on t...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 30, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossups on calcite and the one that started with a character being beaten to death for saying 2+2=4? I was negged on the first one in power (specifically at stalactite, if I remember correctly) with Calcium Carbonate and protested, but it ended up being moot. The second one my teamm...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 30, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup from the finals on “Dark Souls”? That’s my favorite game (and also I couldn’t tell what was being asked about in the first clue) This title entity distinguishes a man who is "coming to you on a dusty road" in a Sam & Dave song. The player awakens in the Northern Undead Asylum...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 30, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the Turkmenistan (round 1), Bounty Mutiny (round 7), Lake Texcoco (round 7), and Red Sea (round 22) tossups, and the Brunei bonus (round 20)? Edit: In light of Mike Bentley's post, the reason why I want to see the four tossups is that I feel I could [should?] have powered them all, and I ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This character survived an assassination attempt at the hands of Commander Gree on Kashyyyk thanks in part to General Tarfful. In a 2017 film, this character destroys a tree of sacred (*) texts on the island of Ahch-To with a bolt of lightning, as a ghost. This character lifted an X-Wing out of the...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This man discussed being "the last man to die for a mistake" while testifying to Congress on behalf of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. After Paul Tsongas stepped down in 1984, this man succeeded him in the Senate; 29 years later, this man resigned from the Senate to replace (*) Hillary Clinton as...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

If this operation acting on the vector potential gives zero, then the electric field equals minus the gradient of the scalar potential. The curl of the E-field equals minus this operation applied to the B-field. Minus this operation applied to (*) magnetic flux gives the emf according to Faraday's ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossups on "polymerization" (round 23 I think), "irrational", "Fourier" and "aromatic"? Thanks. Edit: also the tossup on "time derivative" please One mechanism for these reactions is driven by relief of ring strain in cyclic alkenes and is called ROMP. Stereochemical control in these ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

(Berwick-upon-Tweed with the only clue about it being at war for Russia If I recall correctly, also I can find literally no evidence that this ever happened, unless the bonus mentioned it as a legend of course. I would have to see it again). One of the earliest burghs was this city on the River Twe...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

In this novel, an old woman who lives on rabbits and chickens is found dead holding a set of keys. A man with a black eye patch in this novel hides under bed covers to listen to a radio. A car thief in this novel dies after being kicked with a stiletto heel by a girl with (*) dark glasses. The doct...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

As a moderator, I noticed that this set had a much higher frequency of copyediting issues that interfered with my ability to read -- there was an omitted preposition/article, an instance of "the that" or something like that, or something along those lines almost every round, and sometimes several t...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

The open-circuit test can determine the impedance in one of these devices, which are typically rated in volt-amperes. To minimize leakage flux in these devices, their windings are commonly arranged concentrically around a high-permeability core. These devices use (*) induction to transfer electrica...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4208

2019 HSNCT discussion

This is your question-specific discussion thread for the 2019 NAQT HSNCT. The usual disclaimers apply: 1) If you are planning to play a mirror of the 2019 HSNCT set, please do not read further posts in this thread. (There is one mirror currently planned, at Toronto; it's possible we may add other mi...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Beavercreek!
Replies: 6
Views: 4743

Re: 2019 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Congratulations to Beavercreek (Beavercreek, Ohio), who defeated University Lab (Urbana, Illinois) 415-250 in a one-game final to win the 2019 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament! Chattahoochee (Johns Creek, Georgia) finished third; Adlai E. Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Illinois) claimed f...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Congratulations to Hunter A (New York, NY), who defeated Churchill A (Carmichael, CA) 280-250 in a one-game final to win the 2019 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Hopkins (Fremont, CA) placed third; Liberty (Madison, AL) placed fourth. Complete team and individual statistics are ...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 09, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 3485

Re: Missouri 18-19

Atlashill wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:09 am
(I was informed that the Tigers' last match was against a team that at the time was 4-5??)
This is correct (there are a few mismatches of this type late in the day, in part due to the relatively smaller size of the SSNCT field).
by Important Bird Area
Tue May 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4147

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

It's probably not the best social media practice, and definitely not a very professional look for the company, to post a video alleging to be the championship of a major national, and instead have it consist of 42 seconds of almost nothing. This has been removed; our apologies for accidentally maki...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NAQT SSNCT: May 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 4183

Re: 2019 NAQT SSNCT: May 4-5, Chicago

Congratulations to Glasgow (KY), who defeated Middlesboro (KY) 450-265 in the final to win the Traditional Public Schools Division of the 2019 SSNCT! Middlesboro is also our Very Small School champion. In the Open Divison, Miami Valley (OH) defeated Parish Episcopal (TX) 570-355 in the final. Comple...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4147

NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

naqt.com wrote:NAQT has recently received a number of suggestions, questions, and concerns related to quiz bowl, outreach, and social media. We are grateful for the feedback and have the following comments and responses.
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by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 11959

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Quick format announcement for the 2020 ICT: The alphabetical tiebreaker was a mistake, and we would like to apologize to the community for accidentally introducing an element of unfairness into one of our national championships. Going forward for 2020 and beyond, if we choose to use the 36-team form...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NAQT SSNCT: May 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 4183

Re: 2019 NAQT SSNCT: May 4-5, Chicago

We do not currently have plans to host ACRONYM at the 2019 SSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric

I just want to let the community know that I've read this thread (and the original ICT format one) and we have started internal discussion within NAQT about these (well-founded) community concerns. We won't have a full statement tonight (R. and Emily are on the road back to the Twin Cities; I am abo...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago
Replies: 22
Views: 11836

Re: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago

naqt.com wrote:Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT's followup statement on tournament safety and responding to allegations of misconduct
Replies: 2
Views: 2385

Re: NAQT's followup statement on tournament safety and responding to allegations of misconduct

Cheynem wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Have there been any updates on things potentially like bystander training or other forms of awareness-type training for staffers?
We do not currently plan to adopt such training for all tournament staff.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 17
Views: 11181

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!

naqt.com wrote:Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 8136

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Note that merely being the site of an SCT (and providing rooms) is not sufficient to earn an autobid: The host program must, in general, provide the tournament director, organize the event, and take responsibility for ensuring the event is fully staffed. According to the hosts list, the TD for the ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 8136

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Our understanding of the situation is that Colgate's Division I players helped staff the tournament rather than playing (which is why Colgate did not field a Division I team at an SCT taking place on their own campus).
by Important Bird Area
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)
Replies: 8
Views: 2162

Re: Feeling Trapped in Hudson Valley(NY)

Regarding going to NAQT tournaments as part of a collective, I would triple check with a tournament director if would be allowed. I would imagine that NAQT and the hosts would discourage doing this, but I guess it can't hurt to ask. "Collective" or "coalition" teams are ineligible under NAQT's rule...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT New England @Harvard (2/9/2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT New England @Harvard (2/9/2019)

Right now for D2, MIT C and Williams A are listed as tied for fourth because they have the same record. But, they are only tied because MIT C lost a 3rd place game to Yale B and Williams A won a 5th place game against Bowdoin A. This has been corrected. Thank you for bringing it to our attention, a...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 8136

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Preliminary D-values for the 2019 ICT are now available on naqt.com (Division I, Division II)

Please let us know (results@naqt.com) in the next 24 hours if any corrections need to be made; we expect to announce invitations for the 2019 ICT tomorrow (Thursday) evening.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 4512

Re: SCT placement policies

Here are the ranking policies used by NAQT to compute the D-values for qualification to the 2019 ICT. 1. If the entire tournament field plays a full round-robin (formats marked "RR" for 4 through 14 teams on the approved SCT format list ), then teams are ranked within each playoff bracket by overall...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NAQT IPNCT: April 7, Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 3561

Re: 2019 NAQT IPNCT: April 7, Chicago

The middle school division has been expanded to a field of 88 players.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Grad Students and DII
Replies: 2
Views: 1648

Re: Grad Students and DII

As Mike's edit notes, graduate students are eligible to play Division II at NAQT SCT and ICT (assuming they meet the other requirements). why does NAQT remove DII eligibility upon receiving an invite for ICT? In general terms, what we're trying to measure here is overall quizbowl skill and experienc...