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2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago

Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:13 pm

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL, on April 27–29, 2018. This is the same hotel that hosted the 2017 SSNCT.


Please note the qualification changes we have made for the 2018 SSNCT.

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Qualified teams may now register here

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

Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:40 pm

Wildcard applications and standby signups for the 2018 SSNCT are now open.

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

Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:01 pm

I was told by someone that the SSNCT uses a "card method" for seeding, but couldn't find information that reflected this upon looking at information about the 2018 SSNCT. Is this correct?

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

Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 pm

tksaleija wrote:I was told by someone that the SSNCT uses a "card method" for seeding, but couldn't find information that reflected this upon looking at information about the 2018 SSNCT. Is this correct?
We won't decide the tournament format until we know the final field size, though it is very likely that card systems will be used for both prelims and playoffs. It's not really for seeding, though. You can read more about power-matching on the QBWiki.

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

Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:26 pm

The field for the Open Division of the 2018 SSNCT has been expanded to 64 teams.

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

Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:17 pm

When is formatting generally finalized? If it already has been and you're wondering why I'm asking, it's in response to the last sentence of the "Format" section on the SSNCT 18 webpage that says that more details will be given once the field is finalized (or something like that).

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

Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:28 pm

We expect to announce the format for the 2018 SSNCT after the ICT is concluded.

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

Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:08 am

Have any side events been confirmed or talked about for SSNCT?

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

Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:58 am

I know the Fort Osage “Pass the AUX Cord III” tournament has been pushed toward SSNCT by some people going there, but I don’t think anything’s confirmed yet.

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

Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:38 pm

Hello fellow competitors in the SSNCT. I was hoping to take my five member team over to the Chicago Art Institute on Friday April 27. The online form lists no Friday times and has a minimum limit of 15 students. I haven't been to Nationals in about six years, so I'm rusty on how to proceed. How feasible would it be to just head over that Friday with five students and 2-4 chaperones and expect to get in? I've sent this request to the Art Institute, but have yet to hear back. Are there any other teams going to the Art Institute that day? Thank you for any help you can give me in this eclectic matter.

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

Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:35 pm

We did the Art Institute last year. I’d suggest you go on-line and buy tickets. You should be able to print them off. We arrived shortly before opening and got in without any problems.

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

Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:53 pm

Among the hidden nuggets to tour in Chicago, if we're going to take this thread in this particular direction: the Museum of Broadcast Communications. This attraction in Downtown Chicago (one block north of the Marina towers) and includes the National Radio Hall of Fame, along with artifacts from through the century-plus of American broadcasting. This year they also have a special exhibit, SNL: The Experience.

Easy for this broadcaster to recommend it, but it is a unique collection of American history worth taking in.
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