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2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:04 pm

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2014 High School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel on May 30-June 1, 2014 (the weekend after Memorial Day weekend). This is the same hotel that hosted the tournament in 2009 and 2010.

The field for the tournament is limited to 272 teams.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:12 am

The full announcement is now available. We expect that registration will be open within the next month or so.

Edit 10/21: registration is now open --JTH

Edit 5/28: registration is now closed again --JTH
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by KnicksRule » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:09 pm

Is there a page which has all the teams that have qualified for the HSNCT and SSNCT thus far?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by btressler » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:55 am

KnicksRule wrote:Is there a page which has all the teams that have qualified for the HSNCT and SSNCT thus far?
In the past, no grand list of qualified teams was maintained, but you can get the information from each local tournament.

Go to this page and click on a tournament which has submitted its results. For example, the 2013 Lewis Cup lists both HSNCT and SSNCT qualifiers.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:20 pm

bt_green_warbler wrote:The full announcement is now available. We expect that registration will be open within the next month or so.
Registration is now open.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:59 pm

The field is now half full (128 teams).
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:56 pm

naqt.com wrote:As of January 23, 138 teams have registered for the 2014 NAQT High School National Championship. Counting the 41 berths that are reserved for state champions, that means the field is 70% full. There are still 77 spots, but NAQT recommends that teams hoping to attend begin to think seriously about finalizing their plans to attend.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:04 am

NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications for the 2014 HSNCT. To submit an application, please use our online form.

Schools who wish to sign up standby teams for the 2014 HSNCT may do so here.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:12 pm

naqt.com wrote:As of February 4, 172 teams have registered for the 2014 NAQT High School National Championship. Counting the 41 berths that are reserved for state champions, that means the field is 83% full. There are still 43 spots, but NAQT recommends that teams hoping to attend register within the next three weeks.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:12 pm

naqt.com wrote:In 2014 NAQT will be making a trial run of its "cross-tournament discounts" program; this will allow high school teams to earn staffer discounts toward their HSNCT registration by staffing the CCCT, ICT, SSNCT, or MSNCT.
Teams interested in earning such discounts should read our entire policy.

Edit 2/26: CCCT and ICT now have complete staff grids; thanks, everyone! --JTH
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:29 pm

The 2014 HSNCT passed 200 registered teams this morning. (current field)

Qualified teams should register here to secure a place in the tournament.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Urech hydantoin synthesis » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:21 am

Last year, how many teams were admitted to the field via the waitlist?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:47 pm

Ben asks because the HSNCT field is temporarily full, pending the resolution of our state championships.

Teams may join the waitlist here.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

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Christ, I Know wrote:Last year, how many teams were admitted to the field via the waitlist?
Last year about 20 to 25 teams were admitted to the field from the waitlist.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:58 pm

I am pleased to report that the field for the 2014 HSNCT has been expanded to 272 teams.

Current field

Waitlist

Qualified teams may join the waitlist here.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by zachary_yan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:37 am

Can you give a list of the Non-NAQT state championships this year that have berths to HSNCT? I take it American Association of Schools in Central America Knowledge Bowl is one seeing as EIS in Honduras is going.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:33 am

zachary_yan wrote:Can you give a list of the Non-NAQT state championships this year that have berths to HSNCT? I take it American Association of Schools in Central America Knowledge Bowl is one seeing as EIS in Honduras is going.
There are two different kinds of "berths" here:

1) Winning a non-NAQT state championship allows a team to qualify for HSNCT, but does not grant that team a reserved berth.

2) Winners of state championships or qualifiers using NAQT questions have reserved berths to HSNCT. Thus they may register when the field is full. If the state champion is already registered for HSNCT, the reserved berth is dissolved (and a team may be promoted into the field from the waitlist).

(EIS isn't actually either of these things; they applied for a wildcard after winning their local tournament.)
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:54 am

Here's our list of non-NAQT state championships. Let us know if we're missing a non-NAQT state championship that should qualify the winning team for HSNCT.

state (sponsor/question provider)
(many of these have multiple size classes that don't compete against each other; in those cases the winners of each class or division would be eligible to attend HSNCT)

Arkansas (AGQBA)
California (HSAPQ)
Colorado (Knowledge Bowl)
District of Columbia (HSAPQ)
Florida (Commissioner's Academic Challenge)*
Hawaii (It's Academic)
Illinois (IHSA)
Illinois (Masonic)
Kansas (KSHSAA)**
Kentucky (Governor's Cup)
Louisiana (LAAC)
Maryland (HSAPQ)
Massachusetts (HSAPQ)
Michigan (MSU Honors College)
Minnesota (Knowledge Bowl)
Nebraska (ESU)
Nevada (Clark County Varsity Quiz)
New Hampshire (NHQBL)
New York (HSAPQ)
North Carolina (NCATA)
Ohio (OAC)
Oklahoma (OAAC)
Oklahoma (OSSAA)
Oregon (SOU Brain Bowl)
Pennsylvania (PAC)
South Carolina (SCISA)
Virginia (VHSL)
Washington (Knowledge Bowl)
Wyoming (Wyoming Academic Challenge)

Canadian provinces (Reach for the Top provincials)

* This is a tournament for county-based teams, but it has sometimes been won by a team whose players all attend a single high school

** KSHSAA member schools may not attend the 2014 HSNCT
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Cassian » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:32 am

Is the Academic Challenge tournament at Sam Houston State still happening? I thought they had stopped running it awhile back.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:05 pm

That was my impression as well from a brief search intended to figure out when (if) it was happening. (A number of the events listed have extremely tenuous digital presences.)
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Cold Stone Steve Austin » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:38 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:** KSHSAA member schools may not attend the 2014 HSNCT
Doesn't the HSNCT pass the 500 mile test this year, as outlined in the KSHSAA bylaws?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:00 am

The Hyatt Regency O'Hare site meets the travel distance bylaw, but the HSNCT is not on the advisory list maintained by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
KSHSAA Scholars Bowl Manual 2013-14 wrote:Question 6: May school teams participate in national championship tournaments?

Answer: No, unless approved by the NASSP on its advisory list of contests and activities and subject to compliance with KSHSAA regulations.
(I'm curious whether any quizbowl tournament has ever been approved by the NASSP; if anyone else has dealt with this list, I would be interested to hear about it in the Kansas thread.)
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by zachary_yan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:54 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:Here's our list of non-NAQT state championships. Let us know if we're missing a non-NAQT state championship that should qualify the winning team for HSNCT.
I don't know if this is what you mean, but I feel like the MN Knowledge Bowl winners should get a qualification to nationals. I know there are two pyramidal state championships and an active circuit already, but it seems like Knowledge Bowl has a long tradition in the state and KB teams aren't willing or just don't bother participating in good quiz bowl formats.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:34 pm

bt_green_warbler wrote:Canadian provinces (Reach for the Top provincials)
How exactly will this work, and will the competitors at these events be aware of the potential for HSNCT qualification?
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Post by samus149 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:10 pm

Will there be a recording service like iHigh at this year's HSNCT?
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pandabear555 wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:Canadian provinces (Reach for the Top provincials)
How exactly will this work, and will the competitors at these events be aware of the potential for HSNCT qualification?
Historically, we have not actively recruited these teams (both because Reach provincials are late in the season when there is little or no space in the HSNCT field, and because Reach usually happens the same weekend as HSNCT itself, so the champions will stay in Canada). One of these years we will hold HSNCT on some weekend that isn't Reach nationals; at that time, we will be in a much better position to recruit many more Canadian teams to attend.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

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bt_green_warbler wrote:
pandabear555 wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:Canadian provinces (Reach for the Top provincials)
How exactly will this work, and will the competitors at these events be aware of the potential for HSNCT qualification?
Historically, we have not actively recruited these teams (both because Reach provincials are late in the season when there is little or no space in the HSNCT field, and because Reach usually happens the same weekend as HSNCT itself, so the champions will stay in Canada). One of these years we will hold HSNCT on some weekend that isn't Reach nationals; at that time, we will be in a much better position to recruit many more Canadian teams to attend.
If a separate Canadian HS nationals happened in the future, would NAQT plan to extend this invitation to Reach provincial champions?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:35 am

Yes, we would. The "separate Canadian nationals" project is an interesting one, and worthy of its own thread.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:33 am

zachary_yan wrote:MN Knowledge Bowl winners should get a qualification to nationals.
R. confirms that we have invited these teams in the past; added to the list.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by quizbowllee » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:56 am

Can you tell me how many standby teams ended up playing last year? My B-team is currently #5, but several parents don't want to make the trip to Chicago if there's not a good chance they will play.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:19 pm

quizbowllee wrote:Can you tell me how many standby teams ended up playing last year?
Five standby teams played at the 2013 HSNCT. Warning: that may not predict this year's numbers, given the different field size and earlier waitlist.
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Post by Beevor Feevor » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:05 pm

samus149 wrote:Will there be a recording service like iHigh at this year's HSNCT?
This question wasn't answered, but I would like to know this as well. I think that the documentation of a national tournament is something that's important and was wondering if NAQT had any plans for that this year?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:12 pm

I didn't answer because we don't (yet) know what the answer is either. I hope to have more information in the next few weeks.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:41 pm

naqt.com wrote:The official hotel of the 2014 High School National Championship, the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, is now effectively full. NAQT has signed a contract with the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare to act as an overflow hotel.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:25 pm

naqt.com wrote:Due to the dissolution of berths reserved for state champions, the HSNCT field has been reopened to new teams. As of today, there are three spots available. Qualified teams may now register without having to join a waitlist first.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:31 am

If you missed this because you don't read the college forums, this is the side tournament happening on Saturday night during HSNCT - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15760&p=279974#p279974
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

Post by Northern Central Railway » Tue May 27, 2014 3:24 pm

If the number of teams in the field drops below 256 (as of right now the field listing contains exactly 256 teams), will NAQT run a 256 team tournament with a few standby teams, or will there be 16+ standby teams that get into a field of 272?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue May 27, 2014 3:33 pm

We will run a 272-team tournament with as many standby teams as are needed to get there.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Tue May 27, 2014 3:39 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:We will run a 272-team tournament with as many standby teams as are needed to get there.
Doesn't this setup functionally let a bunch of teams (currently 16, it seems) jump into the HSNCT field for free, regardless of whether they qualified, just as long as they have the foresight to get on the standby list when the going looks good? That seems really non-ideal. And isn't 272 a much worse number for a power matching schedule, mathematically, than 256?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue May 27, 2014 3:42 pm

RyuAqua wrote:
bird bird bird bird bird wrote:We will run a 272-team tournament with as many standby teams as are needed to get there.
Doesn't this setup functionally let a bunch of teams (currently 16, it seems) jump into the HSNCT field for free, regardless of whether they qualified, just as long as they have the foresight to get on the standby list when the going looks good? And isn't 272 a much less elegant number for a power matching schedule, mathematically, than 256?
Yes and yes; but all of that is much more elegant than redoing all of our schedule planning at the last minute.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago (field reopens)

Post by quizbowllee » Tue May 27, 2014 3:53 pm

So... I guess my B team at #4 on standby is looking pretty good right now.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by jonah » Fri May 30, 2014 1:51 am

We have posted the schedule for the preliminary rounds, the schedule for the playoff rounds, and the playoff schedule in easier-to-visualize form. Initial card assignments will be posted late tomorrow night or early Saturday morning.

Some matchups in round 17 (the first round of the playoffs) are not yet known because they depend on the size of the two playoff brackets, which we won't know until the preliminary rounds are complete. The winners' bracket starts with at most 50 teams; the most likely number is 47. It is certain that 28 teams will be in the winners' bracket entering round 18. The top 6 to 12 teams (by Saturday record, then points per 20 tossups heard) will have byes in round 17; the most likely number is 9.

The playoffs as a whole will start with at most 106 teams; the most likely numbers are 100 and 101. It is certain that 48 teams will be in the losers' bracket entering round 18. It is most likely that 3 teams in the losers' bracket will have byes in round 17.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Beevor Feevor » Fri May 30, 2014 12:53 pm

Will there be any sort of official liveblog for this tournament?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by the return of AHAN » Fri May 30, 2014 1:16 pm

16 preliminary rounds? Was it that many last year and I just don't remember?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Deviant Insider » Fri May 30, 2014 1:25 pm

the return of AHAN wrote:16 preliminary rounds? Was it that many last year and I just don't remember?
Yes
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by jonah » Fri May 30, 2014 1:32 pm

Einhard wrote:Will there be any sort of official liveblog for this tournament?
Yes. Harry White should be posting details soon.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri May 30, 2014 1:59 pm

Is there an estimation on when games should be completed on Saturday?
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri May 30, 2014 2:17 pm

Our best estimate is 6:45 pm. (HSNCT details page)
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Fri May 30, 2014 3:03 pm

jonah wrote:
Einhard wrote:Will there be any sort of official liveblog for this tournament?
Yes. Harry White should be posting details soon.
As in previous years, there will be liveblogs for both days. Tomorrow's liveblog will be up at http://tinyurl.com/2014hsnctprelims.
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Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

Post by Cold Stone Steve Austin » Sat May 31, 2014 2:10 am

What's the situation regarding filming matches this year?
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