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by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)

Buzzword Leagues let you experience Buzzword with other players. See how you stack up against your friends, teammates, colleagues, family, and more. You can create your own leagues or join an existing league, public or private. Leagues can consist of players in multiple divisions, who therefore coul...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzzword for popular culture
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Buzzword for popular culture

Correct. We're planning more sports events for later this summer.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzzword for popular culture
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Buzzword for popular culture

NAQT is pleased to announce that our online Buzzword platform is adding an eight-week event focusing on popular culture. This event starts July 3, and features questions about television, film, music, video games, musical theater, and comics.

Register here!
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

cross-posted from the main Buzzword thread --JTH We have two exciting announcements about Buzzword season 2, which starts Thursday, July 2. Buzzword season 2 will add a fourth, more challenging difficulty level. Tossups at Level D are similar to those read at our High School National Championship T...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (new events!)

We have two exciting announcements about Buzzword season 2, which starts Thursday, July 2. Buzzword season 2 will add a fourth, more challenging difficulty level. Tossups at Level D are similar to those read at our High School National Championship Tournament. We've also added a popular culture seas...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (Season 2 starts July 2!)

Results for Season 1 of Buzzword are now final! Congratulations to our division winners: Level A : Conner Feng (MS), Lukas Koutsoukos (HS), Pranav Veluri (College), and Michael Laudermith (Open) Level B : Nikky Nandipati (MS), Alexander Koutsoukos (HS), Jonathan Suh (College), and Michael Laudermith...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1865

Re: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems

As far as I know, NAQT has not made any clear statement about whether or not its questions can be used in an online tournament over Zoom or Discord for next year We have not yet reached a decision about this issue (but we are having internal discussion about possibilities for online hosting). A lot...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:14 pm
The front page of Buzzword has the film sample listed as "Play Level C (hardest) Sample Game."
This has been fixed; thanks for bringing the error to our attention.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

Subject-area rankings are based on all questions (not just the five best games).
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword Special Events from NAQT
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Buzzword Special Events from NAQT

The film tournament has a five-question sample game; the others do not.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword Special Events from NAQT
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Buzzword Special Events from NAQT

NAQT is pleased to announce a new group of special single-subject events for our online platform, Buzzword . Our first special event, a film tournament read by Ken Jennings, is available through Tuesday, June 16. [Edit: the film tournament is now complete; thanks to everyone who played!] In subseque...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

Season 2 of Buzzword starts Thursday, July 2. We've also added a new group of single-subject events, starting with a film tournament read by Ken Jennings (available through June 16). In subsequent weeks, we'll have special events focusing on American literature , sports , world history , and food an...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Black Lives Matter: a statement from NAQT
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Black Lives Matter: a statement from NAQT

NAQT stands against racism and police brutality. We are angered by the unjust killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. Moreover, this spring's protests have underscored the fact that systemic racism influences every aspect of American life, including quiz bowl. NAQT is committe...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: National Charity QB Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 2349

Re: National Charity QB Tournament

The tournament will likely be held using a housewrite but if not viable we will use an NAQT IS set. More information to come on that. Quick clarification here about NAQT policy: we do not currently allow online hosting using NAQT sets. We're discussing potential changes that would allow for online ...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Tentative Date Claim for 2020-2021

I archived the 2019-20 date claim and made this one sticky.

I don't think forum admins have the power to adjust the order of posts within a thread (but would welcome a correction from the other forum staff if we do!)
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: NAQT's Buzzword Film Special
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: NAQT's Buzzword Film Special

Check out the sample set of 5 questions to get a feel for the style of the game and the approximate difficulty of the questions. (Note that the sample game consists of questions that were used in Season 1 Level C of Buzzword.)
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: NAQT's Buzzword Film Special
Replies: 1
Views: 555

NAQT's Buzzword Film Special

NAQT is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our first Buzzword special event. The Buzzword Film Special will run from Thursday, June 11 through Tuesday, June 16. The set features 50 tossups read by NAQT film editor and Jeopardy GOAT Ken Jennings.

Register here!
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Gift Certificates
Replies: 0
Views: 364

NAQT Gift Certificates

NAQT is pleased to offer discounted gift certificates that can be used to buy our practice material! Interested in bulking out your team's collection of practice questions? Looking for a graduation gift or birthday present for an avid quiz bowl player, or an end-of-year present for your child's coa...
by Important Bird Area
Sat May 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAQT's Rising Freshmen Contact List
Replies: 0
Views: 420

NAQT's Rising Freshmen Contact List

On a normal Saturday before Memorial Day, 336 high school teams would have gathered in downtown Atlanta for the NAQT HSNCT. Although we can't be together in person, NAQT would like to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to the graduating class of 2020. We're sorry the season had to end t...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: special Buzzword event for Memorial Day weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 608

special Buzzword event for Memorial Day weekend

Just a quick reminder that our special Memorial Day weekend event on Buzzword, NAQT's new online game, starts today! This Buzzword special event includes two games of 50 HSNCT-difficulty tossups each. The first game will be available Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020; the second game will be...
by Important Bird Area
Mon May 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

The "per packet set" is probably the easiest column to start with. A typical recent NAQT Invitational Series set has a total of 288 tossups and 288 bonuses. That column tells you that of those 288/288 questions, you can expect 15 tossups and 15 bonuses to fall under the general category of "British ...
by Important Bird Area
Mon May 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

We're pleased to announce a special Buzzword event for Memorial Day weekend: This Buzzword special event includes two games of 50 HSNCT-difficulty tossups each. The first game will be available Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2020; the second game will be available Sunday, May 24 and Monday, Ma...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

NAQT's current high school distribution can be seen on this page (which has much additional detail, including numbers for the split among mythology/religious literature/non-religious literature). Note that questions classified as "religion" in some non-NAQT distributions may appear as "religious lit...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NAQT SSNCT: May 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 8348

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

I know this isn't the SSNCT update we were hoping for on this particular morning, but
Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

The Buzzword player results screen always shows the complete text of Buzzword questions that you have previously played. (The note about practice questions is there to indicate that after specific Buzzword events conclude, some tossups used in this project will also show up in future collections of ...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)

(cross-posted from the announcement forums) What is Buzzword? Buzzword is an exciting new online game of knowledge and recall from NAQT. Challenge the depth and breadth of your knowledge in Buzzword's engaging, audio-based format and compare your results with players at your level from around the w...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

(cross-posted to the middle school and high school forums as well) What is Buzzword? Buzzword is an exciting new online game of knowledge and recall from NAQT. Challenge the depth and breadth of your knowledge in Buzzword's engaging, audio-based format and compare your results with players at your ...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 0
Views: 471

Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

(cross-posted to the high school and college forums as well) What is Buzzword? Buzzword is an exciting new online game of knowledge and recall from NAQT. Challenge the depth and breadth of your knowledge in Buzzword's engaging, audio-based format and compare your results with players at your level ...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

(cross-posted to the middle school and college forums as well) What is Buzzword? Buzzword is an exciting new online game of knowledge and recall from NAQT. Challenge the depth and breadth of your knowledge in Buzzword's engaging, audio-based format and compare your results with players at your leve...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 14
Views: 10187

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

NAQT regrets to inform the quiz bowl community of the cancellation of the 2020 High School National Championship Tournament, which had been scheduled to take place May 22-24, 2020 at the Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis. We know this decision is disappointing to everyone who was looking ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 15
Views: 10255

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from the 2019 MSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 14
Views: 10187

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

AKKOLADE wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Is NAQT able to share any news on HSNCT’s status?
Not at the present time. When we have more information, we'll post here.

NAQT's statement about our response to the COVID-19 outbreak can be read here.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7922

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

Portage qualified at their conference event.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAQT's statements about planning for the coronavirus
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Re: NAQT's statements about planning for the coronavirus

Update for March 16: We have decided to cancel the 2020 SSNCT and MSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 NAQT MSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Re: 2020 NAQT MSNCT: CANCELED

NAQT regrets to inform the quiz bowl community of the cancellation of the 2020 Middle School National Championship Tournament, which had been scheduled to take place May 8–10, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. NAQT is following the advice from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention to canc...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: CANCELED

NAQT regrets to inform the quiz bowl community of the cancellation of the 2020 Small School National Championship Tournament, which had been scheduled to take place April 24–26, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. NAQT is following the advice from the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention to ca...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6441

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

What I said in the ICT thread applies here as well. Ideally, we would like to reschedule, but it's difficult to plan because we don't know exactly when we should plan for. If we do manage to reschedule, I'll post here, but for now this announcement should be considered a cancellation rather than a p...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT ICT: CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: 2020 NAQT ICT: CANCELED

In theory, we would very much like to reschedule the ICT. However, it involves a lot of planning, especially in this case predicting a time at which travel will once more be possible without the concern of spreading COVID-19. If it is possible for us to reschedule, we will definitely announce that h...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAQT's statements about planning for the coronavirus
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Re: NAQT's statement about planning for the coronavirus

Two updates for today, March 11. First: we have decided to cancel our upcoming ICT and IPNCT. (Statements for ICT and IPNCT are available on naqt.com.) Second: at the present time, we are still planning to run SSNCT, MSNCT, and HSNCT. A full statement about those events is now posted on naqt.com. Pl...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6441

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

NAQT and LetterOne regret to inform the quiz bowl community of the cancellation of the Individual Player National Championship Tournament, which had been scheduled to take place April 5, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we determined that hosting an event with...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT ICT: CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: 2020 NAQT ICT: CANCELED

NAQT and LetterOne regret to inform the quiz bowl community of the cancellation of the 2020 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, which had been scheduled to take place April 3–4, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, NAQT determined that hosting an event with a...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat XI at Northwestern (3/7/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Jr. Wildcat XI at Northwestern (3/7/2020)

The top 15% of teams qualify for MSNCT (here, that should be the top 5 in a 27-team field).
by Important Bird Area
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAQT's statements about planning for the coronavirus
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

NAQT's statements about planning for the coronavirus

NAQT is currently monitoring recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control about the novel coronavirus outbreak. At this time, we do not anticipate any major changes to our 2020 national championship tournaments. We plan to make hand hygiene stations availab...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2019-2020
Replies: 36
Views: 7922

Re: Indiana 2019-2020

AgathokakologicalPunk wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:15 pm
As regards the IASP State Championship on March 7, are any here privy to the difficulty of the questions being used?
This event is scheduled to use NAQT IS #192 (thus regular difficulty, not introductory).
by Important Bird Area
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: please contact NAQT about the 2020 ICT
Replies: 0
Views: 1344

please contact NAQT about the 2020 ICT

Could someone from Princeton please contact NAQT as soon as possible to confirm your team's status for the 2020 ICT? Thank you!

edit: thank you, Rutgers, UCF, and UCLA!

edit edit: heard from Princeton, so we're done here
by Important Bird Area
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT ICT: CANCELED
Replies: 8
Views: 2516

Re: 2020 NAQT ICT: April 4, Chicago

Registration for the 2020 ICT is now open. Qualified teams may now register here. [edit 3/11: links removed now that we are no longer able to take registrations]
by Important Bird Area
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5514

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8

Invitations for the 2020 ICT are being sent out today; it should now be possible for invited teams to register here . Yes, we accepted a wildcard bid from Yale-NUS. Some notes on this: 1) they are a substantial distance away from the nearest SCT site 2) it was not possible to host an SCT site in Sin...