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by Important Bird Area
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-25, online
Replies: 0
Views: 131

2021 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-25, online

NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2021 Small School National Championship Tournament will be held online via Zoom, on April 24-25, 2021. The field for the Traditional Public Schools Division is limited to 30 teams. The field for the Open Division is limited to 30 teams. NAQT may expand the field...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl

We're pleased to announce the composition of our panel: -Grace Liu (MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts) -Caroline Mao (Barnard College, New York, New York) -Esther Perceval (Valencia College, Orlando, Florida) -Chris Wright (Gallatin High School, Gallatin, Tennessee) Jeremy Nelson (former player at Alcor...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Re: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl

We're pleased to announce the composition of our panel: -Grace Liu (MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts) -Caroline Mao (Barnard College, New York, New York) -Esther Perceval (Valencia College, Orlando, Florida) -Chris Wright (Gallatin High School, Gallatin, Tennessee) Jeremy Nelson (former player at Alcor...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT Middle School IPNCT: April 25, online
Replies: 0
Views: 114

2021 NAQT Middle School IPNCT: April 25, online

The 2021 Middle School Individual Player National Championship Tournament (MS IPNCT) will be held online on April 11, 2021. The MS IPNCT is NAQT’s championship tournament for individual middle school players. The field is limited to 80 players. NAQT may expand the field depending on the level of in...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT High School IPNCT: April 11, online
Replies: 0
Views: 222

2021 NAQT High School IPNCT: April 11, online

The 2021 High School Individual Player National Championship Tournament (HS IPNCT) will be held online on April 11, 2021. The HS IPNCT is NAQT’s championship tournament for individual high school players. The field is limited to 100 players. NAQT may expand the field depending on the level of inter...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

The Division I field for the 2021 ICT has been expanded to 24 teams.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT national championships: online
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: 2021 NAQT national championships: online

We hope to announce full details about tournament logistics and qualification by the end of February.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

what is the rationale behind barring people who qualified for DII ICT last year and who are still at those schools to play DII ICT this year? We're aware that all of the options in this case are suboptimal, and any decision we make will be disappointing to some number of teams who might want to pla...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 29
Views: 2889

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

castrioti wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:21 am expansionist (by design)
let's go
by Important Bird Area
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

The remaining spots will be available for registration beginning on February 8. Any team consisting of eligible players (respectively by division) may register for these spots. For the first 24 hours of open registration, each school will be limited to no more than three teams total and no more tha...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Re: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

Update to our payment policy for the 2021 ICT: our new policy is as follows (the older more restrictive one was causing some trouble with school payment offices): Within one week of registering, all teams must pay their registration fee or provide evidence of progress toward doing so. For teams who ...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has decided to extend our moratorium on licensing questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments in the United States through July 31, 2021. We plan to reassess the public health situation in mid-June and make a decision at that point about whether to offer in-person tournament hosting beyond Ju...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT national championships: online
Replies: 3
Views: 460

2021 NAQT national championships: online

NAQT is pleased to announce that our spring 2021 national championship events will be held online via Zoom..

Middle School Individual Player National Championship Tournament: April 25

Middle School National Championship Tournament: May 1-2
by Important Bird Area
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT national championships: online
Replies: 0
Views: 549

2021 NAQT national championships: online

NAQT is pleased to announce that our spring 2021 national championship events will be held online via Zoom..

High School Individual Player National Championship Tournament: April 11

Small School National Championship Tournament: April 24-25

High School National Championship Tournament: May 29-30
by Important Bird Area
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

NAQT and LetterOne are pleased to announce that the 2021 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament will take place online Saturday, April 10. This tournament will use NAQT’s Official Gameplay Rules as modified for online play. The field for Division I will be limited to 24 teams. NAQT may expand ...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl

Update: the deadline for applications has been extended to February 6.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Re: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl

Update: the deadline for applications has been extended to February 6.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)

Cross-posted from the college section, to encourage more applications from people currently involved in high school quizbowl. The deadline to submit an application is February 6. --JTH PACE, IAC, ACF, and NAQT are organizing a panel discussion in early March, focusing on issues of systemic underrep...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl (join us March 13!)

PACE, IAC, ACF, and NAQT are organizing a panel discussion in early March, focusing on issues of systemic underrepresentation and racism in the quizbowl community. The meeting will run as a Zoom webinar, with a moderator asking invited speakers to address questions collected in advance. There will a...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Two history specials for this week: one about European history, the other focusing on American legal history and culture.

Register today!
by Important Bird Area
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT SCT: cancellation
Replies: 0
Views: 891

2021 NAQT SCT: cancellation

NAQT regrets to inform the quiz bowl community that we have decided not to hold Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs) in 2021. The Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT) will still be held. We have not yet finished determining the details of how the ICT will be held (i.e., in person vs. ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments

Not yet; we're still working on editing. I'll post here when the recordings are available.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Buzzword's Holiday Extravaganza is here! New for this week we're offering two special games (Level A and Level C) with a mix of festive content about both academic and pop-culture knowledge. We also have a special FREE offer: if you missed our film and sports special events back in June, each of tho...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

As part of our planning efforts, we sent out links to surveys to many coaches, parents, and players. We are collecting survey responses through December 18, so if you haven't filled out a survey yet and want us to have your input, please respond soon. If you are not sure whether a survey response ha...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

As part of our planning efforts, we sent out links to surveys to many coaches, parents, and players. We are collecting survey responses through December 18, so if you haven't filled out a survey yet and want us to have your input, please respond soon. If you are not sure whether a survey response ha...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Re: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

As part of our planning efforts, we sent out links to surveys to many teams. We are collecting survey responses through December 18, so if you haven't filled out a survey yet and want us to have your input, please respond soon. If you are not sure whether a survey response has been submitted on beha...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

This week's special events are ready!

Through Tuesday, December 15, we have a Pop Music special and an American History special.

Register today!
by Important Bird Area
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments

Reminder that our first seminar is at 7:30 Central tonight!
by Important Bird Area
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Online Quiz Bowl Can Be Improved
Replies: 15
Views: 3830

Re: Online Quiz Bowl Can Be Improved

Many of the suggestions made by Joe in the first post in this thread echo the advice in NAQT's online tournament guide . Because we think audio quality and network stability are critical elements of running online tournaments, we prefer the use of Zoom as a videoconferencing platform. We recommend u...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

NAQT video seminars about online tournaments

NAQT is pleased to announce that we will run two, one-hour video seminars on running and participating in online quiz bowl tournaments. The first seminar will take place on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 pm CT, and will be aimed at tournament hosts. This session will discuss the steps of running an...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has decided to extend our moratorium on licensing questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments in the United States through April 2, 2021. We plan to reassess the public health situation in early March and make a decision at that point about whether to offer in-person tournament hosting beyond...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Our first two special events for December are now available!

We're offering a second film tournament, and a Let's Remember Some Guys sports event in partnership with Defector Media. Both are available through Tuesday, December 8.

Register today!
by Important Bird Area
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

Cross-posted to different parts of the forum, since this post includes updates about middle school, high school, and college events. --JTH NAQT has signed contracts with hotels to host in-person versions of all of our 2021 national championships other than the Community College Championship Tournam...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

Cross-posted to different parts of the forum, since this post includes updates about middle school, high school, and college events. --JTH NAQT has signed contracts with hotels to host in-person versions of all of our 2021 national championships other than the Community College Championship Tournam...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

Cross-posted to different parts of the forum, since this post includes updates about middle school, high school, and college events. --JTH NAQT has signed contracts with hotels to host in-person versions of all of our 2021 national championships other than the Community College Championship Tournam...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Questions from the first two seasons of Buzzword (Levels A, B, and C) are now available for purchase as practice material.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT's Cyber Monday Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 470

NAQT's Cyber Monday Sale

For Cyber Monday, we are releasing new practice materials from Seasons 1 and 2 of NAQT’s online individual quiz competition, Buzzword . For $99 you can get all the questions from Levels A, B, and C for Season 1 and Season 2. That’s 2400 tossup questions, new to anyone at your school who didn’t play ...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 3 starts September 24!)

Buzzword will be back for a fourth season! Season 4 starts January 14 and will run through March 9. We're also pleased to announce our range of special events for December and January: Let's Remember Some Guys (December 3-December 8) NAQT is thrilled to partner with the blog Defector to bring sports...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has decided to extend our moratorium on licensing questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments in the United States through January 1, 2021. We plan to reassess the public health situation in early December and make a decision at that point about whether to offer in-person tournament hosting b...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)
Replies: 10
Views: 2994

Re: TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)

NAQT would like to apologize to the quiz bowl community, and particularly to the teams who played Saturday's tournament hosted by Thomas Jefferson, for our part in the security violation that disrupted that event. This was an avoidable error in NAQT operations that directly compromised the integrity...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage

NAQT's long-standing practice has been that some of our question sets are made available for tournament hosting in the competition year following the year in which they were produced. (For example, it is common for tournament hosts to use the previous spring's SSNCT set at events in the fall and win...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

Re: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)

In general, the top 15% of the field at a varsity tournament using NAQT questions qualifies for HSNCT. Full details are here.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage

We're in the process of investigating what happened here, and we'll have more to say about the details in the next few days.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

Re: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)

Yes, this event is a qualifier for NAQT's 2021 national championships.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: NAQT's Online Tournament Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 455

NAQT's Online Tournament Guide

NAQT anticipates that most tournaments during the 2020-2021 competition year will be held online. We have prepared this guide to help everybody involved with quiz bowl—players, parents, coaches, spectators, moderators, scorekeepers, tournament directors, etc.—make the transition to online competiti...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 3 starts September 24!)

The competition window for Week 1 of Buzzword Level A and Buzzword Popular Culture has been extended to 11:59 PM Central Time, Monday, September 28, due to a server outage on Sunday, September 27. If you received an email stating that judging was complete, it was an automated message and can be igno...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 41
Views: 41158

Re: New College Contact List

The 2020 edition of the Rising Freshmen Contact List is now available here.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT statement about recent ethics violations by a high school player
Replies: 0
Views: 1729

NAQT statement about recent ethics violations by a high school player

NAQT would like to inform the community that we have recently discovered evidence of ethical violations committed by a current high school player. This player sent pseudonymous emails to the leadership of their own high school team, falsely claiming to be an NAQT representative and encouraging team ...