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by Important Bird Area
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open

I'm pleased to report that we have added a Lower Mid-Atlantic site at North Carolina State.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open

We would welcome an additional SCT site in the lower Mid-Atlantic. I've reached out to a number of potential hosts in that region; if your team is interested in hosting, please contact us ([email protected]) as soon as possible.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: 02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament

Yes, IS #190. This set shares with VHSL Regionals, so Virginia public schools should not register for the Johns Hopkins event.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Future NAQT championships
Replies: 11
Views: 14611

Re: Future NAQT championships

Our future championships page has been updated with dates and location for the 2022 ICT, 2022 and 2023 SSNCTs, and 2022 and 2023 MSNCTs. All will take place at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Mid-Atlantic SCT at Penn
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: 2020 Mid-Atlantic SCT at Penn

The current field is here.

In general, SCT fields do not have caps- registration remains open for everyone until one week before the tournament. (We know that there can be logistical reasons to avoid large field sizes, and we do our best to work with the SCT hosts to deal with those issues.)
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Future NAQT championships
Replies: 11
Views: 14611

Re: Future NAQT championships

Our future championships page has been updated with dates and locations for the 2021, 2022, and 2023 HSNCTs. All three will take place Memorial Day weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and Hilton Atlanta.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Protobowl VS NAQT Science Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Protobowl VS NAQT Science Questions

We do not currently offer a frequency list for science topics.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: team-ranking policy for the 2020 SCT and ICT
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: team-ranking policy for the 2020 SCT and ICT

In that case (the listed formats for 5, 8, or 9 teams here), all of the games would carry over (because the initial setup was a full round-robin for the entire field).
by Important Bird Area
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: team-ranking policy for the 2020 SCT and ICT
Replies: 2
Views: 821

team-ranking policy for the 2020 SCT and ICT

NAQT has changed its ranking policy for CC SCT, SCT, CCCT, and ICT. For these tournaments, the results of games against non-common opponents will be discarded at the start of any new phase involving a rebracketing. The format for the 2020 ICT has not been finalized yet; in particular, the format for...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open

After last year's SCTs, Seth said that NAQT was reassessing the following placement policy: If the prelims are a split-field round-robin followed by bracketed playoffs that do not repeat any opponents from the preliminary pools (formats marked "SFRR" for 15 through 24 teams on the approved SCT form...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (Feb 8)
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT at CU Boulder (Feb 8)

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:17 pm
This tournament uses NAQT's online registration system. The registration link will be posted shortly.
register here
by Important Bird Area
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at Berkeley (2/8/20)
Replies: 0
Views: 389

NAQT SCT at Berkeley (2/8/20)

I am pleased to announce that Berkeley Quiz Bowl will host the northern California site of the 2020 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Location: This tournament will take place at UC Berkeley. Exact details of which rooms we will use will be posted closer to the da...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

I don't know which round, but could I see the Village People question? And stats for that? This musical group was the subject of the first winner of the Golden Raspberry for Worst Picture, Can't Stop the Music . In 2012 its lead singer Victor Willis won royalties from its last top-10 hit, which cla...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 1/18/20 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186
Replies: 3
Views: 3610

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 12/14/19 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

mithokie wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:37 pm
I would like a moderator to update our date in the post heading.
Done.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Several characters in this play speak the line "Wouldn't it be funny if that was true?" A character in this play complains about the "powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity" in a room. A patriarch in this play learns that a visit to the Oschner Clinic revealed not a (*) spastic colon, but cancer....
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT's Cyber Monday sale
Replies: 0
Views: 757

NAQT's Cyber Monday sale

For Cyber Monday NAQT would like to offer you the chance to use your full NAQT archive that will be available through electronic distribution! Anyone who purchases $75 or more in practice materials on Cyber Monday will be able to access all their previous purchases through the Web Viewer. That inclu...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

A character in this novel imagines dedicating his tomb to "those who have secretly understood my heart" after a flat tire delays his bicycle trip to Major Callendar's house. That character in this novel is arrested when he is found with a pair of broken glasses that he picked up during a trip to th...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the Battle of Puebla TU (Round either 4 or 5) as well as Tossup 22/23 from Round 12 (I can't remember which one it is)... Before this battle, the winning commander told his generals they must keep a "force of six thousand" from "dominating" a "country of eight million." Miguel Negrete l...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: Best high school formats for n teams

My concern for some of those schedules is that NAQT (and several other housewritten sets) only have 12 packets. If you assume you need 2 for finals, that leaves only 10 rounds to do everything else in. Sure, there are no universal parameters that work with all field sizes and number of packets. A 1...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 36
Views: 8511

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

troyharris wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Hey Vincent,
I am assuming that you are still planning to use IS188? The last time I checked with NAQT they said that would likely be the set.
Yes, this event is now confirmed using IS #188 for December 14th.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8

This post will list sites confirmed to host NAQT SCT in February 2020. All tournaments will take place Saturday, February 8 unless otherwise stated. Toronto MIT Cornell Penn North Carolina State Auburn Central Florida Michigan Purdue Minnesota Missouri Texas Colorado UCLA Berkeley Washington Last up...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open

NAQT is pleased to announce that our 2020 Sectional Championship Tournaments will take place the weekend of Saturday, February 8.

The 2020 host requirements are available here.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 NAQT MSNCT: May 8-10, Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

2020 NAQT MSNCT: May 8-10, Chicago

NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2020 Middle School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL, on May 8-10, 2020 This is the same hotel that hosted the 2019 MSNCT. The field is limited to 160 teams. NAQT may expand the field depending on the...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-26, Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

2020 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-26, Chicago

NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2020 Small School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL, on April 24-26, 2020 This is the same hotel that hosted the 2019 SSNCT. The field for the Traditional Public Schools Division is limited to 72 team...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 3823

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

Full details for the 2020 NAQT IPNCT are now available and registration is now open.

Please note that we require each player's parent/guardian to sign a participation release for the player. Read more here.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta
Replies: 10
Views: 6465

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

I've updated the original post with full details for the 2020 HSNCT and registration is now open.

Please note that we require each player's parent/guardian to sign a participation release for the player. Read more here.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best Practices for Resolving Factual Protests?
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: Best Practices for Resolving Factual Protests?

Ideally, we would resolve every protest to make sure stats are accurate and to account for statistical tiebreakers. However, especially at large tournaments, there just isn't enough time to do that (especially when in many cases protests must be fired off to a protest committee or expert who may no...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/21/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/21/2019

This event will use NAQT Middle School Series #31.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup (I'm pretty sure it was from Round 8) on the Journey Around the World in 80 Days? The leader of this endeavor was mistaken for James Strand shortly after completing it. A participant in this journey induced mutiny among the crew of the Henrietta to change its destination. The...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]
Replies: 8
Views: 3161

Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

CPiGuy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 am
I expect the difficulty of this tournament to be varied, high, and full of whimsy
:party:
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Bay Area Fall MS Tournament (Oct 19)
Replies: 1
Views: 4788

Re: Bay Area Fall MS Tournament (Oct 19)

Congratulations to Challenger-Almaden (varsity) and Stratford-Fremont A (JV), the champions of the 2019 Stratford-Fremont middle school tournament. Complete team and individual stats are available on naqt.com . My thanks to our host, John Fox of Stratford-Fremont, and to all the staff who made this ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Bonfire of the Manatees Oct. 12, 2019 at Raleigh Charter
Replies: 4
Views: 3583

Re: Results for Bonfire of the Manatees

biofanat wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:33 pm
How many teams qualified for HSNCT

Edit: whoops, didn't read it
With 25 teams in the field, this should produce four qualifiers for the 2020 HSNCT. Once we verify the results, that list of teams will be posted here.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 40
Views: 38341

Re: New College Contact List

The 2019 edition of the Entering Freshmen Contact List is now available here.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 11366

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from the 2019 ICT.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 3481

NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-2020

Cross-posted from the high school section --JTH
naqt.com wrote:NAQT is now accepting proposals for $1,000 grants designed to help members of the quiz bowl community expand the game in their area. Proposals are due by October 15, 2019.
Full details
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-20
Replies: 1
Views: 2984

NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-20

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is now accepting proposals for $1,000 grants designed to help members of the quiz bowl community expand the game in their area. Proposals are due by October 15, 2019.
Full details
by Important Bird Area
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Pedro/HCHS wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Could I see the conversion stats on Khashoggi, the Presidency, clowns, Danzig, and counterfeiting?
Khashoggi: 47/30/4 in 83 rooms
presidency: 31/50/10 in 83 rooms
clowns: 1/74/21 in 75 rooms
Danzig: 46/31/14 in 84 rooms
counterfeiting: 25/55/25 in 83 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

jaguar19 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:31 am
Could I see conversion stats for the tossups on Petticoat affair (R1), Gorbachev (R2), Atlanta (R5), and murder of John Lennon (R5)?
Petticoat affair: 5/62/25 in 83 rooms
Gorbachev: 25/56/13 in 83 rooms
Atlanta: 19/62/13 in 84 rooms
murder of Lennon: 29/46/14 in 80 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see conversion stats on the Washington DC/Foggy Bottom/Watergate bonus? I am specifically interested in the conversion on the Foggy Bottom bonus, since I've never heard Foggy Bottom used to refer to the State Department. Thanks! Washington, DC: 28 rooms out of 37 Foggy Bottom: 14 rooms out ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

biofanat wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 am
I'm also quite late but could I please see the conversion stats on the tossup about "Azimuthal Quantum Number" from round 25?
3/8/7 in 15 rooms.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Popper: 3/39/11 in 83 rooms
teapots: 38/41/10 in 84 rooms
Pale Fire: 4/60/12 in 84 room
F: 22/55/39 in 84 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2544

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/21/19)

Hey, Zach! Do you know what NAQT Invitational Series sets will overlap with the Collegiate Novice set? This will be important to community college teams who want to attend your event, as College of Central Florida will be using some IS set in late October. But maybe this is a question for some NAQT...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4761

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

Additional update with some revisions to our privacy policy.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4761

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

Here's how we would rule on this setup. In all cases, we are assuming that Player A has buzzed in (and their light is on); Player X, on the other team, is shouting an answer. 1) Player X says an answer before player A says an answer. Player X incurs a five-point penalty for conferral (if the moderat...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4761

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

While I do understand that the non-signaling team doesn't get a chance to earn points, do they lose points through a Neg 5 penalty? Yes, this situation is treated like any other illegal conferral (to include the five-point penalty if the tossup has not yet been completed). Can the signaling team ge...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36178

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossup on A Separate Peace and the conversion stats of The Age of Innocence and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Characters in this novel receive a distressing telegram that begins "I have escaped and need help. I am at Christmas location." The pompous Cliff Quackenbush annoys this nov...