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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: 2
Views: 1065

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: 2701

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: 905

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: 1691

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: 905

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: 1691

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: 162

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 3 starts September 24!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

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: 40629

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: 1542

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 ...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Eligibility exceptions?
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Eligibility exceptions?

NAQT eligibility rules C.4 wrote:A player may appear in an event prior to undertaking the course or engaging in non-course work; teams should note that failure to undertake the required course or non-course work renders a player retroactively ineligible and subjects the team to the penalty described in Eligibility Rule 10.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 3 starts September 24!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

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

Results for Season 2 of Buzzword are now final! Congratulations to our division winners: Level A : Nikky Nandipati (MS), Alexander Koutsoukos (HS), Jay Misuk (College), and Michael Laudermith (Open) Level B : Nikky Nandipati (MS), Arthur Delot-Vilain (HS), Eric Li (College), and Michael Laudermith (...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword Special Events from NAQT
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Buzzword Special Events from NAQT

Our next Buzzword special event, focusing on soccer, begins today and runs through Tuesday, September 1.

In upcoming weeks, we'll have special events for Shakespeare, science, television, geography, and pro football.

Registration for all six events is now open.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 390

NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

cross-posted from the high school section --JTH NAQT has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend licensing of questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments scheduled to take place before Saturday, November 14 in the United States. Because conditions are rapidly changing, we plan to reass...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend licensing of questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments scheduled to take place before Saturday, November 14 in the United States. Because conditions are rapidly changing, we plan to reassess the public health situation in mid-October a...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Read a replacement from the end of the packet. Instead of doing this, can we please finally have the option to request printed editions that excise comp math already? I know that NAQT can and does print custom editions of its sets for local circuits to use according to their specifications, and the...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Read a replacement from the end of the packet.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Yes, we plan to change the printing format to reduce the amount of paper-shuffling.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of content, or if they are, it is a coincidence); it only refers to numbering and presentation. For example, if tossups 1 and 3 are answered correctly but tossup ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Just to get the interpretation of this down, please correct if any of this is incorrect: If a student starts the year playing at Physical School A and transfers to Physical School B, they may play for B. Correct (the student could play for either of Physical Schools A or B, but not both at the same...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 241

NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

(cross-posted from the high school section --JTH) NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2020–2021 season. Some highlights: -Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of conte...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 749

NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2020–2021 season. Some highlights: -Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of content, or if they are, it is a coincidence); it only r...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2020–2021 season. Some highlights: -Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of content, or if they are, it is a coincidence); it only r...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Re: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021

We hope to allow paperless hosting at in-person events in the future, but that will not be part of the initial release of this new platform for fall 2020. (We want to make certain the platform works well for tournaments that have to be online for public health reasons.)
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 215

NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021

(cross-posted from the high school section --JTH) NAQT is pleased to announce that for the 2020-2021 competition year, we will allow use of our questions for online tournaments (including online leagues and other events run online). Please note that this is distinct from both Buzzword and from elec...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021

NAQT is pleased to announce that for the 2020-2021 competition year, we will allow use of our questions for online tournaments (including online leagues and other events run online). Please note that this is distinct from both Buzzword and from electronic delivery of practice materials via Locklizar...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT Division II eligibility and the cancellation of the 2020 ICT
Replies: 0
Views: 985

NAQT Division II eligibility and the cancellation of the 2020 ICT

NAQT would like to let the community know about the status of Division II eligibility with respect to the cancellation of the 2020 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. We've decided that players on Sectionals teams for four-year schools that earned invitations to the 2020 ICT (in either division...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5203

Re: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)

NAQT is listening to this discussion, and welcomes input from the community about the best ways to share information and make sure that all tournaments are welcoming and safe environments. As David pointed out, though, there are a number of challenges when it comes to implementing policy around thes...
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 (season 3 starts September 24!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

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: 667

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: 667

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: 3282

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 (season 3 starts September 24!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

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 (season 3 starts September 24!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

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 Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Monopolization and its Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2438

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: 3282

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: 3282

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: 3
Views: 767

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: 3
Views: 767

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 (season 3 starts September 24!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

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: 895

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: 20
Views: 3172

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: 22
Views: 3535

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: 795

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: 795

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 Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Gift Certificates
Replies: 0
Views: 805

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: 852

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: 991

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: 847

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 (season 3 starts September 24!)
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

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...