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by rhentzel
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:52 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134708

Re: Underwhelmed

I too have my issues with the protest handling procedures. We had an early game with a bunch of protests in it, all of which were noted and then our moderator left the game at the half, came back and said that two of the protests (bonus parts) were left up in the air, while another protest (a tossu...
by rhentzel
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134708

Re: Underwhelmed

Yeah, that's right, I think the ICT is too expensive- I'll echo previous sentiments on that subject. The NAQT ICT is an expensive tournament, but I assure you that we are not getting rich off of it. The accounting isn't done for this year's tournament, but last year's [2005] was a money-loser for N...
by rhentzel
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134708

Re: Underwhelmed

The tournament wasn't especially well run. It certainly wasn't bad, but it could have been better. The whole deal with emergency room changes, room number switches, extended walks through the rain to compete in multiple buildings is all understandable in a sense, but really not optimal for a tourna...
by rhentzel
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: does anyone know about this NAQT rule?
Replies: 11
Views: 7293

In fact, though, I wouldn't be surprized at all were NAQT willing to let you qualify a team this way if you were to ask them in advance, unprecedented as NAQT's potential bending of their own qualification rules may seem. NAQT has approved various requests for exceptions to its rules in the past, t...
by rhentzel
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: does anyone know about this NAQT rule?
Replies: 11
Views: 7293

Secondly, if a rule is unfair, it should not be a rule...otherwise we'd all see nothing wrong with CBI. Here NAQT is implying that my playing in a tournament willfully disregarded their spirit of fairplay somehow. This is not what happened. I didn't give a rat's ass whether I played in sectionals o...
by rhentzel
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: does anyone know about this NAQT rule?
Replies: 11
Views: 7293

Automatic bid dissolution via qualifying

All -- This is somewhat late in coming, but so long as I was going to reply to some of the ICT-related issues, I thought I'd provide NAQT's official view on this issue as well. We're sorry that Yale found itself unexpectedly without a Division II bid, particularly after its club leaders had presumab...
by rhentzel
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134708

More specific feedback

NAQT also intends to provide specific responses to the concerns that have been aired in this thread (and in private e-mails), but the tabulation of answerability data and other business matters that were shunted aside as the ICT approached have forestalled that for several days. Starting tomorrow [T...
by rhentzel
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 134708

In light of feedback on this (and past) year's Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, NAQT has prepared a survey of player and coach opinions on the distribution, difficulty, and style of our questions. This survey is intended for everybody who plays quiz bowl at the collegiate level, regardless o...
by rhentzel
Thu May 19, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80557

Coaches and Players -- As of this morning, 93 teams were registed for NAQT's 2005 High School National Championship Tournament in Chicago. While we would like to accommodate every possible team, logistical reasons have forced us to place a hard cap at 96 teams. If you are interested in coming and wa...
by rhentzel
Fri May 16, 2003 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 118920

California Teams at the 2003 NAQT HS NCT

cvdwightw --

I think you may have gotten your wish; Bentley just registered for the HS NCT.

-- R. Robert Hentzel
President and Chief Technical Officer,
National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC