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by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 14
Views: 9377

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

We'll post podcasts once the set is clear (there are a number of fall and winter events using the questions from the 2019 MSNCT).
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 14
Views: 9377

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

We have posted all of the available videos of the 2019 MSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta
Replies: 11
Views: 7030

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 23-25

CPiGuy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Was the inclusion of Monday in the dates intentional?
Just a typo; I've updated the original post.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Future NAQT championships
Replies: 11
Views: 14795

Re: Future NAQT championships

When will an announcement be made regarding the 2020 HSNCT? Date and location information for the 2020 HSNCT and IPNCT have been posted. We'll have more details closer to the dates of the actual tournaments. We've also added a brief explanation of NAQT's process for championship site selection, whi...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 4498

2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

NAQT's annual championship for solo players, the Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT), will be held April 5 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. The 2019 IPNCT was also held at this site. NAQT is delighted that LetterOne is returning as the presenting sponsor of our...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta
Replies: 11
Views: 7030

2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2020 High School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Atlanta Hilton and Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotels in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 22-24, 2020. This is Memorial Day weekend. The Marriott Marquis is the same hotel that hosted the 2017, 2018, and...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NAQT's partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principals
Replies: 1
Views: 3250

NAQT's partnership with the Indiana Association of School Principals

NAQT is pleased to announce that the Indiana Association of School Principals will be adding quiz bowl to the set of academic competitions in which it conducts state championships, beginning in 2019–2020. The IASP will run area tournaments throughout the state on January 25, 2020 using an NAQT Intr...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Beavercreek!
Replies: 7
Views: 9449

Re: 2019 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Beavercreek!

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from the 2019 HSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

In this film, a woman who asks for something "light" to read is given a leaflet on "Jewish sports legends." A child in this film realizes that Roger Murdock is actually the basketball player (*) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Leslie Nielsen co-stars in this film as a doctor who remarks "don't call me Shirley...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Future NAQT championships
Replies: 11
Views: 14795

Re: Future NAQT championships

We expect an announcement within the next two weeks or so (still working on some details of our hotel contract).
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This book's narrator is apprenticed to a man he calls "good master Bates." A minister named Skyresh Bolgolam vows to be its narrator's "mortal enemy," and conspires to banish him for urinating on the queen's (*) house. Late sections of this novel feature intelligent horses, humans called Yahoos, an...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Round 25 Could you post the question where I believe the answer was single payer healthcare but universal healthcare for all was accepted after originally ruled incorrect. I wasn’t in the room but would like to see it A January 2019 letter to Keith Hall about this type of system noted the lack of a...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This borough is home to the main American factory of piano-maker Steinway and Sons. This borough's Rockaway Peninsula is one terminus of the "A" train. A "Unisphere" built for the 1964 World's Fair is in this borough's (*) Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which is also the location of Citi Field, the ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

I think, similarly to as was done with this year's MSNCT, the HSNCT could probably stand to have harder playoffs. I don't think the jump needs to be as drastic as it was for MSNCT - I think the HSNCT playoffs could stand to be L7 (for those who don't know NAQT's difficulty scale, that's equivalent ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

setaisjihad wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Could I see the sports tossup (from Round 2 I believe) on the University of South Florida? This seemed quite hard for HSNCT difficulty level.
I too am unable to find a tossup in HSNCT matching this description; please let me know if you remember any further details.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

The title of a book by Bastian Sick calls this case "the death of the genitive," referring to a possessive construction in German. In Latin, this case can express "separation" or "disadvantage"; in second-declension nouns, this case is identical to the (*) ablative. Some German prepositions can gov...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the bonus on "Sumer is icumen in?" (I think it's round 1). I can't remember what the other two parts were. There weren't many 0's on bonuses in the room I read, and that one in particular stuck out to me. This song's lyrics note that "Awe bleteth after lomb," meaning "the ewe bleats aft...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

the Pulp Fiction tossup (Round 18 or 19, I think) Could I see this tossup? For this film, Urge Overkill covered Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon." A passage in this film describing "furious anger" is identified as Ezekiel 25:17. 666 is the combination to a (*) briefcase in this film who...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT is now accepting writer applications
Replies: 1
Views: 3678

NAQT is now accepting writer applications

naqt.com wrote:NAQT will be considering contract-writer applications from June 1 until July 31. Potential writers must have a high school diploma and have turned 18 on or prior to their date of application.
Full details are posted here.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

It's not in Maine, but the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Maine ruled this island is legally not an island. Jones Beach can be accessed via this island's Southern State Parkway, which Robert Moses allegedly designed to limit bus access by low-income residents. This island's wealthy (*) Suffolk County c...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Legendre polynomials have this property since the inner product of two of them is proportional to a Kronecker delta function. Vectors must be linearly independent if they mutually have this property. The Gram-Schmidt process finds vectors that have this property, possibly (*) normalized. Two vector...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

A shop across a street from this building contains a single cash register and no other signage. The now-vacant Mulry Square may have been the site of the inspiration for this building, which has no visible entrance. The man who depicted this building claimed it was located "where two streets meet" ...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This character meets "Yours Truly," who goes by "Y.T.," while making a pizza delivery for the Mafia. For 10 points each— A. Identify this main character of a 1992 novel, who has a punningly appropriate name. B. Hiro Protagonist appears in this cyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson, titled for a digita...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

I messed up the prompting rules for the tossup on the October Revolution, neglecting to prompt when somebody said "November Revolution." That said, I have two questions: 1. Could someone really figure out what to say upon being prompted on "November Revolution" (i.e., that you want "October")? 2. I...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see tossups on Joshua Tree (Round 1), assassination of RFK (Round 2), Gorbachev (Round 2), American flags (Round 3), Life of Pi (Round 3), murder of John Lennon (Round 5), Lewinsky scandal (Round 7), Guyana (Round 16), George H.W. Bush (Round 17), and Hubert Humphrey (Round 20)? A song on t...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 30, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossups on calcite and the one that started with a character being beaten to death for saying 2+2=4? I was negged on the first one in power (specifically at stalactite, if I remember correctly) with Calcium Carbonate and protested, but it ended up being moot. The second one my teamm...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 30, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup from the finals on “Dark Souls”? That’s my favorite game (and also I couldn’t tell what was being asked about in the first clue) This title entity distinguishes a man who is "coming to you on a dusty road" in a Sam & Dave song. The player awakens in the Northern Undead Asylum...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 30, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the Turkmenistan (round 1), Bounty Mutiny (round 7), Lake Texcoco (round 7), and Red Sea (round 22) tossups, and the Brunei bonus (round 20)? Edit: In light of Mike Bentley's post, the reason why I want to see the four tossups is that I feel I could [should?] have powered them all, and I ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This character survived an assassination attempt at the hands of Commander Gree on Kashyyyk thanks in part to General Tarfful. In a 2017 film, this character destroys a tree of sacred (*) texts on the island of Ahch-To with a bolt of lightning, as a ghost. This character lifted an X-Wing out of the...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

This man discussed being "the last man to die for a mistake" while testifying to Congress on behalf of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. After Paul Tsongas stepped down in 1984, this man succeeded him in the Senate; 29 years later, this man resigned from the Senate to replace (*) Hillary Clinton as...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

If this operation acting on the vector potential gives zero, then the electric field equals minus the gradient of the scalar potential. The curl of the E-field equals minus this operation applied to the B-field. Minus this operation applied to (*) magnetic flux gives the emf according to Faraday's ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossups on "polymerization" (round 23 I think), "irrational", "Fourier" and "aromatic"? Thanks. Edit: also the tossup on "time derivative" please One mechanism for these reactions is driven by relief of ring strain in cyclic alkenes and is called ROMP. Stereochemical control in these ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

(Berwick-upon-Tweed with the only clue about it being at war for Russia If I recall correctly, also I can find literally no evidence that this ever happened, unless the bonus mentioned it as a legend of course. I would have to see it again). One of the earliest burghs was this city on the River Twe...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

In this novel, an old woman who lives on rabbits and chickens is found dead holding a set of keys. A man with a black eye patch in this novel hides under bed covers to listen to a radio. A car thief in this novel dies after being kicked with a stiletto heel by a girl with (*) dark glasses. The doct...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

As a moderator, I noticed that this set had a much higher frequency of copyediting issues that interfered with my ability to read -- there was an omitted preposition/article, an instance of "the that" or something like that, or something along those lines almost every round, and sometimes several t...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

The open-circuit test can determine the impedance in one of these devices, which are typically rated in volt-amperes. To minimize leakage flux in these devices, their windings are commonly arranged concentrically around a high-permeability core. These devices use (*) induction to transfer electrica...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36898

2019 HSNCT discussion

This is your question-specific discussion thread for the 2019 NAQT HSNCT. The usual disclaimers apply: 1) If you are planning to play a mirror of the 2019 HSNCT set, please do not read further posts in this thread. (There is one mirror currently planned, at Toronto; it's possible we may add other mi...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Beavercreek!
Replies: 7
Views: 9449

Re: 2019 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Congratulations to Beavercreek (Beavercreek, Ohio), who defeated University Lab (Urbana, Illinois) 415-250 in a one-game final to win the 2019 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament! Chattahoochee (Johns Creek, Georgia) finished third; Adlai E. Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Illinois) claimed f...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 14
Views: 9377

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Congratulations to Hunter A (New York, NY), who defeated Churchill A (Carmichael, CA) 280-250 in a one-game final to win the 2019 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Hopkins (Fremont, CA) placed third; Liberty (Madison, AL) placed fourth. Complete team and individual statistics are ...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 09, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 7716

Re: Missouri 18-19

Atlashill wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:09 am
(I was informed that the Tigers' last match was against a team that at the time was 4-5??)
This is correct (there are a few mismatches of this type late in the day, in part due to the relatively smaller size of the SSNCT field).
by Important Bird Area
Tue May 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 11215

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

It's probably not the best social media practice, and definitely not a very professional look for the company, to post a video alleging to be the championship of a major national, and instead have it consist of 42 seconds of almost nothing. This has been removed; our apologies for accidentally maki...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 05, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT SSNCT: May 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 7779

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

Congratulations to Glasgow (KY), who defeated Middlesboro (KY) 450-265 in the final to win the Traditional Public Schools Division of the 2019 SSNCT! Middlesboro is also our Very Small School champion. In the Open Divison, Miami Valley (OH) defeated Parish Episcopal (TX) 570-355 in the final. Comple...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 11215

NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

naqt.com wrote:NAQT has recently received a number of suggestions, questions, and concerns related to quiz bowl, outreach, and social media. We are grateful for the feedback and have the following comments and responses.
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by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 27639

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Quick format announcement for the 2020 ICT: The alphabetical tiebreaker was a mistake, and we would like to apologize to the community for accidentally introducing an element of unfairness into one of our national championships. Going forward for 2020 and beyond, if we choose to use the 36-team form...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT SSNCT: May 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 7779

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

We do not currently have plans to host ACRONYM at the 2019 SSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 5027

Re: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric

I just want to let the community know that I've read this thread (and the original ICT format one) and we have started internal discussion within NAQT about these (well-founded) community concerns. We won't have a full statement tonight (R. and Emily are on the road back to the Twin Cities; I am abo...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago
Replies: 22
Views: 17344

Re: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago

naqt.com wrote:Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament.