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by Important Bird Area
Fri May 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 15714

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Our promotional video for the 2018 ICT, powered by LetterOne, is now available.
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 17, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 62991

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

NAQT's officers have decided that Matt Bruce's staff assignment for the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament will consist of statistical and/or control-room tasks that do not involve direct interaction with teams. Our investigative process that began last winter is still ongoing; we wou...
by Important Bird Area
Tue May 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 62991

Re: Matt Bruce

In November 2017 two community members alerted NAQT to allegations made against Matt Bruce, concerning an incident that supposedly took place in the late 1990s. Neither of the people who contacted us had direct knowledge to share; instead, they were reporting claims made by others. Because of the se...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 17
Views: 12730

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: May 12-13, Chicago

Congratulations to the Pi-oneers (Cupertino, California), who defeated BASIS Independent Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) 490-335 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the 2018 NAQT MSNCT! Longfellow A (Falls Church, Virginia) defeated Challenger-Berryessa (San Jose, California) 500-3...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 20for20 for the HSNCT
Replies: 14
Views: 9641

Re: 20for20 for the HSNCT

Gail Sutton, head buzzer wrangler at countless national championships
by Important Bird Area
Mon May 07, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 24548

Re: Players Choice Awards

Victor Prieto wrote:Is ICT clear?
ICT is not clear; at a minimum, it is being used for several high school tournaments the weekend of May 19-20.
by Important Bird Area
Mon May 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 17
Views: 12730

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: May 12-13, Chicago

Most of the logistics and format information is available at https://www.naqt.com/msnct/2018/details.jsp. Please let us know if you have a specific question that is not addressed on that page.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago
Replies: 22
Views: 14286

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

Congratulations to Glasgow High School (Kentucky), who defeated Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School (Toledo, Ohio) 430-330 to win the Traditional Public division of the 2018 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament! Ottawa Hills also claimed the title for the highest-finishing Very Smal...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT policy about descriptive answer lines and protests
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

NAQT policy about descriptive answer lines and protests

(split from the ACF Nationals thread , since Charlie brought up the topic of ICT protest resolution) It is my strong opinion that in quizbowl, unless there is some kind of clear direction about how to account for leeway in a description, it is the responsibility of moderators to follow the answerlin...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 20for20 for the HSNCT
Replies: 14
Views: 9641

Re: 20for20 for the HSNCT

Dwight Kidder, inventor of NAQT podcasts and consolation matches
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 14237

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

tksaleija wrote:Yeah: wondering what the format is because that hasn't been posted yet and it's a week away.
Format details for the 2018 SSNCT are now available on naqt.com.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago
Replies: 22
Views: 14286

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

Format details for the 2018 SSNCT are now available on naqt.com.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Aptakisic!
Replies: 11
Views: 10811

Re: 2017 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Aptakisic!

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 20for20 for the HSNCT
Replies: 14
Views: 9641

Re: 20for20 for the HSNCT

Joel Gluskin, NAQT Vice President of Logistics
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAQT press guide
Replies: 2
Views: 3498

NAQT press guide

naqt.com wrote:This page answers frequently asked questions and provides other background on quiz bowl and NAQT’s national championships for journalists. We’re happy to address additional questions; please send them to naqt@naqt.com.
NAQT press guide
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historature at ICT
Replies: 33
Views: 12266

Re: Historature at ICT

This private forum has been set up; select "2018 Historature Discussion" from your user control panel.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

Please note that the IPNCT set is not yet clear for public discussion. I have created a private forum for question-specific discussion of the ICT and IPNCT sets; select "2018 ICT Discussion" from your user control panel for access.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 15714

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Important Bird Area wrote:Please note that the ICT set is not yet clear for discussion; a private forum will be available to discuss specific questions tomorrow evening.
This private forum has now been set up; select "2018 ICT Discussion" from your user control panel to apply for access.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

Congratulations to Jack Lewis (Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, Tennessee), who won the 2018 NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament! Jack defeated Maximilian Shatan (Bard Early College Manhattan, New York, New York) 125-70 in the final. Complete statistics and the playoff bracket ar...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

How will the top subject area (history, mythology, etc) awards be determined? Will only the preliminary rounds will be taken into account? Players are ranked by the ratio of the points they scored on tossups in a given subject area to the number of points that an average player would score. An aver...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

We did end up putting a tiebreaker based on most recent correct answer before the alphabetical last-resort tiebreaker.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

Live statistics for the 2018 IPNCT are now available on naqt.com.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 15714

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Congratulations to Yale A, who defeated UC Berkeley A 635-80 in the second game of an advantaged final to win the 2018 Division I ICT! Berkeley's B team claimed the Division I Undergraduate title with a 315-215 win over Oklahoma. In Division II, Chicago C defeated Harvard B 480-295 in a one-game fin...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 20for20 for the HSNCT
Replies: 14
Views: 9641

Re: 20for20 for the HSNCT

David Reinstein, power-matching innovator
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

...what will be the resolution if a player buzzes out but then loses points due to a protest (either because their answer was later ruled unacceptable or an opponent's prior answer was accepted)? If the points are under protest, the player will not "buzz out." The player will keep playing until the...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

...what will be the resolution if a player buzzes out but then loses points due to a protest (either because their answer was later ruled unacceptable or an opponent's prior answer was accepted)? If the points are under protest, the player will not "buzz out." The player will keep playing until the...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

justinduffy wrote:How will the players be seeded for Round 1 Matches?
We will do our best to balance the Round 1 groups, both for strength of field and for geographic diversity.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

A_Failure wrote:
The NAQT website wrote:A complete set of rule modifications will be published prior to the championship.
When will these be released?
Format and rules for the 2018 IPNCT are now available on naqt.com.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT SSNCT: Congratulations Glasgow and St. Mark's!
Replies: 10
Views: 7946

Re: 2017 NAQT SSNCT: Congratulations Glasgow and St. Mark's!

Podcasts of selected matches from the 2017 SSNCT are now available on naqt.com.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 15714

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

That's correct. (Note that at the split from 12 teams to 6, teams that are eliminated are mathematically guaranteed to have at least two losses by that point in the tournament.)
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 15714

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Here's the format for this year's ICT. In Division I, the 36-team field will be initially seeded into six equal preliminary pools of six teams. Each pool will play a round-robin (rounds 1–5). Teams will then be repooled into six new playoff pools of six teams. There will be two "top-tier" playoff po...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 20for20 for the HSNCT
Replies: 14
Views: 9641

Re: 20for20 for the HSNCT

Jakob Myers, leading scorer at the 2017 HSNCT
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Frequently Asked Questions about NAQT national championships
Replies: 0
Views: 4015

Frequently Asked Questions about NAQT national championships

naqt.com wrote:This page addresses common questions asked about NAQT’s national championships, especially those by teams attending or considering attending a national championship for the first time.
FAQ page
by Important Bird Area
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago
Replies: 22
Views: 14286

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

We expect to announce the format for the 2018 SSNCT after the ICT is concluded.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Call for staff - 2018 NAQT SSNCT
Replies: 0
Views: 2194

Call for staff - 2018 NAQT SSNCT

NAQT's national championships logistics team is seeking additional staff - particularly qualified moderators - for the 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament , to be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare from April 27 to 29th. If you're interested in staffing the 2018 SSNCT and haven't receiv...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 14237

Re: 2018 SSNCT Pre-Nats Discussion

jzlau2 wrote:Is it because Uni is a selective-admissions public laboratory high school, meaning that it did not fit either of the "Traditional Public" or "Private and Charter" classifications set for the 2017 SSNCT?
That is correct.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Hillview Middle School Tournament (Mar 24)
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Re: Hillview Middle School Tournament (Mar 24)

Congratulations to our champions from BASIS Silicon Valley (varsity division) and Harker (jv division)! Full team and individual statistics are now available on naqt.com . Thanks to our host, Sue Kayton, and to all of the staff who made this tournament possible: Rohan Cherukuri, Michael Eng, Aaron G...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 22453

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 26-27

The merger of the two sessions is determined by the cards. It's possible that we might consider alternative options for future events with larger field sizes.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 22453

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 26-27

We are pleased to announce that the field for the 2018 HSNCT has been expanded to 352 teams.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: MSNCT flights
Replies: 1
Views: 2700

Re: MSNCT flights

literatureboye wrote:I'll have to leave the tournament at 4:30. Is that enough time for the awards and everything to wrap up?
Yes, we expect that the awards ceremony will conclude around 4:30 (and it might be sooner than that if the finals are one game instead of two).
by Important Bird Area
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 20for20 for the HSNCT
Replies: 14
Views: 9641

Re: 20for20 for the HSNCT

Sam Blizzard, All-Star at the 2011 through 2015 HSNCTs and leading scorer in 2013, 2014, and 2015
by Important Bird Area
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 15714

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Not yet. We expect to announce a 36-team format in the near future.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 23291

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - space available!

We currently have 101 players registered for the 2018 IPNCT. It would be great to have a field that's a multiple of 16; interested players should register today!
by Important Bird Area
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 20090

Re: Your Favorite Question

This quantity equals the line integral of momentum, and its "abbreviated" form is considered minimal in Maupertuis's principle. Planck's constant is a quantum of this quantity. The time integral of the (*) Lagrangian equals this quantity which, for a physically realized path, assumes an extreme or ...