2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

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2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 pm

naqt.com wrote: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 2019 HSNCTs.

NAQT is delighted that LetterOne is returning as the presenting sponsor of our HSNCT.

The field is limited to 320 teams. NAQT may expand the field depending on the level of interest and the availability of facilities and staff.
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Qualified teams may now register here

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

Post by CPiGuy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:56 pm

Was the inclusion of Monday in the dates intentional?
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Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 23-25

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 pm

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

Post by Failorjo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm

I believe that this is the 4th year in a row that HSNCT will be held in Atlanta. I thought the plan was to rotate every 3 years between Atlanta and Chicago. Why is HSNCT 2020 being held in Atlanta?

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

Post by jonah » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:41 pm

Failorjo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm
I thought the plan was to rotate every 3 years between Atlanta and Chicago.
I'm not aware of any such plan.

Failorjo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Why is HSNCT 2020 being held in Atlanta?
We wrote a bit about our site-selection criteria here.
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Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Post by Failorjo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm

One of the criteria that jumps out is

Variety among championship sites. Ideally, we would avoid excessive repetition so that frequent attendees can see a variety of cities.

4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta?

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

Post by jonah » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:45 pm

Failorjo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm
4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta?
I wouldn't.

As a point of comparison, the HSNCT was once in the Chicago area for six consecutive years (2005–2010, inclusive).
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Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Post by matthewspatrick » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am

Failorjo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm
One of the criteria that jumps out is
NAQT wrote:Variety among championship sites. Ideally, we would avoid excessive repetition so that frequent attendees can see a variety of cities.
4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta?
Note that while that is a selection criterion, it is one of eleven criteria listed, and indeed is somewhat in conflict with the criterion listed directly after it. It's pretty unlikely that any given site will get high marks on every single criterion, and some criteria will naturally have a higher priority than others.
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Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Post by biofanat » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:11 pm

Are there any tentative estimates for field size?
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Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Post by jonah » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:48 pm

biofanat wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Are there any tentative estimates for field size?
Not really—very few qualifying events have occurred yet (off the top of my head, I think only one). We expect to be able to accommodate similar or somewhat higher numbers of teams as in the past, but the actual final field size probably won't be known until May 2020.
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Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:24 pm

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.
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VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
Editor emeritus, ACF

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