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NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:20 pm
by Important Bird Area
NAQT is pleased to announce the hosts of its state and provincial championships for spring 2013.

Alabama: April 12, Jefferson State CC
Arizona: April 20, East Valley
Arkansas: March 1, Harding
California (northern): April 6, Berkeley
California (southern): April 13, Irvine
Delaware: April 20, University of Delaware
Florida (northern): March 9, Buchholz
Florida (southern): February 23, Chaminade-Madonna
Georgia: March 23, GATA
Illinois: February 23, Bloomington
Indiana: March 2, Ancilla
Kentucky: April 20, Western Kentucky
Louisiana: May 11, Archbishop Chapelle
Maryland: April 13, Richard Montgomery
Massachusetts: April 6, Harvard*
Michigan: April 6, Michigan State
Minnesota: March 16, St. Thomas Academy
Missouri qualifier: March 2, Missouri-Columbia
New Jersey: April 20, Princeton
New York (upstate): April 6, Cornell
North Carolina: April 13, NCASA
Ohio: April 6, Ohio State
Oklahoma: March 30, Oklahoma State
Ontario: March 23, Queen's
Pennsylvania (eastern): April 6, Manheim Township
Pennsylvania (western): March 23, Carnegie Mellon
South Carolina: March 23, Dorman
Tennessee: April 5, Tennessee Tech
Vermont: March 8, Spaulding
Virginia: March 23, University of Virginia
Washington: April 20, University of Washington
West Virginia: March 22, Ohio Valley
Wisconsin: April 13, University of Wisconsin

Contact information for each site is available on naqt.com.

*(Harvard's is a regional championship open to teams from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.)

Last updated 5/15 --JTH

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:55 am
by 1992 in spaceflight
The NAQT website shows the Missouri Qualifier as using IS 124.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:25 am
by btressler
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:The NAQT website shows the Missouri Qualifier as using IS 124.
Take a look here. I think there's a typo at the top, but I believe Jeff is saying that 126 questions will be used in MSHSAA states.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:05 pm
by Important Bird Area
The Missouri qualifier will use IS #124; the MSHSAA state championship will use questions shared with IS #126.

(Note that not all NAQT state championships will use the same set. Most of them will use the last regular set of the year, but it is perfectly normal for both 1) early championships in February and early March to use one of the earlier sets and 2) championships in states with less-experienced circuits to use one of the spring introductory sets.)

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:38 pm
by 1992 in spaceflight
bt_green_warbler wrote:The Missouri qualifier will use IS #124; the MSHSAA state championship will use questions shared with IS #126.

(Note that not all NAQT state championships will use the same set. Most of them will use the last regular set of the year, but it is perfectly normal for both 1) early championships in February and early March to use one of the earlier sets and 2) championships in states with less-experienced circuits to use one of the spring introductory sets.)
Thanks for the clarification, Jeff and Bill! Would've seen it earlier, but I've been traveling all day.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:57 am
by quizmaniac95
Hi! Does anyone know if Massachusetts will be having State Championships? Thanks!

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Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:40 pm
by Important Bird Area
Two schools have expressed interest in hosting a Massachusetts championship; expect an announcement here within the next few weeks.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:45 pm
by quizmaniac95
And how do teams get selected for the championships? Is it based on qualifying to nationals?

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Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:00 pm
by Important Bird Area
Unless indicated otherwise, NAQT state championships are open to all teams in the relevant state. (To my knowledge, the only state with qualifier requirements this year is Illinois.)

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:47 pm
by Dewey
According to this (http://www.texasquizbowl.org/events/13state/) the Texas State Championship has qualification requirements.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:03 pm
by Important Bird Area
The TQBA championship (May 3rd, uses Division II ICT, requires qualification) is a distinct event from the NAQT Texas championship (April 6th, uses IS #126, open registration).

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:58 am
by czheng0708
What's the update on Metro NY State Championships

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:13 am
by Important Bird Area
We haven't received a bid for the metro New York championship; interested schools should contact me.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:59 pm
by Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad
bt_green_warbler wrote:The TQBA championship (May 3rd, uses Division II ICT, requires qualification) is a distinct event from the NAQT Texas championship (April 6th, uses IS #126, open registration).
As far as I am aware, the April 6th event is called the Bluebonnet Bowl in San Antonio and under that heading on the TQBA website there is this statement: "At this event schools earn points towards qualifying to participate in the 2013 Texas Quiz Bowl State Championship." cf.: http://www.texasquizbowl.org/events/1bluebonnet/

So, unless the posted information is incorrect (or, I've simply mis-read it -- and that's possible, too),
the state meet is in May, and, yes, one needs to qualify for it as indicated in these stats
which keep track of the competition toward that qualification:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... Ld3c#gid=2

Please feel free to correct me on this one.
As in so many other things, I'm probably in the dark.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:13 pm
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Remember-the-Alamo-Remember-Goliad wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:The TQBA championship (May 3rd, uses Division II ICT, requires qualification) is a distinct event from the NAQT Texas championship (April 6th, uses IS #126, open registration).
As far as I am aware, the April 6th event is called the Bluebonnet Bowl in San Antonio and under that heading on the TQBA website there is this statement: "At this event schools earn points towards qualifying to participate in the 2013 Texas Quiz Bowl State Championship." cf.: http://www.texasquizbowl.org/events/1bluebonnet/

So, unless the posted information is incorrect (or, I've simply mis-read it -- and that's possible, too),
the state meet is in May, and, yes, one needs to qualify for it as indicated in these stats
which keep track of the competition toward that qualification:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... Ld3c#gid=2

Please feel free to correct me on this one.
As in so many other things, I'm probably in the dark.
As far as I can tell, the tournament on April 6th is NAQT States, which I presume would follow the normal guidelines for HSNCT qualification and is the official state championship in the eyes of NAQT. There is also a separate event in May, which uses Division II ICT questions, and is the official state championship for TQBA (and would presumably follow normal qualification rules for HSNCT as if it were another NAQT tournament).

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:00 am
by Romero
For anyone who might have a question regarding Texas Quiz Bowl, I would suggest you consider dropping me an email.

Chris Romero

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:34 pm
by quizmaniac95
Hi again. Sorry, but has there been any progress made on the Massachusetts State Championships yet?

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Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:33 pm
by gyre and gimble
quizmaniac95 wrote:Hi again. Sorry, but has there been any progress made on the Massachusetts State Championships yet?

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Harvard is looking to host. We're just waiting to hear back on rooms but we want to do April 6.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:35 am
by Important Bird Area
I am pleased to confirm that Harvard will host a regional championship for New England teams on April 6.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:33 am
by njsbling
Ideally, in the future, would it be best to have a state championship tournament in each of the states instead of a regional New England tournament?

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:25 am
by Important Bird Area
In 2014 and beyond it would be great if there were enough demand for distinct championships. We just don't want to repeat the problems of 2012 (in which distinct CT/MA/NH championships all collapsed for want of sufficient demand/outreach).

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:14 pm
by rpirrie
Don't forget geographic area. I know New Jersey isn't much bigger than Connecticut (at 1.5x our size), but after that the active quizbowl states are 3, 4, 10 times as big as us. I am willing and able to host a CT championship, but it'd be a pretty small tournament. Just getting a conversation going--I would be very open to suggestions on this topic.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:10 am
by rpirrie
OK, scratch that. I talked to the TD for the NJ state championship, who said he gets about 20 - 30 teams. CT should therefore be able to pull together 12 - 20 teams (based on our size). I am thinking about TV exposure--High School Quiz Show seems to have done so much for MA quiz bowl.

Re: NAQT state championships 2013

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:12 pm
by High Dependency Unit
Southwestern CT has The Challenge, but that is getting cancelled after this season. Next year I'm sure I could get a couple teams from Darien for a CT state championship.