2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

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2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:48 pm

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its second Small School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hilton Atlanta on April 24–26, 2015.

NAQT has reserved guest rooms and game rooms to accommodate a 60-team field.
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Qualified teams may register here

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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Great Bustard » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:33 pm

This is, of course, NHBB weekend. We're not exactly happy about this.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by KnicksRule » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:34 pm

This may cause many teams to have to pick between NHBB and SSNCT.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:42 pm

We're aware of the conflict (our final choice for an alternate date, April 11th, imposed significantly worse conflicts). David, I'll send you email with some more details.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by quizbowllee » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:36 pm

Speaking only for our team, this is the best possible weekend in April to hold it.

Thanks. We're looking forward to it!
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Magritte's Pipe » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:01 pm

Thanks for letting us know the date. When it comes to small schools, I don't think any date is perfect. Speaking for my own team, my players tend to be committed to quite a lot of activities at once, so most weekends potentially conflict with something else. I don't think there's any way to avoid this. My players simply need to clear their schedule for quiz bowl.

That said, I very much like having a separate SSNCT from the regular Nationals, I like the location, and the weekend is far less of a problem than many other weekends could be (like last year's competition coming right before AP exams).
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:35 pm

Full details are now posted.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:40 pm

Wildcard applications for the 2015 SSNCT are now open. To apply, please use this online form.

If you would like to add a team to the standby list for the 2015 SSNCT, please do so here.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by quizbowllee » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:35 pm

Has it been determined whether the format will be power-matching (cards) or pools?
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:46 pm

We will have a 60-team cap with six pools of ten teams each.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by quizbowllee » Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:39 pm

No blog or predictions for SSNCT? Sad....
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Cold Stone Steve Austin » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:28 pm

Here are my predictions:
1) Harmony
2) Hallsville
3) Glasgow
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by puls » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:28 am

In case you were wondering, we're posting stats all day long as we go:
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=5702

So far, round 1 is up.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by puls » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:43 am

Rounds 2, 3, and 4 are posted as well.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by puls » Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:52 pm

Full preliminary results and statistics have been posted:
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=5702
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:34 am

28 teams are playing in our double-elimination playoffs today. Here are the round one pairings:

(1 Hallsville bye)
16 Maplewood v. 17 BASIS Scottsdale B

8 Macomb v. 25 Happy Valley
9 Piasa Southwestern v. 24 Westmont Hilltop

(4 BASIS Scottsdale A bye)
13 Riverton v. 20 Geneva

5 Hubbard v. 28 Benjamin Logan
12 West Point A v. 21 Glasgow B

(2 Glasgow A bye)
15 White Cloud v. 18 Danville

7 Port Jefferson v. 26 Ottawa Hills
10 Itawamba Agricultural A v. 23 North White

(3 Harmony Science North Austin bye)
14 Camp Hill v. 19 Itawamba Agricultural B

6 Richland v. 27 Cordova
11 Baconton Charter v. 22 Milford
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:37 pm

Harmony Science North Austin will hold the advantage over Hallsville in our final.

Glasgow and Baconton Charter will play in the third-place game.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:56 pm

Congratulations to Harmony Science North Austin, who defeated Hallsville 450-375 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the 2015 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament! Glasgow claimed third place with a 545-120 victory over Baconton Charter.

Complete team and individual statistics are now available.
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Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:05 pm

naqt.com wrote:Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament.
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