2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

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2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:13 pm

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2016 High School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, TX, on May 27–29, 2016. This is Memorial Day weekend.

The field for the tournament is limited to 272 teams.
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Current field

Qualified teams may now register here
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Dallas

Post by Great Bustard » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:00 am

What's the max field size on this?
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:12 am

To be determined. We'll reassess after the completion of the 2015 HSNCT.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:31 pm

Registration is now open for qualified teams.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May28-29, Dallas

Post by jonah » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:56 pm

Also, check out the map of the teams in the field. Okay, it's not super exciting yet, but I think it'll get interesting soon. (Compare last year's.)
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:15 pm

We reached 100 teams today. Qualified teams are encouraged to register.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:39 am

Wildcard applications and standby signups for the 2016 HSNCT are now open.

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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:40 pm

More than 200 teams are now registered for the 2016 HSNCT.

Register here or apply for a wildcard if your team has not yet qualified.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:21 pm

naqt.com wrote:The 256-team field for the 2016 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament has filled, and NAQT has started waitlisting new registrations. However, if the number of waitlisted teams reaches 16 on or after Wednesday, March 16, NAQT will expand the field by 16 teams (to 272) and immediately give those new spots to the first 16 teams on the waitlist.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:20 pm

naqt.com wrote:if the number of waitlisted teams reaches 16 on or after Wednesday, March 16, NAQT will expand the field by 16 teams (to 272) and immediately give those new spots to the first 16 teams on the waitlist.
It's Wednesday afternoon and we currently have 15 teams on the waitlist. Who's ready to sign up so that we can expand the field to 272 teams?
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:09 pm

naqt.com wrote:The field for the 2016 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 272 teams to accommodate more schools. As of the posting of this article, there is no waitlist and one spot in the main field is available for the first (qualified) team to register.
Current field
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:14 pm

naqt.com wrote:The 272-team field for the 2016 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament is currently full (including all reserved berths). New registrations are being placed on a waitlist. However, if the waitlist reaches 16 teams before April 18, NAQT will expand the field to 288 teams.

Fine print: All waitlisted teams must have qualified, and they must confirm their intention to attend before the expansion will occur. In addition, the threshold must be achieved when no teams are (known to be) in the process of canceling their registrations.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Beevor Feevor » Wed May 18, 2016 11:08 am

Will there be a liveblog of any sort this year?
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed May 18, 2016 1:58 pm

Yes, we are planning on liveblogging this year's HSNCT.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed May 25, 2016 9:17 am

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:Yes, we are planning on liveblogging this year's HSNCT.
Speaking of which, a request about liveblogging:

If your team has a preferred hashtag or handle to use when tweeting updates and results for this weekend, please let me know and we'll update our records accordingly. Thanks!
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat May 28, 2016 10:34 pm

Prelim stats are here.

(We're aware that there is one scoresheet that has not yet been entered; that scoresheet has no impact on the playoff schedule for tomorrow.)
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: May 28-29, Dallas

Post by mlaird » Sun May 29, 2016 9:04 am

Hey people, you can view the Sunday playoff bracket here.

You can also follow our Playoff CoverItLive here.

And don't forget to follow NAQTLive! for updates on Twitter.

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Post by Important Bird Area » Sun May 29, 2016 5:19 pm

Congratulations to Hunter College High School (New York, New York), who defeated Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia) 400-355 in a one-game final to win the 2016 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament!

Detroit Catholic Central High School (Novi, Michigan) finished third. The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, Texas) claimed fourth place.

Complete team and individual statistics are now available on naqt.com.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Post by the return of AHAN » Sun May 29, 2016 8:46 pm

So I was reading about a stalling ruling that was overturned on protest. How does a moderator timing ruling get overturned?
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Post by atai » Sun May 29, 2016 10:36 pm

Thanks for the 'grats, Mr. Hoppes, and thank you to everyone who came out to see me and my team today.

We feel truly blessed for having made it so far. I was extremely humbled by the level of knowledge that I witnessed over the weekend. Thanks to Thomas Jefferson High School for giving us a hell of a thrilling finals game. Also, thanks to R. Robert Hentzel, NAQT, and all the tournament staffers for organizing such a fun tournament! Finally, thanks to whoever was responsible for editing the trash section for including stuff that I like.

We're sorry that we hard to rush out right after finals and miss the awards ceremonies. We had to catch one of the last planes returning to New York on Sunday night.

As usual, it was awesome to see a building chock-full of so many people invested in quizbowl. It's an honor to be this year's national champions!
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the return of AHAN wrote:So I was reading about a stalling ruling that was overturned on protest. How does a moderator timing ruling get overturned?
There was no official protest. The game officials conferred after the tossup and decided together that the original answer had been given in time. I was a bit unclear about this on the liveblog (I said that a team protested, meaning there were complaints from the team) and for that I apologize.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Post by luke1865 » Mon May 30, 2016 11:08 am

I just wanted to second my captain's (Albert) post. I'd like to thank NAQT for doing a great job running such a massive tournament, and I'd like to thank every team that came. I had a fantastic time playing with some really humbling people both on my team, on other teams, and moderating/attending the tournament. The one thing I would like to add specifically is that if anyone was bothered or put off by my conduct during any of our games, I am very sorry. It wasn't meant as any disrespect.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Post by Valefor » Mon May 30, 2016 3:09 pm

Hello everyone. :) Many teams in the podcast room on Saturday asked when the podcasts would be available, and I wanted to go ahead and post here so everyone would have that information.

Podcasts are posted once Jonah sends me the raw data, I have time to edit them down to just the gameplay (removing halftime, etc.), make sure the recording quality is okay, and then get him the edited raw files and the associated mp3s. After that, they will be posted once NAQT deems the set to be clear.

For HSNCT, my guess--based on past experience--would be that this would be towards the later part of the summer (which is what I told teams who asked me on Saturday). If this is incorrect, Jeff or Jonah, please feel free to step in and correct me.

When they are posted, NAQT will make an announcement to that effect on the news feed on the front page of naqt.com, so keep an eye there.
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Post by naesorman555 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:30 pm

This was my 6th HSNCT as a player/coach and I can happily say that this was the most efficient and pleasurable one I've attended. We didn't have to wait long between matches like sometimes in the past and I thought the hotel layout was great. Sometimes in Atlanta and Chicago it felt like we walked all over the hotel and having to play several matches in hotel rooms was annoying (especially when we've had larger groups) but this year I felt like all the rooms were close together and we only had to play in a hotel room once. I thought the lack of a nearby mall/food court would make Saturday's lunch a nightmare but it was actually pretty smooth. Our head coach, Josh Rutsky, made the suggestion of adding a coaches tournament in the future and I hope this will be explored. We had a blast playing a consolation game on Sunday against some high schoolers. Also, is there a video/recording of the match between the moderators/computer?
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Re: 2016 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:26 pm

Podcasts of selected matches from the 2016 HSNCT are now available on naqt.com.
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