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2012 NAQT SCT

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:22 pm

NAQT and ACUI are pleased to announce the sites of the 2012 Sectional Championship Tournaments.

Region 1: Harvard
Region 2: Toronto
Region 3: Princeton
Region 5: Virginia Tech
Region 6: Florida
Region 7: Michigan
Region 8: Chicago
Region 9: Illinois State
Region 10: Carleton
Region 11: Oklahoma State
Region 12: Texas A&M
Region 13: Arizona State
Region 14: Portland State
Region 15: UCSD

Contact information and field updates may be found on naqt.com.

Your 2012 SCT editing team consists of Andrew Hart, Jeff Hoppes, and Andy Watkins.

Update 1/7: Registration is now open and will remain active through January 30th. Teams wishing to register after January 30th may be approved on a case-by-case basis, depending on the availability of rooms and staff at each site.
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Post by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:26 pm

bt_green_warbler wrote:Region 3: Princeton
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Re: 2012 NAQT SCT

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:03 am

What is NAQT's target difficulty for the Division I SCT in 2012? Is NAQT planning to address the recent increase in difficulty of the Division I set by reducing the difficulty to something more like SCT 2008 or ACF Regionals 2011, or by taking other measures?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:18 pm

RyuAqua wrote:What is NAQT's target difficulty for the Division I SCT in 2012? Is NAQT planning to address the recent increase in difficulty of the Division I set by reducing the difficulty to something more like SCT 2008 or ACF Regionals 2011, or by taking other measures?
We certainly intend to produce a set that is easier than the excessively-difficult DI SCT sets of recent years.
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Post by jmannor2 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:17 am

Have there been any more updates to the sites?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:14 pm

jmannor2 wrote:Have there been any more updates to the sites?
Bump.
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Post by Duncan Idaho » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:08 pm

When will we know about a region 4 host? Is there going to be one?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:12 pm

Probably not because both Virginia Tech and Princeton are (relatively) close by. That being said, please contact us if you're a Region 4 school interested in hosting.
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Post by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:48 pm

Duncan Idaho wrote:When will we know about a region 4 host? Is there going to be one?
Region 3's page for the SCT last year hinted that it and Region 4 would run joint sites, like they did for College Bowl at least a couple of times: http://region3.acui.org/Region/03/programs/naqt.html
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Post by Charbroil » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:32 pm

What about Region 11?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:48 pm

One school has expressed interest in hosting the Region 11 SCT; I hope to have an announcement shortly.
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Post by RamblingManRusso » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:04 pm

I'm creating a new team at Loyola University Chicago, and this was one of the tournaments that was suggested to me for the team to attend. My only question is how exactly do I enter the team in the tournament? Sorry for this dumb question, but I'm fairly new to actually running a team, let alone a college level team.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:24 pm

Sometime soon there will be a link to register here. (Note that online registration is already open for several SCT sites, but we're still waiting on details from a few of the hosts- including the site local to Loyola at the University of Chicago.)
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bt_green_warbler wrote:One school has expressed interest in hosting the Region 11 SCT; I hope to have an announcement shortly.
Is there any update on this?
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Post by Edward Elric » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:28 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:Sometime soon there will be a link to register here. (Note that online registration is already open for several SCT sites, but we're still waiting on details from a few of the hosts- including the site local to Loyola at the University of Chicago.)
To tag on to this post, is Ruby Vega actually the contact for the site? Her email address seems to indicate that she has a UIC account...
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Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:39 am

Yes, Ruby is the correct contact.
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The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:One school has expressed interest in hosting the Region 11 SCT; I hope to have an announcement shortly.
Is there any update on this?
Yeah, it's getting close...an update would be great!
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Post by Papa's in the House » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:07 pm

alexdz wrote:
The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:One school has expressed interest in hosting the Region 11 SCT; I hope to have an announcement shortly.
Is there any update on this?
Yeah, it's getting close...an update would be great!
Region 9 (ISU) isn't too far away if no Region 11 mirror is held.
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Papa's in the House wrote:
alexdz wrote:
The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:One school has expressed interest in hosting the Region 11 SCT; I hope to have an announcement shortly.
Is there any update on this?
Yeah, it's getting close...an update would be great!
Region 9 (ISU) isn't too far away if no Region 11 mirror is held.
Kansas State will have to travel a long way if there is no region 11 mirror, and since the nearest ACF Regionals mirror is also in Illinois, we are either going to have to do a lot of driving (and fundraising to pay for the extra expenses) or make some tough decisions. If we have to choose between Sectionals and Regionals, I would personally prefer Sectionals, but we'll have to talk it over as a team.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:15 am

There is almost certainly going to be a Region 11 site; I expect an announcement very soon.
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bt_green_warbler wrote:There is almost certainly going to be a Region 11 site; I expect an announcement very soon.
Great! We'll be there!
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Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:31 pm

The Region 11 SCT site will be at Oklahoma State; registration is now open. Thanks for your patience.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:03 pm

Registration is now open for all of the 2012 SCT sites.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:29 pm

naqt.com wrote:The last day for schools to request an eligibility exception to compete in the 2012 SCT is Saturday, January 28, 2012. To request an exception, send an e-mail to eligibility [at] naqt.com.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:21 pm

The SCT set has been completed and shipped to the hosts this morning. I believe R. has been in touch with everyone via email, but if you're hosting SCT tomorrow and are having any trouble with your pdfs, please contact us immediately (sct [at] naqt.com).

I would like to thank my co-editors, Andy Watkins and Andrew Hart, for all of the time and effort they put into this year's SCT. Special thanks to all of the writers who contributed to completing the set over the last week.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:25 pm

The protest committee for the 2012 SCT will be: R. Robert Hentzel, Jeff Hoppes, Andy Watkins, Andrew Hart, and Seth Teitler.

For support tomorrow (on protests or about anything else related to SCT play), hosts can contact us by phone or by email (1-888-411-6278; sct (at) naqt.com). I will also be around in #quizbowl if anyone would like to contact me there (eg, if the phone line is busy with a protest at another site).
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