NASAT 2022: June 18 & 19, online

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NASAT 2022: June 18 & 19, online

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International Quiz Bowl Tournaments (IQBT) is pleased to announce the 2022 National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT). This will be the twelfth NASAT.

NASAT will be hosted on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. It will be held online. The tournament will convene at 10:00 AM Eastern on Saturday and run until about 7 PM. On Sunday, it will run from 10 AM to about 5:00 PM. These times may be adjusted as necessary, but any adjustments will be announced well ahead of the tournament.

This tournament will once again be open to all-star teams representing all states, the District of Columbia, all US territories, and all Canadian provinces and equivalents (as well as state or province-equivalent divisions of any other countries). Each state or equivalent may enter multiple teams, with up to six players on its roster, up to four of whom may be playing at any one time. Any player who was enrolled in the 12th grade or below in a school physically located in that state during the 2020-2021 academic year is eligible to play on his or her state's team. Generally speaking, home school students are also eligible; any questions about eligibility will be answered by IQBT as needed.

This tournament is intended for states seeking an all-star event. We encourage single-school teams looking for national championships to investigate two such championships run by groups that are unaffiliated with IQBT: the National Scholastics Championship run by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence and the High School National Championship Tournament run by National Academic Quiz Tournaments.

As always, we will use a normal format comparable to regular-season events: games will consist of twenty tossups, with a thirty-point bonus being played after each correct tossup answer. Teams will play head-to-head, two at a time. "Performance-based," multimedia, calculation, and pop culture questions will not be used. Teams will play approximately twelve to sixteen games, in line with other national championship events, over the two days of the tournament. Because this event will be played by highly skilled all-star teams, the question difficulty will be higher than that used at existing national championships such as the NSC and HSNCT. The style and subject distribution of the questions will be quite similar to existing “modified ACF” sets.

Clark Smith will be the NASAT set’s head editor.

The entry fee is $560 per team. Each state is welcome and encouraged to register additional (B and on) teams for NASAT. It is vastly preferred if you pay ahead of time if at all possible.

If 14 teams do not register and pay for this event by May 31, 2022, it will be canceled and rescheduled for 2023.

All teams must submit an application to IQBT for entry into the tournament. In the vast majority of these cases, applications will be accepted outright. However, if more than one contingent from a state seeks to enter this tournament, IQBT will evaluate applications from each potential team and determine who may represent their state at the National All-Star Academic Tournament. The only criterion that will be used in this decision is our assessment, based on a review of the players' achievements in the 2020-21 competition year, of which team is likely to perform the best at the tournament. Therefore, GPA, test scores, and non-academic extracurricular activities should not be included on any application; other academic extracurricular activities (e.g. Science Bowl) should only be included if there were limited opportunities for teams in the state to compete at quizbowl. IQBT plans to continue consulting with a regional network of advisors who will consult with IQBT on these decisions.

IQBT will once again use a rolling application procedure: teams who submit applications to IQBT on or before March 25 will be notified of IQBT's decision no later than April 1. We may also approve an application submitted from this point onward as soon as "immediately" if we find it unlikely that a stronger team from the state could be assembled. Teams who submit applications to IQBT between March 25 and June 1, inclusive, will be notified no later than one week after the application is received. In other words, March 25 is not a hard deadline, and you may still enter the tournament afterwards, though you are encouraged to start forming and fundraising as soon as possible so that a logistical problem does not cause an interested team to miss the tournament. Once a team from a state or state-equivalent has been approved by IQBT, IQBT will no longer accept alternate applications from that state, but will accept roster changes made by the official team contact (in most cases, the individual that submitted the application). Team applications and recruitment will be handled by Fred Morlan; you can email me at [email protected].

The tournament will be directed by Fred Morlan.

I’m very excited for this tournament and am looking forward to another wonderful competition!
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Re: NASAT 2022: June 18 & 19, online

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This post is reserved for tracking the field.

Registered teams (13 teams):

Connecticut
Illinois A
Illinois B
Iowa A
Iowa B
Kentucky A
Kentucky B
Missouri A
Missouri B
Missouri C
New Jersey A
New Jersey B
Pennsylvania

Interested teams (12-14 teams):

Alabama (1 team)
Asia (~2 teams)
California
Georgia
Liberia (1 team)
Maryland (2-4 teams)
Minnesota
North Carolina
Ontario (1 team)
Virginia
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Re: NASAT 2022: June 18 & 19, online

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The full announcement for NASAT has been posted above.
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Re: NASAT 2022: June 18 & 19, online

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where does one sign up to staff this event?
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Alkres wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:34 pm where does one sign up to staff this event?
Sorry for not seeing this earlier. You can email me at [email protected].

A reminder that registration is open.
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Re: NASAT 2022: June 18 & 19, online

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We have our first registration for this year's NASAT tournament, with three teams from former champion Missouri in the field!

We also have enough interested teams where we should have at least 15 teams in the field.
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We're very optimistic that we'll get 14 teams registered by the end of the month, but that is the deadline for us to hit that mark and run the tournament. If you're waiting to officially register, please email me at [email protected]!
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Re: NASAT 2022: June 18 & 19, online

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We are now up to seven teams registered!
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