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by Important Bird Area
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Johns Hopkins Fall Quizbowl Tournament (NAQT-177X) - 10/13/18
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Johns Hopkins Fall Quizbowl Tournament (NAQT-177X) - 10/13/18

Yes, this event was a qualifier for NAQT's 2019 national championships. If the listed number in the stats of 15 teams is correct, the top three will have qualified for the 2019 HSNCT in Atlanta.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT Outreach Grants
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: NAQT Outreach Grants

Reminder that proposals for these grants are due October 15 (one week from today).
by Important Bird Area
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19
Replies: 0
Views: 407

NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

For the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT has made a number of relatively minor changes to its eligibility rules and rules governing qualification for some national championships.

Full details
by Important Bird Area
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19
Replies: 0
Views: 124

NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

Cross-posted from the high school section:

For the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT has made a number of relatively minor changes to its eligibility rules and rules governing qualification for some national championships.

Full details
by Important Bird Area
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

For the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT has made a number of relatively minor changes to its eligibility rules and rules governing qualification for some national championships.

Full details
by Important Bird Area
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/13/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/13/18)

We don't have a formal eligibility policy for our Collegiate Novice series. That being said, the set is intended for players with relatively limited experience of collegiate quizbowl. If you have questions about whether it would be appropriate for a particular player to compete this event, we sugges...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT Outreach Grants
Replies: 2
Views: 616

NAQT Outreach Grants

Cross-posted from the high school section. --JTH In the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT is offering a series of “Outreach Grants” to support community members interested in expanding quiz bowl in their area. NAQT will award up to ten grants of up to $1,000 apiece to facilitate projects aimed at “e...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Outreach Grants
Replies: 0
Views: 464

NAQT Outreach Grants

In the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT is offering a series of “Outreach Grants” to support community members interested in expanding quiz bowl in their area. NAQT will award up to ten grants of up to $1,000 apiece to facilitate projects aimed at “expanding quiz bowl.” This is intended to be a ver...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 CCCT podcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 426

2018 CCCT podcasts

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2018 Community College Championship Tournament.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Thumbs Up! practice sets
Replies: 3
Views: 2330

Re: NAQT Thumbs Up! practice sets

We've now added six sets of Thumbs Up! for Fine Arts and eight new all-tossup sets of Thumbs Up! for History.

order here
by Important Bird Area
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT's Back-to-School Sale (ends September 10th)
Replies: 0
Views: 252

NAQT's Back-to-School Sale (ends September 10th)

NAQT's 2018 Back-to-School Sale offers 10% off all practice material except our New School packages.

Order here using the discount code "NAQT2018Social"
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: FAcT XIV @ Yale (09/22/2018; New Haven, CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: FAcT XIV @ Yale (09/22/2018; New Haven, CT)

For the record, this link should work for a public-facing field update.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [North Carolina] 2019 Tarheel Cup
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: [North Carolina] 2018 Tarheel Cup

UNC_CH_QUIZ_BOWL wrote: We will be using a NAQT packet:
NAQT was not previously aware of this tournament date; please contact us at hosting@naqt.com.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 39
Views: 25356

Re: New College Contact List

Our 2018 contact list has now been posted.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 11999

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from the 2018 NAQT ICT.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

joshxu wrote:Can I see conversion stats for the witches tossup in round 19 and the knuckleball/Tim Wakefield/Phil Niekro bonus in round 26?
Knuckleball: six rooms out of nine
Wakefield: two rooms out of nine
Niekro: one rooms out of nine

witches: 1/17/1 in 19 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Nick Carraway: 3 rooms out of 5
Great Gatsby: all 5 rooms
orgastic future: 2 rooms out of 5
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

This author inspired a work dedicated to Zanobi Buondelmonti and Cosimo Ruccelai, who were in the Circle of the Orti Orcellari [OR-tee or-kel-AR-ee]. This author's major work, which was written in sections called "pentads," ends by discussing the death of (*) Drusus. A commentary on ten of this man...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

This composer's only violin concerto, in D minor, was thought too "morbid" to be performed by Joseph Joachim. The four movements of his D-minor fourth symphony are played without pause. A trombone chorale opens the fourth movement of this composer's E-flat-major (*) third symphony, which has five m...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Raymond Aron's The Elusive Revolution calls this month a "psychodrama" in which nothing real happened. Slogans from Raoul Vaneigem and other members of the Situationist International were graffitied during this month, when Daniel Cohn-Bendit became prominent. The (*) Grenelle accords ended a wildca...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Can I see both the tossups and the conversion stats for Sonia Gandhi and cyanobacteria (both round 19)? This politician's behind-the-scenes power is the subject of the book The Accidental Prime Minister . She and her son were accused of taking an illegal loan in the National Herald scandal. This wo...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

A character in this story laments a "squeaky wheel," a "torn strap," and "disgusting felt" that makes another character vomit. A gravestone in this story instructs "have faith and wait" to followers of the Old (*) Commandant. In this story, a machine made up of a "bed," a "harrow," and an "inscribe...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the conversion stats for Lot and Gag Rules (both round 9), Pittsburgh Penguins, Morales, and Teapot Dome (all round 14), and Ted Cruz (round 23)? Lot: 24/56/11 in 88 rooms gag rule: 6/53/17 in 88 rooms Penguins: 1/82/40 in 88 rooms Morales: 12/41/6 in 88 rooms Teapot Dome: 41/46/8 in 88 r...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

A technique of "fitting" named for this feature matches its observed appearance for an open cluster with its theoretical structure, allowing the cluster's apparent magnitude to be converted to a distance. This feature consists of objects that are powered by the proton-proton chain or CNO cycle. Hot...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Could you post a few of the least converted tossup answerlines? I have a feeling that the Emcee from Cabaret tossup might be one of them. 1/0/4 in nine rooms, which is less than ideal. Minimum of seventy rooms, below 40% conversion: mass spectrometry Samuel Alito Sonia Gandhi St. Anthony Ryan Zinke...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Sagacity XIV (11/17/18) [IS-179]
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: Sagacity XIV (11/17/18) [IS-TBA]

Quantity of Books v. Kansas wrote: This tournament will be using an NAQT IS set. We will update this post with the set number as soon as it is assigned.
This is currently scheduled to be IS #179.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 8831

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

We expect to post this year's list around mid-August.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Future NAQT MSNCTs
Replies: 1
Views: 3072

Re: Future NAQT MSNCTs

NAQT's future championships page has been updated with the date and location of the 2020 MSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Future NAQT championships
Replies: 5
Views: 6068

Re: Future NAQT championships

Our future championships page has been updated with the addition of the 2020 ICT, SSNCT, and MSNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Some animals have an organ called the VNO to augment this sense. It is often impaired in patients with Kartagener syndrome. The cribiform plate carries the first cranial nerve, which is named for this sense. This sense's signals bypass the thalamus, and go to a namesake (*) bulb after stimulation o...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

This revolution began after the Wuchang Uprising and protests about the handling of a railway crisis. For 10 points each— A. Name this 1911 revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China. answer: Xinhai Revolution B. The Xinhai Revolution is commemorated as Double ...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

After answering a woman's "hard questions," this man receives an "abundance of spices." This man ordered Benaiah to kill Adonijah in the first book of Kings, which also relates his meeting with the (*) Queen of Sheba. This ruler oversaw the construction of the First Temple and is credited with writ...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Visitors to this province can climb inside a 86-foot-high fiberglass T-Rex in the town of Drumheller. In this province, the Icefields Parkway passes by sights such as the turquoise-colored Lake Louise and the (*) Athabasca Glacier. Banff National Park is along the west border of this province, whos...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Can I see questions 23 and 24 from packet 19? Tossups or bonuses? In 1997 the celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck moved his flagship restaurant Spago from Hollywood to this neighborhood. For 10 points each— A. Name this wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood, where many actors and celebrities live within the zi...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Plymouth Academic Quiz Tournament 2 (PAQT)
Replies: 13
Views: 2229

Re: Plymouth Academic Quiz Tournament 2 (PAQT)

Our 2017-18 sets ended with IS #175A. The first two sets in sequence for the fall will be #176A (introductory set) and #177 (regular-difficulty set), so we wanted to check in and make sure we knew what kind of set was needed here.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT is now accepting writer applications
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

NAQT is now accepting writer applications

NAQT will be considering contract-writer applications from June 1 until July 31. Potential writers must have a high school diploma and have turned 18 on or prior to their date of application. Full details are posted here . In addition, we'll be hosting a question-and-answer session on Facebook with...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup on bacteriophages from Round 8? I remember protesting because they were referred to as organisms, which I believe was a dispute in other rooms as well. It's my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) that viruses are not considered organisms, but the ruling from the control r...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34085

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT fully realizes that our work on this issue is not done. NAQT is saddened by all of the developments discussed in this thread, and in the hope of avoiding such things in the future we have begun an examination of what led us to this point; we will also examine our internal procedures for reporti...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34085

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Matt Bruce became a member of NAQT in 1999; members of limited liability corporations (like NAQT) are part-owners of the company with voting and profit-sharing rights. Given this ownership interest, changing Matt's relationship with NAQT was not as simple as it would be with analogous concerns invol...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34085

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

In November 2017 NAQT learned about allegations of serious misconduct against NAQT member Matt Bruce, concerning an incident that allegedly took place at Boston University in the late 1990s. As of June 7, 2018, despite our efforts, we have not discovered any information that substantiates the accusa...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Yes, it was possible for the same answer line to appear in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

From my notes: GK Chesterton was, in my opinion, a pretty hard answerline for prelims (I played morning). Can I see the If on a Winter's Night a Traveler question? I remember something easy/obvious getting dropped in power. Also beach, France, Keats, du Maurier, Ishiguro. This novel's protagonist n...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11686

2018 HSNCT discussion

This is your question-specific discussion thread for the 2018 NAQT HSNCT. The usual disclaimers apply: 1) If you are planning to play a mirror of the 2018 HSNCT set, please do not read further posts in this thread. (There is one mirror currently scheduled, at Toronto in early July; it's possible we ...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 14942

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!

benchapman wrote:Will there be a discussion forum made shortly?
Yes (and in fact it will be an open thread, as is our usual practice for HSNCT discussion). I'll go ahead and post that; my apologies for not doing so a few days ago.
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34085

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Here's a brief overview of how the grievance process specified in NAQT's bylaws works: Step 1: a written grievance is filed against an NAQT member Step 2: the member has the opportunity to respond in writing to the grievance Step 3: a panel of three NAQT members is appointed to produce a written re...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 30, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34085

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Here's a brief overview of how the grievance process specified in NAQT's bylaws works: Step 1: a written grievance is filed against an NAQT member Step 2: the member has the opportunity to respond in writing to the grievance Step 3: a panel of three NAQT members is appointed to produce a written rec...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 30, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34085

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

According to our bylaws, that is "up to 90 days" from the filing of a formal grievance, not from the beginning of our investigative process (which as you note was earlier in the winter).
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 14942

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 26-27

Congratulations to Plano West A (Plano, Texas), who defeated Hunter A (New York, New York) 535-285 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the 2018 NAQT HSNCT! Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, Texas) finished third; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (Alexandria, ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed May 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34085

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

In light of recent reports concerning Matt Bruce's internet writings, NAQT's officers have decided that Matt will not be staffing our 2018 High School National Championship Tournament. We have an open, ongoing investigation into the allegations concerning Matt. While that investigation remains open,...