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New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:31 pm

naqt.com wrote:NAQT's first-ever championship for solo high school players, the Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT), will be held on April 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday) at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. The event will recognize an overall champion as well as the top players in history, literature, and other subject areas.

The Individual Player National Championship Tournament will use the Division II packet set from the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT), which is being held Saturday at the same site.


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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Antrobus63 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:53 pm

To be clear: if a student is playing for a college at SCT, like Alex for Lehigh or Clark Smith for Ohio State on Saturday, he cannot play in the Individual Player Championship on Sunday?
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Cheynem » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:58 pm

Do you mean ICT?
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby jonah » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:04 pm

No one can play both ICT (either division) and IPNCT. Right now no one knows who will play ICT.

Playing SCT has no bearing on IPNCT.

Also, the IPNCT field is 56% full; we encourage interested players to register quickly!
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:03 pm

naqt.com wrote:The field for the first Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) is now more than 90% full: 30 of the 32 spots have been taken.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:23 pm

The field for the IPNCT has been expanded to 40 players.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:01 pm

The field for the IPNCT has been expanded to 48 players.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:22 pm

The field for the IPNCT has been expanded to 56 players.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Granny Soberer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:44 pm

The field list says that one spot is reserved for a player from a regular-season event; which event is this?
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:01 pm

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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:03 pm

The field for the IPNCT has been expanded to 64 players.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Antrobus63 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:34 pm

Now that there will be 64 players instead of the original 32, will that change the schedule in any way? I'm trying to figure out what time would be "safe" to schedule a departing flight on Sunday. I assume the other families will need to know as well.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Shomik Ghose » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:36 pm

I'm just wondering, is there any way that a tournament participant here would get access to SCT DII questions? My state organization has said they will not allow me to play in the state championship tournament if I play in this due to question security issues so I'm leaning towards having to cancel my registration, but before I do that, I just want to know how this question security problem could arise?
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:55 pm

Not via the tournament itself (which uses Division II ICT, not SCT). The concern expressed by some hosts is about the prospect of college players discussing the SCT set with high schoolers (since both groups would be staying in the same hotel Saturday night).

NAQT's question security responsibility page wrote:Neither hosts nor teams may exchange, show, discuss, or otherwise reveal or suggest the content of NAQT questions from the current academic year in any public forum or in any private conversation.


(Similar concerns, of course, apply to the ICT set itself. We will be issuing ICT players a reminder accordingly at their opening meeting on Saturday.)
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:40 pm

We've reached the current 64-player field cap and started a waitlist. (We expect that the first few waitlist signups will probably have the opportunity to register for the main field at some point, given historic cancellation rates.)
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:53 pm

Antrobus63 wrote:Now that there will be 64 players instead of the original 32, will that change the schedule in any way? I'm trying to figure out what time would be "safe" to schedule a departing flight on Sunday. I assume the other families will need to know as well.


The times we have posted:

naqt.com wrote:check-in will not start earlier than 6:00 p.m. (on Saturday), the player meeting will not start earlier than 8:00 a.m. (on Sunday), and the finals will finish no later than 5:00 p.m. (on Sunday).


are confirmed and you should feel free to go ahead and make travel plans on that basis.

That being said, we will be adjusting the format and schedule within the tournament to accommodate the greater-than-expected demand for this event.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:04 pm

The field for the IPNCT has been expanded to 80 players.
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Sima Guang Hater » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:59 pm

Still no ICT field expansion though, huh
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 pm

Sima Guang Hater wrote:Still no ICT field expansion though, huh

yeah I too can't possibly imagine why a 64-team tournament on a Saturday and an 80-person tournament on a Sunday might have different logistical requirements or space availability issues
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Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:47 pm

The IPNCT has hit its current field cap of 80 players and we have restarted a waitlist.

Next week, we will confirm the commitment to attend of the existing registrants. After that process is concluded, we'll consider the possibility of further expansion. In the meantime, players interested in attending should sign up for the waitlist (as I mentioned above, it is likely that the first few players on the waitlist will have a chance to play the tournament).
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