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2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby Important Bird Area » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:09 pm

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its sixth annual Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) will be held at the Hilton Atlanta hotel on the weekend of May 6–8, 2016. This is the same hotel that hosted the 2014 championship.

The field for the tournament is limited to 160 teams.


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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:41 pm

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

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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:22 pm

naqt.com wrote:The field for the 2016 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament is now 90% full (117 out of 128 spots are spoken for). NAQT encourages teams interested in attending to register as soon as they know they are able to go. After the field fills, additional interested teams will be placed on a waitlist and admitted to the field if spots open up.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:08 pm

naqt.com wrote:Due to high demand, NAQT has expanded the field for its 2016 Middle School National Championship Tournament from 128 to 144 teams.


Current field
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Due to high demand, NAQT has expanded the field for its 2016 Middle School National Championship Tournament from 144 to 160 teams.


Current field

Qualified teams may register here
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:17 pm

naqt.com wrote:The room block at the host hotel for the 2016 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, the Atlanta Hilton, is now full. NAQT is in the process of negotiating an overflow block at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (which is next door to the Hilton and accessible via skybridge). As soon as that block is open for reservations, the details will be sent to registered teams and posted on the NAQT website.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:34 pm

naqt.com wrote:The official hotel of the 2016 Middle School National Championship Tournament, the Hilton Atlanta, is now effectively full. NAQT has signed a contract with the Atlanta Marriott Marquis to act as an overflow hotel. The Marriott is next door to the Hilton and connected by a skybridge.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby yellow7206 » Wed May 04, 2016 10:52 am

Will there be live score updates and stats online?
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Wed May 04, 2016 11:26 am

Yes, we are planning to both liveblog and post stats as quickly as we can get scoresheets processed.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Benin Rebirth Party » Wed May 04, 2016 3:07 pm

In addition to NAQT's official liveblog, various staffers (readers as well as statisticians) and teams will be posting scores, most likely using the #msnct hashtag on twitter.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Sat May 07, 2016 9:45 am

The liveblog is up at http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.php?o ... bf7a4185a9 and http://twitter.com/NAQTLive. Be sure to tweet scores and interesting happenstances using the hashtag #MSNCT.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Sat May 07, 2016 7:31 pm

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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby jonpin » Sun May 08, 2016 12:48 am

Why does St. John's have a card in with all the 6-2 teams?
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Sun May 08, 2016 7:14 am

naqt.com wrote:In the last round of the 2016 MSNCT, a moderator misread a computation question; a team (St. John's A) answered the question correctly in the form it was read (and was initially counted wrong). Upon review, NAQT decided that its rules did not address the situation. In consultation with NAQT's membership, the tournament director resolved the situation by seeding the losing team (official record 5-3) as if it had finished with a record of 6-2 (because a correct answer would have flipped the outcome of the game). (The opponent, St. Mark, will continue to be seeded as per its official record, also 6-2).
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Sun May 08, 2016 5:18 pm

Congratulations to Middlesex Middle School of Darien, Connecticut! Middlesex defeated Longfellow Middle School (Falls Church, Virginia) 445-385 in a one-game final to win the 2016 NAQT MSNCT. Challenger-Ardenwood (Newark, California) finished third; Chamblee Middle School (Chamblee, Georgia) placed fourth.

Complete team and individual statistics are now available.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Cody » Sun May 08, 2016 9:54 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:
naqt.com wrote:In the last round of the 2016 MSNCT, a moderator misread a computation question; a team (St. John's A) answered the question correctly in the form it was read (and was initially counted wrong). Upon review, NAQT decided that its rules did not address the situation. In consultation with NAQT's membership, the tournament director resolved the situation by seeding the losing team (official record 5-3) as if it had finished with a record of 6-2 (because a correct answer would have flipped the outcome of the game). (The opponent, St. Mark, will continue to be seeded as per its official record, also 6-2).
Assuming everyone (or a sufficient subset) can agree on a version of events, this is covered by existing rules. If a moderator read it wrong, that's like if it was written wrong.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby etchdulac » Sun May 08, 2016 10:02 pm

Congrats to Longfellow A and Middlesex A on an intense final, and to the Middlesex program as a whole on a truly impressive weekend.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby centralhs » Mon May 09, 2016 7:35 pm

Chamblee Middle School had an excellent time at the tournament! I am always astounded by the level of organization at MSNCT and HSNCT and by how smoothly things run in spite of the large field. The tournament moderators were some of the best I have encountered. All readers were professional, clearly well trained, and nice to the middle school kids. Thanks to everyone involved with organizing and working at this exceptional event.

Congratulations to Middlesex on a well-deserved victory. I did not get to see Longfellow play but Middlesex was a step above any of the teams that I saw.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby Important Bird Area » Tue May 10, 2016 12:02 pm

Video of tossup 24 of the final is here. (Our thanks to Steve Fontenot of the TQBA.)
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Important Bird Area » Tue May 10, 2016 2:09 pm

Cody wrote:Assuming everyone (or a sufficient subset) can agree on a version of events, this is covered by existing rules. If a moderator read it wrong, that's like if it was written wrong.


We did not in fact have universal agreement as to the details of the situation. In addition, we did not find out about this until well after the conclusion of play Saturday, at which point it was not viable to reassemble the teams who played in this game. We believe that our resolution of this incident was the fairest possible under the non-standard conditions involved.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: May 7-8, Atlanta

Postby Cody » Tue May 10, 2016 2:14 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:
Cody wrote:Assuming everyone (or a sufficient subset) can agree on a version of events, this is covered by existing rules. If a moderator read it wrong, that's like if it was written wrong.


We did not in fact have universal agreement as to the details of the situation. In addition, we did not find out about this until well after the conclusion of play Saturday, at which point it was not viable to reassemble the teams who played in this game. We believe that our resolution of this incident was the fairest possible under the non-standard conditions involved.
Oh, I do agree (I thought it was exceedingly clever)! I was talking in a more abstract sense -- TDs of events should know that less thorny examples of this (say, a moderator reading the wrong date in a tossup) is covered by the same rules as the question having an incorrect clue.
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby the return of AHAN » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:51 pm

jonah wrote:Audio recordings of selected matches are now available.


That heavy breathing in round 5, tho...
(seriously, it's all but unlistenable)
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby J. Young » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:42 pm

the return of AHAN wrote:
jonah wrote:Audio recordings of selected matches are now available.


That heavy breathing in round 5, tho...
(seriously, it's all but unlistenable)

Must be me stressing over negging. :wink:
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby idek » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:22 pm

The podcasts for the 2016 MSNCT state that they occurred in Dallas, but it occurred in Atlanta. Can we have that changed?
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Re: 2016 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Middlesex!

Postby jonah » Mon May 01, 2017 2:15 pm

idek wrote:The podcasts for the 2016 MSNCT state that they occurred in Dallas, but it occurred in Atlanta. Can we have that changed?
Fixed; sorry about that!
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