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by Important Bird Area
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 1/18/20 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186
Replies: 2
Views: 3120

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 12/14/19 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

mithokie wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:37 pm
I would like a moderator to update our date in the post heading.
Done.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Several characters in this play speak the line "Wouldn't it be funny if that was true?" A character in this play complains about the "powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity" in a room. A patriarch in this play learns that a visit to the Oschner Clinic revealed not a (*) spastic colon, but cancer....
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT's Cyber Monday sale
Replies: 0
Views: 242

NAQT's Cyber Monday sale

For Cyber Monday NAQT would like to offer you the chance to use your full NAQT archive that will be available through electronic distribution! Anyone who purchases $75 or more in practice materials on Cyber Monday will be able to access all their previous purchases through the Web Viewer. That inclu...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

A character in this novel imagines dedicating his tomb to "those who have secretly understood my heart" after a flat tire delays his bicycle trip to Major Callendar's house. That character in this novel is arrested when he is found with a pair of broken glasses that he picked up during a trip to th...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the Battle of Puebla TU (Round either 4 or 5) as well as Tossup 22/23 from Round 12 (I can't remember which one it is)... Before this battle, the winning commander told his generals they must keep a "force of six thousand" from "dominating" a "country of eight million." Miguel Negrete l...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Best high school formats for n teams

My concern for some of those schedules is that NAQT (and several other housewritten sets) only have 12 packets. If you assume you need 2 for finals, that leaves only 10 rounds to do everything else in. Sure, there are no universal parameters that work with all field sizes and number of packets. A 1...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 30
Views: 7452

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

troyharris wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Hey Vincent,
I am assuming that you are still planning to use IS188? The last time I checked with NAQT they said that would likely be the set.
Yes, this event is now confirmed using IS #188 for December 14th.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8

This post will list sites confirmed to host NAQT SCT in February 2020. All tournaments will take place Saturday, February 8 unless otherwise stated. Toronto MIT Cornell Penn Auburn Central Florida Michigan Purdue Missouri Texas Colorado Berkeley Washington Please note that this list is incomplete; w...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

2020 NAQT SCT: February 8

NAQT is pleased to announce that our 2020 Sectional Championship Tournaments will take place the weekend of Saturday, February 8. We're now accepting bids to host 2020 SCT sites. The 2019 host requirements are available here; we expect only minor changes for February 2020. If your school is interest...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 NAQT MSNCT: May 8-10, Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 888

2020 NAQT MSNCT: May 8-10, Chicago

NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2020 Middle School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL, on May 8-10, 2020 This is the same hotel that hosted the 2019 MSNCT. The field is limited to 160 teams. NAQT may expand the field depending on the...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-26, Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

2020 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-26, Chicago

NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2020 Small School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL, on April 24-26, 2020 This is the same hotel that hosted the 2019 SSNCT. The field for the Traditional Public Schools Division is limited to 72 team...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 3536

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

Full details for the 2020 NAQT IPNCT are now available and registration is now open.

Please note that we require each player's parent/guardian to sign a participation release for the player. Read more here.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta
Replies: 10
Views: 6007

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

I've updated the original post with full details for the 2020 HSNCT and registration is now open.

Please note that we require each player's parent/guardian to sign a participation release for the player. Read more here.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best Practices for Resolving Factual Protests?
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Best Practices for Resolving Factual Protests?

Ideally, we would resolve every protest to make sure stats are accurate and to account for statistical tiebreakers. However, especially at large tournaments, there just isn't enough time to do that (especially when in many cases protests must be fired off to a protest committee or expert who may no...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/21/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: GVMST (Malvern, PA) on 12/21/2019

This event will use NAQT Middle School Series #31.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup (I'm pretty sure it was from Round 8) on the Journey Around the World in 80 Days? The leader of this endeavor was mistaken for James Strand shortly after completing it. A participant in this journey induced mutiny among the crew of the Henrietta to change its destination. The...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles [Side Event]

CPiGuy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:47 am
I expect the difficulty of this tournament to be varied, high, and full of whimsy
:party:
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Bay Area Fall MS Tournament (Oct 19)
Replies: 1
Views: 4099

Re: Bay Area Fall MS Tournament (Oct 19)

Congratulations to Challenger-Almaden (varsity) and Stratford-Fremont A (JV), the champions of the 2019 Stratford-Fremont middle school tournament. Complete team and individual stats are available on naqt.com . My thanks to our host, John Fox of Stratford-Fremont, and to all the staff who made this ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Bonfire of the Manatees Oct. 12, 2019 at Raleigh Charter
Replies: 4
Views: 3352

Re: Results for Bonfire of the Manatees

biofanat wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:33 pm
How many teams qualified for HSNCT

Edit: whoops, didn't read it
With 25 teams in the field, this should produce four qualifiers for the 2020 HSNCT. Once we verify the results, that list of teams will be posted here.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 40
Views: 37662

Re: New College Contact List

The 2019 edition of the Entering Freshmen Contact List is now available here.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 11181

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from the 2019 ICT.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-2020
Replies: 0
Views: 3277

NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-2020

Cross-posted from the high school section --JTH
naqt.com wrote:NAQT is now accepting proposals for $1,000 grants designed to help members of the quiz bowl community expand the game in their area. Proposals are due by October 15, 2019.
Full details
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-20
Replies: 1
Views: 2771

NAQT Outreach Grants for 2019-20

naqt.com wrote:NAQT is now accepting proposals for $1,000 grants designed to help members of the quiz bowl community expand the game in their area. Proposals are due by October 15, 2019.
Full details
by Important Bird Area
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Pedro/HCHS wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Could I see the conversion stats on Khashoggi, the Presidency, clowns, Danzig, and counterfeiting?
Khashoggi: 47/30/4 in 83 rooms
presidency: 31/50/10 in 83 rooms
clowns: 1/74/21 in 75 rooms
Danzig: 46/31/14 in 84 rooms
counterfeiting: 25/55/25 in 83 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

jaguar19 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:31 am
Could I see conversion stats for the tossups on Petticoat affair (R1), Gorbachev (R2), Atlanta (R5), and murder of John Lennon (R5)?
Petticoat affair: 5/62/25 in 83 rooms
Gorbachev: 25/56/13 in 83 rooms
Atlanta: 19/62/13 in 84 rooms
murder of Lennon: 29/46/14 in 80 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see conversion stats on the Washington DC/Foggy Bottom/Watergate bonus? I am specifically interested in the conversion on the Foggy Bottom bonus, since I've never heard Foggy Bottom used to refer to the State Department. Thanks! Washington, DC: 28 rooms out of 37 Foggy Bottom: 14 rooms out ...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

biofanat wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 am
I'm also quite late but could I please see the conversion stats on the tossup about "Azimuthal Quantum Number" from round 25?
3/8/7 in 15 rooms.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Popper: 3/39/11 in 83 rooms
teapots: 38/41/10 in 84 rooms
Pale Fire: 4/60/12 in 84 room
F: 22/55/39 in 84 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2431

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/21/19)

Hey, Zach! Do you know what NAQT Invitational Series sets will overlap with the Collegiate Novice set? This will be important to community college teams who want to attend your event, as College of Central Florida will be using some IS set in late October. But maybe this is a question for some NAQT...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

Additional update with some revisions to our privacy policy.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

Here's how we would rule on this setup. In all cases, we are assuming that Player A has buzzed in (and their light is on); Player X, on the other team, is shouting an answer. 1) Player X says an answer before player A says an answer. Player X incurs a five-point penalty for conferral (if the moderat...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

While I do understand that the non-signaling team doesn't get a chance to earn points, do they lose points through a Neg 5 penalty? Yes, this situation is treated like any other illegal conferral (to include the five-point penalty if the tossup has not yet been completed). Can the signaling team ge...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossup on A Separate Peace and the conversion stats of The Age of Innocence and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Characters in this novel receive a distressing telegram that begins "I have escaped and need help. I am at Christmas location." The pompous Cliff Quackenbush annoys this nov...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

CPiGuy wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:33 pm
angrybird wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:58 pm
derivative with respect to time
While I really appreciate the verbose prompt instructions of "with respect to what", this tossup made the major oversight of not accepting "differentiation" as an alternative to "derivative".
This was corrected prior to Toronto's mirror of the set.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

What were the stats for the Rimbaud, polymerization, the Moonstone, Neptune, ionic compound, and derivative with respect to time tossups in playoffs? Also, what was the conversion rates for the tokamak/plasma/solenoid bonus in the last prelim round? Thanks. Rimbaud: 11/24/5 in 36 rooms polymerizati...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 3676

NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

Cross-posted from the high school section --JTH NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2019–2020 season. We made the following changes to the NAQT Gameplay Rules (highlighted on the page): Significantly reduced the role of the captain. The rules previously recommended t...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 4471

NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2019–2020 season. We made the following changes to the NAQT Gameplay Rules (highlighted on the page): Significantly reduced the role of the captain. The rules previously recommended that the captain give bonus answers and allowed on...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Craig Crosby founded a "report" named for this activity, many results of which are sold on Canal Street in Manhattan. The economy of Putian is driven by this activity involving sneakers. Some 80% of the results of this activity found by U.S. Customs originate in (*) China, where its common targets ...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 16952

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Yes, NAQT's standard practice for all of our national championships is that the paper packets are distributed at the end of the tournament. In general, we agree with what Mike and Aaron said about the logistical benefits of using paper packets for large events. (In particular, paper packets reduce t...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT IPNCT: April 7, Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 7894

Re: 2019 NAQT IPNCT: April 7, Chicago

Podcasts are now available of selected matches from the 2019 NAQT IPNCT.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Officer Changes for 2019-20
Replies: 1
Views: 4163

NAQT Officer Changes for 2019-20

NAQT recently conducted its officer elections for 2019-20, and since our set of officers saw several changes, we wanted to notify the community. R. Robert Hentzel declined his re-nomination and decided to step down as President after 21 years in that role. Over the course of his tenure, NAQT (and qu...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

0/12/9 in 24 rooms.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Ngugi: 6/13/12 in 71 rooms
ninjas: 0/14/1 in 14 rooms
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Would you be able to post the conversion stats and text of the electron pairs question? I distinctly remember at least one clue that pointed to electrons just as equally if not more to electron pairs, and thanks to NAQT correctness guidelines, the tossup was straight up negbait. The number of these...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Minimum 70 rooms: highest conversion: Germany/Angela Merkel/Bavaria Gremlins/after midnight/PG-13 Impossible Burger/FDA/gluten Afrikaans/Ethiopia/Equatorial Guinea tai chi/Avatar: The Last Airbender/Ming Dynasty Hong Kong/UK/umbrella protests (those were the only six bonuses above 23 ppb) lowest con...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

I'm also interested in seeing which tossups were the most powered, least powered (or not powered at all), least converted, and most negged, as well as which bonuses had the highest conversion rate, lowest conversion rate, most 30s, and most 0s. (Sorry if this is a lot to ask for!) minimum 70 rooms:...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Vembanad wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:10 am
Could I see the conversion stats for the Bulwer-Lytton question (Rd. 10)?
I, too, am curious about most and least converted tossups (I'd guess Bulwer-Lytton would be somewhere near the least-converted end of the spectrum).
0/4/1 in 5 rooms (this was tossup 24 of round 10, so very little data)
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see both the text and the stats for the tossup on Richard Cory A 1976 A. R. Gurney play examines the circumstances leading to this person's suicide. A song titled for this man notes "I work in his factory, and I curse the life I'm living." Simon & Garfunkel sang "I wish I could be" this man...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 141
Views: 33423

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Can we see conversion stats for the tossups on Chile (round 2), the Toronto Raptors (round 4), Cyrus the Great (round 4), Fort Ticonderoga (round 6), the Kurds (round 7), Huawei (round 22), and the Red Sea (round 22)? ... I'd also like to see the text of the Los Angeles tossup (round 23). Somehow m...