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by Important Bird Area
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Panel discussion on inclusion and racism in quizbowl

PACE, IAC, ACF, and NAQT are organizing a panel discussion in early March, focusing on issues of systemic underrepresentation and racism in the quizbowl community. The meeting will run as a Zoom webinar, with a moderator asking invited speakers to address questions collected in advance. There will a...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Two history specials for this week: one about European history, the other focusing on American legal history and culture.

Register today!
by Important Bird Area
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT SCT: cancellation
Replies: 0
Views: 830

2021 NAQT SCT: cancellation

NAQT regrets to inform the quiz bowl community that we have decided not to hold Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs) in 2021. The Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT) will still be held. We have not yet finished determining the details of how the ICT will be held (i.e., in person vs. ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments

Not yet; we're still working on editing. I'll post here when the recordings are available.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Buzzword's Holiday Extravaganza is here! New for this week we're offering two special games (Level A and Level C) with a mix of festive content about both academic and pop-culture knowledge. We also have a special FREE offer: if you missed our film and sports special events back in June, each of tho...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

As part of our planning efforts, we sent out links to surveys to many coaches, parents, and players. We are collecting survey responses through December 18, so if you haven't filled out a survey yet and want us to have your input, please respond soon. If you are not sure whether a survey response ha...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Re: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

As part of our planning efforts, we sent out links to surveys to many coaches, parents, and players. We are collecting survey responses through December 18, so if you haven't filled out a survey yet and want us to have your input, please respond soon. If you are not sure whether a survey response ha...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

As part of our planning efforts, we sent out links to surveys to many teams. We are collecting survey responses through December 18, so if you haven't filled out a survey yet and want us to have your input, please respond soon. If you are not sure whether a survey response has been submitted on beha...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

This week's special events are ready!

Through Tuesday, December 15, we have a Pop Music special and an American History special.

Register today!
by Important Bird Area
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 977

Re: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments

Reminder that our first seminar is at 7:30 Central tonight!
by Important Bird Area
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Online Quiz Bowl Can Be Improved
Replies: 14
Views: 3247

Re: Online Quiz Bowl Can Be Improved

Many of the suggestions made by Joe in the first post in this thread echo the advice in NAQT's online tournament guide . Because we think audio quality and network stability are critical elements of running online tournaments, we prefer the use of Zoom as a videoconferencing platform. We recommend u...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT video seminars about online tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 977

NAQT video seminars about online tournaments

NAQT is pleased to announce that we will run two, one-hour video seminars on running and participating in online quiz bowl tournaments. The first seminar will take place on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 pm CT, and will be aimed at tournament hosts. This session will discuss the steps of running an...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has decided to extend our moratorium on licensing questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments in the United States through April 2, 2021. We plan to reassess the public health situation in early March and make a decision at that point about whether to offer in-person tournament hosting beyond...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Our first two special events for December are now available!

We're offering a second film tournament, and a Let's Remember Some Guys sports event in partnership with Defector Media. Both are available through Tuesday, December 8.

Register today!
by Important Bird Area
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

Cross-posted to different parts of the forum, since this post includes updates about middle school, high school, and college events. --JTH NAQT has signed contracts with hotels to host in-person versions of all of our 2021 national championships other than the Community College Championship Tournam...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

Cross-posted to different parts of the forum, since this post includes updates about middle school, high school, and college events. --JTH NAQT has signed contracts with hotels to host in-person versions of all of our 2021 national championships other than the Community College Championship Tournam...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Update on NAQT's Plans for 2021 National Championships

Cross-posted to different parts of the forum, since this post includes updates about middle school, high school, and college events. --JTH NAQT has signed contracts with hotels to host in-person versions of all of our 2021 national championships other than the Community College Championship Tournam...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)

Questions from the first two seasons of Buzzword (Levels A, B, and C) are now available for purchase as practice material.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT's Cyber Monday Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 449

NAQT's Cyber Monday Sale

For Cyber Monday, we are releasing new practice materials from Seasons 1 and 2 of NAQT’s online individual quiz competition, Buzzword . For $99 you can get all the questions from Levels A, B, and C for Season 1 and Season 2. That’s 2400 tossup questions, new to anyone at your school who didn’t play ...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 3 starts September 24!)

Buzzword will be back for a fourth season! Season 4 starts January 14 and will run through March 9. We're also pleased to announce our range of special events for December and January: Let's Remember Some Guys (December 3-December 8) NAQT is thrilled to partner with the blog Defector to bring sports...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Re: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has decided to extend our moratorium on licensing questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments in the United States through January 1, 2021. We plan to reassess the public health situation in early December and make a decision at that point about whether to offer in-person tournament hosting b...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)
Replies: 10
Views: 2918

Re: TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)

NAQT would like to apologize to the quiz bowl community, and particularly to the teams who played Saturday's tournament hosted by Thomas Jefferson, for our part in the security violation that disrupted that event. This was an avoidable error in NAQT operations that directly compromised the integrity...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage

NAQT's long-standing practice has been that some of our question sets are made available for tournament hosting in the competition year following the year in which they were produced. (For example, it is common for tournament hosts to use the previous spring's SSNCT set at events in the fall and win...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)

In general, the top 15% of the field at a varsity tournament using NAQT questions qualifies for HSNCT. Full details are here.
by Important Bird Area
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: Questions About NAQT Packet Usage

We're in the process of investigating what happened here, and we'll have more to say about the details in the next few days.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 1990

Re: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)

Yes, this event is a qualifier for NAQT's 2021 national championships.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: NAQT's Online Tournament Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 438

NAQT's Online Tournament Guide

NAQT anticipates that most tournaments during the 2020-2021 competition year will be held online. We have prepared this guide to help everybody involved with quiz bowl—players, parents, coaches, spectators, moderators, scorekeepers, tournament directors, etc.—make the transition to online competiti...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 3 starts September 24!)

The competition window for Week 1 of Buzzword Level A and Buzzword Popular Culture has been extended to 11:59 PM Central Time, Monday, September 28, due to a server outage on Sunday, September 27. If you received an email stating that judging was complete, it was an automated message and can be igno...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 41
Views: 40964

Re: New College Contact List

The 2020 edition of the Rising Freshmen Contact List is now available here.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT statement about recent ethics violations by a high school player
Replies: 0
Views: 1664

NAQT statement about recent ethics violations by a high school player

NAQT would like to inform the community that we have recently discovered evidence of ethical violations committed by a current high school player. This player sent pseudonymous emails to the leadership of their own high school team, falsely claiming to be an NAQT representative and encouraging team ...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Eligibility exceptions?
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Eligibility exceptions?

NAQT eligibility rules C.4 wrote:A player may appear in an event prior to undertaking the course or engaging in non-course work; teams should note that failure to undertake the required course or non-course work renders a player retroactively ineligible and subjects the team to the penalty described in Eligibility Rule 10.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (season 4 starts January 14!)
Replies: 15
Views: 3876

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT (now with leagues!)

Results for Season 2 of Buzzword are now final! Congratulations to our division winners: Level A : Nikky Nandipati (MS), Alexander Koutsoukos (HS), Jay Misuk (College), and Michael Laudermith (Open) Level B : Nikky Nandipati (MS), Arthur Delot-Vilain (HS), Eric Li (College), and Michael Laudermith (...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Buzzword Special Events from NAQT
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Buzzword Special Events from NAQT

Our next Buzzword special event, focusing on soccer, begins today and runs through Tuesday, September 1.

In upcoming weeks, we'll have special events for Shakespeare, science, television, geography, and pro football.

Registration for all six events is now open.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 472

NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

cross-posted from the high school section --JTH NAQT has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend licensing of questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments scheduled to take place before Saturday, November 14 in the United States. Because conditions are rapidly changing, we plan to reass...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend licensing of questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments scheduled to take place before Saturday, November 14 in the United States. Because conditions are rapidly changing, we plan to reassess the public health situation in mid-October a...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Read a replacement from the end of the packet. Instead of doing this, can we please finally have the option to request printed editions that excise comp math already? I know that NAQT can and does print custom editions of its sets for local circuits to use according to their specifications, and the...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Read a replacement from the end of the packet.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Yes, we plan to change the printing format to reduce the amount of paper-shuffling.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of content, or if they are, it is a coincidence); it only refers to numbering and presentation. For example, if tossups 1 and 3 are answered correctly but tossup ...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

Just to get the interpretation of this down, please correct if any of this is incorrect: If a student starts the year playing at Physical School A and transfers to Physical School B, they may play for B. Correct (the student could play for either of Physical Schools A or B, but not both at the same...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 284

NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

(cross-posted from the high school section --JTH) NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2020–2021 season. Some highlights: -Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of conte...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2020–2021 season. Some highlights: -Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of content, or if they are, it is a coincidence); it only r...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

NAQT rules changes for 2020-2021

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2020–2021 season. Some highlights: -Bonus questions are now paired with tossup questions. This does not refer to content (i.e., tossups and bonuses are not related in terms of content, or if they are, it is a coincidence); it only r...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Re: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021

We hope to allow paperless hosting at in-person events in the future, but that will not be part of the initial release of this new platform for fall 2020. (We want to make certain the platform works well for tournaments that have to be online for public health reasons.)
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021
Replies: 0
Views: 262

NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021

(cross-posted from the high school section --JTH) NAQT is pleased to announce that for the 2020-2021 competition year, we will allow use of our questions for online tournaments (including online leagues and other events run online). Please note that this is distinct from both Buzzword and from elec...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

NAQT will allow online hosting for 2020-2021

NAQT is pleased to announce that for the 2020-2021 competition year, we will allow use of our questions for online tournaments (including online leagues and other events run online). Please note that this is distinct from both Buzzword and from electronic delivery of practice materials via Locklizar...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT Division II eligibility and the cancellation of the 2020 ICT
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

NAQT Division II eligibility and the cancellation of the 2020 ICT

NAQT would like to let the community know about the status of Division II eligibility with respect to the cancellation of the 2020 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. We've decided that players on Sectionals teams for four-year schools that earned invitations to the 2020 ICT (in either division...
by Important Bird Area
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5753

Re: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)

NAQT is listening to this discussion, and welcomes input from the community about the best ways to share information and make sure that all tournaments are welcoming and safe environments. As David pointed out, though, there are a number of challenges when it comes to implementing policy around thes...