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by Important Bird Area
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 50
Views: 13963

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

Yes, we expect to continue this policy going forward.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Will Resume Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments
Replies: 0
Views: 256

NAQT Will Resume Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT is pleased to announce that we will resume licensing questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments in the United States effective August 1, 2021. We will also continue allowing online tournaments at least through July 31, 2022. NAQT may impose (or suggest) restrictions on aspects of online tou...
by Important Bird Area
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the bonus on solfege? I think there was something in the first part that felt it wasn't totally correct to me. For 10 points each—answer the following about solfege, which assigns syllables to the notes of the scale: A. In a variety of solfege invented by Sarah Ann Glover, "do"...
by Important Bird Area
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

wanted to see the text of the bonus part about Jodi Shaw C. In 2020 Jodi Shaw threatened to sue Smith College after allegedly being told that her refusal to discuss her racial identity during an employee retreat was an example of this two-word term. It titles a 2018 book by Robin DiAngelo. answer: ...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the literature tossup with the answerline "Greece"? Thanks in advance. The assassination of a politician from this country is fictionalized in the novel Z . An author from this country wrote about an 1889 rebellion in a novel variously known as Freedom and Death or Captain Mic...
by Important Bird Area
Fri Jun 04, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the tossup on LaTeX and the 20th tossup of round 12? This system's current version is "2e," which is stylized with an epsilon. Oren Patashnik developed a reference management utility for this system, whose name reflects Leslie Lamport's modification of an underlying system creat...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Can you share the bonus question with "springbok" as one of its answers? Isolated mountains found in this terrain are locally known as kopjes. For 10 points each— A. What South African term describes the large flat plateaus of short grass that cover much of the country, including a "...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Could you share the tossup on Vampire Weekend? I'm just curious to see what else was clued. Thanks in advance! A 2013 song by this band declares "it's etiquette, you idiot, spend time behind the line." In 2016 producer Rostam Batmanglij left this band, which interpolated the closing line ...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

We're looking into the details of what went wrong about this protest situation; expect a fuller statement from NAQT with more information in the next few days. The protest was relayed to the protest committee as described by Arjun. The protest committee decided that Stevenson deserved points for bu...
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

angrybird wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:24 pm I was wondering if conversion/power/neg/ppb stats for the field have been calculated yet.
We don't have these available just yet.
by Important Bird Area
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

I unrelatedly found out today that penguin and random house have been merged into one company for some time. For the bonus that asked for the largest publishing company, or something to that effect, we were going between penguin and random house, deciding on the former and being told the answer was...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT is now accepting writer applications
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: NAQT is now accepting writer applications

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept applications from California residents at this time.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the German Requiem tossup from Round 7? Just wanted to see some of the clues again. Thanks! This work's third movement begins with a bass soloist singing Psalm 39. George Bernard Shaw quipped this work was "patiently borne only by the corpse." Violins are omitted from the firs...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

This was indeed an update we made earlier today. Here's the version as-read on Saturday: Was it realized after the fact that the ruling on the protest had been incorrect, or is there some other reason for the updated answerline not reflecting the protest resolution? The updated answerline should ex...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT is now accepting writer applications
Replies: 2
Views: 702

NAQT is now accepting writer applications

naqt.com wrote: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.
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the Indiana tossup from Round 4? I was confused as to why the answer to the clue in the first line from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater was not Rhode Island. Eliot claims numerous residents of this state are his children to keep his fortune out of Fred's hands in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless Yo...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the bonus that was attached to the aldosterone tossup in Round 15? I'm curious to see what we would've gotten had we converted the tossup. I'd also like to see bonus 7 from Round 15—I believe it was biology but I'm not entirely certain. Thanks in advance! In the 1800s immigrants from what...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the Zerg tossup? Thank you! A leader of this race led an assault on Augustgrad, the site of a Keystone that inspired the Second Great War. Members of this race on the planet Char were recruited by Zagara. Sarah Kerrigan was assimilated into this race, whose players immediately build (*)...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

On an unrelated note, may I please see the tossup on naval mines? I believe it was in round 11, though it might have been 12 or 13. I remember getting it on the "magnetic type" clue and being a little surprised I was still in power. Thanks again in advance! Two boys died examining one of ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the Hawthorne and Gibraltar tossups? Thanks in advance. In a story by this author, Annie asks "is it alive?" after being given a late gift for her wedding to Robert Danforth, a mechanical butterfly made by Owen Warland. This author depicted a couple being told "Welcome, my ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

May I see the Resident Evil TU, the Borderlands BU, and the WoW BU? Thank you! This video game's "Dashing Dad" challenge requires players finish it in under 3 hours. "Maiden" was a PlayStation 5-only demo for this game, in which weapons can be upgraded by visiting the Duke's Emp...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Are the scoresheets from HSNCT publicly available anywhere (or are there plans for them to be)? I know there used to be links from the games pages on NAQT's website to the scoresheets from most of the Minnesota tournaments earlier this year, but those seem to have been removed (although I can still...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

May I see the flipping a coin tossup? After the last instance of this repeated action, two men briefly discuss how fingernails and beards grow after death. An "Elizabethan" who passes the time by performing this action suggests "divine intervention" may explain why (*) 92 instan...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

it appears his name is Alfred Broughton, which obviously would not affect any gameplay, but maybe something to clean up before the packets are put for sale or whatever?) Good catch! I'll go get that fixed. A protein complex in this structure is rich in phenylalanine-glycine repeats. The hydrolysis ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the question on I think dissolving the Parliament or something similar to that? The clue about the quote of turkeys voting for Christmas confused me and I ended up negging with Scottish independence referendums (which is wrong, but I'm curious if I missed something in the question.) Cou...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Could you please share the bonus from the TJ-Barrington game with the answer line J.K. Rowling? The claim that "our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial" appeared in a letter published in Harper's Magazine in 2020. For 10 points each— A. 153 public figures signed a document ...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4825

2021 HSNCT discussion

This is your question-specific discussion thread for the 2021 NAQT HSNCT. Standard disclaimer: If you are planning to play a mirror of the 2021 HSNCT set, please do not read further posts in this thread. (There is one mirror currently planned, hosted by Toronto July 10-11; it's possible we may add o...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT and its Problems
Replies: 30
Views: 7451

Re: HSNCT and its Problems

etotheipi wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:09 pm Without getting into details (I was not involved in any live-streamed rounds to my knowledge, and I don't think the earlier rounds are clear), I observed significant swing in the difficulty of tossups/bonuses.
The 2021 HSNCT set is actually clear (and I'll have a discussion thread later today).
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 30, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

Congratulations to Barrington High School (Barrington, Illinois) for winning the 2021 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament! Barrington defeated University Laboratory High School (Urbana, Illinois) 445-170 in the second game of an advantaged final. Detroit Country Day School (Beverly Hil...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 30, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

A new national champion will be crowned this afternoon! Join NAQT for the finals of the 2021 High School National Championship Tournament. Starting at 4:50 p.m. Central time this afternoon, join Kyle Hill, Catherine Qian, and coach David Reinstein for a semifinal recap and a preview of the finals. S...
by Important Bird Area
Sat May 29, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

Tune in Saturday evening to HSNCT Overtime with Kyle Hill, Catherine Qian, David Reinstein, and Jackie Wu. Interviews with HSNCT competitors, analysis of the playoffs (and a look at the bracket when it's revealed), insight from an award-winning coach and former HSNCT players, and more. Join us here ...
by Important Bird Area
Fri May 21, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

The waitlist for the 2021 HSNCT is now empty. If your team would like to play HSNCT on Memorial Day weekend, please consider signing up for the waitlist- there is a reasonable chance that we might have a few drops from the 224 teams currently registered.

HSNCT field
by Important Bird Area
Tue May 18, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: The possibility of spectator-facilitated cheating
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: The possibility of spectator-facilitated cheating

I understand that both HSNCT and PACE NSC are allowing spectators at their competitions. To my knowledge, both organizations also allow players to request that a specific spectator be removed from their matches. This measure is, in my opinion, very good for maintaining competition integrity. For th...
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 13, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

The field for the 2021 HSNCT has been expanded to 224 teams.
by Important Bird Area
Thu May 06, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2021 HSNCT staff call
Replies: 0
Views: 1712

2021 HSNCT staff call

The field for the 2021 HSNCT is currently 192 teams... but there are still 43 more teams on the waitlist. NAQT would like to expand the field one more time, but we've reached the current limits of our staff capacity. So, this is a call for more staff to join us at the 2021 HSNCT, May 29-30, on Zoom....
by Important Bird Area
Tue May 04, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

The field for the 2021 HSNCT has been expanded to 192 teams.
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT MSNCT: May 1-2, online
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: 2021 NAQT MSNCT: May 1-2, online

Congratulations to Winston Churchill Middle School (Carmichael, California), who defeated Longfellow Middle School (Falls Church, Virginia) 445-155 in a one-game final to win the 2021 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Burleigh Manor Middle School (Ellicott City, Maryland) placed t...
by Important Bird Area
Sun May 02, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT MSNCT: May 1-2, online
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: 2021 NAQT MSNCT: May 1-2, online

The finals of the 2021 Middle School National Championship Tournament will start at 4:15 Central time. Burleigh Manor (MD) plays Churchill (CA) in round 19; the winner will face Longfellow (VA) in round 20. Watch live here.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT Middle School IPNCT: April 25, online
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Re: 2021 NAQT Middle School IPNCT: April 25, online

Congratulations to Arin Parsa (Stanford Online High School, Redwood City, California), the champion of the 2021 NAQT Middle School IPNCT!

Complete statistics are now available.
by Important Bird Area
Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-25, online
Replies: 7
Views: 2404

Re: 2021 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-25, online

Congratulations to the champions of the 2021 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament! In the Traditional Public Schools Division, Westmont defeated Macomb 390-105 in the first game of an advantaged final. Westmont is also our Very Small School champion. In the Open Division, St. Mark's Sc...
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

The field for the 2021 HSNCT has been expanded to 176 teams.

(We still have 66 teams on the waitlist! If you'd like to staff the 2021 HSNCT, please contact us at [email protected]- full details are in the previous post.)
by Important Bird Area
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT High School IPNCT: April 11, online
Replies: 3
Views: 1952

Re: 2021 NAQT High School IPNCT: April 11, online

A private forum for discussion of the 2021 IPNCT questions is now available. Please select "2021 ICT discussion" from your user control panel.
by Important Bird Area
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10
Replies: 28
Views: 7776

Re: 2021 NAQT ICT: online, April 10

A private forum for discussion of the 2021 ICT set is now available from your user control panel. (Our apologies that this took a few days to set up- we needed to sort a few things out about the existence of, and security measures for, a future British tournament using the ICT set.)
by Important Bird Area
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2021 NAQT MSNCT: May 1-2, online
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: 2021 NAQT MSNCT: May 1-2, online

The field for the 2021 MSNCT has been expanded to 112 teams.
by Important Bird Area
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

We're still interested in expanding the 2021 HSNCT field! (Even with today's expansion, there are still 79 teams on the waitlist.) To expand the tournament, we need more staff. If you're interested in helping out on Memorial Day weekend (Saturday–Sunday, May 29–30), please write to [email protected]...
by Important Bird Area
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Barrington!
Replies: 16
Views: 4951

Re: 2021 NAQT HSNCT: May 29-30, online

The field for the 2021 HSNCT has been expanded to 160 teams.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: LIBERACE - A Rock Audio Tournament (March 27-April 7)
Replies: 17
Views: 3912

Re: LIBERACE - A Rock Audio Tournament (March 27-April 7)

That was a strongly-considered statement about the place of 20th-century music in the arts distribution.... scratch that, a mistake, which has now been fixed.
by Important Bird Area
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: LIBERACE - A Rock Audio Tournament (March 27-April 7)
Replies: 17
Views: 3912

Re: LIBERACE - A Rock Audio Tournament (March 27-April 7)

gyre and gimble wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:23 pm Hi mods, could we get a private discussion forum up for this set? Thanks.
This private forum should now be ready to go... our apologies for the delay in setting this up.