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2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:08 pm
by Important Bird Area
naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2019 Middle School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL, on May 10-12, 2019.
Full details

Qualified teams may now register here

Current field

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 pm
by Important Bird Area
naqt.com wrote:The Saturday (preliminary) rounds of the 2019 MSNCT will use questions similar in length and difficulty to those at previous championships. The Sunday (playoff and consolation) rounds will use longer and harder questions similar to those in NAQT's Regular Invitational Series. The subject distribution and overall style of the playoff rounds will remain the same as the preliminary rounds.

This change was made based on customer feedback and looking at the overall conversion numbers for the past years; taken together, it seemed clear that harder questions with more clues would be necessary to distinguish the nation's elite middle-school teams.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:39 am
by i never see pigeons in wheeling
Important Bird Area wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 pm
naqt.com wrote:The Saturday (preliminary) rounds of the 2019 MSNCT will use questions similar in length and difficulty to those at previous championships. The Sunday (playoff and consolation) rounds will use longer and harder questions similar to those in NAQT's Regular Invitational Series. The subject distribution and overall style of the playoff rounds will remain the same as the preliminary rounds.

This change was made based on customer feedback and looking at the overall conversion numbers for the past years; taken together, it seemed clear that harder questions with more clues would be necessary to distinguish the nation's elite middle-school teams.
This is a good and long overdue change, with the caveat that certain subjects should be tempered to reflect the knowledge base of middle schoolers (so not having calculus comp math, for instance). I trust that NAQT has the good judgment to write questions befitting the high-level middle school field.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:20 pm
by the return of AHAN
Concur with Ankit. The last few years have felt as though you could've replayed the final stages of the tournament ten times and had five or six different champions. I'll be interested to see how an increased difficulty on the playoff rounds plays.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:28 pm
by Important Bird Area
Wildcard applications and standby signups for the 2019 MSNCT are now open.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:41 pm
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
I'm running a mirror of No Banter Please, a trash tournament by Erik Christensen and co., tomorrow (Saturday) night after play has concluded. More information can be found in this thread: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 91#p358091. Players and coaches are welcome as well.

Please note that this tournament is not affiliated or sponsored by NAQT in any official capacity.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:23 pm
by Important Bird Area

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: May 11-12, Chicago

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 5:39 pm
by Important Bird Area
Congratulations to Hunter A (New York, NY), who defeated Churchill A (Carmichael, CA) 280-250 in a one-game final to win the 2019 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament! Hopkins (Fremont, CA) placed third; Liberty (Madison, AL) placed fourth.

Complete team and individual statistics are available on naqt.com.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:11 pm
by Vembanad
Some of the late playoff games were livestreamed on twitch, but seem to have since been deleted. Is there any plan to put these videos on the Youtube account?

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 am
by jonah
Vembanad wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Some of the late playoff games were livestreamed on twitch, but seem to have since been deleted. Is there any plan to put these videos on the Youtube account?
Yes.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:32 pm
by biofanat
This is late, but will any of the other games which happened in Rosemont (eg. Smith vs Cooper) be posted on Youtube as well?

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:47 pm
by Important Bird Area
We have posted all of the available videos of the 2019 MSNCT.

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:07 pm
by biofanat
Will podcasts also be posted soon?

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:21 pm
by Important Bird Area
We'll post podcasts once the set is clear (there are a number of fall and winter events using the questions from the 2019 MSNCT).

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:42 pm
by biofanat
Ah ok thanks for the info