2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

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2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

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Edit: this tournament has been canceled. Please refer to our statement about public health and the cancellation of the 2020 IPNCT.
naqt.com wrote:NAQT's annual championship for solo players, the Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT), will be held April 5 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. The 2019 IPNCT was also held at this site.

NAQT is delighted that LetterOne is returning as the presenting sponsor of our IPNCT.

The field for the High School Division is limited to 120 players. The field for the Middle School Division is limited to 72 players. NAQT may expand the field depending on the level of interest and the availability of facilities and staff.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

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Full details for the 2020 NAQT IPNCT are now available and registration is now open. [edit 3/12: removed registration link as we are now unable to accept registrations]

Please note that we require each player's parent/guardian to sign a participation release for the player. Read more here.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

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Is there any concern about the low number of registered players, particularly in the Middle School Division? Or, do most people wait until much closer to the event to register?
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

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We are committed to running IPNCT no matter the field size. That being said, we do expect the number of registrations to increase substantially (especially as we reach out to potentially interested players).

[edit 3/12: this tournament has been canceled]
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

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Excellent news!

Thank you. We will see you there.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

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I'm pleased to announce that we have expanded the field for the high school division of the 2020 IPNCT to 130 players.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: April 5, Chicago

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... make that 140 players, actually.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

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naqt.com wrote:NAQT and LetterOne regret to inform the quiz bowl community of the cancellation of the Individual Player National Championship Tournament, which had been scheduled to take place April 5, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we determined that hosting an event with a national field at this time would pose an unacceptable risk to the health of attendees and their communities.

All registered players who have already paid will receive a refund. No cancellation fees will be charged for the 2020 IPNCT; cancellation fees we have collected will be returned.

We know this decision is disappointing to everyone who was looking forward to competing at the 2020 IPNCT. We hope that everyone in the quiz bowl community stays safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing all of you at future NAQT events.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

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Is there a chance that the tournament will be made up in the early fall assuming that COVID-19 settles down by then? I know that this could happen for NHBB.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

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What I said in the ICT thread applies here as well. Ideally, we would like to reschedule, but it's difficult to plan because we don't know exactly when we should plan for. If we do manage to reschedule, I'll post here, but for now this announcement should be considered a cancellation rather than a postponement.
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Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

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Another limiting factor with any tournament that hopes to reschedule and their ability to do so is all of the other things out there hoping to reschedule as well.
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