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2020 NAQT HSNCT: CANCELED

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 pm
by Important Bird Area
Edit: this tournament has been canceled. Please read our statement about public health and the cancellation of the 2020 HSNCT.
naqt.com wrote:NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2020 High School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Atlanta Hilton and Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotels in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 22-24, 2020. This is Memorial Day weekend. The Marriott Marquis is the same hotel that hosted the 2017, 2018, and 2019 HSNCTs.

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

The field is limited to 320 teams. NAQT may expand the field depending on the level of interest and the availability of facilities and staff.
Full details

Qualified teams may now register here [edit: removed registration link as we are no longer able to accept registrations]

Current field

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 23-25

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:56 pm
by CPiGuy
Was the inclusion of Monday in the dates intentional?

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 23-25

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:51 pm
by Important Bird Area
CPiGuy wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:56 pm Was the inclusion of Monday in the dates intentional?
Just a typo; I've updated the original post.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm
by Failorjo
I believe that this is the 4th year in a row that HSNCT will be held in Atlanta. I thought the plan was to rotate every 3 years between Atlanta and Chicago. Why is HSNCT 2020 being held in Atlanta?

Long journey from Michigan.

Thanks,

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

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:41 pm
by jonah
Failorjo wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pmI thought the plan was to rotate every 3 years between Atlanta and Chicago.
I'm not aware of any such plan.

Failorjo wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pmWhy is HSNCT 2020 being held in Atlanta?
We wrote a bit about our site-selection criteria here.

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

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm
by Failorjo
One of the criteria that jumps out is

Variety among championship sites. Ideally, we would avoid excessive repetition so that frequent attendees can see a variety of cities.

4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta?

Thanks,

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

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:45 pm
by jonah
Failorjo wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta?
I wouldn't.

As a point of comparison, the HSNCT was once in the Chicago area for six consecutive years (2005–2010, inclusive).

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

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am
by matthewspatrick
Failorjo wrote: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm One of the criteria that jumps out is
NAQT wrote:Variety among championship sites. Ideally, we would avoid excessive repetition so that frequent attendees can see a variety of cities.
4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta?
Note that while that is a selection criterion, it is one of eleven criteria listed, and indeed is somewhat in conflict with the criterion listed directly after it. It's pretty unlikely that any given site will get high marks on every single criterion, and some criteria will naturally have a higher priority than others.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:11 pm
by biofanat
Are there any tentative estimates for field size?

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

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:48 pm
by jonah
biofanat wrote: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:11 pmAre there any tentative estimates for field size?
Not really—very few qualifying events have occurred yet (off the top of my head, I think only one). We expect to be able to accommodate similar or somewhat higher numbers of teams as in the past, but the actual final field size probably won't be known until May 2020.

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

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:24 pm
by Important Bird Area
I've updated the original post with full details for the 2020 HSNCT and registration is now open. [edit: link removed as we are no longer able to accept registrations]

Please note that we require each player's parent/guardian to sign a participation release for the player. Read more here.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:43 pm
by Important Bird Area
Wildcard applications and standby signups for the 2020 HSNCT are now open. [edit: links removed as we are no longer able to accept registrations]

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

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:48 pm
by AKKOLADE
Is NAQT able to share any news on HSNCT’s status?

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

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:03 pm
by Important Bird Area
AKKOLADE wrote: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:48 pm Is NAQT able to share any news on HSNCT’s status?
Not at the present time. When we have more information, we'll post here.

NAQT's statement about our response to the COVID-19 outbreak can be read here.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:44 pm
by Important Bird Area
naqt.com wrote:NAQT regrets to inform the quiz bowl community of the cancellation of the 2020 High School National Championship Tournament, which had been scheduled to take place May 22-24, 2020 at the Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

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