2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

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2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Wildcard applications and standby signups for the 2019 MSNCT are now open.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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This is late, but will any of the other games which happened in Rosemont (eg. Smith vs Cooper) be posted on Youtube as well?
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We have posted all of the available videos of the 2019 MSNCT.
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Will podcasts also be posted soon?
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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).
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Ah ok thanks for the info
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Podcasts are now available of selected matches from the 2019 MSNCT.
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"I wish to make some kind of joke about Jeff's love of birds, but I always fear he'll turn them on me Hitchcock-style." -Fred
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