NAQT New High School Package

National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC, is pleased to announce that it is offering a discounted package to high schools with new quiz bowl teams to help them get started. There are similar packages for new middle school teams, new community college teams, and new college teams.

The package includes:

  • A set of Speed Check questions (SC #36; 10 packets). These are short, easy questions intended to be played by inexperienced players at the beginning of the year when they need to "warm up" to the lockout system.

  • Three complete 2012-2013 Introductory Invitational Series (IS #119A, IS #121A, and IS #123A; 36 packets total). These are the questions used by high school tournaments (often early in the year) that are aimed at younger players with comparatively little tournament experience. They provide for an introduction to the game and its subject matter without being overwhelmingly difficult.

  • A complete 2012-2013 Regular Invitational Series (IS #120; 14 packets). These are the questions used by most tournaments through the year. They are a little harder than, and contain a few more clues than, the introductory questions and are intended for players in the school's quiz bowl club who plan on traveling to tournaments during the year.

  • One packet from the 2012-2013 High School National Championship Tournament (HS NCT) set. These are the questions that last year's elite teams faced in Atlanta. They represent the level of accomplishment and knowledge to which serious teams and players should aspire. A packet from the 2011-2012 set will be substituted for orders placed before the 2012-2013 set is available.

  • A set of Frequency List study guides that list the 4,372 works of literature, art, and music that have been mentioned most frequently in NAQT's questions since our founding in 1996. These will help team members focus their preparation for invitational tournaments, state championships, and (if they are successful!) Nationals.

New teams may also be interested in downloading NAQT's official Rules, our Eligibility Rules, an article on starting a new team, the official NAQT scoresheet, and NAQT's most recent newsletter (which contains a coupon for ordering more practice questions).

The new school package thus contains questions for every facet of a school's first year "on the circuit," from new players that have never competed before to the school's top four players who are preparing for the 2014 state and national championships. It contains a total of 61 game packets with over 2,800 questions of varying degrees of difficulty.

The total cost of the package, including shipping, is $99. If purchased separately, the total cost of the components would be $225; the new school package thus represents a 56% discount.

The new school package may be ordered either through NAQT's online ordering system or by calling us at 888.411.6278.

If you have any questions about this offer or the process of starting a team, please don't hesitate to contact NAQT at naqt@naqt.com.