National Academic Quiz Tournaments Announcements http://www.naqt.com Announcements and news from National Academic Quiz Tournaments relating to its question sets, study guides, and state, regional, and national championship tournaments. 2014 SSNCT Overflow Hotel http://www.naqt.com/hs/ssnct/2014/details.html#overflow The official hotel of the 2014 Small School National Championship, the Minneapolis airport Hilton, is now effectively full. NAQT has signed a contract with the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Int'l Airport to act as an overflow hotel. 1318 HSNCT Field Reopens http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=5000 Due to the dissolution of berths reserved for state champions, the HSNCT field has been reopened to new teams. As of today, there are three spots available. Qualified teams may now register without having to join a waitlist first. 1317 2014 HSNCT Overflow Hotel http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2014/details.html#overflow The official hotel of the 2014 High School National Championship, the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, is now effectively full. NAQT has signed a contract with the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare to act as an overflow hotel. 1316 2015 MSNCT Date and Location http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html The 2015 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) will be held at the Hyatt Regency DFW at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on May 8-10. This is Mother's Day weekend. 1315 You Gotta Know These Feminists http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/feminists.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including twelve notable feminists. 1313 MSNCT Field Expanded to 128 Teams http://www.naqt.com/ms/msnct/2014/details.html Due to high demand, NAQT has expanded the field for its 2014 Middle School National Championship Tournament from 112 to 128 teams. 1314 Virginia and Harvard win ICT Titles http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5001 The University of Virginia defeated Yale University to win the Division I overall title at the 2014 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Penn claimed third place. Yale claimed the Undergraduate championship. In Division II, Harvard defeated Northwestern in the final to claim the title, with McGill finishing third. The Top Community College team was Valencia. 1312 SSNCT Field is 90% Full http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=5002 As of March 18, 43 teams have registered for the 2014 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament. There are still 5 spots available, but NAQT recommends that schools hoping to attend register within the next week. 1309 HSNCT Field Expanded to 272 Teams http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2014/details.html Due to high demand, NAQT has expanded the field for its 2014 High School National Championship Tournament from 256 to 272 teams. 1308 Valencia Wins 2014 CCCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5003 Valencia College of Orlando, Florida, defeated Chipola (FL) in the finals to win the 2014 NAQT Community College Championship Tournament. Broward College (FL) took third. Valencia B finished fourth; the top four teams earned invitations to the 2014 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. 1306 You Gotta Know These Classic American Television Series http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/classic-american-television-series.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten classic American television series. 1305 2014 HSNCT Waitlist Started http://www.naqt.com/registration/waitlist.jsp?tournament_id=5000 NAQT has temporarily closed the field for its 2014 High School National Championship Tournament pending the results of state championships with reserved berths. Teams with reserved berths may still register, but those with "normal" invitations are being placed on a first-come, first-served waitlist. 1303 2014 ICT Invitations http://www.naqt.com/registration/invitations.jsp?tournament_id=5001 NAQT has released the first batch of invitations for its 2014 Intercollegiate Championship. Invited teams have one week to accept or decline these invitations. 1302 2014 HSNCT Team Staffer Discount Policy http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2014/details.html NAQT has finalized its policy for offering discounts on team staffers at its 2014 High School National Championship Tournament. 1301 Cross-Tournament HSNCT Discounts http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2014/cross-tournament-discounts.html In 2014 NAQT will be making a trial run of its "cross-tournament discounts" program; this will allow high school teams to earn staffer discounts toward their HSNCT registration by staffing the CCCT, ICT, SSNCT, or MSNCT. Many caveats apply, so please read the linked article completely! 1300 2014 HSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations Are Now Being Accepted http://www.naqt.com/registration/wildcard-request-create.jsp?tournament_id=5000 NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for the 2014 High School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, please use our online form. 1298 You Gotta Know These Peoples of the Early Middle Ages http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/peoples-of-the-early-middle-ages.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten peoples of the early Middle Ages. 1297 2014 SSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations Are Now Being Accepted http://www.naqt.com/registration/wildcard-request-create.jsp?tournament_id=5002 NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for the 2014 Small School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, please use our online form. 1293 2014 MSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations Are Now Being Accepted http://www.naqt.com/registration/wildcard-request-create.jsp?tournament_id=4999 NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for the 2014 Middle School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, please use our online form. 1292 You Gotta Know These North American Rivers http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/north-american-rivers.html Happy new year! NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten rivers of North America. 1290 You Gotta Know These Battles of the Ancient World http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/battles-of-the-ancient-world.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including thirteen ancient battles. 1287 You Gotta Know These Anthropologists http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/anthropologists.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including anthropologists. 1284 HSNCT Registration Opened http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=5000 Registration has been opened for the 2014 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament. 1282 2014 MSNCT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ms/msnct/2014 NAQT has posted tentative logistical details for the 2014 Middle School National Championship Tournament, which will be held the weekend of May 10, 2014, in Atlanta. 1281 You Gotta Know These 20th-Century Physicists http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/20th-century-physicists.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten 20th-century physicists (and briefer notes on six more). 1278 New Military Topics Frequency List; Updated Lists http://www.naqt.com/frequency-lists.html NAQT has updated its Literature, Art, Music, and Nonfiction lists with data from its packets through September 2013. In addition, it has released a new Military Topics list with the 696 most asked about wars, battles, treaties, and commanders. Updates are available at low prices to schools that previously purchased the lists. The updated lists will begin shipping on October 1. 1276 Small School National Championship Tournament http://www.naqt.com/hs/ssnct/inception.html Starting with the 2013-14 competition year, NAQT will run a Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT) to crown the top quiz bowl team from a small, public high school. The 2014 championship will be held on the weekend of May 3, 2014, in Minneapolis. 1272 2014 HSNCT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2014 NAQT has posted tentative logistical details for the 2014 High School National Championship Tournament, which will be held the weekend of May 31, 2014, in Chicago. 1273 ACUI/NAQT Partnership Comes to an End http://www.naqt.com

NAQT's most recent contract with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) came to an end on June 30, 2013, and both parties have agreed not to sign another extension.

NAQT wishes the ACUI Academic Challenge committee good luck with its future endeavors, but also hopes that member schools that have enjoyed quiz bowl and NAQT's intramural and sectional question sets will continue to participate in its events.

In light of the partnership's expiration, NAQT plans to revise the structure of its collegiate programs; those changes will be in place and announced by the start of the next competition year (September 1).

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2014 and 2016 MSNCT Dates and Locations http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html The 2014 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) will be held May 9-11 at the Atlanta Hilton (Mother's Day weekend). The 2015 MSNCT has not been scheduled, but the 2016 MSNCT will be held May 6-8 at the same hotel. 1256 2014 and 2015 ICT Dates and Locations http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html The 2014 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT) will be held March 28-29 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago (technically, Rosemont). The 2015 championship will be held March 27-28 at the Atlanta Hilton. 1255 2014, 2015, and 2016 CCCT dates and locations http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html The 2014 NAQT Community College Championship Tournament (CCCT) will be held February 28-March 1 at the Atlanta Hilton. The '15 and '16 tournaments will take place at the same hotel on February 27-28, 2015, and February 26-27, 2016, respectively. 1254 2014, 2015, and 2016 HSNCT dates and locations http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html The 2014 NAQT High School Championship Tournament will be held May 30-June 1 (the weekend after Memorial Day) at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago (technically, Rosemont). The 2015 HSNCT will be May 29-31 (and also held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare). The 2016 HSNCT will return to Memorial Day weekend (with site to be decided). 1253 Reserving Packet Sets for 2013-14 http://www.naqt.com/hosting NAQT is now reserving packet sets for schools to host tournaments during the 2013-14 competition year. Schools interested in hosting should contact NAQT at hosting@naqt.com. 1252 LASA Wins 2013 HSNCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=4300 Liberal Arts and Science Academy (TX) won the 2013 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament by defeating Ladue Horton Watkins (MO) High School 455-440 in a one-game final. Macomb (IL) High School claimed the Top Small School title. Full team and individual statistics are now available. 1251 2012-13 Practice Questions Available http://www.naqt.com/practice-questions.jsp Invitational Series #117A through #126 and other middle school, high school, and college sets from the 2012-2013 season are now available for purchase as practice material. In addition, for the entire month of May, no (domestic) shipping will be charged on orders of $100 or more. Please note that NAQT will delay shipping orders that may compromise the security of the year's remaining tournaments. 1248 Barrington Station Wins Middle School National Championship Tournament http://www.naqt.com/ms/msnct/2013/ Barrington Middle School Station Campus of Barrington, Illinois defeated Kealing Middle School of Austin, Texas, in the second game of an advantaged final to win the NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament. Mesa Verde Middle School (San Diego, California) defeated St. John's School (Houston, Texas) to claim third place. Full team and individual stats are now available. 1247