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. 2015 ICT Invitations http://www.naqt.com/registration/invitations.jsp?tournament_id=5701 NAQT has released the first batch of invitations for its 2015 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Invited teams have until the end of Friday, February 20, to accept, decline, or extend their invitation. Teams have also been invited by e-mail. 1391 Boca Science's 2014 MSNCT Result Voided http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=4999 NAQT has determined that several players for Boca Science--a homeschooled team that competed at the 2014 Middle School National Championship Tournament--were enrolled at other schools. As a result, we have voided its finish at the championship. 1389 2015 ICT Standby Teams http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=5701 NAQT is now accepting standby teams for its Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Schools registering standby teams that later earn invitations to the tournament will have the option to retain the standby team (presumably with different players) or to be dropped from the list (with no penalty). 1388 2015 HSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=5700 As of February 1, NAQT is accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2015 High School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website). 1386 You Gotta Know These Works by Beethoven http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/works-by-beethoven.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven. 1382 2015 CCCT Invitations http://www.naqt.com/registration/invitations.jsp?tournament_id=5703 NAQT has posted the initial 24 invitations to the 2015 Community College Championship Tournament. Invited schools have until Friday, February 6th to accept or decline their berth. 1381 Preliminary 2015 CC SCT D-Values http://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp?rating_group_id=1036 Preliminary D-values for NAQT's 2015 Community College Sectional Championship Tournaments have been computed and released. Teams have 24 hours to submit corrections or ask questions. Assuming that no significant problems are reported, these results will be used to formally issue invitations to the 2015 Community College Championship Tournament on Thursday afternoon, January 29. 1380 Authorized-Use Policy for Question Packets http://www.naqt.com/licensing-policy.html NAQT has posted an overview of its authorized-use policy for practice questions and other licensed materials. This covers questions like, "Can I make copies for other people?" and "Can I scan this packet set?" 1378 2016 HSNCT to be held in Dallas http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2016 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) will be held on Memorial Day weekend (May 27–30, 2016) at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. 1376 NAQT Welcomes New Members Andrew Hart and Nathan Murphy http://www.naqt.com/biographies.html Andrew Hart and Nathan Murphy have accepted offers of membership in NAQT. Andrew will focus on subject- and set-editing across NAQT's spectrum of tournaments, while Nathan will concern himself with logistics for NAQT's national championships. 1375 2015 MSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations http://www.naqt.com/ms/msnct/2015/details.jsp NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2015 Middle School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website). 1374 2015 SSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations http://www.naqt.com/hs/ssnct/2015/details.jsp NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website). 1373 You Gotta Know These Scientific Scales http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/scientific-scales.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, discussing thirteen scales used to measure scientific phenomena. 1372 You Gotta Know These Explorers http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/explorers.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including thirteen major world explorers. 1371 You Gotta Know These 20th-Century African Leaders http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/20th-century-african-leaders.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten African leaders of the 20th century. 1367 2015 SSNCT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/hs/ssnct/2015 NAQT has posted tentative logistical details for the 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament, which will be held the weekend of April 25, 2015 in Atlanta. 1365 2015 CCCT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/cc/ccct/2015 NAQT has posted tentative logistical details for the 2015 Community College Championship Tournament, which will be held the weekend of February 28, 2015 in Atlanta. 1363 2015 ICT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ict/2015 NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2015 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Atlanta. 1362 You Gotta Know These Music Theory Terms http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/music-theory-terms.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including many key terms from music theory. 1360 Change in Reserved Berth Policy for the NAQT HSNCT http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/qualification.html NAQT wants to highlight a change in its reserved-berth policy for the 2015 (and subsequent) HSNCTs. Instead of reserving a berth for every (division of every) state championship, we will be limiting the practice to state championships in areas of the country with limited participation. Normal invitations will continue to be given out (including one to the top not-previously-qualified team). 1359 2015 MSNCT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ms/msnct/2015 NAQT has posted tentative logistical details for the 2015 Middle School National Championship Tournament, which will be held the weekend of May 9, 2015, in Dallas. 1357 Matt's Buzzers Grants http://mattsbuzzers.com/ Matt's Buzzers is an annual program that allows quiz bowl teams to apply for grants to fund the purchase of new buzzer systems. It is run by the parents of Matt Cvijanovich in memory of their son's favorite activity; Matt was an Iowa State quiz bowler who died unexpectedly of acute pancreatitis in 2005. 1356 2015 HSNCT Registration Opens http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=5700 Registration for the 2015 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament is now open. The event will be held on May 29–31, 2015, (the weekend after Memorial Day) in Chicago. 1355 NAQT Writer Fired For Plagiarism http://www.naqt.com/articles/plagiarism-incident.jsp NAQT has fired one of its writers for submitting plagiarized questions (including some that appeared in finished tournament sets from 2013-14). 1354 2015 HSNCT Hotel Reservation Link https://resweb.passkey.com/go/naqu Schools may now reserve rooms online for the 2015 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament. 1352 National Championship Lockout System Policy http://www.naqt.com/buzzer-discount-policy.html NAQT has instituted uniform standards for the lockout systems that it will accept for discounts at any of its national championship tournaments. 1351 You Gotta Know These Chinese Dynasties http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/chinese-dynasties.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten Chinese dynasties and historic periods. 1350 2015 HSNCT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2015 NAQT has posted tentative logistical details for the 2015 High School National Championship Tournament, which will be held the weekend of May 30, 2015, in Chicago. 1349 2014 Championship Tournament Survey Results Available http://www.naqt.com Results of the surveys conducted at NAQT's 2014 championship tournaments have now been posted: ICT SSNCT MSNCT HSNCT 1347 High School State Championship Host Call http://www.naqt.com/hs/state/2015/host-call.html NAQT is now accepting bids from organizations interested in hosting high school state championships in 2015. State championship questions are free, and state championships qualify extra teams for the 2015 High School National Championship Tournament. 1345 SCT Host Call http://www.naqt.com/sct/2015/host-call.html NAQT has opened its host call for schools that want to host Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs) in February 2015. 1344 Congratulations to LASA A, 2014 HSNCT champions! http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5000 Congratulations to the A team from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin, Texas, for winning the 2014 High School National Championship Tournament! St. John's School of Houston, Texas was second; LASA B was third; and Ladue Horton Watkins High School of Ladue, Missouri was fourth. 272 teams attended. 1342 Congratulations to Harmony Excellence-Houston, 2014 MSNCT champions! http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=4999 Congratulations to the Harmony School of Excellence of Houston, Texas, for winning the 2014 Middle School National Championship Tournament! St. Mark's School of Dallas, Texas was second; Trickum Middle School of Lilburn, Georgia was third; and Winburn Middle School of Lexington, Kentucky was fourth. 128 teams attended. 1334 Hallsville Wins 2014 SSNCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5002 Hallsville (MO) R-IV School won the inaugural NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament by defeating Advanced Math & Science (MA) 350-275 in the second game of an advantaged final. Harmony Science North Austin (TX) claimed third place. Full team and individual statistics are now available. 1331 2013-14 Practice Questions Available http://www.naqt.com/practice-questions.jsp Invitational Series #127A through #136 and other middle school, high school, and college sets from the 2013-2014 season are now available for purchase as practice material. In addition, through the end of May, no (domestic) shipping will be charged on orders of $100 or more. Shipping will start on Wednesday, May 7. Please note that NAQT will delay shipping orders that may compromise the security of the year's remaining tournaments. 1325 Scorekeeper Training https://www.udemy.com/naqt-scorekeeper NAQT has made available its Scorekeeper Training course. If you are interested in staffing NAQT's national championship tournaments, please complete the course and contact naqt@naqt.com. 1319 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 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 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 2014, 2015, 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 (Mother's Day weekend) at the Atlanta Hilton. The 2015 MSNCT will be held May 8-10 (Mother's Day weekend) at the Hyatt Regency DFW at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on May 8-10. The 2016 MSNCT will return to the Atlanta Hilton on May 6-8. 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