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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

November 16, 2018

Cross-Tournament Discounts for 2019 Championships

As in past years, NAQT will be offering "cross-tournament discounts" to programs that want to reduce their own national-championship registration fees (for the ICT, IPNCT, MSNCT, SSNCT, and/or HSNCT) by staffing earlier national championships. Many caveats apply, so please read the linked article completely!

November 14, 2018

2019 MSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details

NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2019 Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT), which will be held May 10–12, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago).

November 9, 2018

2019 SSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details

NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), which will be held May 3–5, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago).

November 7, 2018

Science Championship to use NAQT Questions

NAQT is proud to have been selected as the source of questions for the inaugural Science Championship to be held as part of the Science World Fair run by Academic Competition Enterprises (ACE). To familiarize players, parents, and sponsors with the style of questions to be used, NAQT will be distributing six free promotional packets in the coming weeks. People interested in receiving those packets may sign up on our website.

November 1, 2018

You Gotta Know These Works of Russian Short Fiction

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about ten important works of Russian short stories, novellas, and short novels.

November 1, 2018

Eligibility and Qualification Changes

For the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT has made a number of relatively minor changes to its eligibility rules and rules governing qualification for some national championships.