Update on Plans for 2021 National Championships
NAQT has signed contracts with hotels to host in-person versions of all of our 2021 national championships other than the Community College Championship Tournament. We have agreed with the hotels to review the public health situation in January, and we hope to have decisions regarding the 2021 championships by the end of January.
In the meantime, we are working on plans for in-person versions of our championships, and on backup plans for online versions. We will only run an online version of a championship if the in-person version is canceled. We will soon make determinations about the timing and general format each tournament would have if held online, then open registration for qualified teams for the Small School National Championship Tournament, Middle School National Championship Tournament, and High School National Championship Tournament; and for players who want to sign up for the Individual Player National Championship Tournament. Teams will be able to register for the Community College Championship Tournament and the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament later on.
We will not run in-person championships unless we believe we can run them safely and responsibly. If we are unable to run our championships in-person, we are confident we can provide superb online championship experiences.