Online Quiz Bowl Tournaments
NAQT is pleased to announce that for the 2020–2021 competition year, we will allow use of our questions for online tournaments, including leagues and conferences. (This is distinct from both our online quiz game, Buzzword and electronic delivery of practice material via Locklizard.)
We will provide a web platform for tournament directors to specify staff and for moderators to access tournament questions at the appropriate time. Moderators will need naqt.com accounts. Online tournaments using NAQT questions will be required to use this platform unless the host has received a special dispensation from NAQT.
This platform will only display the questions to the moderator; hosts and moderators will still need to use videoconferencing tools (such as those available in Zoom or Discord) in order to communicate with players.
This platform will be available starting on September 19, 2020 for tournaments using NAQT’s standard tossup-bonus format. If you’re planning to host an online tournament using other formats, please write to email@example.com and we’ll estimate if or when we might be able to support your plans.
In general, online tournaments can be qualifiers for NAQT’s national championships, if they fulfill the usual requirements for qualifiers. (In other words, whether a tournament is online or in-person has no bearing on whether it can be a qualifier.)