ICT Standby Status

Teams that do not qualify for the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT) in a given year are given the chance to attend the ICT on standby status.

Teams on standby status agree to attend the NAQT ICT with at least three eligible players. In the event of a last-minute cancellation, the standby team will replace it in the competition field (with no registration fee charged).

A last-minute cancellation is one that occurs after 12:01 a.m. of the Friday on which check-in begins; prior to that, cancellations will be replaced by the next team on the waitlist. If NAQT determines that a cancellation is too late for any waitlisted team to make travel arrangements, it reserves the right to move standby teams into the field earlier than the 12:01 a.m. deadline.

A player that is Division II-eligible does not lose his eligibility merely by attending the ICT on a standby basis. However, actual participation in the ICT will cause him/her to lose Division II-eligibility.

If there are no last-minute cancellations, the members of the standby team may become alternates for other teams from the same school, may volunteer to assist with the running of the tournament as scorekeepers, or may explore the host city during the event. Please note that standby team members do not qualify for moderator discounts (regardless of whether they end up playing), nor will their housing, travel, or other expenses be covered by NAQT.

Effective with the 2015–2016 season, the order of standby teams at NAQT’s national championship events who sign up in the first 24 hours after standby signup opens will be randomized. After that time, the standby list will be maintained in order of signup.