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NAQT has expanded the high school field for its Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT); the field limit is now 140 competitors.
D-Value correction for the 2020 SCT
NAQT has corrected a minor anomaly in the published D-Value procedure related to averaging of D-Values and team order-of-finish. We noticed this issue while tabulating results for the 2020 Community College Sectional Championship Tournaments.
Under the previously-posted D-Value formula, it was possible for team X to finish behind teams A–N at a given SCT site, with a worse D-Value than team N; for teams A–N to have their D-Values averaged because N has a higher D-Value than A; and for the averaged D-Values for teams A-N to wind up being lower than the (untouched) D-Value of team X. If this scenario arises, our solution will be to pool team X with teams A–N, and assign every team in that pool the average of their initial D-Values. This will give teams A–N and X the same D-Value, and invitations will be handed out according to the order of finish. This procedure will repeat until there are no disagreements between the order of finish and the order of D-Values.
The corrected version will be used to issue invitations for the 2020 ICT.
To accommodate high demand, the field for the Traditional Public Division of the 2020 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 88 teams.
To accommodate high demand, the field for the Open Division of the 2020 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 72 teams.
NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2020 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT), powered by LetterOne, which will be held April 3–4, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago). Registration will open February 9.