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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

April 14, 2021

MSNCT Field Expanded to 112 Teams

The field for the 2021 Middle School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 112 teams.

April 13, 2021

HSNCT Field Expanded to 160 Teams

The field for the 2021 High School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 160 teams.

April 12, 2021

Panel Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Quiz Bowl

The video from our March 13 panel discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the quiz bowl community is now available!

Thank you to our panel participants (moderator Jeremy Nelson; panelists Grace Liu, Caroline Mao, Esther Perceval, and Chris Wright) and to our fellow organizers from PACE, ACF, and IAC.

April 11, 2021

Arthur Delot-Vilain Wins 2021 HS IPNCT Title

Congratulations to Arthur Delot-Vilain (Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC) for winning the 2021 NAQT High School Individual Player National Championship Tournament!

April 10, 2021

Columbia, Brown, and Vanderbilt Win ICT Titles

Columbia University defeated the University of Illinois to win the Division I Overall title at the 2021 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Brown University defeated Princeton University to claim the Division I Undergraduate title. Vanderbilt University defeated the University of Minnesota to win the Division II championships. Congratulations to all of these teams and the 57 others who represented the finest in collegiate quiz bowl!

April 2, 2021

You Gotta Know These Spies

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten spy operations that changed the course of history.