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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

April 10, 2024

MSNCT Field Expanded to 160 Teams

The field for the 2024 Middle School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 160 teams.

April 7, 2024

Ali Hamzeh Wins IPNCT Title

Congratulations to Ali Hamzeh (Kinkaid School, Houston, Texas) for winning the 2024 NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament!

Complete statistics are now available.

April 6, 2024

Chicago, Cornell, and Waterloo Win ICT Titles

Chicago A went undefeated to claim the Division I Overall title at the 2024 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Cornell A defeated Georgia Tech to win the Division I Undergraduate title. Waterloo B claimed the Division II championship with a win over Columbia B.

Congratulations to all of these teams and the 59 others who represented the finest in collegiate quiz bowl!

March 21, 2024

HSNCT Field Expanded to 320 Teams

The field for the 2024 High School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 320 teams.

March 1, 2024

You Gotta Know These Enzymes

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten enyzmes.

February 24, 2024

Chipola Wins the 2024 Community College Championship Tournament

Chipola College (Marianna, Florida) won the 2024 NAQT Community College Championship Tournament. Southern Union State Community College (Wadley, Alabama) finished second. Murray State College (Tishomingo, Oklahoma) placed third; Redlands Community College (El Reno, Oklahoma) claimed fourth place. The top four finishers earned invitations to compete at NAQT's Intercollegiate Championship Tournament in April.