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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

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.

February 24, 2024

2024 Community College Championship Tournament Results

Results are being posted throughout the day from the 2024 Community College Championship Tournament.

February 13, 2024

IPNCT Field Expanded to 220 Players

The field for the 2024 Individual Player National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 220 players.

February 7, 2024

Preliminary D-Values for the 2024 SCT

NAQT has posted tentative D-values for its 2024 Sectional Championship Tournaments (Division I, Division II). After participants have had a chance to check the reported stats for errors, these values will be finalized and used to generate invitations to the 2024 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament.

February 1, 2024

You Gotta Know These Modernist Authors

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten modernist authors.

February 1, 2024

2024 HSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations

NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2024 High School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website).