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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

February 16, 2020

IPNCT High School Field Expanded to 140

NAQT has expanded the high school field for its Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT); the field limit is now 140 competitors.

February 8, 2020

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.

February 1, 2020

You Gotta Know These Short Story Authors

Our latest You Gotta Know article covers ten authors known for their short-story prose.

January 31, 2020

SSNCT Traditional Public Division Expanded to 88 Teams

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.

January 30, 2020

SSNCT Open Division Expanded to 72 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.

January 24, 2020

2020 ICT Announcement and Logistics Details

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.