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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

February 6, 2019

D-Value Calculation Revised for the 2019 SCTs

NAQT has made minor modifications to the D-Value system it uses to compare teams that compete at different Sectional Championship Tournaments. The changes are intended to improve the correlation between a team's D-Value at its Sectional and its performance at the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (with an emphasis on fine-tuning the evaluation of teams that compete at combined-field qualifiers).

February 4, 2019

IPNCT High School Field Expanded to 112

NAQT has expanded the high school field a second time for its Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT); the field limit is now 112 competitors.

February 1, 2019

Final 2019 CC SCT D-Values and CCCT Invitations

NAQT has posted final D-values for its 2019 Community College Sectional Championship Tournaments and issued invitations to the top 24 teams to compete in the Community College Championship Tournament.

February 1, 2019

2019 HSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations

NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2019 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).

February 1, 2019

You Gotta Know These African-American Civil Rights Leaders

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about ten leaders of the African-American civil rights movement.

January 30, 2019

IPNCT Middle School Field Expanded to 72

NAQT has expanded the field for the first-ever middle school division of its Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) from 64 to 72 competitors.