What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT
NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2019 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), which will be held May 3–5, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago.
NAQT is proud to have been selected as the source of questions for the inaugural Science Championship to be held as part of the Science World Fair run by Academic Competition Enterprises (ACE). To familiarize players, parents, and sponsors with the style of questions to be used, NAQT will be distributing six free promotional packets in the coming weeks. People interested in receiving those packets may sign up on our website.
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For the 2018–2019 competition year, NAQT has made a number of relatively minor changes to its eligibility rules and rules governing qualification for some national championships.
NAQT wanted to clarify the context of quotes provided to a journalist about NAQT's relationship to Mathew Laird, a former question-writer and tournament volunteer recently arrested on charges of child pornography.
NAQT's mission is to run the nation's premier quiz bowl championships, not only in terms of question quality and logistics, but also in terms of the well-being of all participants. We would like to summarize the changes that have been—and will be—made to further our goal of ensuring that quiz bowl is a safe, welcoming, and respectful activity.