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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

December 1, 2019

You Gotta Know These Native American Peoples

Our latest You Gotta Know article describes ten Native American peoples who are important to quiz bowl and history.

November 1, 2019

2020 HSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details

NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2020 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) which will be held May 22–24, 2020, at the Hilton Atlanta and the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Registration is now open. NAQT is delighted that LetterOne is returning as the presenting sponsor of this championship (as well as continuing its support of the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament and the Individual Player National Championship Tournament).

November 1, 2019

2020 MSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details

NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2020 Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT), which will be held May 8–10, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago). Registration is now open.

November 1, 2019

2020 SSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details

NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2020 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), which will be held April 24–26, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago). Registration is now open.

November 1, 2019

2020 IPNCT Announcement and Logistics Details

NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2020 Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) which will be held April 5, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (near Chicago). Registration is now open. NAQT is delighted that LetterOne is returning as the presenting sponsor of this championship (as well as continuing its support of the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament and High School National Championship Tournament).

November 1, 2019

You Gotta Know These Skyscrapers

Our latest You Gotta Know article describes eleven important skyscrapers around the world.