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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

August 1, 2019

You Gotta Know These Works of Mystery and Detective Fiction

Our latest You Gotta Know article summarizes ten seminal works of mystery and detective fiction.

August 1, 2019

Rules and Policy Changes for 2019-2020

NAQT has made a number of changes to its rules and policies for the 2019–2020 season.

July 22, 2019

NAQT Officer Changes for 2019-2020

NAQT recently conducted its officer elections for 2019-2020, and since our set of officers saw several changes, we wanted to notify the community. After 21 years, R. Robert Hentzel is stepping down as President of NAQT. During his tenure, he oversaw NAQT's dramatic growth, including the creation of five new championships. We are profoundly grateful for his leadership. R. will continue to be NAQT's Chief Technical Officer. Emily Pike is also stepping down as VP of Operations. For 12 years, Emily handled practice orders and shipped tournament sets. She made sure that literal tons of supplies made it to championships, where she led our friendly Info Desk team. We are so grateful for all her work!

July 1, 2019

NAQT Welcomes New Member Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson has accepted an offer of membership in NAQT. Jason, the former coach at Samuel V. Noe Middle School (Louisville, KY), has been a writer and editor for NAQT since 2013 and provides audiovisual support for our national championships. We look forward to working with him on many future tournaments!

July 1, 2019

2020 HSNCT and IPNCT dates and sites

NAQT is pleased to announce the dates and locations for our 2020 High School National Championship Tournament and Individual Player National Championship Tournament. The 2020 IPNCT will take place Sunday, April 5 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. The 2020 HSNCT will take place Friday-Monday, May 23-25, at the Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis.