Side Events at National Championships

Side Events in 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2022 NAQT is not permitting side events in its rooms. This applies to ballrooms, meeting rooms, and all other rooms in which championship games take place. NAQT furthermore strongly discourages in-person side events from taking place in any other location, including staff sleeping rooms.

The remainder of this page describes NAQT’s policies for side events at its national championships in 2019 and prior. We hope to restore this policy when safety concerns make it prudent to do so.


NAQT is happy to have side events that provide additional opportunities for education and entertainment at its championship events. However, side events are unofficial and must be conducted without support or oversight from NAQT, subject to the following guidelines: