National Academic Quiz Tournaments Announcements http://www.naqt.com Announcements and news from National Academic Quiz Tournaments relating to its question sets, study guides, and state, regional, and national championship tournaments. Power Up: Focus on Psychology & Linguistics http://www.naqt.com/study-guides/psychology-and-linguistics.html NAQT's sixth Power Up guide, Focus on Psychology & Linguistics, is now available for ordering. 1635 2018 HSNCT Registration Opens http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8400 Registration for the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament has opened. 1634 2018 ICT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ict/2018/details.jsp NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. 1633 2018 HSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2018/ NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2018 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), which will be held May 25–27, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Registration will open on November 15. 1632 2018 SCT Registration http://www.naqt.com/sct/hosts.jsp NAQT has begun announcing sites for its 2018 Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs). As of November 6, 2017, a total of fifteen hosts have been chosen. Registration for the 2018 SCT is now open. 1631 You Gotta Know These Medieval Battles http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/medieval-battles.html Our latest You Gotta Know article covers ten major battles of the medieval era. 1630 2018 SSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2018/details.jsp NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), which will be held April 27–29, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. 1629 2018 SSNCT changes http://www.naqt.com/hs/small-school.html As of the 2017–2018 competition year, NAQT has changed its definition of small schools. The division formerly known as the "Charter and Private" division will now be the "Open" division. In addition, we have made some minor changes to our methods for calculating enrollment values. 1628 2017–2018 Team & Player Highlights http://www.naqt.com/highlights/2017-2018.jsp NAQT’s team and player highlights program continues. In 2017–2018, the program is primarily occurring on NAQT’s social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Free Questions for Tournaments in New Areas http://www.naqt.com/hs/free-questions.html

NAQT is offering free questions for high school and middle school tournaments anywhere more than 90 miles away from open HSNCT and MSNCT qualifiers (respectively) the previous competition year.

Maps are available showing what areas are eligible for free high school and middle school questions.

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NAQT to Supply Virginia High School League Scholastic Bowl Questions http://www.naqt.com/vhsl/ Starting in 2017–2018, NAQT will provide questions in the style of the Virginia High School League’s Scholastic Bowl program. Additionally, NAQT will provide the questions for the VHSL State Championship, and will have questions available for VHSL Regional and Super-Regional tournaments. 1625 You Gotta Know These English Dramas That Aren't by Shakespeare http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/non-shakespeare-classical-english-dramas.html Our latest You Gotta Know article covers ten major plays by English authors besides Shakespeare. They often come up in high-level quiz bowl, but this is certainly one of our more advanced You Gotta Know articles. 1624 Bid to Host an SCT in 2018 http://www.naqt.com/sct/ NAQT is now accepting bids from schools to host Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs) on the weekend of February 3, 2018. 1623 2018 SCT and ICT Changes http://www.naqt.com/articles/2017-sct-changes.jsp NAQT has made several changes to its policies for Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs) and Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT) for the 2017-18 competition year. Most notably, it will experiment with untimed SCTs (11-tossup halves) and ICT qualification has been revised to ensure that the top 20 teams (by D-value) will receive invitations. 1622 2017 Back-to-School Kickoff http://www.naqt.com/order/2017-back-to-school.jsp?source=news

To kick off the 2017–2018 season, NAQT is releasing several new study guides:

Read more and order now!

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NAQT on Spotify http://www.naqt.com NAQT is pleased to announce its new Spotify playlist series, #einekleineNAQTmusik. Our first two playlists contain popular and classical music mentioned at the 2017 HSNCT. Join us twice a month on Fridays for more Spotify playlists focusing on musicians, songs, poems, speeches, and stories that come up in quiz bowl. 1618 2017–2018 Collegiate Novice Set http://www.naqt.com/college/collegiate-novice-series.html NAQT is pleased to announce our 2017–2018 Collegiate Novice set. Collegiate Novice set #168C is a 12-packet set intended for college tournaments catering to newer and more casual players. The set will be available for hosting starting the weekend of Saturday, September 9, 2017. 1617 2017 HSNCT Podcasts http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2017/podcasts.html Recordings are now available of 23 matches from NAQT's 2017 High School National Championship Tournament. 1615 National Championship Special Rulings http://www.naqt.com/articles/tournament-format-special-cases.html Occasionally scenarios arise at NAQT’s national championships that are not covered by the tournament format guide. NAQT has documented its procedures for such situations. 1613 New Policy On Pseudonymous Teams http://www.naqt.com/articles/pseudonym-policy.jsp NAQT has posted an official policy on teams from high schools and middle schools competing in tournaments under pseudonyms. 1538 Authorized-Use Policy for Question Packets http://www.naqt.com/licensing-policy.html NAQT has posted an overview of its authorized-use policy for practice questions and other licensed materials. This covers questions like, "Can I make copies for other people?" and "Can I scan this packet set?" 1378