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. 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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You Gotta Know These Ballets: Part 2 http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/ballets-2.html As a follow-up to the previous article, our latest You Gotta Know installment covers ten more ballets that are frequent topics of quiz bowl questions. 1620 Design Contest for 2018 National Championship T-Shirts http://www.naqt.com/articles/2018-tshirt-design-contest.jsp NAQT is running a contest to solicit design ideas for the T-shirts at its 2018 national championships. Winners will receive $50 or up to $75 worth of practice material of their choice. No artistic ability is required. 1619 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 2017-18 Collegiate Novice Set http://www.naqt.com/college/collegiate-novice-series.html NAQT is pleased to announce our 2017-18 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 You Gotta Know These South American Political Leaders http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/south-american-political-leaders.html Our latest You Gotta Know article covers ten prominent South American leaders, from Allende to Stroessner, that often come up in quiz bowl. 1616 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 You Gotta Know These Schools of Western Philosophy http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/schools-of-western-philosophy.html Our latest You Gotta Know article covers ten schools of western philosophy, ancient to modern, that frequently come up in quiz bowl. 1614 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 You Gotta Know These Ancient Empires of the Mediterranean and Near East http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/ancient-empires.html Our latest You Gotta Know article covers ten ancient empires from the Mediterranean and Near East that frequently come up in quiz bowl. 1611 Congratulations to Hunter, 2017 HSNCT Champions! http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7400 Congratulations to the A team from Hunter College High School of New York, New York, for winning the 2017 High School National Championship Tournament! Detroit Catholic Central High School (Novi, Michigan), finished second; Naperville North High School (Naperville, Illinois) was third; and the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia) was fourth. 304 teams attended. 1610 Aptakisic Wins 2017 MSNCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7399 Congratulations to Aptakisic Junior High School of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, for winning the 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament! Mounds Park Academy of St. Paul, Minnesota was second; Middlesex Middle School of Darien, Connecticut was third; and The Miami Valley School of Dayton, Ohio was fourth. 160 teams attended. 1606 2017 MSNCT Playoff Bracket http://www.naqt.com/msnct/2017/playoff-bracket.html The playoff bracket for the 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament is available online. This will be updated continuously throughout the playoffs. The bracket includes all teams that finished 5-3 or better in Saturday's matches (seeded first by wins and then by points-per-tossup-heard). In addition, the team from Design39Campus was given the final seed in the playoffs despite officially finishing 4-4. This was a decision made by NAQT's members after it was determined that a significant and verified moderator error had directly affected the outcome of a game and that NAQT's protest procedure was not followed. 1605 2016–2017 Questions Available as Practice Material http://www.naqt.com/practice-questions.jsp

NAQT’s 2016–2017 tournament questions are now available to be ordered as practice material.

By request from many coaches, we’ve introduced Deluxe Editions of the Invitational Series and Middle School Series, with all the year’s sets in binders with easy-access tabs.

Orders will begin shipping the week of May 15. Some orders may be further delayed due to tournaments using the questions; if you place an order that must be delayed, we’ll let you know and you’ll have the opportunity to change the order to something that can ship sooner.

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Glasgow, St. Mark's, and Camp Hill Win SSNCT Titles http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7402 Glasgow High School (Kentucky) defeated Danville High School (Kentucky) 525-215 to win the Traditional Public division of the 2017 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament. Camp Hill High School (Pennsylvania) took third place with a 350-275 win over Macomb Senior High School (Illinois). Camp Hill also claimed the title for the highest-finishing Very Small School. St. Mark's School of Texas defeated the Miami Valley School (Ohio) 580-220 to win the Charter and Private division. Complete team and individual statistics are now available. 1601 2016 MSNCT Podcasts http://www.naqt.com/msnct/2016/podcasts.html Recordings are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2016 Middle School National Championship Tournament. 1597 Michigan, Oklahoma, and Berkeley Win ICT Titles http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7401 The University of Michigan defeated Northwestern University to win the Division I Overall title at the 2017 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. UC Berkeley's Division II team defeated the University of Illinois to win the Division II championship. The University of Oklahoma defeated the University of Virginia for the Division I Undergraduate title. Congratulations to all of these teams and the 58 others who represented the finest in collegiate quiz bowl! 1593 2016 SSNCT Podcasts http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2016/podcasts.html Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2016 Small School National Championship Tournament. 1587 Valencia A (Florida) wins 2017 CCCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7403 Valencia College A (Orlando, Florida) defeated Chipola College A (Marianna, Florida) 255-235 in a championship match that came down to the last question, winning the 2017 NAQT Community College Championship Tournament. The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota took third place, and Enterprise State Community College (Enterprise, Alabama) finished fourth; the top four teams of the 24-team field earned invitations to the 2017 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. 1574 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