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. You Gotta Know These Space Missions http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/space-missions.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, featuring seventeen important missions to space. 1540 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 HSNCT Room Reservation Link Available https://aws.passkey.com/event/16484099/owner/321/landing Teams may now book rooms at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for the 2017 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament. 1537 2017 Collegiate SCTs to be held February 4 http://www.naqt.com/sct/ NAQT's four-year Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs) will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017. NAQT is in the process of arranging and announcing hosts. 1536 You Gotta Know These Video Game Series http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/video-game-series.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, featuring ten important video game series. 1535 2017 HSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2017/ NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2017 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), which will be held May 26–28, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. 1534 2017 SSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2017/ NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2017 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), which will be held April 28–30, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. 1533 SSNCT Eligibility Changed http://www.naqt.com/hs/small-school.html NAQT has updated its definition of small schools to incorporate two divisions, one for traditional public schools and one for charter schools and private schools. 1532 You Gotta Know These Economic Concepts http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/economic-concepts.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, featuring thirteen important terms from economics. 1530 2016 Correctness Guidelines Revisions http://www.naqt.com/correctness-guidelines.html NAQT has made a number of changes (marked in red) to its correctness guidelines for all levels of play. 1529 End of Bidding Process for State Championships http://www.naqt.com/articles/state-championship-bidding-ending.jsp NAQT will no longer be running an annual bidding process to host NAQT-branded state championships or state qualifiers at the high school level. 1528 Thumbs Up for History http://www.naqt.com/practice-questions.jsp#pst_1030 NAQT is now offering Thumbs Up for History practice sets, which contain questions on history and other important topics from the past. The questions are drawn from NAQT's existing high school and middle school practice-question sets and are available at a variety of difficulty levels. Each set contains six packets of 30 tossups, and a sample packet of the high school-level questions is available.

The sets appear about three-quarters of the way down on our online ordering page.

Depending on demand, NAQT may produce more Thumbs Up for History sets and/or Thumbs Up sets in other subject areas.
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2017 MSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/msnct/2017/ NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament, which will be held May 12–14, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency DFW hotel in Dallas. 1525 Power Up: Focus on Earth Science http://www.naqt.com/study-guides/earth-science.html NAQT's third Power Up guide, Focus on Earth Science, is now available for ordering. The guide will ship starting September 6, 2016. 1524 You Gotta Know These Napoleonic Battles http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/napoleonic-battles.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, featuring ten battles fought by Napoleon’s army. 1523 2017 CCCT Popular Culture Side Event http://www.naqt.com/ccct/2017/details.jsp#acronym There will be a popular culture tournament--a mirror of Play Quiz Bowl's ACRONYM X set--on Saturday evening following the 2017 Community College Championship Tournament. This event is optional and will be directed by the set's original editor. 1522 NAQT's Tournament Notification System http://www.naqt.com/notifications NAQT is pleased to announce its new tournament notification system. Coaches and players can now subscribe to email notifications of nearby tournaments. You can choose what level(s) of tournament (middle school, high school, community college, and/or four-year college) you would like to receive notifications about and set what distance your team is willing to travel. 1521 Regular Invitational Series Reconfiguration http://www.naqt.com/hosting/2016-is-reconfiguration.jsp NAQT is reconfiguring its Introductory and Regular Invitational Series so that the standard size of both is 12 packets of 24 tossups and 24 bonuses each. However, an alternate 13-packet version with packets of 22/22 will be available to hosts that want it. 1520 2017 CCCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ccct/2017/details.jsp NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2017 Community College Championship Tournament, which will be held on February 24–25, 2017, at the Minneapolis Airport Hilton in the Twin Cities. 1519 2017 ICT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ict/2017/details.jsp NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2017 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. 1518 2016 ICT Podcasts http://www.naqt.com/ict/2016/podcasts.html Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2016 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. 1517 2017 NAQT Officer Elections http://www.naqt.com/biographies.jsp NAQT would like to congratulate its members who were elected to new offices in 2016: Andrew Hart was named Chief Editor, and Jonah Greenthal was chosen to be Vice President of Marketing. The elections for all other offices were won by their incumbents. In addition, Seth Teitler was named Director of Writer Development. 1516 2017 SCT Guest Editors http://www.naqt.com/sct/2017/editing.jsp NAQT is pleased to announce that two Yale players, Stephen Eltinge and Jacob Reed, will be serving as guest editors for the 2017 Division I Sectional Championship Tournament set. Their program will receive automatic invitations to the ICT in exchange for their work. 1515 2016 HSNCT Survey Results Now Available http://www.naqt.com/survey/2016-hsnct-survey-results.html Results of the survey conducted at NAQT's 2016 High School National Championship Tournament have now been posted. 1514 2016 MSNCT Survey Results Now Available http://www.naqt.com/survey/2016-msnct-survey-results.html Results of the survey conducted at NAQT's 2016 Middle School National Championship Tournament have now been posted. 1513 2016 SSNCT Survey Results Now Available http://www.naqt.com/survey/2016-ssnct-survey-results.html Results of the survey conducted at NAQT's 2016 Small School National Championship Tournament have now been posted. 1512 You Gotta Know These Choreographers http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/choreographers.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, featuring ten choreographers. 1511 2016 HSNCT and 2015 MSNCT Podcasts http://www.naqt.com/podcasts/ Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2016 High School National Championship Tournament and 2015 Middle School National Championship Tournament. 1507 You Gotta Know Lists Now Categorized http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/by-category.jsp NAQT's You Gotta Know lists can now be browsed by category. 1505 Congratulations to Hunter, 2016 HSNCT Champions! http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6600 Congratulations to the A team from Hunter College High School of New York, New York, for winning the 2016 High School National Championship Tournament! Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology of Alexandria, Virginia, finished second; Detroit Catholic Central High School (Novi, Michigan) was third; and the Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, Texas) was fourth. 272 teams attended. 1502 Middlesex Wins 2016 MSNCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6599 Congratulations to Middlesex Middle School of Darien, Connecticut, for winning the 2016 Middle School National Championship Tournament! Longfellow Middle School of Falls Church, Virginia was second; Challenger School, Ardenwood Campus of Newark, California was third; and Chamblee Middle School of Chamblee, Georgia was fourth. 160 teams attended. 1498 Advanced Math & Science Wins 2016 SSNCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6602 The Advanced Math & Science Academy of Marlborough, Massachusetts won the 2016 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament by defeating Macomb (IL) High School 575-220 in the championship. Lehigh Valley Academy (PA) claimed third place. Full team and individual statistics are now available. 1491 Chicago and Berkeley Win ICT Titles http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6601 The University of Chicago defeated Stanford University and the University of Michigan to win the Division I Overall title at the 2016 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Chicago's Division II team defeated the University of Virginia and the University of Oklahoma to win the Division II championship. The University of California, Berkeley, defeated Harvard University for the Division I Undergraduate title. Congratulations to all of these teams and the 58 others who represented the finest in collegiate quiz bowl! 1486 2015 SSNCT Podcasts http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2015/podcasts.html Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament. 1473 Jefferson (KY) Wins 2016 CCCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=6603 Jefferson Community & Technical College (Louisville, KY) defeated State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota 225-185 in the finals to win the 2016 NAQT Community College Championship Tournament. Chipola A (FL) took third. Faulkner State (AL) finished fourth; the top four teams earned invitations to the 2016 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. 1468 NAQT Welcomes New Member Larissa Kelly http://www.naqt.com/biographies.html#kelly Larissa Kelly has accepted an offer of membership in NAQT. She will focus on subject- and set-editing across NAQT's spectrum of tournaments. 1458 Online Registration Option For All Hosts http://www.naqt.com/registration/registration-system.jsp Starting in 2016, NAQT is making its online registration system available for use by any host running a tournament using NAQT questions. This is entirely optional and entirely free. 1456 NAQT Collegiate Novice Series http://www.naqt.com/college/collegiate-novice-series.html NAQT is introducing a Collegiate Novice Series of questions intended for use at tournaments catering to newer and more casual players. Two different packet sets will be available, each with twelve packets of 24 tossups and 24 bonuses. The first will be pitched slightly below NAQT's Division II Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT) sets, while the latter will be slightly harder than NAQT's Intramural sets. The former is targeted at players with significant high school quiz bowl experience (but less college experience), while the latter is targeted at entirely new programs and players at established programs with minimal playing experience in high school. 1433 NAQT Launches Power-Up Study Guides http://www.naqt.com/study-guides/power-up.html In September 2015, NAQT is launching a new series of Power Up study guides to help coaches fill holes in their teams' knowledge by bringing players up to speed in specific areas. Each study guide will focus on a subject like "Italian Renaissance Art" or "Organic Chemistry" and have the goal of getting a completely new player to a level of consistently scoring points on questions typical of NAQT's Regular Invitational Series. 1431 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 National Championship Lockout System Policy http://www.naqt.com/buzzer-discount-policy.html NAQT has instituted uniform standards for the lockout systems that it will accept for discounts at any of its national championship tournaments. 1351