National Academic Quiz Tournaments Announcements Announcements and news from National Academic Quiz Tournaments relating to its question sets, study guides, and state, regional, and national championship tournaments. Statement on Matt Bruce NAQT has terminated the membership of Matt Bruce in accordance with the recommendation of a formal grievance panel convened in May 2018. 1703 Writer Application Period: June 1 to July 31 NAQT will be considering contract-writer applications from June 1 until July 31. Potential writers must have a high school diploma and have turned 18 on or prior to their date of application. Please read this page for more details on writing positions. 1702 You Gotta Know These Photography Pioneers Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about 19 important pioneers in both the science and the art of photography. 1701 Congratulations to Plano West, 2018 HSNCT Champions! Congratulations to the A team from Plano West Senior High School of Plano, Texas, for winning the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament! Hunter College High School (New York, New York) finished second; Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, Texas) was third; and the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia) was fourth. 352 teams attended. 1700 Live Results from the High School National Championship Tournament Results from the 352-team national championship, powered by LetterOne, will be posted throughout the weekend. 1698 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament Sizzle Reel A sizzle reel has been created for the 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, powered by LetterOne. Participants, fans, and anyone interested in quiz bowl should find it enjoyable. 1697 Pi-oneers Win 2018 MSNCT Congratulations to the Pi-oneers of Cupertino, California, for winning the 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament! BASIS Independent Silicon Valley of San Jose, California was second; Longfellow Middle School of Falls Church, Virginia was third; and Challenger-School, Berryessa of San Jose, California was fourth. 192 teams attended. 1696 Glasgow, Early College at Guilford, and Ottawa Hills Win SSNCT Titles Glasgow High School (Kentucky) defeated Ottawa Hills Junior/Senior High School (Toledo, Ohio) 430-330 to win the Traditional Public division of the 2018 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament. Ottawa Hills also claimed the title for the highest-finishing Very Small School. Williamsville High School (Illinois) took third place with a 390-300 win over Hallsville R-IV School (Missouri). The Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, North Carolina) defeated Friends Select School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 440-305 to win the Open division. Complete team and individual statistics are now available. 1691 2017 MSNCT Podcasts podcasts/podcasts.jsp?tournament_id=7399 Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament. 1687 Jack Lewis Wins IPNCT Title Congratulations to Jack Lewis (Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, Tennessee) for winning the 2018 NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournament! Jack defeated Maximilian Shatan (Bard Early College Manhattan, New York, New York) 125-70 in the final. 1686 Yale, Berkeley, and Chicago Win ICT Titles Yale University defeated the University of California-Berkeley to win the Division I Overall title at the 2018 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. UC-Berkeley's B team defeated the University of Oklahoma to claim the Division I Undergraduate title. The University of Chicago defeated Harvard University to win the Division II championship. Congratulations to all of these teams and the 62 others who represented the finest in collegiate quizbowl! 1683 2017 SSNCT Podcasts Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2017 Small School National Championship Tournament. 1680 Valencia Wins the 2018 Community College Championship Tournament Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL) won its second straight Community College Championship Tournament by defeating State College-Manatee (Bradenton, FL) in the finals by the score of 310-205. De Anza College (Cupertino, CA) finished third, and the A team of Chipola College (Marianna, FL) finished fourth. Those four top teams also earned invitations to compete at NAQT's Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Jefferson Community & Technical College (Louisville, KY) finished fifth, and Chipola College's B team finished sixth. 1672 Rising Freshmen Contact List In order to help college quiz bowl teams identify potential players, NAQT collects information about players' college plans. If you have information about graduating seniors’/rising freshmen’s college destinations, please let us know! 1667 20for20 for the HSNCT

The 2018 High School National Championship Tournament will be the 20th iteration of the HSNCT. To celebrate, each Thursday in the 20 weeks leading up to the tournament, we’ll be publishing one of 20 interviews with NAQT members and founders, tournament staff, players, and other people in the quiz bowl community.

The first interview is with Patrick Matthews, a founding member and the first president of NAQT.

Thumbs Up! for Science & Math The latest entries in NAQT’s line of subject-specific practice question compilations, Thumbs Up! for Science & Math, is now available. There are two sets available at each of four difficulty levels; each set costs $15 and contains 90 tossups and 90 bonuses. 1649 HSNCT Field Expanded to 336 Teams The field for the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 336 teams to accommodate more schools. 1673