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. NAQT Website Migration Complete NAQT's website was moved to a new home over the weekend of July 9-10; if you are seeing this news article, it means that you are now using the new site (where all functionality should be available). 1509 2016 HSNCT and 2015 MSNCT 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 These Classifications of Mathematical Functions NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, explaining 23 (!) different types of mathematical functions. 1506 You Gotta Know Lists Now Categorized NAQT's You Gotta Know lists can now be browsed by category. 1505 Writer Application Period: June 1 to August 1 NAQT will be accepting contract-writer applications between June 1 and August 1. Note that potential writers must have a high school diploma and have turned 18 on or prior to their date of application. 1504 Congratulations to Hunter, 2016 HSNCT Champions! 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 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 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 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 Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament. 1473 Jefferson (KY) Wins 2016 CCCT 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 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 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 Power Up: Focus on Italian Renaissance Painting NAQT's second Power Up guide, Focus on Italian Renaissance Painting, is now available for ordering. The guide will ship starting January 18, 2016. 1455 NAQT Collegiate Novice Series 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 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 2017 SSNCT to be held in Chicago NAQT's 2017 Small School National Championship Tournament will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago near O'Hare International Airport). The tournament will be held on the weekend of April 28-30, 2017; further logistical details will be announced later. 1020 Authorized-Use Policy for Question Packets 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 NAQT has instituted uniform standards for the lockout systems that it will accept for discounts at any of its national championship tournaments. 1351