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 Supreme Court Cases (part 2) http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/supreme-court-cases-2.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten Supreme Court cases. This article is a follow-up to our previous You Gotta Know article on Supreme Court cases. 1429 2015 Rules Revisions http://www.naqt.com/rules.html For the 2015-16 competition year, NAQT has made a number of changes to its official rules for all levels of play. 1428 You Gotta Know These American Composers http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/american-composers.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten American composers. 1427 2015 HSNCT Survey Results Now Available http://www.naqt.com/survey/2015-hsnct-survey-results.html Results of the survey conducted at NAQT's 2015 High School National Championship Tournament have now been posted. 1425 2015 MSNCT Survey Results Now Available http://www.naqt.com/survey/2015-msnct-survey-results.html Results of the survey conducted at NAQT's 2015 Middle School National Championship Tournament have now been posted. 1424 2015 SSNCT Survey Results Now Available http://www.naqt.com/survey/2015-ssnct-survey-results.html Results of the survey conducted at NAQT's 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament have now been posted. 1423 2015-16 Contract Writer Payment Rates http://www.naqt.com/jobs.html NAQT has raised the rates it pays contract writers for the 2015-16 season. Writers may now earn between $3.35 and $6.00 per tossup and between $2.50 and $4.50 per bonus (depending on the difficulty level of the question and the writer's experience). We want to give the best writers every possible incentive to produce questions for our packets! Writers may write in any subject(s) and at any level(s) they like, from middle school through collegiate nationals, with no quotas or other restrictions. 1421 Summer 2015 Replacement Set Sale http://www.naqt.com/articles/2015-replacement-set-sale.jsp During the month of July, NAQT is offering “replacement copies” of its practice sets at 50% off. Schools are eligible to buy a replacement copy if they have an existing license to the set, either due to having previously licensed it or due to having attended a tournament at which it was used (even if the original host did not distribute copies of the set). 1420 2015 ICT Survey Results Now Available http://www.naqt.com/survey/2015-ict-survey-results.html Results of the survey conducted at NAQT's 2015 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament have now been posted. 1419 Writing Questions for NAQT http://www.naqt.com/jobs.html NAQT produces lots of question sets, and we are always in need of new writers; if you enjoy writing questions and would like to be paid for doing so, please consider applying as a contract writer. Starting this year, NAQT requires applicants to be 18 years old and to possess a high school diploma (or equivalent). NAQT will review applications from June 1 through July 31, so submit yours quickly! 1013 2017 SSNCT to be held in Chicago http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html 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 2016 ICT to be held in Chicago http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html NAQT's twentieth Intercollegiate Championship Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL (a suburb of Chicago near O'Hare International Airport). Additional logistical details will be provided later. 1035 Congratulations to Arcadia A, 2015 HSNCT Champions! http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5700 Congratulations to the A team from Arcadia High School of Arcadia, California, for winning the 2015 High School National Championship Tournament! The Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy of Austin, Texas, finished second; Detroit Catholic Central High School (Novi, Michigan) was third; and Illinois Math and Science Academy (Aurora, Illinois) was fourth. 272 teams attended. 1418 2015 NAQT HSNCT Playoff Bracket http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2015/playoff-bracket.html NAQT will be filling out an online version of the playoff bracket for its High School National Championship Tournament. 1021 HSNCT Live Blog http://tinyurl.com/2015hsnctprelims Those who couldn't make it to the 2015 NAQT High School Championship Tournament can still follow the action at the event's live blog. 1417 Human-Computer Quiz Bowl Match at the 2015 HSNCT http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2015/qanta.jsp NAQT's 2015 High School National Championship Tournament will feature an exhibition game between four humans and an artificial intelligence trained to compete on tossup questions. Come cheer for humanity's champions! 1415 2014 Championship Tournament Podcasts http://www.naqt.com/podcasts/index.html Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2014 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament, Middle School National Championship Tournament, and High School National Championship Tournament. 1414 Kealing Wins 2015 MSNCT stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5699 Congratulations to Kealing Middle School of Austin, Texas, for winning the 2015 Middle School National Championship Tournament! T. H. Rogers School of Houston, Texas was second; River Trail Middle School of Johns Creek, Georgia was third; and Middlesex Middle School of Darien, Connecticut was fourth. 128 teams attended. 1413 2015 MSNCT Playoff Bracket http://www.naqt.com/ms/msnct/2015/playoff-bracket.html NAQT has posted the playoff bracket for the 2015 Middle School National Championship Tournament. We plan to update the bracket throughout the course of play Sunday. 1412 Harmony Science Wins 2015 SSNCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5702 Harmony Science Academy - North Austin (Pflugerville, TX) won the 2015 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament by defeating Hallsville (MO) R-IV School 450-375 in the first game of an advantaged final. Glasgow (KY) claimed third place. Full team and individual statistics are now available. 1408 2015 SSNCT Playoff Bracket http://www.naqt.com/hs/ssnct/2015/playoff-bracket.html NAQT has updated the playoff bracket for the 2015 Small School National Championship Tournament with the results of the sixth round of playoffs. We plan to update the bracket throughout the course of play Sunday. 1407 You Gotta Know These Mexican Leaders http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/mexican-leaders.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including eleven leaders of Mexico. 1403 Virginia and Texas win ICT titles http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5701 The University of Virginia defeated the University of Pennsylvania to win the Division I overall title at the 2015 NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Chicago claimed third place. Maryland claimed the Undergraduate championship. In Division II, the University of Texas defeated Chicago in the final to claim the title, with Stanford finishing third. 1400 2016 SSNCT to be held in Chicago http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2016 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT) will be held on the weekend of April 29-May 1 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, IL (a suburb of Chicago). 1398 You Gotta Know These World War II Campaigns in the Pacific Theater http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/world-war-ii-pacific-campaigns.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten Pacific campaigns of World War II. 1395 State College-Manatee Wins 2015 CCCT http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5703 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, defeated Valencia (FL) 410-195 in the finals to win the 2015 NAQT Community College Championship Tournament. Broward College (FL) took third. Redlands (OK) finished fourth; the top four teams earned invitations to the 2015 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. 1393 Boca Science's 2014 MSNCT Result Voided http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=4999 NAQT has determined that several players for Boca Science--a homeschooled team that competed at the 2014 Middle School National Championship Tournament--were enrolled at other schools. As a result, we have voided its finish at the championship. 1389 You Gotta Know These Works by Beethoven http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/works-by-beethoven.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, including ten compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven. 1382 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 2016 HSNCT to be held in Dallas http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2016 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) will be held on Memorial Day weekend (May 27–30, 2016) at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. 1376 NAQT Welcomes New Members Andrew Hart and Nathan Murphy http://www.naqt.com/biographies.html Andrew Hart and Nathan Murphy have accepted offers of membership in NAQT. Andrew will focus on subject- and set-editing across NAQT's spectrum of tournaments, while Nathan will concern himself with logistics for NAQT's national championships. 1375 You Gotta Know These Scientific Scales http://www.naqt.com/YouGottaKnow/scientific-scales.html NAQT has just published its latest You Gotta Know article, discussing thirteen scales used to measure scientific phenomena. 1372 Matt's Buzzers Grants http://mattsbuzzers.com/ Matt's Buzzers is an annual program that allows quiz bowl teams to apply for grants to fund the purchase of new buzzer systems. It is run by the parents of Matt Cvijanovich in memory of their son's favorite activity; Matt was an Iowa State quiz bowler who died unexpectedly of acute pancreatitis in 2005. 1356 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 Scorekeeper Training https://www.udemy.com/naqt-scorekeeper NAQT has made available its Scorekeeper Training course. If you are interested in staffing NAQT's national championship tournaments, please complete the course and contact naqt@naqt.com. 1319 New Military Topics Frequency List; Updated Lists http://www.naqt.com/frequency-lists.html NAQT has updated its Literature, Art, Music, and Nonfiction lists with data from its packets through September 2013. In addition, it has released a new Military Topics list with the 696 most asked about wars, battles, treaties, and commanders. Updates are available at low prices to schools that previously purchased the lists. The updated lists will begin shipping on October 1. 1276 2014, 2015, and 2016 MSNCT Dates and Locations http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html The 2014 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) will be held May 9-11 (Mother's Day weekend) at the Atlanta Hilton. The 2015 MSNCT will be held May 8-10 (Mother's Day weekend) at the Hyatt Regency DFW at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on May 8-10. The 2016 MSNCT will return to the Atlanta Hilton on May 6-8. 1256 2014, 2015, and 2016 CCCT Dates and Locations http://www.naqt.com/articles/future-championships.html The 2014 NAQT Community College Championship Tournament (CCCT) will be held February 28-March 1 at the Atlanta Hilton. The '15 and '16 tournaments will take place at the same hotel on February 27-28, 2015, and February 26-27, 2016, respectively. 1254