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 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 http://www.naqt.com/ipnct/2018/results/group-matches.jsp 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 http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/standings.jsp?tournament_id=8401 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 http://www.naqt.com/podcasts/podcasts.jsp?tournament_id=7402 Podcasts are now available of selected matches from NAQT's 2017 Small School National Championship Tournament. 1680 You Gotta Know These Novels by Charles Dickens http://www.naqt.com/you-gotta-know/charles-dickens-novels.html Our latest You Gotta Know article summarizes key characters and plot points from ten major novels by Charles Dickens. 1679 SSNCT Overflow Hotel http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2018/details.jsp#overflow-hotel The official hotel of the 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament, the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, is out of rooms on Thursday night. Teams needing rooms starting on Thursday night should book their entire stay at the event's overflow hotel, the Crowne Plaza O'Hare, which offers identical rates and concessions (and is a 7-minute walk away). Teams needing rooms on Friday and/or Saturday nights (but not Thursday), should continue to book at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. 1678 HSNCT Field Expanded to 352 Teams http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8400 The field for the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 352 teams to accommodate more schools. 1677 MSNCT Field Expanded to 192 Teams http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8399 The field for the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 192 teams to accommodate more schools. 1676 Valencia Wins the 2018 Community College Championship Tournament http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/standings.jsp?tournament_id=8403 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 IPNCT Field Expanded to 112 http://www.naqt.com/ipnct/2018/field.jsp

NAQT has expanded the field for the first Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT) a sixth time: We now have 112 spots for interested players.

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Rising Freshmen Contact List http://www.naqt.com/college/rising-freshmen/ 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 2018 ICT Invitations http://www.naqt.com/registration/invitations.jsp?tournament_id=8401 NAQT has released the initial batch of 68 invitations for its 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Invited teams have until the end of Saturday, February 24, to accept, decline, or extend their invitation. Teams have also been invited by e-mail. 1666 2018 SCT Division II Preliminary D-values http://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp?rating_group_id=1044 NAQT has posted preliminary calculations of D-values from its 2018 Sectional Championship Tournaments for teams in Division II. Teams should review their data and report any errors (or questions) to NAQT by 20:00 CT on Friday, February 9. 1665 2018 SCT Division I Preliminary D-values http://www.naqt.com/stats/rating-values.jsp?rating_group_id=1043 NAQT has posted preliminary calculations of D-values from its 2018 Sectional Championship Tournaments for teams in Division I. Teams should review their data and report any errors (or questions) to NAQT by 20:00 CT on Friday, February 9. 1664 2018 HSNCT Sponsorship http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2018/details.jsp NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2018 High School National Championship Tournament will be presented by LetterOne, an investment firm dedicated to promoting team-based, innovative thought among entrepreneurs. 1663 2018 ICT Sponsorship and Field Expansion http://www.naqt.com/ict/2018/details.jsp NAQT is pleased to announce that its 2018 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament will be presented by LetterOne, one of the world's pre-eminent investment firms. Thanks to LetterOne's support, NAQT will be expanding the Division I field to 36 teams. 1662 D-Value Calculation Revised for the 2018 SCTs http://www.naqt.com/articles/2018-d-value-revision.jsp NAQT has made minor modifications to the D-Value system it uses to compare teams that compete at different Sectional Championship Tournaments. The changes were based on data gathered from 2010-17 and are intended to improve the correlation between a team's D-Value at its Sectional and its performance at that year's Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. 1661 2018 HSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2018/details.jsp NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2018 High School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website). 1660 SSNCT Open Division Field Expanded to 64 Teams http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2018/ To accommodate high demand, the field for the Open Division of the 2018 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 64 teams. 1657 SCT Eligibility Exception Deadline: January 27, 2018 http://www.naqt.com/college/eligibility.html The last day for teams to request an eligibility exception to compete in the 2018 Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs) is Saturday, January 27, 2018. To request an exception, send an e-mail to eligibility@naqt.com. 1656 2018 CCCT Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ccct/2018/details.jsp NAQT has announced logistics details for its 2018 Community College Championship Tournament, which will be held March 2–3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois (a northwestern suburb of Chicago). 1655 20for20 for the HSNCT http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/20for20/

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.

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Thumbs Up! for Science & Math http://www.naqt.com/order/?s=news#header_1030 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 2018 MSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations http://www.naqt.com/msnct/2018/details.jsp NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website). 1646 2018 SSNCT Wildcard Applications and Standby Registrations http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2018/details.jsp NAQT is now accepting wildcard applications and standby registrations for its 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament. To submit an application, follow the above links to the appropriate online form (this will require having or creating an account on NAQT's website). 1645 Logo Merchandise: Shirts, Tote Bags, and More http://store.finedesigns.com/w/vy/naqt.html NAQT has partnered with Fine Designs to offer apparel and other items with the NAQT logo. Keep an eye out for more items coming soon! 1644 Individual Player National Championship Tournament http://www.naqt.com/ipnct/2018/ NAQT's first-ever championship for solo high school players, the Individual Player National Championship Tournament (IPNCT), will be held on April 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday) at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. The event will recognize an overall champion as well as the top players in history, literature, and other subject areas. 1640 2017-2018 Asian Championship Series http://www.naqt.com/asia/ NAQT is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a series of five quiz bowl tournaments in Asia in the 2017–2018 school year. Our four invitational tournaments will use Invitational Series #167AS, an English-language question set written specifically for teams in Asia. The first three tournaments will be qualifiers for the 2018 Asian Championship Tournament at the Singapore American School on March 10, 2018. 1638 2018 MSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/msnct/2018/ NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for the 2018 Middle School National Championship Tournament, which will be held May 11–13, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, IL (near Chicago). 1636 Power Up: Focus on Psychology & Linguistics http://www.naqt.com/study-guides/psychology-and-linguistics.html NAQT's sixth Power Up guide, Focus on Psychology & Linguistics, is now available for ordering. 1635 2018 HSNCT Registration Opens http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8400 Registration for the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament has opened. 1634 2018 SCT Registration http://www.naqt.com/sct/hosts.jsp NAQT has begun announcing sites for its 2018 Sectional Championship Tournaments (SCTs). As of November 6, 2017, a total of fifteen hosts have been chosen. Registration for the 2018 SCT is now open. 1631 2018 SSNCT Announcement and Logistics Details http://www.naqt.com/ssnct/2018/details.jsp NAQT has announced tentative logistics details for its 2018 Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), which will be held April 27–29, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare hotel near Chicago. 1629 Free Questions for Tournaments in New Areas http://www.naqt.com/hs/free-questions.html

NAQT is offering free questions for high school and middle school tournaments anywhere more than 90 miles away from open HSNCT and MSNCT qualifiers (respectively) the previous competition year.

Maps are available showing what areas are eligible for free high school and middle school questions.

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HSNCT Field Expanded to 336 Teams http://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8400 The field for the 2018 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament has been expanded to 336 teams to accommodate more schools. 1673