NAQT New Jersey State Championships

March 4, 2006
Rutgers University

Dear Academic Team Advisor:

The Rutgers University Academic Team is proud to host the 2006 New Jersey High School Championships on Saturday, March 4, 2006.  Your team is invited to participate in this tournament, which will feature a full day of competition held on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The tournament will follow modified-NAQT (National Academic Quiz Tournaments) rules.  Each untimed round will consist of a set number of toss-up questions with corresponding bonus questions.  Toss-up questions will be answered using a lockout buzzer system, with bonus questions going to the team answering the toss-up correctly.  NAQT will also provide the questions, which will cover a variety of subjects including mathematics, science, literature, history, geography, current events, fine arts, mythology, philosophy, religion, general knowledge, social sciences, and sports.  Teams can be composed of any number of students, but only four students may play at the same time.  Official NAQT rules can be found at NAQT’s website, http://www.naqt.com

Our use of modified-NAQT rules will allow top finishers (pending a sufficient number of teams attend) to secure bids for the NAQT High School Championship Tournament to be held on the weekend of June 2nd in Chicago.  Our goal is that each team plays as many matches as possible.  Therefore, a divisional round-robin will be used as the format for preliminary and playoff competition.  Most teams will not be eliminated from play if they fail to qualify for the playoff bracket.  Instead, they will play a round-robin against teams of similar ability in a consolation bracket.  We estimate that each team will play at least 10 matches.  Directions to the event, parking information, a tentative schedule, and a list of places to eat on campus will be distributed to registering teams through e-mail.

The registration fee is $90 for the first team and $80 for each additional team.  Schools may register two teams and place additional teams on a waiting list. A $10 discount will be awarded for each working buzzer system that supports 4 on 4 play.  Please register as many buzzer systems as your means will allow.  Each lockout buzzer system registered will allow us to extend the capacity of teams we can accommodate in the field.  A limited number of teams will be accepted so spots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please return the enclosed registration form by February 17th, 2006. The registration fee may be paid by mail with the registration form (preferred) or at the tournament site.

The Rutgers University Academic Team looks forward to seeing you on campus for the state championship! 

Sincerely, 

Karen Milideo, President
Rutgers University Academic Team
SAC Box #194
613 George St.
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
rutgersacademic@yahoo.com

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