2006 NAC

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2006 National Academic Championship
Champion Byram Hills
Runner-up Chaska
Third Hastings
Fourth St. Thomas
High scorer Nate Mattison of Byram Hills (MVP)
Editor/s Questions Unlimited
Site Crowne Plaza Riverwalk in San Antonio (May 27-30); Marymount University in Arlington, VA (June 2-5); Crown Plaza O'Hare in Chicago (June 9-12)
Field
Stats

San Antonio champion Byram Hills won the tournament in a 450-305 final over DC winner Chaska. Byram Hills defeated Hastings A 340-310 in one semifinal, and Chaska beat St. Thomas 390-280 in the other.

Tournament Events

For the first time since 1995, no part of the tournament was held in New Orleans. The 1988 and 1989 televised NACs had been held there, as had the first phase of the tournament from 1995-2005. The NAC has not returned to New Orleans since. It is unknown what role the damage done by Hurricane Katrina played in the decision to move the tournament.

Nate Mattison became the first player to win an NAC site MVP award twice, picking up the San Antonio and overall awards after being named Chicago MVP in 2005. He was inducted into the NAC Hall of Fame after the San Antonio playoffs, along with 1999 competitor and Jeopardy winner Dave Madden.

Cabell Midland was named "Rookie of the Year." Klein was named "Comeback Team of the Year" (changed from "Most Improved Team" in past years) for going from 105th in 2005 to 34th in 2006.

Final match

Summary

After a fairly even first quarter, Byram Hills jumped out to a huge lead in the bonus quarter, and picked up nine of ten in in the lightning round. Chaska won the fourth quarter by a decent margin, but Byram hills wound up winning 450-305.

Questions

One question from the tournament was "Felix Mendelssohn conducted a March 11, 1829 performance in Berlin of which J.S. Bach oratorio, leading to a revivial of Bach's music in Europe?"

The tournament summary also contained this passage:

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Field

The 101-team field, as ranked on the QU website:

  • 1. Byram Hills A
  • 2. Chaska
  • 3. Hastings A
  • 4. Saint Thomas Academy
  • 5. Saint Joseph's
  • 6. White Plains
  • 7. El Paso
  • 8. Shanghai American
  • 9. Seton Hall Preparatory
  • 10. Manheim Township
  • 11. Wilmington
  • 12. West
  • 13. Cabell Midland
  • 14. Fairfield Community
  • 15. Harrison A
  • 16. Brebeuf Jesuit
  • 17. Plano East
  • 18. Kinkaid A
  • 19. Penn Manor
  • 20. Clear Lake
  • 21. Shepton
  • 22. Claremore
  • 23. Poquoson
  • 24. Irvington A
  • 25. Fort Worth Country Day
  • 26. Ithaca
  • 27. Kellenberg Memorial
  • 28. John Cooper School
  • 29. Lenape Valley
  • 30. Plano Senior
  • 31. Glens Falls
  • 32. Madison Central
  • 33. Booker T Washington
  • 34. Klein
  • 35. Housatonic Valley
  • 36. Bennett
  • 37. McKinley Senior
  • 38. Delaware Valley
  • 39. Morris Area
  • 40. Horace Greeley A
  • 41. Hershey
  • 42. Pingry
  • 43. Edgemont
  • 44. East Varsity
  • 45. The Latin School
  • 46. High Technology
  • 47. Fisher Catholic
  • 48. Copley
  • 49. Fort Ann Central
  • 50. Jackson Preparatory
  • 51. Holland Hall
  • 52. St. Johns Prep.
  • 53. River Valley
  • 54. Lake George
  • 55. Onslow County
  • 56. Smithtown West
  • 57. Rye Neck
  • 58. Mauldin
  • 59. Scripps Ranch
  • 60. James Island
  • 61. Horace Greeley B
  • 62. Waverly
  • 63. Briarcliff
  • 64. Dallas
  • 65. Syosset A
  • 66. The Bromfield
  • 67. Ridgeland
  • 68. East JV
  • 69. Elizabethtown
  • 70. Hastings B
  • 71. Kinkaid B
  • 72. Lincolnton
  • 73. Grundy Center
  • 74. Irvington B
  • 75. Billings Central Catholic
  • 76. Charleston
  • 77. Wallenpaupack
  • 78. Socorro
  • 79. Horace Mann
  • 80. Lamar
  • 81. Pe Ell
  • 82. Chapel Hill
  • 83. Harrison B
  • 84. New Rochelle
  • 85. Brethren
  • 86. Ripley
  • 87. Herscher
  • 88. Stratford
  • 89. Elkhorn
  • 90. Chautauqua Lake
  • 91. St. Croix Country Day
  • 92. Kremlin Hillsdale
  • 93. St. Joseph's Central
  • 94. Byram Hills B
  • 95. Rye CDS
  • 96. Smithtown East
  • 97. Syosset B
  • 98. Alamosa
  • 99. Manchester
  • 100. Antonito
  • 101. Northridge

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