Dec 11

Sacramento Spring Middle School Tournament @ Sylvan (Mar 17)

The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and Sylvan Middle School are pleased to announce that Sylvan will host the Sacramento Spring MS tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018. This tournament will feature a JV division (for new(er) teams) and a Varsity division (for more experienced teams). Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:30AM.

Location: This tournament will take place at Sylvan Middle School, 7085 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA.

Questions: We will be using NAQT Middle School Series #26. (For practice material similar to the questions we will use at the tournament, please consider the NAQT New Middle School Package).

The top 15% of teams will qualify for the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, to be held in Chicago in May, 2018 (only teams playing in the Varsity division are eligible to qualify for MSNCT).

Eligibility: All middle schools (public, private, charter, religious, homeschool, etc.) are eligible to play in this event. This tournament is open to any players who have not yet completed 8th grade, though the questions are targeted at 7th and 8th graders.

Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that players must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Fees/Discounts:

Base fee: $70 per team

-$50 for schools that played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2016-2017 school year (per team)

-$10 per working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players)

-$20 per staffer (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for those volunteers who have never kept score before.)

-$20 if your school successfully recruits a new school (see definition above) to compete (per team from such school)

Schools from Nevada will play this tournament for free.

Minimum entry fee: $0

Payment will be taken at check-in on March 17.

Registration takes place on the NAQT website: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8869
[One must have an account on the NAQT website in order to register]

Dec 05

Bellarmine Winter Tournament (January 13)

NCQBA and Bellarmine College Prep are pleased to announce that the Bellarmine Winter Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018. This competition features separate Competitive, Standard, Novice, and Middle School Divisions.

Location: This tournament will take place at Bellarmine College Preparatory, 960 W Hedding Street, San Jose, California. Check-in will begin at 8:30AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:00AM.

Questions: We will be using NAQT Is-168 for Varsity and Standard, NAQT IS-173A for Novice, and NAQT MS-24 for Middle School. Schools that compete at the 12/2 da Vinci Tournament and the 12/16 Sunol Tournament cannot play in the MS division (but can play in the other divisions).

Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that participants must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Fees/Discounts:

Base fee: $70 per team

-$40 per team from new schools (defined as having played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2016-2017 school year)

-$10 per working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players)

-$20 per experienced moderator

-$10 per scorekeeper

Minimum Entry Fee: $0 per team

Payment (cash or check) will be taken at check-in on January 13

Registration takes place on the NAQT website: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=9009

(one must have an account on the NAQT website in order to register)

Dec 03

Sacramento Winter MS Tournament Results

Congratulations to Churchill A for winning the Varsity Division and to Churchill D for winning the JV Division at the Sacramento Winter Quiz Bowl Tournament! Thank you to all of our staff for your help and to Ms. Wallace, Mrs. Ballard, and da Vinci for hosting.

Stats/Results can be found here.

Nov 26

Sacramento Winter HS Tournament @ Laguna Creek (Jan 27)

NCQBA and Laguna Creek HS are pleased to announce that the Sacramento Winter HS Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. This competition features separate Varsity and JV divisions.

Location: This tournament will take place at Laguna Creek HS, 9050 Vicino Drive, Elk Grove, California. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:30AM.

Questions: We will be using NAQT Is-172 for Varsity and NAQT IS-169A for JV. Schools that competed at the 10/14 South Bay Novice Tournament cannot play in the JV division (but can play in the Varsity division).

Eligibility: All high schools (public, private, charter, religious, homeschool, etc.) are eligible to play in this event.

Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that participants must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Fees/Discounts:

Base fee: $60 per team

-$40 per team from new schools (defined as having played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2016-2017 school year)

-$10 per working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players)

-$15 per staffer

-$10 if your school successfully recruits a new school to compete

Schools from the Elk Grove School District and from the state of Nevada will play this tournament for free.

Minimum Entry Fee: $0 per team

Payment (cash or check) will be taken at check-in on January 27

Registration takes place on the NAQT website: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field … nt_id=9008
(one must have an account on the NAQT website in order to register)

Nov 14

Davis Classic Tournament (Dec 16)

The first Davis Classic Quiz Bowl Tournament for High School teams will be held on Saturday, December 16. Registration will begin at 8:30AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:00AM. All teams will play in one division; we will not have separate JV and Varsity divisions. The field cap is 16 teams.

Location: This tournament will take place at Davis Senior HS, 315 W 14th Street, Davis, California.

Questions: 2017 Maggie Walker GSAC set; more details about the set can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=18728

Eligibility: All high schools (public, private, charter, religious, homeschool, etc.) are eligible to play in this event. Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that participants must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Fees:
$60 per team
-$10 per working buzzer system (that accommodates 8 players)
-$15 per experienced moderator
-$10 per scorekeeper
-$20 for teams from Nevada

Registration takes place via this form.

Nov 11

Cal Cup #2 Results

Congratulations to Crystal Springs for winning the Competitive Division, to BASIS A for winning the Standard Division, and to Saint Francis B for winning the Novice Division of Cal Cup! A big thanks to all of our dedicated staff for your help and to Mr. Steinberg and Menlo for hosting.

Stats/Results are here.

Nov 11

ACF Fall (HS Mirror) Results

Congratulations to Guilder for winning the NorCal HS mirror of ACF Fall! Thank you to all of our wonderful staff for your help and to Mr. Cronquist and Valley Christian for hosting.

Stats/results are here.

Oct 29

Cal Cup #1 Results / Cal Cup #2 Registration

Congratulations to Guilder A for winning the Competitive Division, to BASIS A for winning the Standard Division, and to Monta Vista for winning the Novice Division at Cal Cup #1! Thank you to all of our team and Berkeley staff for your help!
Competitive Results are here.
Standard and Novice Results are here.
Overall Cal Cup standings are here [will be up in a few days]
Registration is now open for Cal Cup #2, to be held on Saturday, November 11 at Menlo (private) School in Atherton (not to be confused with Menlo-Atherton (public) High School). The last day to register is Wednesday, November 8.
Registration takes place on the NAQT website here.
[one must have an account on the NAQT website in order to register]
Full Cal Cup details can be found here. Teams that did not purchase the package at Cal Cup #1 can still purchase the package at Cal Cup #2.

Oct 17

2017-2018 California Cup

Registration is now open for Cal Cup #1, to be held on Sunday, October 29 at UC Berkeley (with the possibility of expanding to include rooms at Berkeley HS). We apologize for the announcement delay.
New for this year:
Cal Cup tournaments this year feature 3 divisions: Competitive, Standard, and Novice (instead of the usual JV and Varsity divisions). We have also slightly increased the entry fee for non-new teams (and have eliminated the travel discount).
Complete details (including entry fee info and a detailed explanation about the divisions) about Cal Cup can be found here.
To register for Cal Cup #1, fill out this registration form. The last day to register will be Thursday, October 26. We have a field cap of 15 teams per division for Cal Cup #1 unless we can get more rooms.
If you have any questions regarding which division your team should play please contact us at californiacupquizbowl@gmail.com and we can assist you with that.

Oct 17

Sacramento Winter MS Tournament @ da Vinci (Dec 2)

The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School are pleased to announce that da Vinci will host the Sacramento Winter MS tournament on Saturday, December 2, 2017. This tournament will feature a JV division (for newer teams) and a Varsity division (for more experienced teams).

Location: This tournament will take place at Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School, Sacramento, California. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:30AM.

Questions: We will be using NAQT Middle School Series #24. (For practice material similar to the questions we will use at the tournament, please consider the NAQT New Middle School Package).

The top 15% of teams will qualify for the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, to be held in Chicago in May, 2018 (only teams playing in the Varsity division are eligible to qualify for MSNCT).

Eligibility: All middle schools (public, private, charter, religious, homeschool, etc.) are eligible to play in this event. This tournament is open to any players who have not yet completed 8th grade, though the questions are targeted at 7th and 8th graders.

Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that players must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Fees:

Base fee: $60 per team

-$40 for schools that played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2016-2017 school year (per team)

-$10 per working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players)

-$20 per staffer (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for those volunteers who have never kept score before.)

-$10 if your school successfully recruits a new school (see definition above) to compete

Schools from Nevada will play this tournament for free.

Minimum entry fee: $0

Payment will be taken at check-in on December 2.

Registration takes place on the NAQT website: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8944
[One must have an account on the NAQT website in order to register]