Apr 17

Results from NAQT States

Congrats to Harker A for winning the 2017 NorCal NAQT State Championship Tournament for high school teams and congratulations to Pi-oneers B for winning the tournament for middle school teams! Thank you to all of our team and Berkeley staff for your help!
Complete stats and results can be found here.

Apr 06

Sacramento Spring Middle School Tournament Results

Congratulations to Pi-oneers for winning the Varsity division and to Churchill C for winning the JV division of the Sacramento Spring Middle School Quiz Bowl Tournament on March 25!

Thank you to all of our excellent staff for your help and to Mr. Hansen and Churchill for hosting!

Complete results and stats can be found here: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t … nt_id=8022

Apr 06

Sacramento Spring HS Tournament (April 22)

NCQBA and Mira Loma HS are pleased to announce that the Sacramento Spring HS Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 22 2017. This tournament will have separate JV and Varsity divisions; the field cap is 18 teams. Until 1 week prior to the start of the tournament we are reserving 4 spots in the JV field for schools that played zero Quiz Bowl tournaments during the 2015-16 school year.

Location: This tournament will take place at Mira Loma HS, 4000 Edison Avenue, Sacramento, California. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:30AM.

Questions: We will be using NAQT IS-165A for JV and NAQT IS-164 for Varsity.

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:

Base fee: $65 per team

-$10 second and subsequent team(s) from the same school (for non-new schools)

-$35 for schools that played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2015-2016 school year (per team)

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

-$10 per scorekeeper (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for volunteers who have never kept score before)

-$15 per experienced moderator

Minimum Entry Fee: $0 per team

Payment (cash or check) will be taken at check-in on April 22.

How to register: Please fill out this google form no later than Wednesday, April 19 indicating how many teams, buzzers, and staff your school plans to bring:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp … Q/viewform

Mar 17

Cal Cup 4 Results / Overall Cal Cup Results

Congratulations to Homestead A for winning the Varsity division of Cal Cup #4!

Varsity stats/results are here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/…/tour…/4316/stats/varsity_finals/

Congratulations to Davis C for winning the JV division of Cal Cup #4!

JV stats/results are here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/…/tournamen…/4316/stats/jv_finals/

Congratulations to Davis A for finishing in first place in the overall Cal Cup Varsity standings and congratulations to Davis B for finishing in first place in the overall Cal Cup JV standings!

The complete overall Cal Cup standings can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/…/1SehgLnu-KmM_NJ0KibEGrhdD5z…/edit…

Thank you to all of the team and Berkeley staff for their help!

Thank you all for a great fifth year of Cal Cup!

Dec 15

Valley Christian High School Tournament (January 14)

NCQBA and Valley Christian are pleased to announce that the Valley Christian Winter High School Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017. This tournament will have separate JV and Varsity divisions; the field cap is 40 teams. Top 15% of Varsity teams will qualify for both Nationals (NSC and HSNCT).

Location: This tournament will take place at Valley Christian High School, 100 Skyway Drive, San Jose, CA, 95111. Registration will begin at 8:30AM in Room E206 and we plan to start round 1 at 9:00AM.

Questions: We will be using NAQT IS-157A for JV and NAQT IS-158 for Varsity. Please note: if you play at the Sacramento Fall tournament and wish to play in this tournament then you must play in the Varsity division in at this tournament.

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:

Base fee: $80 per team

-$30 for schools that played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2015-2016 school year (per team)

-$10 per working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players) Labeled with the name of School/Team
-$10 per experienced moderator
-$10 per 100 miles traveled according to Google Maps (per team)

Minimum Entry Fee: $20 per team

Payment (cash or check) will be taken at check-in on January 14.

How to register: Please fill out this google form no later than Wednesday, January 11 indicating how many teams, buzzers, and staff your school plans to bring:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp … A/viewform

Jeff Hoppes is the Tournament Director. If you have any questions, contact him at jeff.hoppes@gmail.com

Nov 29

Community College Tournament @ Berkeley (Jan 21)

What: Quiz Bowl is a buzzer competition (similar to Jeopardy!) in which teams of four students compete to answer questions in all academic subjects (such as science, history, literature) against teams from other schools. More information about Quiz Bowl can be found at our website, norcalquizbowl.org.

Where: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and the competition will run until 4PM. We will have a lunch break in the early afternoon (there are many places to get food close to campus)

Eligibility: All community colleges are allowed to compete. Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams but please note that players must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Fees:

$40 per team

Discounts:

Travel discount: -$10 (for 50 miles traveled one-way)

How to register: Please email njsking@hotmail.com indicating how many teams your school plans to bring. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sample packet: https://www.naqt.com/samples/introductory-invitational-series.pdf

The top team will qualify for the 2017 Community College Championship tournament, to be held in Minnesota in February.

Quiz Bowl is a great opportunity for students to reinforce what they have learned in the classroom, to work together as a team, to meet students from other schools, and to have fun!

Thank you and we hope you will be able to join us in January!

 

Nov 21

Stratford-Sunnyvale Middle School Tournament (Jan 7)

The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and the Stratford School are pleased to announce that Stratford will host its fifth annual middle school quizbowl tournament on Saturday, January 7th, 2017.

Location: This tournament will take place at Stratford’s Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School, 1500 Partridge Avenue, Sunnyvale, California. (Please note that this is a newly-opened Stratford campus, so it is a different physical location from our past events on Pomeroy Avenue in Santa Clara.)

Questions: We will be using NAQT Middle School Series #19. (Note that this is the same set used at our Sacramento Fall Tournament, so teams that played that event may not compete at Stratford.) (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 2017 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, to be held in Dallas, Texas on May 13-14, 2017.

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

-$10 second or subsequent team from the same school

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

-$20 experienced moderator

-$10 scorekeeper (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for those volunteers who have never kept score before.)

Payment will be taken at check-in on January 7th. Please make checks out to Stratford School.

How to register: please contact the tournament director, Jeff Hoppes (jeff.hoppes@gmail.com), on or before Monday, January 2nd, indicating how many teams, buzzers, and staff your school plans to bring.

Nov 21

Sacramento Spring Middle School Tournament (March 25)

The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and Churchill MS are pleased to announce that Churchill will host the Sacramento Spring MS tournament on Saturday, March 25, 2017. We will have a field cap of 14 teams. Until 1 week prior to the start of the tournament we are reserving 2 spots in the field for schools that played zero Quiz Bowl tournaments during the 2015-16 school year.

Location: This tournament will take place at Churchill MS, Carmichael, 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 #22. (For practice material similar to the questions we will use at the tournament, please consider the NAQT New Middle School Package and the 2013 Collaborative Middle School Tournament.)

The top 15% of teams will qualify for the 2017 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, to be held in the Dallas, Texas area on May 13-14, 2017.

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

-$30 for schools that played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2015-2016 school year (per team)

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

-$15 per staffer (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for those volunteers who have never kept score before.)

Minimum entry fee: $0

Payment will be taken at check-in on March 25.

How to register: please contact the tournament director, Nicholas Karas (njsking (at) hotmail (dot) com), on or before Wednesday, March 22, indicating how many teams, buzzers, and staff your school plans to bring.

Nov 15

Sacramento Winter HS Tournament (January 28)

NCQBA and Rio Americano HS are pleased to announce that the Sacramento Winter HS Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This tournament will have separate JV and Varsity divisions; the field cap is 18 teams. Until 1 week prior to the start of the tournament we are reserving 6 spots in the JV field for schools that played zero Quiz Bowl tournaments during the 2015-16 school year.

Location: This tournament will take place at Rio Americano HS, Sacramento, California. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:30AM.

Questions: We will be using NAQT IS-163A for JV and NAQT IS-162 for Varsity.

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:

Base fee: $65 per team

-$10 second and subsequent team(s) from the same school (for non-new schools)

-$35 for schools that played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2015-2016 school year (per team)

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

-$10 per scorekeeper (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for volunteers who have never kept score before.)

-$15 per experienced moderator

Minimum Entry Fee: $0 per team

Payment (cash or check) will be taken at check-in on January 28. Please make checks out to Rio Americano HS.

How to register: Please fill out this google form no later than Wednesday, January 25 indicating how many teams, buzzers, and staff your school plans to bring:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp … A/viewform

 

Oct 18

Cal Cup #1 and #2 Results

Congrats to Davis A for winning the Varsity division of Cal Cup #1 and congrats to Davis B for winning the JV division of Cal Cup #1. Results are here.

 

Congrats to Davis A for winning the Varsity division of Cal Cup #2 and congrats to Bellarmine C for winning the JV division of Cal Cup #2! Results are here.

 

 

Cal Cup #3 is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 and Cal Cup #4 is scheduled for Saturday, March 4.

 

More information about Cal Cup can be found here.

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