Oct 16

South Bay Fall Novice Results

Congratulations to Dublin for winning the HS division and to Pi-oneers B for winning the MS division of the South Bay Fall Novice Tournament! Thank you to all of the staff and to Ms. Yang and St. Francis HS for hosting.

Stats/results are here: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=8835

Unfortunately, the North Bay site was cancelled to due air-quality concerns relating to the recent North Bay wildfires (so some of those teams competed at the South Bay site instead).

Oct 04

Sacramento Fall MS Tournament Results

Congratulations to Team Pi-oneers for winning the Sacramento Fall Quiz Bowl Tournament for Middle School Teams! A big thanks to all of our staff for their help and to Mr. Hansen and Churchill for hosting.

Complete stats/results: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t … nt_id=8654

Sep 23

Sacramento Fall HS Tournament Results

Congratulations to team Pi-oneers for winning the Sacramento Fall Quiz Bowl Tournament for High School Teams! A big thanks to Mr. Blenner for reserving the rooms and to all of our excellent staff for their help.
 
Complete stats and results can be found here: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=8625

Sep 01

East/South Bay Novice Tournaments (Oct 14)

The first high school quiz bowl tournaments of the year in the Bay Area will be the annual Fall Novice tournaments on Saturday, October 14; registration is now open. The South Bay tournament will take place at St. Francis HS in Mountain View; the East Bay tournament will take place at Berean Christian HS in Walnut Creek. Schools may compete at either site but will probably want to attend the site closest to them. These tournaments are not qualifiers for either of the high school quiz bowl national tournaments.
Eligibility: Players who have previously competed at any HSNCT, NSC, or have played on a team that finished t-13 or better at any MSNCT must receive permission from Jeff (jeff.hoppes@gmail.com) in order to compete. Students who are ineligible to play are strongly encouraged to help staff.
New for this year: we will have a separate division for middle schools only at the South Bay site (using the same high school questions as the high school division). Middle schools cannot play in the high school division at either tournament. Middle school teams that are new to quiz bowl will find this tournament challenging (and should instead play at tournament #3 below).
Registration for the South Bay tournament takes place on the NAQT website here.
Registration for the East Bay tournament takes place on the NAQT website here.
[One must first have an account on the NAQT website in order to register]

Aug 17

Sacramento Fall High School Tournament (September 23)

NCQBA and Rio Americano HS are pleased to announce that the Sacramento Spring HS Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 22 2017. 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 Rio Americano HS, 4540 American River Drive, 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-167A

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 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

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

Schools that are new to quiz bowl (defined as having played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2016-2017 school year) will play this tournament for free

Minimum Entry Fee: $0 per team

Payment (cash or check) will be taken at check-in on September 23

Registration takes place on the NAQT website: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=8625

Aug 17

Fall Middle School Quiz Bowl Tournaments

Registration is now open for the first Northern California Middle School Quiz Bowl tournaments of the year.

The Sacramento Fall MS tournament will take place on Saturday, September 30 at Churchill Middle School in Carmichael.

Registration takes place on the NAQT website here.

The South Bay Fall Middle School Tournament will take place on Sunday, November 19 at De Anza College in Cupertino.

Registration takes place on the NAQT website here.

[You must first have an account on the NAQT website in order to register]

Please note: schools CANNOT play both of these tournaments because we are using the same set (NAQT MS-23) at both.

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!