The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and Berkeley Quiz Bowl are pleased to announce that Berkeley will host the 2014 NAQT Northern California State Championship on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Location: This tournament will take place at UC Berkeley. Details of which classroom building(s) will be posted closer to the date of the tournament.
Questions: We will be using NAQT Invitational Series IS #136. No computational math will be read.
The top 15% of teams will qualify for the 2014 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, to be held May 31-June 1 near Chicago. In addition, the highest-finishing team that has not yet qualified for the HSNCT will qualify at this tournament (whether or not that team places in the top 15% of the state championship field).
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 players must play for the same team throughout the tournament.
Base fee: $80 per team
$10 discount: second or subsequent team from the same school
$10 discount per working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players)
$20 discount per experienced moderator
$10 discount per scorekeeper (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for those volunteers who have never kept score before.)
$30 discount: new to quizbowl (played no pyramidal tournaments before October 1, 2013)
$20 discount: teams that travel 60 or more miles one-way (distance measured from your high school to UC Berkeley by Google Maps)
Payment will be taken at check-in on March 15th. Please make checks out to “Tanay Kothari.”
How to register: please contact the tournament director, Jeff Hoppes (email@example.com), on or before Monday, March 10th, indicating how many teams, buzzers, and staff your school plans to bring.
The UC Berkeley Quiz Bowl Club is a student group acting independently of the University of California. The student organization is the host of the 2014 NAQT Northern California State Championship and takes full responsibility for the guests.