Event Calendar 2016 – 2017

Southern California maintains one of the most active quizbowl circuits in the nation. On average, there is one tournament every month, spread all around the region, from La Jolla to North Hollywood.

Tournaments which use question sets produced by NAQT qualify the top fifteen percent (15%) of teams to the annual Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) in early May, or to the High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) in late May, depending on the question set. Additionally, the annual NAQT State Championship gives qualification to the highest-placed team that has not already qualified for the HSNCT. MSNCT- and HSNCT-qualifying tournaments are notated on the schedule with an asterisk (*).

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) also hosts a smaller, more rigorous national tournament called the National Scholastic Championship (NSC). PACE individually contacts exemplary tournament hosts to designate them as affiliated events that qualify a top percentage of teams to the NSC. NSC-qualifying tournaments are notated on the schedule with a dagger (†).


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DateTournament NameHost LocationQuestion Set
24 SepTPAIN III *†Torrey Pines HSV: 2016 NAQT SSNCT
JV: 2016 NAQT SSNCT
22 Oct
22 Oct
29 Oct
Irvine Fall
Triton Novice V
Arcadia Novice Tournament
Irvine HS (OC Region)
UC San Diego (SD Region)
Arcadia HS (LA Region)
JV: SCOP Novice 7
12 NovACE X *†Arcadia HSV: NAQT IS-158
JV: NAQT IS-159A
17 DecBronco Bowl II †Rancho Bernardo HSV: WHAQ
JV: Penn Novice
14 JanBaby Anteater XV *†UC IrvineV: NAQT IS-160
JV: NAQT IS-161A
4 FebIHOP IV *†Irvine HSV: NAQT IS-162
JV: NAQT IS-157A
4 MarCaVIAR II *†Canyon Crest AcademyV: HFT XI
JV: NAQT IS-A #163
25 MarNAQT State Championship *†Westview HSV: NAQT IS-166
22 AprCobalt II *†La Jolla HSV: NAQT IS-164
30 AprWarhawk Invitational VMadison HSU: NAQT IS-165A
20 MayTriton Spring VIIUC San DiegoV: BHSAT XXVI
JV: HSAPQ Novice
27-28 MayHigh School National Championship TournamentAtlanta, GA2017 NAQT HSNCT
10-11 JuneNational Scholastic Championship Chicago, IL2017 PACE NSC

Due to overlap in question content, high schools in the city division of the San Diego Academic League are ineligible to play in tournaments marked in red.

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