Event Calendar 2017 – 2018

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
21 Oct IHOP VII*†Irvine HSV: IS-170
JV: IS-169A
28 Oct Triton Fall UCSDMaryland Fall
18 Nov Issa Tournament Rancho Bernardo HSIS-171A
16 Dec DNE*† Del Norte HSIS-172
6 Jan Bronco Bowl III *† Rancho Bernardo HSV: IS-168
JV: IS-167A
10 FebBeaver Fever CalTechIS-173A
17 MarReKTWestview HSV: FACTS
JV: SCOP Novice 8
TBDCobalt III *†La Jolla HSIS-174
TBDTriton WinterUCSDHarvard Fall Tournament
24 MarNAQT State Championship *†Arcadia HSSCT-18
21 AprCaVIAR IIICanyon Crest AcademyU: IS-175A
TBDTriton Spring UCSDPre-Nats: ICT
Spring: BHSAT
25-27 MayHigh School National Championship TournamentAtlanta, GA2018 NAQT HSNCT
2-3 JunPACE NSCWashington, DC 2018 PACE NSC

Tournament dates marked with two asterisks (**) are tentative dates.

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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