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Postby Jason Cheng » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:56 pm

San Diego Quizbowl is pleased to announce a small, special tournament:


We have decided to cancel this tournament due to heavy scheduling conflicts with local high schools--we're currently working to find a good date to hold this tournament and make this happen. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Triton "Winter" VI at UCSD

LOCATION: 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California, 92093

The exact location on campus is to be determined, but registered teams will be notified a week in advance of the tournament. We will send out additional information to registered teams as the tournament approaches by contact email, the SoCalQB Facebook group, and this post.

DATE: The tournament will be held on Saturday, April 2. Check-in begins at 8:00 am, and first round should begin around 9 am. Schedules will be distributed at check-in.

FORMAT: This tournament will be run on the standard pyramidal and round-robin preferential schedule, but on PACE NSC scoring rules. In short, there will be bouncebacks on bonuses (the biggest change), 20 points for powering a question, and no scoring penalty for a neg (an incorrect interrupt will still lock your team out from answering the tossup). Hopefully, this will give teams practice on the slightly different NSC scoring format and encourage schools from Southern California to register for NSC.

-Each round will be run as two untimed, 10-question halves
-Players will be given five seconds to answer after buzzing in on a tossup

The schedule will be a preliminary round robin followed by reseeding based on results from the round robin phase. Seedings in the individual sub-brackets will be determined by the overall win-loss record. Interbracket ties for reseeding will be resolved based on points per bonus, while intrabracket ties will be resolved by points per game.

ELIGIBILITY: All high school students are welcome to attend.

Base fee = $80 for one team, $70 per team after the first

Discounts will be given as follows:
-$5 for each fully-functional buzzer system (must have at least four working buzzers on both sides)
-$10 for traveling distances over 100 miles, according to Google Maps
-$10 moderator discount
Minimum fee = $60/team, unless team has received an outreach discount from Quiz Bowl at UCSD*

*Flat $20 fee for first team, and then $30 for next team

Please make checks payable to: San Diego Quizbowl. Please do not make a check out to any other person or entity. Checks, or cash will be due at the start of the tournament during registration. Should your team not be able to provide the payment at this time, and would like to send their registration fee in advance or later, please contact the Tournament Director at to make the proper arrangements.

PRIZES: Prizes will be offered to the top teams, as well as to the top individual scorers.

REGISTRATION: The tournament director is Jason Cheng. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, send an email to OR reply to this thread with the following information:

1) Your school's name
2) The number of teams you are bringing
3) The number of buzzer systems you will bring
4) Any moderators you have to offer
5) Price you are expecting to pay, after subtracting relevant discounts.

Schools will be limited to two (2) teams upon registration until further notice--any additional teams will be added to a waitlist that the TD will allow into the field on a rolling basis. We intend to keep this tournament small, and as such have implemented a current field cap of 12 teams, though we may later expand that to 16 or 18 teams.

Updates about the tournament will primarily be through the forums, along with contact email and the SoCalQB Facebook Group.

Thank you,

Jason Cheng
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Arcadia High School 2013
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