The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School are pleased to announce that da Vinci will host the Sacramento Winter MS tournament on Saturday, December 2, 2017. This tournament will feature a JV division (for new(er) teams) and a Varsity division (for more experienced teams).Location
: This tournament will take place at Leonardo da Vinci K-8 School, Sacramento, California. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we plan to start round 1 at 9:30AM.Questions
: We will be using NAQT Middle School Series #24. (For practice material similar to the questions we will use at the tournament, please consider the NAQT New Middle School Package). Teams that compete at this tournament cannot also compete at the 12/16 Sunol Glen Tournament.
The top 15% of teams will qualify for the 2018 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, to be held in Chicago in May, 2018 (only teams playing in the Varsity division are eligible to qualify for MSNCT).Eligibility
: All middle schools (public, private, charter, religious, homeschool, etc.) are eligible to play in this event. This tournament is open to any players who have not yet completed 8th grade, though the questions are targeted at 7th and 8th graders.
Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that players must play for the same team throughout the tournament.Fees/Discounts
Base fee: $60 per team
-$40 for schools that played zero quiz bowl tournaments during the 2016-2017 school year (per team)
-$10 per working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players)
-$20 per staffer (We will hold a brief training session during check-in for those volunteers who have never kept score before.)
-$10 if your school successfully recruits a new school (see definition above) to compete
Schools from Nevada will play this tournament for free.
Minimum entry fee: $0
Payment will be taken at check-in on December 2.Registration
takes place on the NAQT website: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field ... nt_id=8944
[One must have an account on the NAQT website in order to register]