Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

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Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

Post by Eddie » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:40 pm

I have previously discussed what we'd like to see on
In terms of high school tournaments, the October / November area is slated for the pan-region novice tournament, leaving one (1) season opener in September, one (1) tournament in December, and one (1) additional tournament in an available time slot in the October / November time frame. Of these, we’re looking for least one (1) NAQT tournament and one (1) non-NAQT tournament, not counting the novice tournament, which hopes to be on SCOP Novice; one (1) of the non-novice tournaments should be outside of San Diego. During this time frame, we are also looking for one (1) middle school tournament host.
UC San Diego plans to collapse Triton Spring and Triton Pre-Nationals into a single tournament held in May. This will not be considered a "regular-season tournament"; instead, the regular season will end in April, probably with the NAQT State Championship. This is to facilitate time for end-of-year school activities and AP and SAT testing, which have traditionally lowered May tournament attendance.

The schools which have spoken to me thus far are as follows:
  • Caltech: LA-region novice tournament in October
  • Scripps Ranch: NAQT tournament in early December
  • Rancho Bernardo: NAQT tournament in early January
  • Wangenheim / Mira Mesa: Middle school tournament
  • Olympian: NAQT high school / middle school tournament in early April or on 21 October
  • La Jolla / Madison: late March / early April
Please let me know if any of this information is incorrect or out-of-date.

2 September:
9 September: ACT Testing
16 September:
23 September:
30 September:

7 October: SAT Testing
14 October:
21 October:
28 October: ACT Testing

4 November: SAT Testing
11 November:
18 November:
25 November:

2 December: SAT Testing
9 December: ACT Testing
16 December:
23 December: WINTER BREAK
30 December: WINTER BREAK

6 January:
13 January:
20 January:
27 January:

3 February:
10 February: ACT Testing
17 February:
24 February:

3 March:
10 March: SAT Testing
17 March:
24 March:
31 March:

7 April:
14 April: ACT Testing
21 April:
28 April:
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Re: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

Post by rogerlin » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:27 pm

Arcadia would like to host either SoCal State Champs around March 25th.
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Re: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

Post by claireahn » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:25 am

Rancho Bernardo would like to host an NAQT tournament around January 6.
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Re: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:09 pm

Just a quick reminder that hosts planning to use NAQT questions should contact us ( to find out if we have a set available.
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Re: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

Post by dnlwng » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:04 am

Canyon Crest would also like to host Socal Champs, probably sometime in April.
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Re: Southern California 2017 - 2018 Scheduling Discussion

Post by Dominator » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:14 pm

Is there any interest in a mirror of Scobol Solo in Southern California? I used to coach/staff it when I was still in Chicago, and I think it could do well here.
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