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Post by Erogo » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:07 pm

Unfortunately, this tournament has been cancelled due to a lack of interest and what could have been a possible conflict with a city event. Hopefully we can see some of you guys at Carnal Embrace (our NAQT tournament) in January/February!

Arcadia Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce:

ASCII Two - Southern California’s Mirror of OLEFIN

LOCATION: Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Dr., Arcadia CA 91007.

The actual building/hall where the tournament will be held has yet to be determined. We'll probably know at least a week before the tournament, but we'll post sentries near the Student Services building on Campus Dr. to help guide any lost teams on the day of the tournament. A standard quiz bowl tournament breakfast of juice, milk and assorted pastries and bagels will be provided.

DATE: The tournament will be held on November 19th, 2011. Check-in begins at 8:30 am, and the first round should begin around 9 am. Schedules will be distributed at check-in.

FORMAT: The tournament will use the OLEFIN set by Thomas Jefferson High School. Each round will be run as untimed, 10-question halves with 20 questions total. Tiebreaker questions will be read whenever needed.

The OLEFIN set is a well-received regular high school set with difficulty on the conservative side.

Most teams would probably find it more difficult than Fall Novice and somewhat easier than NAQT’s IS sets, so it'd be a great set for all the newer San Diego County teams to play. But in any case it’s great practice for everyone.

OLEFIN set info:

Thomas Jefferson’s own OLEFIN tournament that happened on October 8th:

ELIGIBILITY: All high school students are welcome to attend.

$70 per team
-$10 for subsequent teams
-$5 per functional buzzer set
-$10 for competent moderator (even though we would probably have enough members of our own team to sufficiently staff this tourney)

Minimum fee: $50 per team

Please make checks payable to: Arcadia High School Quiz Bowl. Please do not make a check out to any other person or entity. Payment in check or cash will be due at the start of the tournament during registration. Should your team not be able to provide the payment at the designated time, and would like to send their registration fee in advance or at a later date, please contact the Tournament Director at carltjo 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 Carl Tjo. The advisor of this tournament will be Mr. Christopher Schultz. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please e-mail Carl Tjo at carltjo at with the following information:

1) Your school's name
2) Coach (or representative) name and e-mail address
3) The number of teams you are bringing
4) The number of FUNCTIONING buzzer systems you can bring to the tournament
5) Any moderators you have to offer

There is a tentative field cap of 16 teams. The field will be expanded if there is enough interest.

Updates about the tournament will primarily be posted online on the tournament announcement section on

Information regarding places to eat, directions to the school and directions to local eateries will be provided to all registered teams.

On behalf of the Arcadia High School Quiz Bowl Team, I thank you and
hope to see you on November 19th.

- Carl Tjo
Tournament Director, ASCII Two

FIELD UPDATES will be posted here:
Carl T.
Arcadia High School 2012