DATE/TIME: The tournament will be held on Sunday, 30 April 2017. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM, and matches will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Teams will be required to attend a mandatory informational meeting at 8:45 AM.
LOCATION: The tournament will be held on the campus of Madison High School, located at 4833 Doliva Dr, San Diego, CA 92117. Teams will meet in the cafeteria, and games will be held in the 100, 200, 300, and 400 buildings.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT: The tournament will have two separate divisions. The lower division will use NAQT MS-22, and is suitable for middle school teams of all skill level. The upper division will use NAQT IS-165A, and is suitable for novice high school teams and motivated nationals-caliber middle school teams. Both divisions will adhere to official NAQT rules, with the exception that matches will be run as untimed halves of ten questions each. The top 15% of middle school teams will qualify for the 2017 Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT), with all upper division-teams ranked above all lower division-teams for the sake of qualification. The tournament is not a qualifier for the 2017 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT).
ELIGIBILITY: All middle school students are eligible to play in any division. All high school students in grades 9 or 10 (or equivalent) are eligible to play in the upper division. High school students are not eligible to play in the lower division. At the tournament director's sole discretion, particularly talented individuals may have their eligibility in the upper division restricted on the basis of factors including but not limited to skill level and previous tournament performances.
REGISTRATION: Teams must register for the tournament by emailing Bob Stout at [email protected] with the following information:
- The total number of teams
- The total number of buzzer systems, if any
- The total number of moderators, if any
- The total number of scorekeepers, if any
- A contact name and phone number
The registration fee for the tournament is as follows:
+$60 per team
-$10 (off of total school cost) for each fully-functioning buzzer system
-$20 (off of total school cost) for each competent moderator
-$5 (off of total school cost) for each competent scorekeeper
-$5 (off of total school cost) for every fifty (50) miles travelled according to Google Maps
-$20 (off of total school cost) for each new team that attends the tournament due to a referral
New schools will pay a flat $20 per team. The minimum fee for each school is $10. All payment will be handled on-site on the day of the tournament. The tournament director reserves the right to award or deny any discount or fee for any reason.
The current tournament field can be found at this page.
INQUIRIES: Any inquiries can be resolved by emailing the tournament director at [email protected].