SoCalQuizbowl.org was formed by a group of individuals dedicated to spreading knowledge and information about quizbowl in Southern California. We concentrate exclusively on events of interest to local middle school, high school, and college teams.
Jason Cheng is a graduate of UC San Diego. He led Arcadia High School (Los Angeles) to a 33rd-place finish at the 2013 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) and led UC San Diego to a 7th-place finish at the 2015 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT) and the 2015 ACF Nationals. Jason is a member of the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) and conducts tournament direction and outreach with the collegiate circuit.
Bob Stout is the Academic League and quizbowl coach at Madison High School (San Diego). Bob conducts tournament direction and outreach with the middle school circuit.
Eddie Kim is a member of the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE). He has written and edited tournaments for High School Academic Pyramidal Questions (HSAPQ) and the Academic Competition Federation (ACF).
Kady Hsu is a student at UC Berkeley. She was the co-president of Rancho Bernardo HS quizbowl from 2017-2019 as well as the co-founder of Bernardo Heights MS quizbowl. She organizes tournament schedules, conducts middle and high school outreach, directs tournaments, and maintains the site. Kady is the recipient of the 2018 Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award for her contributions to the circuit. She has also written for Early Fall Tournament.
Rohan Venkateswaran is a senior at Westview High school. As president of his quizbowl club, he has directed many tournaments. Rohan organizes the tournament schedule for the circuit and also conducts outreach to schools around Southern California.
Shahar Schwartz is a senior at Westview High School. Shahar is the author of many tournament write-ups. Shahar is extremely happy to have met numerous new friends through quizbowl not only in SoCal but across the nation as well.
For questions or information about college quizbowl, contact Jason Cheng at chengjason7 AT gmail DOT com.
For questions or information about high school quizbowl, contact Kady Hsu at kdhsu24 AT gmail DOT com.
For questions or information about middle school quizbowl, contact Bob Stout at bstout AT sandi DOT net.
For any other questions or comments about quizbowl, the Southern California circuit, or this website, email us at qb.socal AT gmail DOT com.
For information about Southern California high school quizbowl news and events, or to participate in discussions with other local quizbowlers, join the SoCal Quiz Bowl Facebook group.
For discussion of middle school, high school, and college quizbowl across the country, join the hsquizbowl.org forums.