High School Event Calendar 2017-2018

Southern California maintains one of the most active quizbowl circuits in the nation. On average, there is one tournament every month, spread all around the region, from La Jolla to North Hollywood.

Tournaments which use question sets produced by NAQT qualify the top fifteen percent (15%) of teams to the annual Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) in early May, or to the High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) in late May, depending on the question set. Additionally, the annual NAQT State Championship gives qualification to the highest-placed team that has not already qualified for the HSNCT. MSNCT- and HSNCT-qualifying tournaments are notated on the schedule with an asterisk (*).

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) also hosts a smaller, more rigorous national tournament called the National Scholastic Championship (NSC). PACE individually contacts exemplary tournament hosts to designate them as affiliated events that qualify a top percentage of teams to the NSC. NSC-qualifying tournaments are notated on the schedule with a dagger (†).

Date Tournament Name Host Location Question Set
21 Oct IHOP VII *† Irvine HS V: IS-170
JV: IS-169A
28 Oct Triton Fall UCSD Maryland Fall
18 Nov Issa Tournament Rancho Bernardo HS IS-171A
16 Dec DNE *† Del Norte HS IS-172
6 Jan Bronco Bowl III *† Rancho Bernardo HS V: IS-168
JV: IS-167A
13 Jan OASIS *† Olympian HS SSNCT-17
10 Feb Beaver Fever Caltech IS-173A
24 Feb Triton Winter UCSD Harvard Fall Tournament
17 Mar ReKT † Westview HS V: FACTS
JV: SCOP Novice 8
24 Mar NAQT State Championship *† Arcadia HS IS-174
7 Apr Cobalt III *† La Jolla HS SCT-18
21 Apr PPT I Canyon Crest Academy U: NAQT IS #175A
L: NAQT MS #25
19 May Triton Spring UCSD BHSAT
20 May Triton Pre-Nats UCSD DII ICT
25-27 May High School National Championship Tournament Atlanta, GA 2018 NAQT HSNCT
2-3 Jun National Scholastic Championship Washington, D.C. 2018 PACE NSC