2019-2020 Middle School Tournament Calendar

This is the current Southern California middle school tournament schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. The dates and question sets are subject to change.

14 Dec Westview Invitational Novice Tournament for Earth Residents (WINTER) II Westview HS NAQT MS-31
4 Jan Bronco Bowl Jr. II Rancho Bernardo HS NAQT MS-32
8 – 10 May 2020 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) Chicago, IL 2019 NAQT MSNCT

2018-2019 Middle and High School Tournament Schedule

A tentative tournament schedule for the 2018-2019 season can be found at socalquizbowl.org/calendar. The calendar will be updated regularly to reflect any changes. For the upcoming season, please remember the following:

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.  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 (†).

If there are any questions or comments, please be sure to contact me at kdhsu24@gmail.com.

I wish you all a good season! Good luck!


Edit: The post previously stated that the highest ranked not yet qualified team at SoCal States would qualify for HSNCT. However, this is untrue, and the has been edited to reflect these changes.