Middle school quizbowl in Southern California is an active and competitive circuit, making it a great environment for schools looking to start new teams. Like many high school tournaments, middle school tournaments in Southern California operate under the rules and question sets of National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).
For the 2017 – 2018 school year, we plan to organize three middle school tournaments. As preparation for the Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) in May, the third of these tournaments will sport a Varsity division and a Junior Varsity division, with teams in the Varsity division having the opportunity to play high school questions against high school teams.
The tournament coordinator for the middle school circuit in Southern California is Bob Stout, the quizbowl coach at Madison High School. Teams interested in hosting or attending a tournament should contact him at bstout AT sandi DOT net.
Teams that finish in the top 15% of the overall field at a tournament qualify for the MSNCT. Teams that fail to qualify can apply for wildcard bids, in which NAQT will individually consider a team’s ability and may offer that team a spot at the MSNCT.
|Date||Tournament Name||Host Location||Question Set|
|16 Dec||MEMES I*||Scripps Ranch HS||MS #24|
|17 Feb||North Hollywood Middle School Invitational*||North Hollywood HS||MS #23|
|21 April||PPT I*||Canyon Crest Academy||U: NAQT IS #175A
L: NAQT MS #25
|11 – 13 May||Middle School National Championship Tournament||Chicago, IL||2018 NAQT MSNCT|