2011 NAQT Northern California Championship
2011 Apr. 23
The results of the tournament are as follows: Bellarmine A won the tournament with a record of 11-0, defeating the second place finishers Mission San Jose A in a final match 400-225. In third place was Bellarmine B followed by Mills High School. The top 10 individual scorers were:
Nikhil, Bellarmine A, 116.67 PPG
Richard, MSJ A, 68.33 PPG
Sameer, Bellarmine B, 60.83 PPG
Jeffery Li, MSJ A, 59.17 PPG
Garrett, Mills, 54.17 PPG
Ankit, Bellarmine A, 37.50 PPG
Phil, Bellarmine A, 31.67 PPG
Emilio, Bellarmine C, 31.67 PPG
Anurag, Mills, 25.00 PPG
Jonathan, MSJ B, 22.60 PPG
Mills High School (1 teams)
Mission San Jose High School (2 teams)
Concord High School (1 team)
Bellarmine High School (3 teams)
On Saturday, April 23, 2011, the Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will host the
NAQT Northern California Championship for high school quiz bowl teams.
All high school teams from Northern California are invited.
The tournament is an NAQT qualifier; the top 15% of the field will qualify
for the NAQT 2011 High School
National Championship Tournament. In addition, the highest-placed team that has not already qualified for HSNCT will qualify at this state championship.
Team and individual prizes will be awarded to top finishers.
The questions will be "Invitational Series 105" from NAQT. They should be enjoyable for the top
teams but should also be suitable for less-experienced teams.
Here is a sample packet. Each tossup
question starts out hard but gets easier as it goes on. Most tossups
should be answerable by the end of the question. Bonuses are more challenging, but your team
gets to work together on them.
All teams from Northern California high schools are invited. There is no limit to the number of
teams a school can send, and we encourage sending multiple teams instead of
sending teams with alternates. Each team must
consist of players from the same high school. Only four team members may
play at once, but substitutions may be made at half-time or during timeouts. Teams with
fewer than four players are fine.
The tournament will be in untimed "tossup/bonus" format, with 10-question
halves. The exact schedule of the tournament depends on how many teams
register, but teams should expect to play at least 7 games. We will
attempt to balance preliminary brackets, if bracketing is necessary.
Location and Time
The tournament will start at 9:00am and may run as late as 6pm (though we
hope and expect to finish earlier). Please be at the tournament by 9:00am sharp;
we'll check-in, have a brief rules meeting, and then start play
as soon as the rules meeting is over. Teams arriving late risk forfeiting
matches. The tournament will be held on the Stanford campus, in Old Union and Nitery buildings, which are behind the Tressider Student Union, off of Lagunita Drive. Teams and
helpers should check-in at Old Union, room 216.
(As per NAQT policy, these fees include a complete copy of the tournament
questions for each school.)
$85 for the first team from a non-new(*) school
$75 for each additional team from a non-new(*) school
$50 for each team from a new(*) school
-$5 discount per working buzzer system that you bring (This discount may be limited and must be claimed in email by the registration deadline.)
-$15 discount per school for early registration (complete, final info
submitted by 11:59PM on April 12, 2011)
-$10 discount per tournament volunteer we actually use (Since we won't know
until check-in time whether we need volunteers, these should be people who will
accompany your team anyway.)
+$10 penalty per team for late registration (after 11:59PM on April 21).
Late registration must be approved by the tournament director.
(*) A new school is one which has not attended a
weekend quiz bowl tournament during the '09-'10 or '10-'11 school years. Quiz
Kids and weeknight BAAL matches don't count against you.
All teams must register via email. The deadline to
register (or cancel) is 11:59PM on April 21. To
register, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. your school name
2. the number of teams you're bringing
3. whether you are a "new" school (see above)
4. the number of working buzzer systems you plan to
bring (these discounts are first-come-first-served)
5. whether you are registering early, on-time, or late
6. a cell-phone number we can use to contact your team on the tournament morning (if you have one)
Please let us know if money problems are keeping your team from
attending. Consider registering early to save money and make our planning
easier! And please, please don't cancel at the last minute.
Payment will be due at check-in. You can pay in cash or with a check made
out to "Stanford Quiz Bowl Club". Teams who don't pay on the day of the
event will be subject to a $20 late payment penalty, unless prior
arrangements have been made.
Parking and Directions
Teams should park in or near the Tressider Union parking lot near Lagunita Drive. For
directions to campus we suggest that you click
here and use the "Get Directions" feature to generate custom
directions to "580 Lagunita Drive, Stanford CA", which is near where you
should park. Since it's a weekend, parking should be plentiful and free,
but be sure to check the signs! (Some parking spots are restricted even
on weekends.) Note that Serra Street / Serra Mall is blocked off, so you
can't drive down it.
We will *not* be providing food for the teams or coaches. This
should help us avoid cleaning charges for the rooms, so players and
coaches should bring a lunch or bring lunch money ($10 or less). We
recommend teams go to Tresidder Union (burgers, Mexican food, Subway, etc.). Please be sure to be back from lunch at the
designated time (we'll announce that time during the round preceding lunch).
Updates about the tournament, including the registration info we have for each team, will be posted on this webpage.