CaVIAR II @ Canyon Crest Academy [3/4/17]

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CaVIAR II @ Canyon Crest Academy [3/4/17]

Post by qiu621 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:44 pm

CCA Quizbowl is excited to announce CaVIAR II, a regular-difficulty tournament with Varsity and JV divisions.

LOCATION: Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, CA 92130. The matches will be held on the first floor, in the D and E buildings. A map of the campus is available here. We recommend you park in the area labeled "P2".

DATE: The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. Check-in will begin at 8:00 am in E101, and the first round should begin around 9 am. Schedules and roster confirmation sheets will be available after check-in.

FORMAT: The tournament will have two separate divisions: a JV division (for new or less experienced teams) and a Varsity division (the PACE qualifiers). The JV division will use NAQT IS-163A, while the Varsity division will use Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT XI). The tournament will adhere to official NAQT rules—with the exception that each round will run as two untimed, 10-question halves—with a preliminary round robin followed by reseeding based on results from the round robin phase. Seeding in the individual sub-brackets will be determined by the overall win-loss record. Ties for reseedings will be resolved based on points per game, followed by points per bonus.

Because this is not an NAQT tournament, this tournament will not serve as a qualifier for the 2017 HSNCT (High School National Championship Tournament) held May 26-28 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This tournament is PACE Platinum certified, meaning that the top 25% of the teams in the field will qualify for the 2017 PACE NSC held June 10-11 in Chicago.

ELIGIBILITY: All high school students are welcome to play in the Varsity division. Players who have less than two years of experience and have never been to a national tournament are eligible to play in the JV division. New teams may compete in either division.

Base fee = $80 for one team, $70 after the first

Discounts will be given as follows:
-$5 for each fully-functional buzzer system (must have at least four working buzzers on both sides)
-$5 for traveling distances over 50 miles, one-way, according to Google Maps
-$50 (new school discount) for any school that has competed in no more than 3 decent mACF-style or NAQT tournaments within the past year

Minimum fee = $60 per non-new team, $10 per new team

Please make checks payable to: CCA Quizbowl. Please do not make checks out to any other person or entity. Checks or cash will be due at the start of the tournament during registration.

REGISTRATION: The tournament director is Jeffrey Qiu. The adviser of this tournament will be Mr. Brian Shay. If you are interested in attending, sign up through this form:

Preliminary field cap: 32 teams

Updates of the tournament will be made primarily through the SoCal Quiz Bowl Facebook group as well as this forum.

FOOD: A light breakfast will be provided in E101. The shopping center across Village Center Loop Drive (about a 5-10 minute walk away) has dining options such as Panera Bread, Trader Joe's, Fresh Brothers, and Luna Grill.

Please send any inquiries to

We hope to see you there!
Jeffrey Qiu
Canyon Crest Academy '18

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Re: CaVIAR II @ Canyon Crest Academy [3/4/17]

Post by qiu621 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:41 pm

Field: (as of 3/1/2017)

Varsity Division (10):

Rancho Bernardo (1)
Torrey Pines (1)
Westview (1)
La Jolla (2)
Del Norte (1)
Arcadia (2)
Los Alamitos (1)
Cathedral (1)

Standard Division (12):

San Dieguito (1)
Rancho Bernardo (2)
University City (1)
Torrey Pines (2)
Carlsbad (1)
Westview (1)
Northwood (1)
Del Norte (2)
Canyon Crest (1)
Jeffrey Qiu
Canyon Crest Academy '18