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Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by kady » Thu May 16, 2019 1:28 pm

My time organizing Southern California Quizbowl is coming to a close, and I just want to start by thanking everyone for the most amazing last few quizbowl seasons! Quizbowl has definitely become a community that I love and feel such a sense of belonging in, and it has definitely played a big role in shaping the last 3 years of my life. Our friend Rohan Venkateswaran will be directing SoCal Quizbowl next season. After summer, he will be our main person of contact for the HS and MS circuits for this upcoming season! He can be reached via Facebook and/or at rohan02.us@gmail.com


With that being said, I would like the start getting the ball rolling for next year’s schedule. Let’s aim to have around one tournament a month for the high school circuit, and three tournaments total for the middle school circuit. We also should try to have 3 NHBB tournaments this season with one in OC, SD, and LA. Additionally, let’s do our best to avoid hosting tournaments on major holidays, SAT, and ACT dates. Two tournaments should not be hosted on the same day, whether it be NHBB+HS, HS+MS, or MS+NHBB. A shortage in staffers and/or buzzers would not be good.

If your school is interested in hosting a tournament, please reply to this post below and comment what date as well as a few backup dates that your school would be interested in hosting on. Prospective hosts, please keep in mind a few things for this season:
  • If you are a school with a smaller quizbowl program, finding a sufficient number of staffers will be a challenge. Ideally, field sizes should be no less than 10-12, allowing schools and teams more opportunities to compete. Pulling staffers from non quizbowl programs (i.e. NHS, Key Club) is OK, but you MUST make sure they know the rules in and out before the day of the tournament, not the morning of.
  • On the topic of field sizes, PLEASE be sure to DO OUTREACH. If you do not email teams, message people, post on the Facebook group, or announce your tournament at least 1.5 months ahead of time, you may struggle filling up your field. Announcing tournaments late and a lack of outreach harms the growth of the circuit as it makes it significantly more difficult for newer teams to register and prepare for a tournament last minute. Our circuit grows and thrives with new teams and bigger tournaments, please announce tournaments early and do outreach!
  • Want to host a tournament but you’re unsure if you will be able to do it all? There are numerous resources on socalquizbowl.org for new and experienced hosts. Please be sure to refer to the tournament hosting guides as they have a lot of incredibly helpful and crucial information!
Feel free to contact me (kdhsu24@gmail.com) with any questions, concerns or comments! I hope you all have the best season!
Kady Hsu
Rancho Bernardo '19
Berkeley '23
https://socalquizbowl.org/

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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by kady » Thu May 16, 2019 1:31 pm

This post is reserved for a season schedule.

7 September:
14 September: ACT
21 September:
28 September:

5 October: SAT
12 October:
19 October:
26 October: ACT

2 November: SAT
9 November:
16 November:
23 November:
30 November: THANKSGIVING

7 December: SAT
14 December: ACT
21 December: WINTER BREAK
28 December: WINTER BREAK

4 January:
11 January:
18 January:
25 January:

1 February:
8 February: ACT
15 February:
22 February:
29 February:

7 March:
14 March: SAT
21 March:
28 March:

4 April: ACT
11 April:
18 April:
25 April:

2 May: SAT
9 May:
16 May:
23 May:
30 May:
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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by trandysan » Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 pm

I'd like to host a middle school tournament at RB on January 4th. Some backup dates are February 15th, 22th, and 29th. Thanks!
Sandy Tran
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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by goldskies7120 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:56 pm

Can we (Del Norte) do January 11 or 18 for a double-div (DNE III) and sometime in April (maybe 11th) for a varsity tournament?
Keerthana Sundar
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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by vrohan » Thu May 16, 2019 11:37 pm

For Westview, I’m thinking of hosting WINTER II (MS) in late November or early December. I also want to run 2 one-division tournaments instead of our usual two-division tournament. I’m thinking of a JV-only tournament run on SCOP Novice in September or October, and then ReKT III on a housewrite in March as usual.
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Westview High '20

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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by TheScientists » Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 pm

kady wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:28 pm
We also should try to have 3 NHBB tournaments this season with one in OC, SD, and LA.
Regarding having 3 NHBB events, would the OC event be running B Set, or C Set?
My two cents here, but an OC event isn't really gonna be ideal to have simply cause the "local" OC circuit is pretty miniscule compared to SD or LA.
Say if a tournament were hosted in OC, it'll be best to have it on C Set to attract more teams from the OC area.
Ameya S. - Laurel Springs School (2017-)

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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by TheScientists » Fri May 24, 2019 4:01 pm

On another note - how many HSNCT qualifying events will be in SoCal?
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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by joshxu » Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 am

TheScientists wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 4:01 pm
On another note - how many HSNCT qualifying events will be in SoCal?
There are usually tournaments run on every IS set in the season, so probably at least four. In years past there have also been SSNCT and SCT D-2 mirrors in SoCal.
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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by kady » Wed May 29, 2019 3:08 pm

TheScientists wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 3:52 pm
kady wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:28 pm
We also should try to have 3 NHBB tournaments this season with one in OC, SD, and LA.
Regarding having 3 NHBB events, would the OC event be running B Set, or C Set?
My two cents here, but an OC event isn't really gonna be ideal to have simply cause the "local" OC circuit is pretty miniscule compared to SD or LA.
Say if a tournament were hosted in OC, it'll be best to have it on C Set to attract more teams from the OC area.
The OC area would just be a better drive for people in LA. Finding a host there may be challenging, but I think the goal here is centralized location. This could also be a decent opportunity for outreach as we used to have a decent number of active OC schools.

I'd agree with OC being run on the C set.
Kady Hsu
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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by kady » Wed May 29, 2019 3:12 pm

Dates for WV, RB, and DN look pretty good. Please book those dates in the fall! Still looking for some OC+LA hosts, let's try to have at 2-3 tournaments in LA and maybe 1-2 in OC so we can grow this circuit!
Kady Hsu
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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by vrohan » Thu May 30, 2019 5:41 pm

TheScientists wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 4:01 pm
On another note - how many HSNCT qualifying events will be in SoCal?
For the record, this past year we ran events with every IS set, along with SSNCT. I plan to ensure the same thing happens next year, possibly with SCT DII or ICT being mirrored as well if possible.
Rohan Venkateswaran
Black Mountain Middle '16
Westview High '20

Co-Coach, Meadowbrook Middle 2017-

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Re: Southern California 2019-2020 Scheduling Discussion

Post by Shion » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:35 pm

For North Hollywood, we would like to host a two-division IS tournament on February 22 or 29th.
Shion Murakawa
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