California Cup at UC Berkeley (April 19-JV Only)

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California Cup at UC Berkeley (April 19-JV Only)

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The UC Berkeley Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce that we will be holding the second annual California Cup, a series of four tournaments. The final JV division of this year's Cal Cup will be held on *Saturday, April 19*.

We hope to attract many teams from across the state and possibly elsewhere. We will guarantee teams a high number of games (8 or more) per tournament and will make provisions so that teams are able to play others of the same skill level after preliminary rounds.

We will be running these tournaments on high-quality question sets that have been vetted by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE). The sets that will be used are the Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl, NAQT Invitational Series #130, the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament, and the Maggie Walker GSAC XXI. The top teams in each tournament will qualify for the 2014 PACE National Scholastics Championship (NSC), which will be held on May 24-25 at the Reston Hyatt in Reston, Virginia. Additionally, teams that perform well on NAQT sets during the California Cup will qualify for the 2014 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), held May 31-June 1 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel near Chicago, Illinois.

There will be individual results for each tournament as well as a cumulative result. We will split the field into junior varsity and varsity divisions and evaluate each separately. After the cup results are tallied, we will crown a California Cup state champion! There will be book prizes and gift cards for the highest-performing teams and individual scorers at each tournament, and other prizes are in store for the top California Cup teams. When calculating final Cup standings, we will count the top three performances by each team, allowing teams to account for extenuating circumstances at one tournament. Teams that register for the entire series of tournaments will be eligible for prizes at the end. With four guaranteed tournaments and plenty of gameplay, this series will offer the best prizes, value, and national qualification opportunities available anywhere in the state!

Entry Fees:
Base fee per team for package of all four tournaments: $250
If your school played zero Cal Cup events last year: -$50
Buzzer discount: -$10 per tournament
Staff discount: -$10 per tournament (if needed)
Travel discount: -$25 per 75 miles one-way (determined by Google Maps)
Registering for a single tournament: $90
New school registering for a single tournament: $65
Minimum entry fee: $20 per tournament

*Buzzers and staff discounts apply on an as-needed, first-come, first-serve basis. When registering, please detail how many staff and/or buzzers you may be able to bring. As the tournament approaches, we will let you know whether they are needed or not. Payment will be taken at registration; please make checks payable to Tanay Kothari.

We are setting a tentative field cap of 40 teams. There is no maximum to the number of teams each school may bring. We will likely be able to expand if there is enough interest, but until that point, we will accept teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fields can fill fast, so sign up soon to reserve your slot! To register, please send an email to [email protected]. Our website is http://californiacupquizbowl.wordpress.com/. The registration deadline for Cal Cup #2 is Wednesday, November 20. Please bring the cash or check for full payment of the series of tournaments to the first tournament and make it out to Tanay Kothari. You can still pay the base fee $250 for three tournaments if you register by the second tournament.

Thank you for your interest, and please spread the word to other high schools that are interested in quiz bowl or are heavily involved in other academic events like Debate, AcaDeca, or Science Bowl. We look forward to an exciting year of academic competition!

The UC Berkeley Quiz Bowl Club is a student group acting independently of the University of California. The student organization is the host of the California Cup and takes full responsibility for the guests.

April 19 [JV Only] (28):
Albany (2)
Amador Valley
Bellarmine
Challenger-Berryessa
Davis (2)
Deer Valley
Diablo Vista
Dublin
Escobar (2)
Gale Ranch
Grasshoppers
Guilder (2)
Haarlem (3)
Lowell (2)
Moreau Catholic
Pacific Grove (2)
Stuart Hall (2)
Valley Christian (2)

Field last updated 4/17-- NK
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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JV prelim standings:

1. Amador Valley C (5-0)
2. Lafayette (4-1)
3. Palo Alto B (3-2)
4. Pacific Grove (1-4)
5. Escobar E (1-4)
6. Rio Americano (1-4)

1. Escobar C (5-0)
2. Amador Valley B (4-1)
3. Deer Valley A (2-3)
4. Harker B (2-3)
5. Valley Christian (2-3)
6. Dougherty Valley B (0-5)

1. Davis (5-0)
2. Dougherty Valley A (4-1)
3. Lowell (3-2)
4. Escobar D (2-3)
5. Bellarmine C (1-4)
6. Deer Valley B (0-5)

Stats to follow soon.

Unconfirmed rumors have reached the JV control room that Arcadia, Bellarmine A, and Escobar A have generated a circle-of-death in varsity.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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bt_green_warbler wrote: Stats to follow soon.
JV prelim stats

Round 6 (first round of playoffs in JV) is in progress now.

Varsity is playing a ten-team round robin.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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Congrats to Amador C which cleared the field with 9-0 to win the JV section of Cal Cup #1. A big thanks goes out to all of the moderators and scorekeepers. We'll see everyone on November 23 for Cal Cup #2 !

Results and stats from JV: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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In varsity, Bellarmine A defeated Arcadia in a one-game final. Full stats will be available soon.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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I noticed that Arcadia and Bellarmine B somehow played each other in round 12 without hearing any tossups.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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Good catch. That will be fixed.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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There's a private discussion thread set up for this set which you can access through your User Control Panel. It's getting heard by more than 100 teams next weekend, so if there's any issues to fix, now would be a good time to know! Thanks.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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The varsity division of the November 23rd California Cup tournament will be using NAQT IS #130 rather than the previously announced IS #128.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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Congratulations to today's California Cup champions! In varsity, Bellarmine A defeated Escobar 360-325 in a one-game final. In JV, Davis A defeated Albany A 430-195 in a one-game final.

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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sat, Nov 9 / Sat, Nov 23)

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The November 23rd California Cup tournament has been gold-certified by PACE. Congratulations to Bellarmine and Escobar on qualifying for NSC!
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Sun, Jan 19 / Sat, Feb 1)

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This past week we learned that we are not able to reserve enough rooms for Cal Cup #3 on January 19 so we are *moving the JV division to Saturday, April 19*. The Varsity division games will still occur on Sunday, January 19. We will have a field cap of 12 for Varsity.

Cal Cup #4 will still occur (JV and Varsity) on Saturday, February 1.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Jan 19 / Feb 1 / Apr 12)

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Congrats to Bellarmine A for winning the Varsity division of Cal Cup #3 today at UC Berkeley! A big thanks to our moderators and staffers and thanks to Maggie Walker for letting us use their set. Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Jan 19 / Feb 1 / Apr 12)

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Note that the order-of-finish on the database is slightly off because of tiebreakers and playoff brackets.

The correct order-of-finish is this:

1. Bellarmine A (8-2)
t2. Amador Valley (6-4)
t2. Menlo (6-4; won tiebreaker into the upper playoff bracket)
4. Bellarmine B (5-5)
5. Foothill (4-3; lost playoff tiebreaker)
6. Palo Alto (3-4)
7. Escobar (2-5)
8. Mills (0-7)
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (Jan 19 / Feb 1 / Apr 12)

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JV Prelim Stats Here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... v_prelims/
Varsity Prelim Stats Here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... y_prelims/

Congrats to Davis A for winning the JV division of Cal Cup #4 with a record of 11-0!
Full JV stats/results here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /jv_final/

Congrats to Bellarmine A for winning the Varsity division of Cal Cup #4!
Full Varsity stats/results here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ty_finals/

A big thanks to all of our staffers!
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Re: California Cup at UC Berkeley (April 19-JV Only)

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Congrats to Davis A for winning a thrilling final over Guilder A to win the Berkeley Novice tournament! A great job to Davis for winning all 4 JV Cal Cup tournaments! Great job to Julian from Davis for being the top scorer! A big thanks to all of the Berkeley and team staffers!

Full stats/results here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ts/finals/
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