Qualifying Tournaments

Celebrating after competition

NorCal Qualifying Tournaments

In Northern California, we run competitions based on a Qualifying Tournament model which helps make tournaments more accessible to all teams. Teams can participate in the Qualifying Tournament of their choice, subject to availability. Teams can choose a tournament based on the most convenient time or location, rather than having to compete on a specific date or at a specific venue.

Tournament Logistics
Paperwork Tips

Qualifying Tournament #1

Saturday, February 3, Natomas High School, Sacramento


Qualifying Tournament #2

Saturday, February 10, Edna Hill Middle School, Brentwood


Questions? Contact our Events Director.

Coaches & Teams
Judges & Volunteers
  • How are Spontaneous Problems Chosen for Competitions?
    Approximately ⅓ of your final calculated score is based on Spontaneous. Practice, practice, practice…AND…Have fun realizing that on-the-spot creativity can be helped along with advanced prep!
  • Good News! You Can Modify.
    This is when teams are re-evaluating their solutions in light of their experiences at their Qualifying Tournament. And yes, you have the opportunity to make adjustments to your solution given what you learned.
  • Time to Celebrate!
    Congratulations! You and your team did it! As you know by now, just getting your team to the tournament and overcoming all the challenges before, during and after competition is QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!