Letter from NOSB to Sea Lion Bowl Coaches and Teams

Dear Sea Lion Bowl Coaches,

Like all of you, we wish all Sea Lion Bowl teams could compete in 2014. We have a short-term solution, but unfortunately not all affected teams will get to compete in 2014. Interested teams may enter a lottery for a chance to compete at the LA Surf Bowl (Pasadena, CA) or the Salmon Bowl (Corvallis, OR). This means teams will be chosen randomly based on the number of additional teams these two bowls can support.

Below are the rules and instructions for team relocation to the LA Surf Bowl in Pasadena, CA or the Salmon Bowl in Corvallis, OR for 2014:

  •   Please note that per NOSB national rules, ALL requests (no matter the reason) to switch to another regional bowl must be approved by the National
    Office. Therefore, Sea Lion Bowl teams hoping to relocate to the LA Surf Bowl or Salmon Bowl MUST contact the National Office BY NOVEMBER 15th at nosb@oceanleadership.org. PLEASE DO NOT contact the individual bowl RCs.
  • Only ONE team per high school can be entered into the lottery.
  •  The LA Surf Bowl can accept 6 teams (please note this number may be reduced) to

    compete on March 15th. The Salmon Bowl can accept 6 teams to compete on

    March 1st.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Teams will be responsible for paying their own travel costs to either

    the LA Surf Bowl or the Salmon Bowl. Additional funding for team travel is not

    available at this time.

  • NOSB staff will collect the contact information of interested teams and determine

    the geographical division of teams for relocation (so that an equal number of interested teams are split between the LA Surf and Salmon Bowls, also taking into consideration travel distance).

  • All teams interested in relocating will be placed in either the LA Bowl lottery OR the Salmon Bowl lottery. All teams will be informed by the national office staff regarding which lottery they are placed in. The team names picked randomly from a hat will be relocated to either the LA Surf or Sea Lion Bowl. Unfortunately this means some Sea Lion Bowl teams will not get to compete in 2014. However, this is the best option we have given the reduction in funding for 2014 and the capacity of these two regional competitions.
  •  The contact information from the teams chosen in the lotteries will be passed on to the appropriate Regional Coordinator, allowing them to inform teams of specific details including registration, dates, times, locations, etc. Teams that were NOT chosen in the lotteries will be contacted either by the appropriate Regional Coordinator or a member of the national office staff.
  • Any team that does not follow the rules and approaches the LA Surf Bowl or Salmon Bowl RCs directly instead of going through the national office for relocation will be disqualified

**2014 SEA LION BOWL CANCELLED**

DUE TO BUDGET CUTS, THE SEA LION BOWL WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE IN 2014. 

NOSB IS OPTIMISTIC THAT THE COMPETITION WILL RESUME IN 2015.

IF YOUR TEAM IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN ANOTHER CALIFORNIA BOWL, PLEASE GO TO: http://nosb.org/competitions-2/regional-competition-map/california/ AND READ THE RULES UNDER “SEA LION BOWL”.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SEA LION BOWL!

HAVE A WONDERFUL SCHOOL YEAR!

Congratulations to the Albany High School Team for Winning the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl!

Congratulations to the Albany High School Team for Winning the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl!

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The Sea Lion Bowl winning team, Albany High School, will be going to the National Finals in Milwaukee, WI, April 18-21, 2013.

The teams that competed in the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl are as follows:
Varsity
Albany High School (Albany) – 1st Place, Varsity
Campolindo High School (Moraga)
Campolindo High School- B (Moraga)
June Jordan School for Equity (San Francisco)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (San Francisco)
Lowell High School (San Francisco) – Team Spirit, Varsity
Lowell High School- B (San Francisco)
Lynbrook High School (San Jose)
Mira Loma High School (Sacramento)
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont) – 2nd Place, Varsity
Oakland High School (Oakland) – 4th Place, Varsity
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (San Francisco)- Sportsmanship, Varsity
San Lorenzo High School (San Lorenzo)
Santa Teresa High School (San Jose)
Sierra High School (Tollhouse) – 3rd Place, Varsity
Tokay High (Lodi)

Junior Varsity
Albany High School (Albany)
Independent Learning Center (Woodland) with Tokay High School – Team Spirit, Junior Varsity
June Jordan School for Equity( San Francisco)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (San Francisco)
Mission San Jose High School (Fremont) – 1st Place, Junior Varsity
Mira Loma High School (Sacramento)
Oakland High School (Oakland) – 2nd Place, Junior Varsity
Sierra High School (Tollhouse) – Sportsmanship, Junior Varsity

Congratulations to all on a job well done!

Sea Lion Bowl – February 9th, 2013 – ARE YOU READY?

Are you ready for Sea Lion Bowl 2013 on February 9th?
Do you need a map? SLB 2013 Map (.pdf)
Do you need a schedule? SLB 2013 Schedule (.pdf)
Do you need the Round Robin schedule? Round Robin (.pdf)

We’ll see you starting with team check-in at 7:45 am at San Francisco State University Hensill Hall.
There will be a brief welcome at 8:30 and we’ll start the competition at 9am.

Our Competing Teams Include:

Division 1 – Varsity
Campolindo High School- B (CAMPB)
Independent Learning Center (ILC)
Lowell High School (LOWL)
Mira Loma High School (MIRA)
Mission San Jose (MSN)
Oakland High (OAK)
San Lorenzo High School (SNLR)
Sierra High School (SERA)

Division 2 – Varsity
Albany High School (ALB)
Campolindo High School (CAMP)
June Jordan School for Equity (JUNE)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (LICK)
Lynbrook High School (LYNB)
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (RUTH)
Santa Teresa High School (STTR)
Tokay High (TOKA)

Division 3 – Junior Varsity
Albany (ALBJV)
June Jordan School for Equity (JUNEJV)
Lick-Wilmerding High School (LICKJV)
Lowell High School (LOWLJV)
Mission San Jose (MSNJV)
Oakland High – Team B (OAKBJV)
Oakland High – Team C (OAKCJV)
Sierra High School (SERAJV)

We’ll see you Saturday!

Volunteer at the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl!

The Northern California Sea Lion Bowl is taking place one month from today at San Francisco State University!

There is still time to sign up to volunteer! 

Why volunteer? You will be inspired by the academic excellence and ocean science knowledge of amazing young people, feel great about helping to ensure an exciting and inspirational experience for these potential future scientists, get to work with other ocean science enthusiasts and professionals, and get your very own Sea Lion Bowl T-Shirt!

The time commitment is relatively short: it includes a training session (half day, meal provided) and the day of the competition (Saturday, February 9th- breakfast, lunch and dinner provided).

All volunteers must plan to attend at least one training session, ideally including a team practice, to get the best feel for the actual competition

Last Saturday Training and Scrimmage Date:

February 2, 2013 from 10am-3pm at SF State’s Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC)

Evening Trainings (no scrimmage):

Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6pm-9pm at RTC

*JUST ADDED*: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 6pm-9pm at SFSU

**To sign up please go to: 2013 SLB Volunteer Sign Up **

2013 Sea Lion Bowl Varsity League Teams Selected!

It is our pleasure to announce the 16 Teams for the Varsity League of the 2013 Sea Lion Bowl:

 1. Albany High School

 2. Campolindo High School

 3. Independent Learning Center

 4. June Jordan School for Equity

 5. Lick-Wilmerding High School

 6. Lowell High School

 7. Lynbrook High School

 8. Mira Loma High School

 9. Mission San Jose High School

 10. Oakland High School

 11. Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

 12. San Lorenzo High School

 13. Santa Teresa High School

 14. Sierra High School

 15. Tokay High School

 16. Campolindo B (selected by lottery due to an open spot)

 

If your team is participating, it is time to think about scrimmage dates!

The last scrimmage of the year will take place at SFSU this Saturday, December 1st from 10am-3:30pm.

There will be two more scrimmages next year: January 19th at SFSU and Feb 2 at RTC (may change to another Marin County location).

It is important to emphasize that students *do not * need to practice before scrimmages- the sole purpose of scrimmages is for them to practice!

So please don’t wait until the last scrimmage to participate!! Come to as many as possible so you can best benefit from the Sea Lion Bowl experience!

If you haven’t done so already, please go to the Scrimmage Sign Up Form and let us know when you can attend and how many students will be coming!

 

We are still in the process of selecting teams for the JV League and will notify everyone once a decision is made!

Tati & Brandy