And the 2015 winners are . . .

Varsity      

1st            Mission San Jose High A, Fremont

2nd           Lynbrook High A, San Jose

3rd            Mountain View High, Mountain View

4th           Campolindo High A, Moraga

Junior Varsity  

1st            Mission San Jose High B, Fremont

2nd           Campolindo High B, Moraga

Sportsmanship    Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, San Francisco

Team Spirit   Albany High A, Albany

Photos of winners, all teams and the competition are up!

Schedule for Feb 28, 2015

7:45 AM          Registration & Breakfast …………..……………………………………….…..………… Huang Lobby

8:00                 Volunteer Meeting …………………………………………………………………..…………… Huang 18

8:15 – 8:45     Welcome ……………………………………………………………………………… NVIDIA Auditorium

Rules Review, Competition Format and other reminders

9:00                 Round Robin Competitions ……………………………………. Huang (Varsity), Y2E2 (Junior Varsity)

12:00 PM        Lunch …………………………………………………….………… Huang, 3rd Floor, Mackenzie Room

1:00 – 2:15     Round Robin Competitions…………………………….………. Huang (Varsity), Y2E2 (Junior Varsity)          

2:15 – 4:00     Team photos taken ………………………..……………………………………………….. Huang Lobby

2:15 – 4:00     Snacks ……………………………………………………………………………………….. Huang Lobby

2:30 – 2:45     San Francisco Ocean Film Festival Film Viewing ………………………….……. NVIDIA Auditorium

3:00 – 3:45     Activities for Eliminated Teams ……………………..…………. Meet in Huang Lobby, Green Building

3:15                 BEGIN SINGLE ELIMINATION ROUNDS 

All competitors are encouraged to attend Final Rounds and the Awards Ceremony

3:15                 Varsity QUARTER FINALS and Junior Varsity SEMI FINALS

4:00                 Varsity SEMI FINALS and Junior Varsity FINALS                      

4:00                 FINAL JV ROUND – Determines 1st and 2nd Place Junior Varsity………………… NVIDIA Auditorium

4:45                 FINAL ROUND – Determines 1st and 2nd Place Varsity………………………….…… NVIDIA Auditorium

5:30 PM          Awards Ceremony …………………………………………………………………… NVIDIA Auditorium

Hosted by Stanford University, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

Competition Location -

Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center  475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Parking – at Parking Structure 2 - 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
Campus parking is free on Saturday.  Give yourself plenty of time, everyone gets lost their first time on campus.

More volunteer training dates

The first training session was a success – great new and old volunteers.  Lots of fun as we practiced and learned the rules.  Here are the training sessions for volunteers.  All volunteers must attend at least one training session.
Wednesday, January 14, 2105 @    6-9pm    Romberg Tiburon Center
Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 3-5pm          UC Berkeley, Valley Life Sciences Rm. 2063
Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 5-7pm          Hopkins Marine Station, Agassiz 11
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 5:30-7:30pm  Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 10am-Noon   Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
Wednesday, February 11 @ 5:30-7:30pm     Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
Tuesday, February 24 @ 5:30-7:30pm          Stanford Green Earth Sciences, Rm. 365
To sign up to volunteer, click here

2015 Volunteer signup!

Sign up here This event needs many volunteers, with both science and non-science skills.  Here are a few of the key roles of volunteers.

OFFICIALS – Room Volunteers

  • Moderator: Asks the questions
  • Science Judge: Rules on answer acceptability
  • Timekeeper: Keeps the game clock
  • Scorekeeper: Tallies up the scores
  • Rules Judge: In charge of procedure

We also need building/floor marshals, runners, and help with registration, set up and more.

All volunteers must attend one training session.

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