Any public or private high school in Central and Northern California is eligible to participate. Teams consist of one captain, three players and one alternate. Each team must have a coach, a teacher or other motivated adult. Only one team from each school may compete in each league. Pre-registration is required. Preparation and travel costs are the responsibility of each school, but some assistance may be provided.  Resources for Forming a Team


Teams will compete in several rounds of “Jeopardy”-style buzzer questions in all disciplines of ocean sciences, along with “Team Challenge” questions that require teamwork and written answers. The top four teams will receive awards, and the winning team will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the National Competition on Apr 16-19 in Long Beach/Gulfport, MS. In addition, the teams that exhibits the best sportsmanship and team spirit will receive a special awards.


Dec 1, 2019


Team registration for the 2020 Sea Lion Bowl will open in mid-November. Details coming soon.


Coming soon

Rules for which teams compete:

There will be a varsity league for 15 teams and a junior varsity league for 10 teams. We can host up to a maximum of 25 teams.

Each school can submit two teams to complete, one for each league. All paperwork (a COMPLETE set of signed paperwork) is due by Dec 15, 2019.

We will count the number of complete teams at that time.  If there are more than 15 for varsity, we will drawn names from a hat. For Junior Varsity, we will draw a names if there are more than 10 teams.  If there are less than our maximum number of teams, we will continue to accept teams on a first come, first served basis.

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