BASIS Silicon Valley

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BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
Club Presidents Aden Sun
Coaches Amy Sun
State Championships None
National Championships None
National Appearances 2017,2018 MSNCT
2021 SSNCT
Program Status Active
School Size 800
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BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is a private K-12 school located in San Jose. Joining the northern California quizbowl circuit in 2016, the team has had strong performances ever since in both regionals and national level tournaments.

2016-17 Season

The team was led by 8th grader Karan Gurazada, and primarily played in middle school level tournaments, against regional rival Pi-oneers. They finished T-5 at the 2017 MSNCT.

2017-18 Season

The team was led by 8th grader Aditya Indla, formerly from Challenger Ardenwood. Maintaining their rivalry with Pi-oneers, they posted several impressive results at the MS level (including 26.89PPB in March 2018). They finished second at the 2018 MSNCT, losing to the champions Pi-oneers.

2018-2019 Season

Led by Aden Sun and Sasha Prakir, the team continued to play quizbowl at the middle and high school level, notably branching into play more HS-regular level sets. They played in the Standard Division of the California Cup.

2019-2020 Season

Their middle school team was led by Achyuth Vivek, who finished 33th at the 2019 IPNCT (Middle School Division).

2020-2021 Season

Freshman Achyuth Vivek and junior Aden Sun led the high school team, which participated in the 2021 SSNCT (Open Division). They cleared the prelims with a perfect 9-0 record, along with St. Mark's School of Texas, Miami Valley, and TAG Magnet. They ended up losing twice to St. Mark's, finishing the tournament in 4th place.