Invitationals

Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments allow Science Olympiad teams to participate in "practice" tournaments that do not impact regional or state advancement or rankings, but are often used as tryouts for team members and as preparation for teams that compete in regional, state or national tournaments. Across the country, many middle and high schools host these events to give teams a chance to perfect their devices, get a feel for the difficulty level of tests and labs, and see a real tournament in action. Sometimes, just being there to observe gives a coach the inside track to better coach a Science Olympiad team. Every little bit of context helps!

Participation in Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments is optional and in most cases requires a separate event fee collected by each Invitational Director. All school teams participating in a Science Olympiad Invitational tournament MUST first be a registered member of the state and national Science Olympiad program, and each Invitational Director MUST sign and return a Tournament Directors form each year in order to hold an officially sanctioned Science Olympiad event. Request the password for this online form from your State Director, as they must approve your tournament. 2014 Update: Virtual/Online/Cyber events cannot be classified as sanctioned Science Olympiad Tournaments. Science Olympiad Tournaments require the physical presence of all Science Olympiad members at a single location (site/campus/school). Do not send in Invitational Tournament Director forms for Virtual/Online/Cyber events. Teams may write their own original materials and share them with others as practice, not as a Science Olympiad Tournament. If you have questions, please contact your State Director.

Please check your state web site for a complete listing of the dates and locations of all Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments. Please see the Science Olympiad Copyright Statement outlining use of Science Olympiad Rules and procedures at sanctioned tournaments.

There are special Science Olympiad Invitational Medals and Trophies available through Science Olympiad - order six weeks before your event! We have listed a few invitational tournaments below for your convenience, but please check your State Science Olympiad Website for the most up-to-date info: 

2013-2014 Invitational Tournament Sites

Palatine, IL - Palatine HS Science Olympiad November Invitational, Division C, November 23, 2013

Carmichael, CA - Churchill Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, December 7, 2013

Boyceville, WI - 7th Annual Boyceville Open Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, December 7, 2013

Manlius, NY - Fayetteville-Manlius HS Mid-State Science Olympiad Invitational, December 14, 2013

Berwyn, PA - Battle at Valley Forge Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 11, 2014

Fairfax, VA - Fairfax High School Science Olympiad Invitational, January 11, 2014

Rosemead, CA - 3rd Annual Muscatel MS Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, January 18, 2014

New Haven, CT - Yale University Science Olympiad Invitational, January 18, 2014 

Madison, WI - Badger Science Olympiad Invitational, January 18, 2014

Lisle, IL - Lisle Science Olympiad Invitational, January 25, 2014

West Chester, PA - Rustin Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, January 25, 2014

Warren, MI - De La Salle HS Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 25, 2014

Solon, OH - Solon Science Olympiad Invitational - Division B, February 1, 2014

Hacienda Heights, CA - Mesa Robles MS Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, February 1, 2014

New Tripoli, PA - Tiger Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 8, 2014

Merrimack, NH - New England Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 8, 2014

Fullerton, CA - Troy HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, February 8, 2014

Ionia, MI - Ionia HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B/C, February 15, 2014

Allendale, MI - Allendale Falcon Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B/C, February 22, 2014

2012-2013 Invitational Tournament Sites

Whiting, IN - Whiting HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, December 1, 2012

Irondale, AL - Shades Valley HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, December 1, 2012

Addison, TX - 8th Annual Greenhill Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, December 8, 2012

Kutztown, PA - Berks County Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 10, 2013, Kutztown Univ.

Rockford, IL - Rockford Christian Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, January 18, 2013

Lenexa, KS - Thunder Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 19, 2013

Middlebury, IN - Northridge HS Science Olympiad Invitational, Divisions B/C, January 19, 2013

Madison Heights, MI - Bishop Foley Catholic HS Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 19, 2013

Athens, PA - Twin Tiers Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 19, 2013

Libertyville, IL - Libertyville HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 26, 2013

Holland, MI - West Ottawa HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 26, 2013

Troy, MI - International Academy East Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, February 2, 2013

Middleville, MI - Thornapple Kellog Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 9, 2013

Wilmette, IL - Loyola Academy Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 9, 2013

Clarks Summit, PA - Comet Invitational Science Olympiad Tournament, Division B, February 9, 2013 (PDF)