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Invitationals

Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments allow Science Olympiad teams to participate in 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!

Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament Requirements

While 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.

NO Virtual/Online/Cyber Science Olympiad Events Allowed:

Virtual/Online/Cyber events cannot be classified as sanctioned Science Olympiad Tournaments, and teams may not offer them. In order to retain our Chapter/Club Liability Insurance, Science Olympiad Tournaments require the physical presence of all Science Olympiad members at a single location (site/campus/school). Do not send Invitational Tournament Director forms for Virtual/Online/Cyber events as they will be rejected. Teams may write their own original materials (not using Science Olympiad events as the basis, which is a Copyright violation) and share them with others as practice only. If you have questions, please contact your State Director.

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: 

2016-2017 Invitational Tournament Sites

October

Houston, TX - Cypress Falls Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, October 22, 2016

November

Houston, TX - Rice University Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, November 12, 2016

Cleveland, OH - St. Ignatius Grade School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, November 19, 2016

Austin, TX - University of Texas at Austin Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, November 19, 2016

December

Boyceville, WI - 10th Annual Boyceville Open Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, December 3, 2016

Washington, DC - National Cathedral School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, December 3, 2016

Sacramento, CA - 5th Annual Churchill Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, December 3, 2016

Southern Pines, NC - The O'Neal School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament - Division B, December 10, 2016

Sylvania, OH - Northview HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, December 10, 2016

Washington, DC - National Cathedral School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, December 10, 2016

Islip, NY - Islip Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, December 10, 2016

Kingwood, TX - Kingwood Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, December 10, 2016

West Chester, PA - Rustin Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, December 17, 2016

Bardstown, KY - Bardstown Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, December 17, 2016

January

Sacramento, CA - Mira Loma HS Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 7, 2017

Fairfax, VA - Fairfax High School Science Olympiad Invitational, January 7, 2017

Berwyn, PA - Battle at Valley Forge Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 14, 2017

Clayton, OH - Northmont Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, January 14, 2017

Kenston, OH - Kenston Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 14, 2017 

San Diego, CA - Carmel Valley Middle School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, January 14, 2017

Athens, PA - Twin Tiers Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 16, 2017

River Falls, WI - 6th Annual UW-River Falls Border Battle Open Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 21, 2017

Cambridge, MA - MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 21, 2017

Clute, TX - Brazoswood HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 21, 2017

New Haven, CT - Yale University Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 21, 2017

Dayton, OH - Wright State University Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 28, 2017

Haslett, MI - Haslett HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 28, 2017

Hacienda Heights, CA - Hacienda Heights Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 28, 2017

February

Manheim, PA - Baron Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, February 4, 2017

Solon, OH - Solon Science Olympiad Invitational - Division B & C, February 4, 2017

Mountain House, CA - Wicklund Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, February 4, 2017

Sylvania, OH - Southview HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, February 4, 2017

Fullerton, CA - Troy High School Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Divsion C, February 4, 2017

New Tripoli, PA - Tiger Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 11, 2017

Lebanon, NH - Lebanon Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, February 11, 2017

Berkeley, CA - Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 11, 2017

New Tripoli, PA - Little Tiger Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, February 11, 2017

Mentor, OH - Mentor MS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, February 11, 2017

Hastings, NE - Patriot Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, February 17, 2017

Ionia, MI - Ionia HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Divisions B & C, February 18, 2017

North Pocono, PA - North Pocono Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 25, 2017

New Albany, OH - New Albany Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, February 25, 2017

March

West Liberty, OH - West Liberty Salem Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, March 4, 2017

2015-2016 Invitational Tournament Sites

January

Minneapolis, MN - Gopher Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, January 9, 2016 

Lebanon, TN - Friendship Christian Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, January 9, 2016

Westport, CT - Westport Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, January 9, 2016

Houston, TX - Langham Creek Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 16, 2016

Pflugerville, TX - Hendrickson HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 16, 2016

Levittown, NY - Blue Dragon Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, January 23, 2016