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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.

NEW! Information About Virtual/Online/Cyber Science Olympiad Events:

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 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: 

2014-2015 Invitational Tournament Sites

November

Houston, TX - Cypress Falls Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, November 15, 2014

Palatine, IL - Palatine HS Science Olympiad November Invitational, Division C, November 22, 2014

December

Boyceville, WI - 8th Annual Boyceville Open Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, December 6, 2014

Islip, NY - Islip Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, December 13, 2014

Manlius, NY - Fayetteville-Manlius HS Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, December 13, 2014

Kingwood, TX - MIT-LSC Kingswood Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B & C, December 13, 2014

Sylvania, OH - Northview HS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, December 13, 2014

January

Westlake, OH - Westlake Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 10, 2015

Minneapolis, MN - Gopher Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, January 10, 2015

Berwyn, PA - Battle at Valley Forge Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 10, 2015

Fairfax, VA - Fairfax High School Science Olympiad Invitational, January 10, 2015

Houston, TX - Langham Creek Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 17, 2015

Carrollton, TX - Carrollton Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 17, 2015

Kenston, OH - Kenston Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, January 17, 2015

New Haven, CT - Yale University Science Olympiad Invitational, January 17, 2015 

Centerville, OH - Magsig MS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, January 24, 2015

Tracy, CA - San Joaquin Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 24, 2015

Cambridge, MA - MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 24, 2015

River Falls, WI - River Falls Border Battle Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division C, January 24, 2015

Lisle, IL - Lisle Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, January 24, 2015

Westport, CT - Westport Public Schools Middle School Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, January 31, 2015

Solon, OH - Solon Science Olympiad Invitational - Division B & C, January 31, 2015

West Chester, PA - Rustin Science Olympiad Invitational, Division B, January 31, 2015

Skillman, NJ - Cougar Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, January 31, 2015

February

Dayton, OH - Wright State University Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, February 7, 2015

Sugar Land, TX - Sartaritia Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B, February 7, 2015

Mentor, OH - Mentor MS Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, February 14, 2015

New Tripoli, PA - Tiger Science Olympiad Invitational, Division C, February 14, 2015

New Albany, OH - New Albany Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, February 21, 2015

March

West Liberty, OH - West Liberty Salem Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament, Division B & C, March 7, 2015

2013-2014 Invitational Tournament Sites

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

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

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

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

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