Science Olympiad Invitational Tournaments allow Science Olympiad teams to participate in "practice" tournaments.
These invitationals do not impact regional or state advancement or rankings. They're often used as tryouts for team members and to form official teams that do advance.
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!
Division B Invitational Tournaments
Comet Invitational Tournament (PDF) February 9, 2013Abington Heights Middle School, Clarks Summit, PA
Rustin Science Olympiad Invitational (PDF)January 26, 2013 (snow date Jan. 27) Bayard Rustin High School, West Chester, PA
Division C Invitational Tournaments
Battle at Valley Forge TournamentJanuary 12, 2013 Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA
Twin Tiers Science Olympiad Invitational January 19, 2013Athens Area High School, Athens, PA
Tiger Invitational Tournament (PDF) February 9, 2013Northwestern Lehigh School, New Tripoli, PA
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 in any location MUST first be a registered member of the state and national Science Olympiad program.
If a school takes a second or third team to an invitational tournament, each additional team must first be a registered member of the state and national Science Olympiad program. The registration fee for each additional team is $60.
Each Invitational Director needs to sign and return a Tournament Directors Form in order to hold an officially sanctioned Science Olympiad event. Please send a copy of the form to the state office at the following address:
Or email a copy to PaSciOly@cabrini.edu.