2021 Division B & C Invitationals

Explore campus and challenge yourself at our alumni-run tournaments.

Important Dates

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, both invitationals will be fully virtual this year in a mini-SO format (https://www.soinc.org/play/tournaments). The registration fees have been heavily discounted to account for this change.

The Division C tournament will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
The Division B tournament will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Registration 

Registration for these tournaments are now open until November 1. Register here 

Invitational fees are $30/team for non-CPS schools and free for CPS schools. Maximum of 3 teams per school. There will be no JV/V distinction while scoring. Maximum 15 students per team for the 23 regular events, and any team member and your alternates may compete in trial events. 

We will make our best effort to target questions to the Regional level if stated in the rules. However, some questions may fall into the State/National level of difficulty to give students a chance to practice for these competitions.

Rules and Guidelines

The UChicago Science Olympiad Tournament will follow all rules and guidelines as seen in the official National rulebook or online. This supersedes any adjustments made by Illinois State Science Olympiad or any other group. This is because we are hosting teams from many different states and want to keep the competition fair for all teams.

Eligibility

  • All teams must have registered with the National Science Olympiad and follow requirements for membership and eligibility.
  • All non-CPS teams must have paid $30/team in registration fees.

Team rules

  • Testing knowledge levels will follow STATE guidelines.
  • B̶u̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶a̶m̶e̶t̶e̶r̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶f̶o̶l̶l̶o̶w̶ ̶S̶T̶A̶T̶E̶ ̶l̶e̶v̶e̶l̶ ̶s̶c̶o̶r̶i̶n̶g̶.̶
  • Students must follow the code of ethics and general rules.
  • Teams are 15 students each, max 2 alternates per team.
  • There is no separate JV/V tiering.
  • We will make our best effort to target questions in the Invitational/Regional level if stated in the rules- however, there is a chance that some testing event questions may fall into the State/National level of difficulty to give students a chance to practice before these competitions.
  • S̶t̶u̶d̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶p̶a̶r̶t̶i̶c̶i̶p̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶i̶l̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶m̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶l̶l̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶p̶o̶l̶i̶c̶y̶.̶ ̶A̶r̶b̶i̶t̶r̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶v̶o̶i̶d̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶s̶t̶u̶d̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶m̶o̶v̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶d̶e̶v̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶i̶m̶p̶o̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶a̶.̶
  • E̶v̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶q̶u̶i̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶e̶y̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶t̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶q̶u̶a̶l̶i̶f̶y̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶o̶w̶ ̶s̶t̶u̶d̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶p̶e̶t̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶s̶t̶u̶d̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶b̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶p̶p̶r̶o̶p̶r̶i̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶t̶e̶c̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶w̶e̶a̶r̶.̶ ̶A̶c̶c̶o̶r̶d̶i̶n̶g̶l̶y̶,̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶f̶o̶l̶l̶o̶w̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶s̶a̶f̶e̶t̶y̶ ̶r̶e̶q̶u̶i̶r̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶u̶l̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶s̶t̶u̶d̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶l̶l̶o̶w̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶s̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶s̶k̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶q̶u̶a̶l̶i̶f̶i̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶r̶o̶m̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶.̶ ̶W̶e̶ ̶t̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶s̶a̶f̶e̶t̶y̶ ̶s̶e̶r̶i̶o̶u̶s̶l̶y̶!̶
  • We will be following these scoring guidelines.