2022 Division B & C Invitationals

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

Important Dates

We are currently in the process of determining the format for both invitationals this year (https://www.soinc.org/play/tournaments). We are tentatively planning on hosting an in-person invitational as long as it adheres to school, city, state, and national policies. We will keep all teams updated on the state of these matters. 

The Division B tournament will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
The Division C tournament will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022.


Registration for these tournaments will open soon!

Invitational fees are currently to be determined depending on invitational format. (For our 2020 Invitational we were in-person and fees were $100/team for non-CPS schools and $40/team for CPS schools. For 2021 they were discounted at $30/team for non-CPS schools and free for CPS schools due to the mini-SO format).

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.


Team rules

  • Testing knowledge levels will follow STATE guidelines.
  • Building events and parameters will follow STATE level scoring. 
  • 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.
  • Students participating in building events must follow this policy. Arbitration is void if students remove their device from the impound area.
  • Events requiring eye protection will disqualify and not allow students to compete in that event if students do not bring appropriate protective wear. Accordingly, we follow all safety requirements stated in the rules and students not following these will be ask to leave and will be disqualified from that event. We take safety seriously!
  • We will be following these scoring guidelines.