2020 Division B & C Invitationals

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

Important Dates

The Division C tournament will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
The Division B tournament will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Registration 

Registration for these tournaments has already begun and will close when we have reached capacity. Register here.

Invitational fees are $100/team for non-CPS schools and $40/team for CPS schools. Maximum of 2 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. 

Checks should be made out to the University of Chicago.

Please mail checks by November 1st to:

Reynolds Club RC001
University of Chicago Science Olympiad 
5706 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Rules and Guidelines

The UChicago Science Olympiad Tournament will follow all National rules and guidelines as seen in the official 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 teams must have paid $100/team or $40/team (if CPS) in registration fees.
  • All students must have a printed/signed waiver and photo release form to compete. Please check with us if a student cannot be photographed. Waivers have not been released for 2019-2020 yet. Please check back later.

Team rules

  • Testing knowledge levels will follow STATE guidelines.
  • Building events and parameters will follow REGIONAL 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 asked to leave and will be disqualified from that event. We take safety seriously!
  • We will be following these scoring guidelines.

Event clarifications and specific information

In general: All participants must adhere to safety requirements (goggles, aprons, clothing, etc) as stated in the official rules. Participants who do not follow these requirements will be immediately disqualified and not allowed to compete in the particular event.

Arbitration: Please do not argue with our event supervisors! We know you care a lot about your students (we love dedicated coaches!) and just want them to have a fair shot at doing their best. Instead, please fill out the arbitration form in your team packet and find our Head Arbitrator (Lorenzo Orders). We will work with your team and the event supervisor to come to a solution.

Getting & Staying Here

There is free street parking on some streets on campus, as well as numerous lots with paid parking. Please see http://safety-security.uchicago.edu/services/visitor_parking/ for details.

The University of Chicago is serviced by the 171 and 172 CTA buses.

The map to the left is from the 2019 C Tournament and has not been updated to reflect the 2020 Tournaments.

 

Schedule & Logistics

WiFi: Connect to the wireless network: uchicago-guest

Open a web browser and attempt to access any website. When prompted, enter the following credentials:

Username: uchicagoscio@gmail.com
Password: 8vkxw

 

Lists last updated December 3rd.

Division B

Registered teams (in order of registration, not team number)

Team Name School
Cardinals South Middle School
Cardinals–JV South Middle School
Butler Varsity Butler Junior High
Butler JV Butler Junior High
Twin Groves Science Olympiad Twin Groves Middle School
Marie Murphy1 Marie Murphy
Twin Groves Middle School JV Team Twin Grove Middle School
Marie Murphy2 Marie Murphy
Fox Homeschoolers Fox Homeschoolers
Hawthorn Middle North Varsity Hawthorn Middle School North
OLMCA Varsity Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy
OLMCA Junior Varsity Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy
Attea Middle School V Attea Middle School
Attea Middle School JV Attea Middle School
Whitney Young Academic Center – Division B Whitney M Young Magnet High School
SAA Varsity Science & Arts Academy
SAA JV Science & Arts Academy
Springman Varsity Springman Middle School
Springman JV Springman Middle School
Park View Park View
North Shore Country Day School North Shore Country Day School
North Shore County Dah School #2 North Shore County Day School
Grayslake Middle School Team G Grayslake Middle School
Crusaders Rockford Lutheran School
Lab Varsity University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Middle School
Lab JV Maroon University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Middle School
Lab JV Grey University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Middle School
Old Orchard Jr High Old Orchard Jr High
Volta Thunderbolts Alessandro Volta

Division C

Registered teams (in order of registration, not team number)

Team Name School
Alcott College Prep SO Team Alcott College Prep
Marquette University High School Marquette University High School
Joliet West Black Joliet West High School
Joliet West Gold Joliet West High School
Neuqua Valley Blue Neuqua Valley
Maroon Prairie Ridge HS
Neuqua Valley Gold Neuqua Valley
Carmel Blue Carmel High School
Carmel Gold Carmel High School
Red John Adams High School
Silver Prairie Ridge
Blue John Adams High School
Ogden Ogden International HS
Fox Homeschoolers Fox Homeschoolers
Naperville North Varsity Naperville North
Naperville North JV Naperville North
Green New Trier
Blue New Trier
Cardinal Gibbons Alpha Team Cardinal Gibbons High School
Niles West Red Niles West
Niles West White Niles West
Payton Varsity Walter Payton College Prep
Payton JV Walter Payton College Prep
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
JV University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Whitney Young Varsity – Division C Whitney M Young Magnet High School
Whitney Young JV – Division C Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
Ladue High School S.O. team Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Ladue High School S.O. Team #2 Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Alcott College Prep SO Team Alcott College prep
Glenbrook Varsity Glenbrook South HS
Glenbrook JV Glenbrook South HS
Evergreen Park Community High School Evergreen Park Community High School
Varsity Olentangy Orange High School
Junior Varsity Olentangy Orange High School
Crystal Lake Central V Crystal Lake Central
Crystal Lake Central JV Crystal Lake Central
Lyons Township High School Varsity Lyons Township High School
Lyons Township High School JV Lyons Township High School
Beacon Academy Varsity Beacon Academy
Lake Central High School Lake Central High School
Lake Central High School Blue Lake Central High School
Libertyville Orange Libertyville HS
Libertyville Black Libertyville HS
Evanston Blue Evanston Township High School
Joliet Central High School Joliet Central High School
Evanston Orange Evanston Township High School

 

Waitlist

Mentor Red Mentor High School
Mentor Black Mentor High School
Metea Gold Varsity Metea Valley HS
Metea Black JS team Metea Valley HS
Cardinal Gibbons Team Alpha Cardinal Gibbons High School
Cardinal Gibbons High School Team Beta Cardinal Gibbons High School
Joliet Central JV Joliet Central HS
Clayton High School Clayton High School
Jones College Prep Varsity Jones College Prep High School
Jones College Prep JV Jones College Prep High School
Menomonie Maroon Menomonie High School
The Guppie Squad Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy
Holy Trinity Holy Trinity High School
Plainfield North High School Varsity Plainfield North High School
Plainfield North High School JV Plainfield North High School