San Diego Regional Tournament Updates


Posted: March 6, 2019

USD Parking: competititors, families and guests please park at West Parking Structure for the days events. You are welcome to move your cars from the West Parking Structure to the Mission Parking Structure for the Awards Ceremony in the Jenny Craig Pavilion, as this is close to the arena.

Posted: March 6, 2019

USD Tram Schedule: One tram running from 6:30 am to 4:00 pm. From 6:30 am to 7:30 am, tram will go from West Parking Structure to the Paseo de Colachis and back. Starting at 7:30 am, tram will do a loop from the Paseo de Colachis, to Maher Circle and then up to Jenny Craig Pavillion and back.

Posted: March 6, 2019

USD Water Serivice: We encourage you to support the University of San Diego's ongoing commitment to sustainability by bringing your own reusable water bottles to the event. Water fountains are located in each building, and an additional water station will be set up on Copley Lawn where team headquarters are located.

Posted: March 6, 2019

Team Staging Area/Team Headquarters:: Copley Lawn - first come first served

Bring outdoor canopies, chairs, tables, anything else you need to keep your teams comfortable. Bring team banner and proudly display school spririt at Team Headquarters and the Awards Ceremony.

Outdoor canopies: Strongly encouraged teams to use weights to secure canopies. Weights must be fully attached to all the canopy poles and be at least 20 lbs in weight, per pole. If sandbags are used, they must be taped or tied to the pole; two one-gallon milk jugs (per pole) filled with water may be used as long as they are fully attached to the poles. Use of hard objects for weights is not recommended as they can cause injuries if run into.

Posted: March 6, 2019

Rain Plan for March 16, 2019

Check-In: Head Coach and Proctor Check-in will be moved to Manchester Hall if rain occurs on Saturday morning. Rain Rooms: Rain rooms will be released to Head coaches wearing wristbands at Manchester Hall.

Posted: March 4, 2019

Division C Dining and Shopping Options at USD --- USD Campus Video Tours and Map --- USD WiFi Instructions --- USD Competition Room Photos: Category: USD

Posted: March 1, 2019

Wright Stuff C trim/practice time is only from 7:00 AM to 8:20 AM, no practice during the day. Everyone, including coaches, in the flight area must be wearing their impact safety goggles. This is the most dangerous part of the entire day since many randoms devices are being shot every which way.

Posted: February 14, 2019

At the 2019 San Diego Regional and Southern California State Tournaments, the Sounds of Music C Part II. Device Testing will be performed using the free audio analysis software Audacity(c). The procedure for performing this device testing can be found at: Resources, Useful Documents, Event Information

Posted: February 7, 2019

At the 2019 San Diego Regional and Southern California State Tournaments, Protein Modeling C Part I. Pre-Build Model will not be scored. Teams do not need to impound or bring a pre-built model. 50% of the score will be the On-Site Build, and the other 50% will be the Written Test. This takes precedence over any future National clarifications.

Students will not need wristbands to impound their devices and materials. Devices must be impounded by one or more team members from the same team.School name, team name, team number and competitor names must be clearly marked on the device. Exception, fragile devices, team number and/or competitor names are acceptable. Students may use rolling carts for the delivery of their devices. After the devices are put into impound, the rolling carts should be taken to the Team HQ.

Posted: September 17, 2018

Calculator Guide - new for 2019:

Calculator Guide was prepared by National Science Olympiad to offer some guidance to teams as they select calculators for use in different Science Olympiad events. By no means are the calculators listed inclusive of all possible calculators; instead they are offered as examples. The decisisions of the event supervisors will be final.

Posted: September 11, 2018

Recommended Lab Equipment for Division C Chemistry Events. Each team may bring any or all of the items listed below for use in Division C Chemistry Events requiring laboratory equipment. Teams not bringing these items will be at a disadvantage as Event Supervisors will not provide Recommended Lab Equipment. A penalty of up to 10% may be given if a team brings prohibited lab equipment to the event.

Posted: September 5, 2018

Wright Stuff C:

The Southern California State and San Diego Regional Tournaments require eye protection Category B as described by the National Science Olympiad Eye Protection Policies for Wright Stuff C.

Posted: September 5, 2018

Fossils B and C:

The Southern California State and San Diego Regional Tournaments will be based on the Official Fossil List

Posted: September 4, 2018

Elastic Launched Gliders B and Wright Stuff C

Location: Jenny Craig Pavillion

48 feet from the floor to lights in the ceiling,140 feet in length and 99 feet wide with partial bleechers being pulled out for spectators

Posted: September 4, 2018

Mission Possible B:

Mission Possible B will NOT be an impounded event at the San Diego Regional tournaments.

Teams competing in Mission Possible B should check-in at the beginning of the timeblock that they signed up for or at the end of the previous timeblock.

[REVISED/UPDATED] Gloves for Crime Busters B: No specific type of gloves is required for San Diego Regional SO, but the wearing of protective gloves is required during the majority of the test. Possible glove types include disposable, powder-free nitrile/latex/vinyl exam gloves. Event Supervisor will have limited supplies of gloves available for participants.

Posted: September 5, 2018

Fossils B and C:

The Southern California State and San Diego Regional Tournaments will be based on the Official Fossil List

Posted: September 5, 2018

Codebusters B:

After significant consultation and consideration, the Southern California State Science Olympiad has determined to conduct the event Codebusters in lieu of the event Game On in Division B. These discussions have included Regional Directors from So Cal Science Olympiad tournaments as well as experienced Science Olympiad stakeholders. This event substitution will facilitate fairly and timely scoring as well as event logistics and is aligned with a variety of other State and Regional Science Olympiad organizations. Codebusters B using the same rules as Code Busters C