San Diego Regional Tournament Updates


Posted: February 14, 2019

At the 2019 San Diego Reional 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.

Updated: February 7, 2019

Events Requiring Impound of Devices and Materials

Thermodynamics B and C, Battery Buggy B, Roller Coaster B, Mousetrap Vehicle C and Mission Possible C (exception to the Event Rules - Mission Possible C will be an impounded event at San Diego Regional Tournament.)

Posted: September 17, 2018

Calculator Guide - new for 2019:

Posted: January 30, 2019

[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: January 9, 2019

Outdoor canopies must be weighted at all times. 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: 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 17, 2018

Experimental Design B and C:

The sample checklist in the 2019 Rules Manual PDF incorrectly lists a possible total of 106 points; it should be 110 as per this version Updated 2019 Experimental Design Checklist for Divisions B and C.

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

Herpetology B and C:

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

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

Posted: September 4, 2018

Division B Spectator Events:

Battery Buggy, Boomilever and Elastic Launched Gliders

Posted: September 4, 2018

Division C Spectator Events:

Boomilever, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle and Wright Stuff

Posted: September 4, 2018

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

Elastic Launched Gliders B

Lancer Gym dimensions:
Ceiling height approximately 25' 5"
Top 26" are occupied by beams
Horizontal distance approximately 120'
Vertical distance approximately 96'

Posted: September 4, 2018

Mission Possible C:

Mission Possible C will be an impounded event at the San Diego Regional tournament