Tournament Updates - 2020 season


Published 1/17/2020

Team Photos for Awards Ceremonies
Teams are invited to submit photos for the Awards Ceremonies. Function is located at the Head Coach Dashboard, Upload Documents
Deadlines to submit: 2/1/2020 for tournament at San Diego Miramar College and 3/14/2020 for tournament at University of San Diego

Published 1/16/2020

Ping Pong Parachute B/C Guidelines

Published 1/15/2020

No Practicing at Miramar College or Univeristy of San Diego prior to tournaments.

Published 1/15/2020

Policies:

Wristband Procedures
Students will not be permitted to compete without wristbands, so please make sure that you have 15 wristbands (or the number equal to the names on the roster) in your Head Coach Check-in packet. Students will not need wristbands to impound their devices and related materials. For additional information, click here

Eye Protection
Competitor/Coach Responsibilities: Competitors are responsible for providing their own protective eyewear. Science Olympiad is unable to determine the degree of hazard presented by equipment, materials and devices brought by the teams. Coaches must ensure the eye protection competitors bring is adequate for the hazard. All protective eyewear must bear the manufacturer's mark Z87. Teams will not be allowed to compete without adequate eye protection. This is non-negotiable. For additional information, click here to be directed to National Science Olympiad website.

Code of Ethics and General Rules
The goal of competition is to give one's best effort while displaying honesty, integrity, and good sportsmanship. Everyone is expected to display courtesy and respect. Teams are expected to make an honest effort to follow the rules and the spirit of the problem (not interpret the rules so they have an unfair advantage). Failure by a participant, coach, or guest to abide by these codes, accepted safety procedures, or stated rules, may result in an assessment of penalty points or, in rare cases, disqualification by the tournament director from the event, the tournament, or future tournaments. For additional information, click here to be directed to National Science Olympiad website.

Use of Laser and High-Brightness LED Devices
Unless otherwise specified in the event rules, the following will apply. Laser and high-brightness LED devices are intended to be operated under the control of a human operator at all times. Any usage of such devices must be controlled so that it is not directed toward the eyes of any tournament participant or spectator. Any operation of a device focused toward another person’s head may be considered unsafe operation and result in disqualification. For additional information, click here to be directed to National Science Olympiad website.

Calculator Guide
New for 2020, click here

Published 1/13/2020

Scoring Guidelines
San Diego Regional will assign event points up to 80% of the number of registered teams per division, per tournament site. For additional information, click here

Published 1/13/2020

Required and Allowed Items
Check event parameters to see what you are allowed to bring.
Click here for Recommended Lab Equipment for Division B Chemistry Events
Click here for Recommended Lab Equipment for Division C Chemistry Events.
Teams not bringing Recommended Lab Equipment will be at a disadvantage as Event Supervisors will not provide them
For additional preparation tips, click here to be directed to National Science Olympiad Preparation tips.

Published 1/12/2020

Tournament Awards
San Diego Regional awards team trophies to the top 6 schools in each division per tournament site or up to the number of schools advance to state, whichever number is higher. The team with the lowest overall points ranks 1st. School's placement is based on the best performing team within that school. Event awards will be given to the top 10 teams regardless of schools in each division, per tournament site. For additional information, click here

Published 1/9/2020

Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement
San Diego Regional SO participants, parents, volunteers, proctors and guests attending the San Diego Regional Tournaments are required to complete the Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement.

Digital Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement is scheduled for release by 1/17/2010.

Coaches - if you have to manually use the mentioned form for your teams, please collect the executed copies, scan and upload them to the San Diego Regional portal (function at the Head Coach Dashboard, Upload Documents). San Diego Regional will not accept hard copies.

The Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement in pdf is located in the Head Coach Resources and click here

If anyone wishes not to be interviewed, photographed, and/or video recorded, he/she must notify the San Diego Regional SO photographers and/or videographers and to remove himself/herself from the interview, photo and/or video situations.

Published 1/9/2020

Impound Guidelines
Impound events require teams to check in their devices and required materials to Event Supervisors prior to the start of the tournament. These events are indicated in the event rules as “Impound: Yes.” Check event rules for impound requirements and schedule of events for impound timeframe. For additional information, click here

Published 1/6/2020

San Diego Regional Tournament at San Diego Miramar College Due Dates:
Team Names due 1/8/2020 7:00 PM
Event Signup opens 1/14/2020 7:00 PM and closes 1/25/2020 7:00 PM. Only teams on the event signup rosters may compete. For detailed instructions, click here
Volunteer Signup opens 1/15/2020 7:00 PM and closes 1/25/2020 7:00 PM. To sign up, click here
Head Coach Roster due 1/25/2020 7:00 PM. The number of head coach wristbands will be issued based on the final head coach roster as of due date. Head Coach wristbands will be included in the Head Coach Check-in packet.
Clarifications close 1/25/2020 11:59 PM
Assumption of Risk and Release Liability Agreement due 2/1/2020 7:00 PM
Participating Roster due 2/1/2020 7:00 PM.

Published 1/6/2020

San Diego Regional Tournament at University of San Diego Due Dates:
Team Names due 1/8/2020 7:00 PM
Event Signup opens 2/25/2020 7:00 PM and closes 3/7/2020 7:00 PM. Only teams on the event signup rosters may compete. For detailed instructions, click here
Volunteer Signup opens 2/26/2020 7:00 PM and closes 3/7/2020 7:00 PM. To sign up, click here
Head Coach Roster due 3/7/2020 7:00 PM
Clarifications close 3/7/2020 11:59 PM
Assumption of Risk and Release Liability Agreement  due 3/14/2020 7:00 PM
Participating Roster due 3/14/2020 7:00 PM

Published 12/29/2019

Number of San Diego Regional teams (schools) advance to the 2020 State Tournament at Caltech on April 4, 2020:
San Diego Regional Tournament at San Diego Miramar College: 6 Division B and 5 Division C schools
San Diego Regional Tournament at University of San Diego: 7 Division B and 5 Division C schools

Published 12/20/2019

Team Names Due 1/8/2020
Regardless of number of teams from the same school, please provide team names by 1/8/2020, 7:00 PM.
For ease of announcement and clear display of team names, please keep team names short and do not include school names in team name column. The function is located under Head Coach Dashboard, Register/Update Team.

Published 12/17/2019

School Testing Group Assignments Released
All teams from the same school take the scheduled events at the same time. Exceptions: Detector Building C and Sounds of Music C. Group number should not have an impact on event conflicts/groupings since all testing groups have the same conflicts. The San Diego Regional Schedule of Events has the same conflicts as the Southern California State Schedule of Events.
See Resources, Useful Documents, Testing Group Assignments Category.

Published 9/2/2019 Updated 12/17/2019

Schedule of Events
Preliminary State and Updated San Diego Regional Schedules Released. See Resources, Useful documents, Schedule Category

Published 11/13/2019

Lab Equipment List for Division B Chemistry Events
Lab Equipment List for Division C Chemistry Events

Published 11/13/2019

Team Checklists
Online Device Event Scoring

Published 8/2/2019 Updated 10/28/2019

Tournament site selection starts October 28 at 8:00 AM
Tournament site selection starts on October 28 at 8:00 AM and ends on December 15 at 9:00 PM. Teams may self-select, switch tournament site or stay at the current scheduled tournament (Participating schools, Regional column), options are subject to available spots at each site. Site selection function is located at Head Coach Dashboard, School Profile. Spots are not guaranteed until registration fees are received and processed. Number of teams advancing to State and event and school Awards will be based on tournament site per division.

Published 9/23/2019

Official State Bird List for Ornithology B/C for the 2019-2020 season
Additional fifteen bird species to the National Bird List.

Published 9/23/2019

Registration/Adding additional teams deadline: December 15, 2019, 9:00 PM
Subject to available spots at each site

Published 9/4/2019 Updated 10/2/2019

Digital Rules Manuals for 2020
Regional competitions will follow the event descriptions in the current Rules Manuals, Rules Clarifications that are posted on the Southern California Science Olympiad website up to the cutoff dates and clarifications that are posted on the San Diego Regional website (FAQs).

Published 9/4/2019 Updated 10/1/2019

Clarifications open October 3, 2019
Event Clarifications will be submitted directly through the State Clarification system: Rules Clarifications
Questions related to tournaments/logistics/non-event related questions will continue to be submitted through San Diego Regional website: General Questions
Close January 25, 2020, 11:59 PM for San Diego Regional Tournament at San Diego Miramar College
Close March 7, 2020, 11:59 PM for San Diego Regional Tournament at University of San Diego

Published 9/2/2019

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 the beginning of the timeblock that they signed up for or at the end of the previous timeblock. Students may use rolling carts to transport their devices.

Published 7/24/2019 Updated 9/2/2019

Codebusters B replaced Game On B
For the 2019-2020 season, Southern California will be running Codebusters B in place of Game On B. This change only applies to Regional and State tournaments in Southern California. Please note that this is teams of up to 2, not 3.

Published 7/6/2019

2020 Event Chart
Free 2020 Digital Science Olympiad Rules 9/3/2019

San Diego Regional Tournament at San Diego Miramar College (site logistics)

Published 1/17/2020

Food Options
Cafeteria at Miramar College will be closed on 2/8/2020. Teams may bring their own food for personal consumption or order from nearby restaurants.

Published 11/4/2019 Updated 1/13/2020

Ping-Pong Parachute B/C at San Diego Miramar College
Location: K-200 (2nd floor balcony)
Approximate room measurements: 7.3 meters from floor to ceiling and 5.9 meters from floor to bottom of ceiling light fixtures
A 360 picture of K-200, click here
Ping Pong Parachute Miramar Venue drawing, click here
See additional venue pictures under Resources, Useful Documents, Miramar

Published 12/17/2019

Spectator Events at San Diego Miramar College:
Boomilever B/C, Elastic Launched Glider B, Gravity Vehicle C, Mission Possible B, Ping Pong Parachute B/C and Wright Stuff C

Published 10/22/2019 Updated 1/17/2020

Awards Ceremony B/C at San Diego Miramar College
Location: Compass Point (outside)
San Diego Regional will not be providing chairs, blankets or heaters. Teams are advised to bring chairs, blankets and jackets. It will be cold and damp. Please no open flames.

Published 9/23/2019

Events: Mousetrap Vehicle B and Gravity Vehicle C at San Diego Miramar College
Location: K1 Student Services Lunch Area (see venue photos under Resources -> Useful Documents -> Miramar)

Published 9/3/2019 Updated 10/22/2019

Events: Elastic Launched Glider B and Wright Stuff C at San Diego Miramar College
Location: Hourglass Gym (college side)
Approximate dimensions: width 39 meters, length 32 meters and height 10.9 meters
Important: San Diego Regional has access to only 1/2 of the gym which is divided by a net with openings, which cannot be sealed. (see venue photos under Resources -> Useful Documents -> Miramar).
Basketball teams will use the Hourglass Gym on the city side the entire day and doors accessing from the city side will be wide opened.

Published 9/1/2019

Team Headquarters at San Diego Miramar College
Location: Compass Point, first-come, first-served


San Diego Regional Tournament at University of San Diego (site logistics)

Published 12/17/2019

Spectator Events at University of San Diego:
Boomilever B/C, Elastic Launched Glider B, Gravity Vehicle C, Mission Possible B, Ping Pong Parachute B/C and Wright Stuff C

Published 10/23/2019

Events: Mousetrap Vehicle B and Gravity Vehicle C at University of San Diego
Location: Hahn University Center Forum A/B (see venue photos under Resources -> Useful Documents -> USD)

Published 10/23/2019

Awards Ceremony B/C at University of San Diego
Location: Jenny Craig Pavilion

Published 9/3/2019

Events: Elastic Launched Glider B, Wright Stuff C and Ping-Pong Parachute B/C at University of San Diego
Location: Jenny Craig Pavilion (see venue photos under Resources -> Useful Documents -> USD)
Approximate dimensions: 14.5 meters from the floor to lights in the ceiling, 42.5 meters in length and 30 meters wide with partial bleachers being pulled out for spectators.

Published 9/1/2019

Parking at University of San Diego
Please park at the West Parking Structure for the tournament. 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.

Published 9/1/2019

University of San Diego Water Service
Support the University of San Diego's ongoing commitment to sustainability by bringing your own reusable water bottles to the tournament. Water fountains are located in each building and a complimentary water station will be set up at Team HQ.