2023 San Diego Regional Updates @ San Diego Miramar College

Regional competition will go on rain or shine. Come prepared.

Appeal Procedures
In cases of event-related dispute, these steps should be taken in the following order:
  • Student seeks clarifications from Event Supervisor to resolve issues/concerns. Make sure to discuss concerns with Event Supervisor only.
  • If concern is not resolved, participant consults with head coach to initiate an appeal process.
  • Appeal must be filed within the testing block in which the competitor is available to consult with head coach, but no later than 30 minutes after the conclusion of the competition (end of the day). Online Appeal form is located at Head Coach Dashboard.
  • To ensure consistency and to avoid disruptions, head coach is not to approach Event Supervisor for clarifications or reconsiderations. Student is encouraged to speak directly with Event Supervisor before exiting the testing area.
  • Reminder, teams who wish to file an appeal must leave their device and design log with the Event Supervisor.
  • Head Coach will be notified of its ruling, depending on circumstances, by any or all of the following methods: online, email, text and/or phone call.
  • The Appeal Committee will do its best to adjudicate as fairly as possible. The decision of the committee is final.

  • Code of Ethics
    National Science Olympiad Code of Ethics & General Rules

    Head Coach Check-in starting 7:00 AM
    Participant and head coach wristbands will be available for pick up at Check-in, provided that head coaches completed all of the tasks listed on the Head Coach Checklist
    Participant wristband is required for testing; however, it is not required for impound
    Color coded wristbands:
    Online Practice available starting Feb 20, 2023 10:00 AM to Feb 24, 2023 4PM
    San Diego SO Practice website
    Note: Since San Diego SO Practice website is different from San Diego Regional website, registration is required in order to participate. Registration opens Feb. 20, 2023 10:00 AM

    Rules Clarifications
    Rules Clarifications are made to correct the rules in the Science Olympiad Rules Manuals or to clarify the meaning of the rules. San Diego Regional will follow the Southern California Rules Clarifications. Click here to view clarifications and to subscribe to updates
    The last day to request a rules clarification is Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, 11:59 PM
    Only clarifications posted by Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, 5:00 PM be applied to San Diego Regional Tournament

    Final Schedule of Events
    Final Competition Map

    No Walk-In - Event signups are Required
    Event assignments and self-scheduled event signups will be used as attendance rosters. If students/teams are not listed on the event attendance rosters, they will not be allowed to compete. Event supervisors will turn them away. Students have to compete within their scheduled time blocks.

    Team Headquarters/Camps Info and Suggested Packing List
    Impound Events: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    WiFi Lab C Device Testing Room L-310: approximate dimensions 12.3 meters L x 10.5 meters W.  Ceiling height approximately 3.048 meters

    Approximate ceiling height for Storm the Castle B: 3.048 meters
    K1-Lunch Area approximate dimensions

    Elevator is located in the foyer of K1 building for Roller Coaster B

    Flight B/C @ J-1 Hourglass Field House (college side)

    Bridge Test Apparatus: Click here

    Spectator Events:
    Awards and Scoring/Point System - 2023
    Event Medals: the top 10 teams per event per division
    Team Trophies: the top 6 schools in each division. The team with the lowest overall points ranks 1st. School's placement is based on the best performing team within that school
    # of Teams Advancing to State: Division B: 9 teams and Division C: 7 teams
    The first-place finishers in Division B and Division C at the state tournament will represent Southern California at National Science Olympiad tournament

    Scoring Guidelines
    Click here to be directed to National Scoring Guidelines

    2023 Rules Manuals
    To download, click here

    Resources - The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence

    Event Required and Recommended Equipment and Items
    Forestry B/C and Rocks & Minerals B/C
    2023 Official Science Olympiad National Tree List, NO state or regional tree list will be issued
    2023 Rocks & Minerals List, NO additional specimens will be used

    Online and Paper Event Tests
    The following are scheduled to be online: Codebusters B, Codebusters C, Green Generation B, Green Generation C and Anatomy and Physiology B
    We have computers for teams to use in these mentioned events. Teams are not to bring their own computers. There are enough computers for each student to use at this point. However, there are circumstances that are beyond our control such as power outrages or computers sent to services unexpectedly. Regional will respond to any unexpected circumstance accordingly.
    The remaining events will be paper tests
    Event supervisors will provide: Codebusters resource sheet

    Team Numbers Assigned 12/13/2022
    Log in -> Coaches -> Head Coach Dashboard -> Register/Update Teams and the Team number is in the first column

    Coach Checklist - Due 2/24/2023
    School Volunteer Signup Instructions: No Trial Events
    No event coaches have volunteered to run trial events; therefore, no trial events at San Diego Regional

    Invitational Tournaments
    Invitationals are tournaments that do not count towards Regional or State rankings or qualifications. They are typically used by teams to practice for their Regional, State, and National tournaments, or as tryouts for team members. For listing, click here

    Scilympiad Reference Guides (Note: Certain functions may not be available for in-person tournament)
    Student Reference Guide
    Head Coach Reference Guide

    Student Login Instructions

    Student Scilympiad Login Credentials
    Students previously competed in tournaments using Scilympiad platform may use the same Login IDs and passwords for all tournaments. Login IDs and passwords stay the same throughout the season. Students must login using Login IDs in order to access event tests
    Scilympiad Platform Features