Rustin Science Olympiad's 10th Annual B-Division Invitational

About our competition

Saturday January 16th, 2021

Registration will open in early September

The Bayard Rustin High School Science Olympiad Team will be hosting a B-Division Invitational on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 (snow date Jan 17th) at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, PA. This Invitational has attracted teams every year from all over the East Coast, with teams coming from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut due to its convenient location, friendly atmosphere, and solid competition among new and seasoned teams. This tournament is open to all B-Division teams and will be a great opportunity to experience the events for the 2020-2021 Science Olympiad season. The tournament will be conducted following the national tournament schedule, with all of this year's events run in 50-minute time slots from about 8:00am until 3:00pm on the day of the tournament.

In addition to being a fun, exciting, and motivating experience with the new events, this invitational will be a considerable resource—as all schools in attendance will receive copies of the scored students' tests, the Road Scholar map, and digital copies of the blank tests, keys, images, and master score sheets so that students can learn from the experience. The invitational can also be a good opportunity to give more students the chance to participate in a Science Olympiad tournament. While teams can have no more than 18 competitors, you may bring two teams to the invitational—giving some of the “JV” Olympians a chance to participate in the events or can even be part of your team’s try-outs. There will also be some trial events that do not count toward team score that your alternates or members of your team may participate in. Registration will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a limit of 60 teams. The registration fee will be $110 for each team.

Registration is currently closed. Once you do register you will receiving a confirmation email with an invoice for payment of the registration fee that will need to received within 30 days to secure your spot.

Participating teams will run events on the day of the tournament. Preference should be noted on the registration form as to which events are desired, as all events will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. If you are a new coach, please indicate that on the registration form so that assistance can be provided for running the event. Moreover, each Event Supervisor will be asked to bring copies of the test along with answer keys so that they can be used as a resource for all of the teams after the tournament. Medals and ribbons will be given out for the top places in each event, and team trophies will be awarded to the overall top teams. In case of inclement weather, the tournament may either be (a) have a delayed start, (b) be moved to Sunday Jan 5th, or (c) canceled and all resources mailed to the teams.

If you have any questions about this tournament please email me at

*NOTE* If you would like to bring more than one team, each team must be registered separately with your State office. Usually, this is not a significantly higher fee like the first registration fee (~$60 in PA) but the National Office needs each team to be registered--even if they are from the same school. Please contact your State Office to find out the fee/form to submit. Once your additional team is registered, you are covered no matter how many different Invitationals you attend!