Battle at Valley Forge
January 12th, 2019
The Conestoga High School Science Olympiad Team will be hosting a C-Division Invitational on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, PA. This Invitational has attracted teams every year from all over the East Coast, with teams coming from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, and New York due to its convenient location, friendly atmosphere, and solid competition among new and seasoned teams. This tournament is open to all C-Division teams and will be a great opportunity to experience the events for the 2018-2019 Science Olympiad season. The tournament will be conducted similar to the national tournament, with all of this year's events run in 50-minute time slots from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM 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 and access to electronic copies of the blank tests, images, and answer keys 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 15 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. Registration will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a limit of 45 teams. The registration fee will be $100 for each team.
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 (a) have a delayed start, (b) be moved to the following day or (c) canceled and all resources mailed to the teams.
Conestoga High School is located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, 30 minutes northwest of Philadelphia and near Valley Forge National Park. The school is located right off of US-202 and is 10 minutes from the PA Turnpike at King of Prussia. There are many local accommodation options available. A concession stand will also be available the day of the tournament to provide sustenance to your hungry Olympians.
If you have any questions about this tournament please email the Tournament Organizer, Derrick Wood, at firstname.lastname@example.org
*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!