Los Angeles Regional Tournament

Division B and C teams from Los Angeles County compete for the opportunity to advance to the Southern California State Tournament in April.

Location: Rio Hondo College
Date: March 2, 2024
Divisions: B, C
Regional Director: Ryan Wong

Communique 5

The final, official scoreboard is now live on Duosmium (see links below). Congratulations on your performance last weekend, it was great seeing your students in action and I hope to see you again next year!

Photos and Feedback Form

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Final Scoreboards:

The Div B and Div C scoreboards are now posted on Duosmium. The top 7 schools from each division are invited to represent Los Angeles from the LA Regional Tournament at Rio Hondo College at the SoCal State Tournament on April 6 at Caltech, Pasadena. There were minor changes to Disease Detectives B, Forensics C, and Roller Coaster B, but no major changes that affected the top 6 in each event or schools that were invited to the State Tournament.

Communique 4

The Div B and Div C preliminary scoreboards are now released on Duosmium. Any scoring inquiries should be emailed to Ryan Wong by the head coach of record by 5:00pm Monday March 4. As a reminder, scoring inquiries are only for clerical errors on the scoreboard (e.g. teams competed but received a no show score).

Communique 3

Please carefully read through the important information below regarding the tournament next weekend. There may be tasks to complete (see first item from the top and last 3 items at the bottom). As a quick reminder, ESUS closes on Wednesday, 2/28 at 5:00pm.

[Urgent] Parent Volunteer Assignments
Each team (not school) must provide an adult volunteer who will help assist our Event Supervisors for two hours total. (The volunteer cannot be a competitor on the team and must be an adult, usually a parent or coach). The assignments are posted under Tournament Info at this link and are also attached to this email. These adult volunteers will not require knowledge of the events and will be helping with tasks like timing, letting teams in, etc.. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

For all volunteers, make sure they complete the volunteer training program required by National Science Olympiad before tournament day

Pre-Final Schedule and Room Assignments
Room assignments for events for both divisions are now posted in the downloads section.

When coaches arrive, they should submit an envelope with the following:

  • Team Roster with the official team of 15 participants from the school, signed by the principal.
  • Release Forms for everyone affiliated with the team who will be on campus that day.
Once the head coach has turned in these required forms, they will receive up to 15 participant wristbands for the official memb ers of the team. Please make sure to print out enough copies of the map and schedule for the team's use as there will be a limited number of maps and schedules available on the day of the event.

Parking is available ONLY in lots A, J, L and in the Terrace Parking Lots 1-6 and is free. No parking passes are required.

Rio Cafe will be open for business on Saturday. They are located below the Student Services building (SS on the map).

your team needs to file an appeal, the head coach must submit an online appeal form. The appeal form has been emails to the head coach in Communique 3.

Minor Procedural Issues Contact number:
On the day of the event, if there are quick procedural issues, Head Coaches can call (626) 268-1661. Please make this option a useful one and only use this number judiciously to make sure it helps facilitate the process and not negatively impact it. Quick procedural issues include: Event Supervisor is missing for an event; Event Supervisor is checking for student ID to let them in, Event Supervisors not allowing certain items that should be allowed, etc. In general, call this number to get something fixed quickly (not to appeal). Resolving procedural issues is not meant to replace the appeal process that's currently in place.

Do not photograph or take videos of another team's device without their permission.

Awards Ceremony
The Awards Ceremony for both Divisions will take place in the Gym starting at 5:30PM.

Preliminary Scoreboard
The preliminary scoreboard for the tournament will be posted on Duosmium after the awards ceremony. Teams will have until 5:00PM Monday, March 4 to submit any scoring inquiries. As a reminder, scoring inquiries must be submitted by the head coach and are only meant for any clerical issues on the scoreboard (e.g. a team that participated in an event was marked as no-show).

This year we will be experimenting with using Remind to share updates to teams via text message on the day of the tournament. Remind will not replace the main method of communication to all teams, which is still email, but will act as a second way through which teams can receive urgent or important updates on tournament day. Coaches, please feel free to share the invitation link with the leaders in your Science Olympiad community.

Click here to join OR text @la-reg-rhc to the number 81010. Disclaimer: Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Team Names
Teams may provide us with a custom team name to be displayed on the scoreboard during the awards ceremony. This is completely optional. For schools with multiple teams, teams will be designated as Team 1, 2, etc. based on team number order as has been done in previous years. The form to submit this has been emailed to the head coaches in Communique 3 and it must be filled out before 5:00pm Wednesday 2/28 if you wish to have a custom team name.

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Good luck, everyone! We are looking forward to seeing your team at Rio Hondo College next Saturday.

Communique 2

We are now just over three weeks until the tournament! Thank you to all of the teams that have already submitted their principal verification, membership dues, and certificates of insurance. Please continue to do so if you haven't already. Please see the following updates.

Team Numbers

Team numbers are now assigned and can be viewed below in the Downloads section.

Self-sign Up Events

We will be using the Event Sign Up System (ESUS), for the self-scheduled events sign ups. The link to access the self-schedule sign up is here.

Login information will be emailed to the head coaches of each team by 8AM Monday, February 12. If you do not receive the username and password by Monday, February 12, please contact us immediately because the self-scheduled event online sign up will open Wednesday, February 14, at 5:00 PM, and will close on Wednesday, February 28, at 5:00 PM. You will NOT be able to sign up for these events after it closes. For technical issues, please contact esus@socalscioly.org.


The map of campus can be found on our webpage in the downloads section below.

Schedule and Room Assignments

The updated schedule with locations for each event and the campus map will be posted in the next communique. Please also note that the Division C schedule has been updated to adjust for an increase in teams. The event conflicts remain the same.

Team Check In

Head Coach Check-in is from 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM on Mar 02, 2024, under the bridge between the Science and Administration Buildings (where the red cross is on the map). The head coach of the team should go to check in and turn in the following material, which can be found below in the downloads section:

  1. Final team roster with the participants' names and grade levels
  2. Release form for all participants, non-participating students, guests of the school
If an event requires impound, the device must be impounded during the time stated in the schedule. Teams will not need wristbands to impound their devices since the impound period is the same as the period when the head coach checks in and receives wristbands. However, per the rules, all devices must still be impounded by one or more of the 15 official team members. Parents or other non-participants may not impound devices for their team, but they may accompany the team members to help transport or carry things.

Flight B/C Venue Dimensions

Flight B/C will take place in the gym. The dimensions of the gym are 34m x 37m x 14m (14m height).

Rules Clarifications

Please submit all rules clarification questions by filling out the form at the clarifications tab. The only clarifications we will be following will be the ones posted on our webpage by Mon, Feb 26. All clarification questions we answer will be automatically posted on the web page, and also sent to the SoCal clarifications mailing list.

Communique 1

Happy November and thank you for your patience while we have been confirming the dates together for the Los Angeles Regional Tournaments. I'm happy to let you know that we have now finalized the dates for the Los Angeles Regional Tournaments at Rio Hondo College this year, which will occur on Mar 2, 2024. We understand that this date conflicts with LADWP Science Bowl, but unfortunately we are not able to deconflict this.

Preliminary Schedule

The preliminary schedules for the tournament can be found in the downloads section below.

Certificate of Insurance

Instructions on how to obtain a Certificate of Insurance with the proper wording for the tournament can be found in the downloads section below.

Registration Status

Thank you to all the teams who have already signed up online. As a reminder, participation at the tournament is not guaranteed until registration is complete (principal verification, certificate of insurance, and membership dues). If you have not yet signed up, please do so at the registration tab here.

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Season!

Team Registration for Division B and C for the 2023-24 season will open on Tuesday, September 5. Click here to register. The rules for the upcoming season will be available for free on the National Science Olympiad web page. Division A teams, please stay tuned for more information about when registration will be available!

Number of Teams per School

The limit on the number of teams per school has been removed. All teams are expected to compete at the Regional Tournament.

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