Announcements

September 10, 2017

Registration Announcement and Tournament Policies


The registration form will be available here. Please read below for more information.

Welcome!

The Golden Gate Science Olympiad invitational is thrilled to open registration on September 27th at 12:00pm PDT (noon) for Division C tournament to be hosted January 27th, 2018 at the UC Berkeley campus! Please review our tournament policies before registering. Only team coaches will be allowed to register their teams.

Please note in your preparations that we anticipate significant demand and predict that spaces may fill quickly on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any school may choose to register 1 or 2 teams. We will confirm placement via email for the first 40 teams and keep a waitlist beyond that. It is possible that up to an additional 5 openings may be offered to teams on the waitlist, pending space constraints to be resolved shortly.

Registration will be performed via an online form. The link placed on the home page of goldengateso.com will open up at 12:00 pm (noon). The first 40 teams to register, ranked via time of submission, will receive a confirmation email within two days and an invitation to submit the registration fee. Upon receipt of the registration check, teams will receive a second confirmation email and will be added to the published list of attendees on the website. If Golden Gate SciOly does not receive your payment by November 1st and no other arrangements are made, the spot will be opened to teams on the waitlist (please email us directly if this timeline presents an inconvenience).

Please note that, due to high demand, middle schools (B division) will not be allowed to register for this tournament.

The team registration fee is $150. Details on method of payment are to follow shortly.

The registration fee is nonrefundable, except at the discretion of the tournament coordinators or in the unforeseen event of tournament cancellation. Receipts will be included in coaches’ packets to be distributed the day of competition. (Any requests for receipts to be mailed earlier should be made to goldengatescioly@gmail.com.)

The Golden Gate Invitational may also feature custom t-shirts for sale to competitors! Teams may pre-order t-shirts using a separate t-shirt form available after registration.

Other documents, including waivers and liability releases, will be distributed to participating teams shortly after registration. Further tournament details, including the schedule and logistics, are on their way as well!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns at goldengatescioly@gmail.com. We’re so excited to welcome you to our campus!


Eligibility & Registration Policies


  • Schools must be registered with their home state Science Olympiad organization (and must have paid all applicable state and national fees) prior to competing in the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament.

  • Teams’ places in the tournament are reserved in the order that they submit the online registration form, provided that the registration fee (paid by check) is received by Golden Gate SciOly by November 1, 2017. Teams whose payment is not received by November 1 will forfeit their place to a team on the waitlist. Please contact us at goldengatescioly@gmail.com if meeting the payment deadline may pose a problem for your school.

  • The Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament is a Division C competition. All teams must conform to the Science Olympiad Division C membership rules.

  • All students on each team must be eligible to compete for that team as per the eligibility rules specified on soinc.org.

  • We reserve the right to cap registration at 40 teams and to close registration when 40 teams have registered.

  • All participating students must fill out several waivers and liability releases, which will be distributed to participating teams shortly after registration.


Competition Day Policies


  • No team or team coach will be asked to write a test or supervise an event. All events will be run by Science Olympiad alumni, and all tests and answer keys will be made available to teams after the competition.

  • On competition day, every team will be given access to a room or part of a room at UC Berkeley to serve as their homeroom/team base.

  • Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational will make every attempt to adhere closely to the 2018 National Science Olympiad event schedule.

  • Unless otherwise stated, the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will follow all rules as stated in the printed national rule book and national event clarifications posted here. We will follow all rules and clarifications published by the National Science Olympiad organization.

  • For events for which the printed national rule book specifies different rules or content for different levels of competition, the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament will follow the rules specified for the regional tournament level.

  • Each team must be accompanied to the Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament by at least one unique adult. (In other words, schools which send two teams to the Tournament must be accompanied by at least two adults on competition day.)

  • Teams must abide by the Science Olympiad code of ethics and general rules specified on soinc.org

  • All built devices must conform to the general rules described on soinc.org.

  • When applicable as stated in the printed rule book, students must wear appropriate eye protection as described on soinc.org.

  • Teams (including students, parents, and coaches) may photograph or video-record their team participating at any of the openly viewable events. No team (including students, parents, and coaches) may record or photograph any other team’s engineering devices or competition runs. However, Golden Gate Science Olympiad will provide event photographers to capture images from throughout the tournament that will be made available to all participants.




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