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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Registration for the 2022-23 season opens 9/1/22 (or by 9/6/22 at latest). Please see http://www.washingtonscienceolympiad.com/regform.pdf for 2022-23 registration info. To register (and once registered), teams should go to https://scilympiad.com/wa for additional tournament info.

2022-23 Fees and Discounts:

Contact State Director with fee/discount questions and tournament space availability.

Link to electronic rules manuals: on national Science Olympiad web site national Science Olympiad.

No more than 6 teams from one school may register prior to December 2. 

When registering on https://scilympiad.com/wa, be sure to finalize registration by completing the payment screen. With applied discount, waivers will show $0 due. IF any amt is showing due, your team registration is not finalized. Teams with finalized registration will be assigned a team number - when showing on coach dashboard, only then is your registration official.

 

2023 Rule Clarifications - Check NSO site

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WSO SCHEDULE:

WSO Unified Schedule - All tournaments in Washington follow the WSO Unified Schedule (invitational, regional, state). At this time, the schedule is still being worked on and should be posted to the web site (including registration site - https://scilympiad.com/wa) by the end of September.

Notes:

(1) Coaches/teams: Do NOT start planning your team competition based on the schedule in national rules manual/s.

(2) There MAY be 1-2 national events that are replaced by WSO events; so do NOT put too much time/effort/expense into any event in the rules manual until the WSO Unified Schedule is posted.


2023 PILOT / TRIAL EVENTS:

Pilot and trial events are selected by the WSO Board of Directors based on coach feedback/request and/or trial events that are scheduled to become regular events in later years on the national SO lineup. Normally, pilot/trial events are only conducted at the state tournament.

At this time, pilot/trial events are being considered for 2022-23. See WSO Unified Schedule for scheduled events ... noting that some invitational &/or regional tournaments MAY run these events. Regional tournament directors will advise teams by 2/1/23 if pilot/trial events will run.

 


Number of Teams Advancing from Regional Tournament to State Tournament:

#s for 2022-23 will be posted ASAP after last regional tournament is run. See formula below for determination of advancing teams per regional tournament.

B Division: Eastern - ; NW - ; SW -

C Division: Eastern - ; NW - ; SW -

The WSO policy of no more than 2 teams from one school advancing to the state tournament still applies.
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Formula for in-person tournament advancement from regional to state:

Numbers are determined after the registration deadline (Jan 15).

To determine the number of teams advancing from regional tournaments to the state tournament in each division, the following formula shall be applied:

formula1

formula2

Resulting fractional numbers will be rounded down (.1 to .4) or rounded up (.5 to .9).

Example:

If there are 79 B teams registered statewide and 20 B teams can be accommodated at the state tournament.  There are four regions:

Region 1 has 18 teams

Region 2 has 24 teams

Region 3 has 23 teams

Region 4 has 14 teams

 

Based on the formula above and 20 teams/division at the state tournament, the following number of teams should* advance to the state tournament:

Region 1 will send 5 teams (formula3

Region 2 will send 6 teams formula4

Region 3 will send 6 teams formula5

Region 4 will send 4 teams formula6

*In years when rounding up results in more teams being eligible for State than the tournament is able to accommodate (as identified in the above example, where 21 teams should advance), the region/s with the greater number of teams will be given priority.  In the example above, this would be the actual number of teams that advance to the state tournament based on only 20 teams being accommodated:

Region 1 – 5 teams
Region 2 – 6 teams
Region 3 – 6 teams
Region 4 – 3 teams (even though the formula allowed for rounding up to 4 teams, with only 14 teams, this region has the fewest number of registered teams; therefore, the other regions are given priority in advancing to the state tournament).


MEETINGS & COACHING WORKSHOPS:

Meetings and Coaching Workshops - Click on link for information about the NSO Summer Insitiute and other clinics.


2022-23 WSO Coaches Clinics

For a list of invitational tournaments (opportunities to practice prior to regional tournaments), check out the Tournaments page.


COACHING TIPS:

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