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, Whittier
Date: February 22nd, 2020
Divisions: B, C

Parent Volunteer Assignments

Parent Volunteers
The Parent Volunteer Assignments have been posted here Each team must provide about 2 people-hours of volunteers on the day of the event. The assignments will not require technical knowledge of the events and may include: making sure the doors are shut for the flight events, helping with delivering lunches, checking in students, helping at the check in table, etc. Most assignments can be performed by just 1 adult volunteer for the duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Some assignments require having 2 adult volunteers simultaneously for 1 hour. If you can provide 2 adults volunteers 1 hour simultaneously, please let us know immediately.

Parents MUST complete the volunteer training from National Science Olympiad. Parents MUST also fill out the 18+ release form in the download section.

Tournament Details

Event Schedule
The tournament schedule has been updated in the download section. There were no changes to the time slots but some of the rooms numbers were updated

Rules Clarifications Deadline
The deadline for all rules clarifications is Friday, February 14th at 5PM. No additional rules clarifications for the RHC tournament will be accepted after that point.

Flight events room dimensions
Elastic Launched Glider B, Ping Pong Parachute B&C and Wright Stuff C will be held in the gym. The dimensions of the gym are 34m x 37m x 14m height.

Parent Volunteers
Each team must provide about 2 people-hours of volunteers on the day of the event. The assignments will not require technical knowledge of the events and may include: making sure the doors are shut for the flight events, helping with delivering lunches, checking in students, helping at the check in table, etc. Most assignments can be performed by just 1 adult volunteer for the duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Some assignments require having 2 adult volunteers simultaneously for 1 hour. If you can provide 2 adults volunteers 1 hour simultaneously, please let us know immediately.

Parents MUST complete the volunteer training from National Science Olympiad. Parents MUST also fill out the 18+ release form in the download section.

Bus Parking
School buses should enter campus at Workman Mill Road (across street from large white warehouses). Buses can drop of teams and equipment in front of the Science Building (S Building). Be prepared to drop off equipment. Buses will exit and park as directed by campus security. Parking is extremely limited. Buses are encouraged to drop off and then leave the area around campus. Buses can park on Workman Mill Road

Team Staging Areas
Teams are welcome to select a location for a "home base" during the Science Olympiad. Teams may stage in the grassy areas in the Applied Technology (AT), the Lower Quad (LQ), and the area behind the LRC. Teams may also stage on one side of the walkway between Student Services Building (SS) and the Wray Theatre (W), and one side of the wide sidewalks in the upper and lower quads. The Upper Quad (UQ) is also available in the open space in front of Library Tower (L) as long as adequate space is left for pedestrian traffic. Maintaining emergency access is essential.

Coronavirus Precautions
1. The campus has installed hand sanitizers throughout campus.
2. Our Dean of Health Science and Nursing advises that we should wash our hands frequently, and when the need to cough arises, we do it into our elbow.
3. She also relates that the data is showing that the coronavirus appears to be more difficult to pass on than the flu.

ESUS
68% of all Division B & C teams have completed their sign-up of all their events. Please check that your team has signed-up for all the building events here. If you do not have access to your log-in information, please contact Alex Chao.

Important Notes for building events:
Mission Possible B: Teams must show up during the timeblock they sign up for in Mission Possible B to start their 30 minute set up. If students have to leave immediately after the timeblock is over, they should show up early to make sure they have sufficient time to run their device and get to their next event. Students should check with the Event Supervisors to see when they can start setting up. Please note that because of the setup time, a team that arrives in the middle of the timeblock may have their 30 minutes of setup time and their 3-minute run time go over into the following timeblock.

Sounds of Music C: This is a full-hour event. Division C teams should show up at the beginning of the timeblock that they signed up for. Teams showing up late may not have as much time for the test.

Detector C: This is a full-hour event. Division C teams should show up at the beginning of the timeblock that they signed up for. Teams showing up late may not have as much time for the test.

Reminder for ESUS!

This is a reminder that the ESUS, self scheduled events sign up is live. The link to access the self-schedule sign up is here.

The online sign up opened on Monday, February 3rd at 5:00PM, and will close on Friday, February 14th at 11:45 PM. Login information has been sent to the email address of the head coaches for each team. If you have not received your log-in info please contact Alex Chao, your Regional Director, immediately. For technical issues, please contact the ESUS admin.

Self-Scheduled Event

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 below.

The online sign up will open up on Monday, February 3rd at 5:00PM, and will close on Friday, February 14th at 11:45 PM.

Login information has been sent to the email address of the head coaches for each team. If you do not receive the username and password by Wednesday, Jan 29nd, , please contact us immediately. For technical issues, please contact esus@socalstatescioly.org.

Important Notes:
Mission Possible B: Teams must show up during the timeblock they sign up for in Mission Possible B to start their 30 minute set up. If students have to leave immediately after the timeblock is over, they should show up early to make sure they have sufficient time to run their device and get to their next event. Students should check with the Event Supervisors to see when they can start setting up. Please note that because of the setup time, a team that arrives in the middle of the timeblock may have their 30 minutes of setup time and their 3-minute run time go over into the following timeblock.

Sounds of Music C: This is a full-hour event. Division C teams should show up at the beginning of the timeblock that they signed up for. Teams showing up late may not have as much time for the test.

Detector C: This is a full-hour event. Division C teams should show up at the beginning of the timeblock that they signed up for. Teams showing up late may not have as much time for the test.

Photo Release and Team Roster Posted!

The student photo release forms and team roster are posted here. Each participating student will need to fill out either a Minor or 18+ release form. In addition, any other children or adults that are with the team will need to sign a photo release form as well.Each team will only need to submit one copy of the team roster form.

Please be prepared to submit all of the documents listed above on the day of competition.

Schedule is posted!

The 2020 Preliminary LA Rio Hondo College Schedule is posted in the Downloads & Links section.

Registration is Open!

Team Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 season! Click here to register. The 2020 Preliminary State Schedule is posted here. The rules are available online for free at store.soinc.org.

Game On B

For the 2019-2020 season, Southern California will be running Codebusters B in place of Game On B. This change only applies to Regional and State tournaments in Southern California. The rules for Codebusters can be found here.

Number of Teams per School

Each school may register only one team to attend this Regional Tournament. Any additional registered teams may only participate at Invitational Tournaments.


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