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Invitational Tournaments

Schools sometimes run practice tournaments, independent from VASO, called "Invitationals". These are optional tournaments that teams may choose to attend to give them more practice at the events or to have more competition experience. You must have completed your VASO registration to attend these tournaments, which are held all over the US. Note, though, that Invitationals do typically require their own registration fee and each Invitational determines its own criteria for participating, schedule, and slate of events to run.


Fairfax HS Div C Invitational

Oct 16, 2014

Registration is open for the Fairfax Division C invitational. Registration closes when 30 teams have registered or on Dec 8 - whichever comes first.

Coaches Clinic Reg opens

Oct 15, 2014

Registration has opened for the Coaches Clinic. Please read the agenda and the information in the sidebar.

The Big Bang Theory

Oct 14, 2014

During the season 8 opener of the most-watched show on television, The Big Bang Theory on CBS, the Science Olympiad brochure appeared in the CalTech cafeteria scene directly behind Jim Parson's (Sheldon's) head! Warner Brothers reached out to SO over the summer to request the brochure be used as set dressing! See the screen shot.

Bottle Rockets

Oct 14, 2014

VASO has decided not to run the Bottle Rockets event its 2015 tournaments. We are dropping the event; VASO is not substituting another event for it.

Event Apps available

Oct 14, 2014

There are links to the current national events phone apps on our Events page. If using these, please remember that only VASO clarifications will be honored at the virginia regional and state tournaments, so do not use the links to Nationals clarifications that are in the apps.

Tournament Dates

Sept 13, 2014

VASO is announcing the State tournament will be at Lake Braddock SS on April 11, 2015. VASO is still negotiating the 2015 regional tournament dates and locations. We will announce these as soon as we are able.

Registration is open

Sept 9, 2014

Registration is open. Make sure to read the entire Registration Packet - a complete set of instructions are there.

Pricing Discount Announced

Aug 26, 2014

VASO offers a discount for those schools with a large percentage of Free & Reduced Lunch students. Check out our pricing structure for details.

Upcoming Tournaments

If teams have invitational tournaments that they recommend, we will be happy to put links for them on this page.