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.
Late Clarification in Food Science
Jan 22, 2017
There is a late-breaking Food Science clarification. Please be sure to review.
Jan 20, 2017
The scoresheets for all the building events have been posted on their respective event pages (under Resources). Take the opportunity to check your device for compliance before the regional using the exact same form the ES uses!
Critical - Change of Location for the Feb 12 Regional!
Jan 12, 2017
Read about the change of venue
Lanier Div B Invitational registration
Nov 20, 2016
The Lanier Invitational Tournament registration has closed.
Fairfax Div C Invitational registration
Oct 30, 2016
The Fairfax Invitational Tournament registration is full and has closed.
Tournament Dates and Event Schedule Announced
Sept 18, 2016
What's New in SO this year?
Sept 11, 2016
Read about what is new for 2017.
Registration is Open
Sept 9, 2016
Registration is open. Note that registration is not complete without the Appendix A paper (see Registration sidebar).
Get up-the-minute announcements on Tournament Day
July 15, 2016
Texts will be our primary source of announcements on a tournament day. To get text updates on Tournament Days - text "follow VASOUpdates" to 40404. No Twitter account necessary. (Or follow us on Twitter.)
If teams have invitational tournaments that they recommend, we will be happy to put links for them on this page.