2019 NorCal Science Olympiad Rule Changes for the State Tournament and ALL Regional Tournaments
Events with Device Test and Written Test: If a team does not bring a device to test that resembles the device as detailed in the National event rules, then the team will be placed in tier 2.
All Events Allowing Notes: If a team chooses to use two sheets of paper for notes in place of one sheet of paper, then the two sheets MUST be laminated so they cannot be pulled apart.
Protein Modeling: It has been determined that the pre-build portion of the Protein Modeling event cannot be judged fairly.
There will not be an impound and pre-built models will not be accepted. All teams will receive zero points for the pre-build portion of the event.
Note: Event Supervisors cannot make exceptions to any tournament or event rules, including the rule changes listed above.