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Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 8th, 2020, 5:15 pm
by Umaroth
I don't know if that's a good idea yet, online tournaments are not sanctioned by NSO.

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 8th, 2020, 6:48 pm
by Unome
I would recommend first finding the actual policy regarding virtual tournaments so you are aware of what it specifically says. (Unfortunately it's been a few years since the subject has come up so I've forgotten where the statement is located...)

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 8th, 2020, 6:51 pm
by SilverBreeze
https://www.soinc.org/play/invitationals
Posting this here now, if it violates copyright policies I'll delete it:
"NO VIRTUAL/ONLINE/CYBER SCIENCE OLYMPIAD EVENTS ALLOWED:
Virtual/Online/Cyber events cannot be classified as sanctioned Science Olympiad Tournaments, and teams may not offer them. In order to retain our Chapter/Club Liability Insurance, Science Olympiad Tournaments require the physical presence of all Science Olympiad members at a single location (site/campus/school). Do not send Invitational Tournament Director forms for Virtual/Online/Cyber events as they will be rejected. Teams may write their own original materials (not using Science Olympiad events as the basis, which is a Copyright violation) and share them with others as practice only. If you have questions, please contact your State Director.

Please see the Science Olympiad Copyright Statement outlining use of Science Olympiad Rules and procedures at sanctioned tournaments."

Copyright Statement:
https://www.soinc.org/copyrights-media-and-use

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 8th, 2020, 7:46 pm
by Nurd07
SilverBreeze wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:51 pm
https://www.soinc.org/play/invitationals
Posting this here now, if it violates copyright policies I'll delete it:
"NO VIRTUAL/ONLINE/CYBER SCIENCE OLYMPIAD EVENTS ALLOWED:
Virtual/Online/Cyber events cannot be classified as sanctioned Science Olympiad Tournaments, and teams may not offer them. In order to retain our Chapter/Club Liability Insurance, Science Olympiad Tournaments require the physical presence of all Science Olympiad members at a single location (site/campus/school). Do not send Invitational Tournament Director forms for Virtual/Online/Cyber events as they will be rejected. Teams may write their own original materials (not using Science Olympiad events as the basis, which is a Copyright violation) and share them with others as practice only. If you have questions, please contact your State Director.

Please see the Science Olympiad Copyright Statement outlining use of Science Olympiad Rules and procedures at sanctioned tournaments."

Copyright Statement:
https://www.soinc.org/copyrights-media-and-use
I think that is only for events that are based on the computer, not the tournament.

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 8th, 2020, 7:48 pm
by Nurd07
Nurd07 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 7:46 pm
SilverBreeze wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:51 pm
https://www.soinc.org/play/invitationals
Posting this here now, if it violates copyright policies I'll delete it:
"NO VIRTUAL/ONLINE/CYBER SCIENCE OLYMPIAD EVENTS ALLOWED:
Virtual/Online/Cyber events cannot be classified as sanctioned Science Olympiad Tournaments, and teams may not offer them. In order to retain our Chapter/Club Liability Insurance, Science Olympiad Tournaments require the physical presence of all Science Olympiad members at a single location (site/campus/school). Do not send Invitational Tournament Director forms for Virtual/Online/Cyber events as they will be rejected. Teams may write their own original materials (not using Science Olympiad events as the basis, which is a Copyright violation) and share them with others as practice only. If you have questions, please contact your State Director.

Please see the Science Olympiad Copyright Statement outlining use of Science Olympiad Rules and procedures at sanctioned tournaments."

Copyright Statement:
https://www.soinc.org/copyrights-media-and-use
I think that is only for events that are based on the computer, not the tournament.
Never mind, I didn't read it correctly.

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 9th, 2020, 4:56 pm
by Godspeed
Nurd07 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Nurd07 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 7:46 pm
SilverBreeze wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:51 pm
https://www.soinc.org/play/invitationals
Posting this here now, if it violates copyright policies I'll delete it:
"NO VIRTUAL/ONLINE/CYBER SCIENCE OLYMPIAD EVENTS ALLOWED:
Virtual/Online/Cyber events cannot be classified as sanctioned Science Olympiad Tournaments, and teams may not offer them. In order to retain our Chapter/Club Liability Insurance, Science Olympiad Tournaments require the physical presence of all Science Olympiad members at a single location (site/campus/school). Do not send Invitational Tournament Director forms for Virtual/Online/Cyber events as they will be rejected. Teams may write their own original materials (not using Science Olympiad events as the basis, which is a Copyright violation) and share them with others as practice only. If you have questions, please contact your State Director.

Please see the Science Olympiad Copyright Statement outlining use of Science Olympiad Rules and procedures at sanctioned tournaments."

Copyright Statement:
https://www.soinc.org/copyrights-media-and-use
I think that is only for events that are based on the computer, not the tournament.
Never mind, I didn't read it correctly.
So are there any known plans for a representative from SoCal at the National Tournament?

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 9th, 2020, 5:56 pm
by bearasauras
SoCal will not be looking for an alternative to host the 2020 Southern California State Tournament. Since there would not be a fair way to select teams to represent Southern California at the National Tournament, Southern California will not be sending any teams to the 2020 National Tournament.

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 9th, 2020, 6:01 pm
by boomifailure
bearasauras wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:56 pm
SoCal will not be looking for an alternative to host the 2020 Southern California State Tournament. Since there would not be a fair way to select teams to represent Southern California at the National Tournament, Southern California will not be sending any teams to the 2020 National Tournament.
Sucks for Troy and all the other teams who have been working hard.

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 9th, 2020, 6:02 pm
by SilverBreeze
Well, it's been a great season with everyone. See you guys next year(sorry seniors...)!

Re: Southern California 2020

Posted: March 9th, 2020, 6:24 pm
by gz839918
Indeed very sad for all those affected. Please stay safe and remember that all of us on the forums are with you. If you ever want to chat about science—or life—we're always here with you!

I wish I could give everybody from SoCal some nats stickers, but not all the stickers in the world can cure this misfortune. Sending you all some North Carolina love instead <3