Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament

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Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament
Division C
Date March 2nd, 2018
Year Started 1999
Location Bethlehem, PA
Website Website


The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Tournament, often shortened to the EPC Tournament, is a closed C Division tournament held at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. The tournament is contested between the 18 members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, a scholastic athletic conference in the Lehigh Valley and Southern Poconos.

History

Local tournaments have been hosted at Northampton Community College since 1999. At the time, the tournament hosted teams from two neighboring athletic conferences: the Lehigh Valley Conference (LVC), which consisted of schools from the Allentown area, and the Mountain Valley Conference (MVC), which consisted of schools from the lower Poconos. Each tournament would crown three medalists from each conference for each event, and a team champion for each conference, and then an overall champion for the entire tournament.

Starting in the 2014-2015 season, the LVC and MVC combined in all sports to form the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, a larger 18-team league. The tournament still runs as before, but instead simply crowns four medalists for every event and one single champion.

Historically, the tournament has only run for the morning, to ensure that students can return to their schools early enough to have transportation home. This means that only 10 events are usually run, which generally consist of 3 build events and 7 lab/study events.

Results Table

While, before 2015, each conference had an individual champion, only the overall results are shown below.

EPC Results
Year Champion Runner-up Third Place
2007 Stroudsburg High School Allentown Central Catholic High School Lehighton Area High School
2008 Allentown Central Catholic High School Lehighton Area High School Parkland High School
2009 Allentown Central Catholic High School Emmaus High School Whitehall High School
2010 Tournament not held: inclement weather
2011 Allentown Central Catholic High School Whitehall High School Stroudsburg High School
2012 Allentown Central Catholic High School Whitehall High School East Stroudsburg High School South
2013 Allentown Central Catholic High School Whitehall High School East Stroudsburg High School South
2014 Allentown Central Catholic High School Whitehall High School East Stroudsburg High School South
2015 Stroudsburg High School Parkland High School Allentown Central Catholic High School
2016 Stroudsburg High School Parkland High School Allentown Central Catholic High School
2017 Stroudsburg High School Allentown Central Catholic High School Pleasant Valley High School
2018 Stroudsburg High School Allentown Central Catholic High School Lehighton Area High School
2019 Stroudsburg High School

Member Schools

The following schools are members of the EPC. Not all of them currently field Science Olympiad teams, but the majority of them do.

Allentown Central Catholic High School
Bethlehem Catholic High School
East Stroudsburg High School North
East Stroudsburg High School South
Easton Area High School
Emmaus High School
Freedom High School
Liberty High School
Louis E. Dieruff High School
Nazareth Area High School
Northampton Area High School
Parkland High School
Pleasant Valley High School
Pocono Mountain East High School
Pocono Mountain West High School
Stroudsburg High School
Whitehall High School
William Allen High School

Lehighton Area High School is not currently a member of the EPC, but is instead a member of the neighboring Schuylkill League. However, as a former member of the MVC, and since the Schuylkill League does not host their own tournament, Lehighton is still invited to compete at the EPC Tournament.