REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON IS NOW OPEN!

Please read all information below before registering with the registration link in the "Registration" section!

Tournament Info - 2022-2023 Season

All the latest information for the various Division B & C tournaments can be found here.

Schools MUST register to be eligible to compete in any of the events described below! 

Before registering your team, review the Science Olympiad policies (including the team formation/roster rules and the expectations of students, coaches, AND parents).

Schools may register any number of teams in Division B and C (in order to compete at any tournament - Invitational, Regional, State, or National - the team must be registered with HSSO).  However, schools may only enter a maximum of 2 teams in each Division to compete in the HSSO Regional Tournaments.  Schools that qualify to advance to the State Finals Tournament in each division may only compete with 1 team at the State Finals Tournament. 

NEW TO THE HSSO 2022-2023 SEASON:

Teams from Division B and C will compete within one of two “leagues”. Within each Division, all teams from a school will compete in the same league. Selection of a league will persist throughout the season; you will NOT be able to change your league during the season. 

  • Championship League: The first place school in Division B and Division C at the State Tournament from the Championship League will advance to represent Hawaii at the National Tournament. For the 2023 season, the top 3 schools in Division B (‘Iolani, Highlands Intermediate, University Lab) and the top 4 schools in Division C (‘Iolani, Pearl City, Mililani, Waipahu) from the 2022 State Tournament will be placed in the Championship League. For future seasons, the State Director will determine and announce the number of top placing schools from the State Tournament in each Division that will be placed in the Championship League the following season. This determination will normally be announced prior to Registration for the upcoming season.

  • Medalist League: All other schools may choose to compete in either the Championship or the Medalist League. Schools with a choice of which league to compete in will indicate their league choice during registration. The first place schools in Division B and Division C from the Medalist League at the State Tournament will be placed in the Championship League for the next season. Teams competing in the Medalist League are not eligible to advance to the National Tournament.

For inquires regarding tournament details and logistics (including event offerings, schedule, etc), please contact the regional or state tournament director: hssostatetournamentdirector@gmail.com 

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Regisration and Costs

Link to 2022-2023 Registration: https://forms.gle/vGdfq7UnvbHR58h66

For the 2022-2023 season, HSSO registration fees will be assessed using the following schedule:

  • If registering prior to October 31, 2022: No fees will be assessed for the first two (2) teams a school registers. Any additional teams will each be assessed the $60 national fee.

  • If registering after October 31, 2022: The first team a school registers will be assessed a $200 registration fee,  with subsequent registrations being assess $150 per team. LATE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE STATE DIRECTOR.

Please note that these registration fees are restored to their original prices  this season. They were previously half-cost in the 2021-2022 season.

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Invitationals

Practice tournaments that are organized by Science Olympiad teams. Results from these tournaments do not affect Regional rankings or State Finals qualification. These events are purely developmental to gain some experience. Schools must be registered with HSSO in order to be eligible to participate.

Invitational Tournaments sanctioned by HSSO have the option of using leagues or not.

More information and a list of scheduled Invitational Tournaments for 2022-2023 can be found at the Invitational Tournament Page. 

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Regional Tournaments

Official HSSO tournaments used as a qualifier for the State Finals Tournament. Schools must be registered with HSSO in order to compete.

HSSO intends on hosting Division B and Division C Regional Tournaments on Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island. All Regional Tournaments will be in-person, single location tournaments. The planned dates for the Regional Tournaments are:

  • Kauai - Saturday, February 4, 2023

  • Maui - Saturday, February 4, 2023

  • Oahu - Saturday, February 4, 2023

  • Hawaii Island - Saturday, February 4, 2023

Additional information and details regarding events and schedule of Regional Tournaments will be published and communicated to coaches as plans for each Regional Tournament are finalized. Event group schedules will follow the National Tournament schedules.

The State Director will assign teams to Regional Tournaments. Regional Tournaments may include a mix of both Championship League teams and Medalist League Teams. The State Director will determine how many schools from each league will advance from each Regional Tournament to the State Tournament. Regional Tournament Directors will determine:

  1. Whether to present event medals and team trophies by league or overall combining both leagues.

  2. How many medals or places will be presented for each event in either league or combined leagues. c.


Regardless of the number of schools advancing from each Regional to the State Tournament, a school advancing to the State Tournament in either league must have fielded a team which competed in at least two-thirds (2/3) of the events at their Regional Tournament, if a Regional Tournament is held for their assigned Region.

Visit the Regional Tournaments Page for more information. 

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State Finals

Schools must qualify for this tournament from a Regional. The winning school from Division B and Division C will receive invitations to represent Hawaii at the National Tournament. The winning school from Division B and Division C in the Championship League will receive invitations to represent Hawaii at the National Tournament.

For the 2022-2023 Season:

The Division B and Division C State Tournament will be an in-person tournament at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

  • The Championship League State Tournament will consist of all 23 Division B and all 23 Division C events.

  • The Medalist League State Tournament may consist of a reduced number of events in each Division. The State Director will announce the Medalist League events when finalized.


The State Tournament will present event medals and trophies to schools in both the Championship and Medalist Leagues. The State Director will determine the number of medals and trophies that will be presented in each League.


Visit the State Finals Page for more information.

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Congratulations to all teams for your efforts in the 2021-2022 HSSO season! Special congrats to the following schools that placed at the State Finals:

DIVISION C:

1st - 'Iolani School

2nd - Pearl City High School

3rd - Mililani High School

DIVISION B:

1st - 'Iolani School

2nd - Highlands Intermediate School

3rd - University Lab School

For a more detailed breakdown of the State Finals results, please visit the State Finals page.