Invitationals-- “Practice” Tournaments:
Invitationals are extra tournaments and are not run by CTSO. They are terrific ways of getting your team in good shape. Usually you must write and run one complete event. Invitationals can be run anyplace in the U.S. and are usually open to teams from any state. They are for practice/bragging rights only and do not affect your standing at a regular state tournament. You must be registered in your home state to compete in an invitational tournament.
This is in planning stages but will involve tech events for both B and C teams. The intent is a low cost, informal, half- day chance to get your teams started on building projects and run them early.
C Division Invitational – January 21, 2017 at Yale:
Run by Yale students. Most C events.Website www.yuso.yale.edu
Two teams per school maximum, registration $103.
M.I.T. Invitational - January 21, 2017 Cambridge MA:Note conflict with Yale. Details not yet available; registration will open September 14. Check MIT site at http://scioly.mit.edu/. First 15 schools to register 2 teams are locked in; after that second team is wait listed. 50 teams maximum.
The Yale and MIT invitationals tend to book up quickly, so please give some thought ahead of time as to whether or not you are interested. Yale and MIT both attract teams from around the country; the big name SO teams go to a lot of invitationals.