Invitationals-- “Practice” Tournaments:

Invitationals are extra tournaments conducted by host schools all around the country. They do not affect your standing in any official state ranking, but they are terrific ways of developing your team in good shape, and they let your team have more than a one day season. For any invitational anyplace in the country, your team must be completely registered and paid up in you home state to compete; otherwise the insurance from national SO does not cover you and you cannot participate.

Some tournaments have a very early registration date and some, such as MIT, fill up within a few minutes of opening on-line registration. You can register for an Invitational before you get registered with CTSO; the host school will give you a cut-off date to get your CTSO stuff done. Please remember that your school may take several months to send CTSO a check for registration.

If you are interested in any invitational be sure you check their website for updates; important things like tournament dates can change.

Connecticut Invitationals:

BC Scrimmage – December 1, 2018 in South Windsor High School:

Tech events for both B and C teams. The intent is a very low cost - possibly as low as ten dollars - informal, half- day chance to get your teams started on building projects and run them early. 

C Division Invitational – January 26, 2019 at Yale University, New Haven:

All 23 events. Registration opens Oct. 1,2018. Some lab events may be written only. Website

Invitationals in nearby states:

C Division - Feb. 3, 2019 - Harvard University, Cambridge MA opens Sept. 12, 2018

            All 23 events. Registration opens Sept. 12.

C Division - Feb. 12, 2019 - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ -- FREE!!! Opens Sept. 25

            All C Events. There is no registration fee. Registration opens Sept. 25

BC Divisions - February 16, 2019 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

            Registration open Sept. 10. Cornell is also the location of Nationals in 2109.