Chippewa Valley Tournament
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Chippewa Valley High School
18300 19 Mile Rd., Clinton Twp.
NASA has launch weather guidelines, and so do we.
At 7pm the night before the tournament, we look at the hourly forecast for the beginning of launch time. Launches will be cancelled if the forecast matches ANY of these criteria:
- Ambient temp will be < 32 degrees
- Wind speed will be > 20 mph
- Real Feel temp < 24 degrees
- > 50% chance of precipitation
At launch time, we may still cancel if:
- There is lightning in the area
- Precipitation is active and will continue
The decision to cancel a launch is not an easy one.
We have learned that it is impossible to conduct a consistent and fair tournament when launching in substandard weather conditions.
We will do our best to provide an alternate launch date.
This tournament is open to all registered teams
in the Chippewa Valley school district.
When you attend the tournament on March 2, consider adding your photos to the shared album.
Alternate Team Members
Chippewa Valley allows one additional team member on an event team, beyond what is allowed by the official event rules.
Teams which are registered as a Second Team with Macomb may compete. Second Teams are assigned a separate team number by Macomb.
Medals are awarded to top-placing event winners.
Trophies are awarded to the top-placing teams based on the cumulative event scores for the whole team.
All members of a team (including Alternates) will receive a participation ribbon.
All members of a Second Team will receive a participation ribbon.
Second Teams ARE eligible to win medals and ARE included in the final team scores.
Alternate team members WILL receive a medal, should the event team place 1st - 4th. Alternate team members should be clearly identified before the competition.
Parents and Event Coaches are not allowed in closed event rooms during or after competition.
Head Coaches will receive ZipGrade forms and score sheets at the end of the tournament. These should be retained, awaiting release of the respective Category Indexes after the last practice tournament.
Chippewa Valley has a district Science Olympiad page, which you may want to bookmark.
Macomb Science Olympiad
P.O. Box 763, Sterling Heights, MI 48311
For questions about the Elementary division, contact