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South Macomb Tournament

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Fraser High School
34270 Garfield Rd, Fraser, MI 48026


Tournament Schedule

Revised March 12

Tournament Map

Revised March 14

Rocket Launch Criteria

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 who are not in
the Chippewa Valley, L'Anse Creuse or Utica school districts.


  • The tournament was a success, and draft scores have been posted.  A photographer was taking photos, so we will hopefully have something to post to facebook soon.

  • Certificates of Accomplishment and Appreciation are posted on the Head Coach page under "Recognize your Team".

  • Team scoresheets will given to each Head Coach at the end of the tournament.  The Category Index for each ZipGrade form will be released soon after March 25.  Learn more about Category Indexes and the other score sheets.

Tournament Policies

Alternate Team Members

  • One additional team member may be added to an Event Team beyond what is allowed by the official event rules.

  • For each event that an Alternate team member is assigned, a $3 fee is assessed.

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  • Teams which are registered as a Second team with Macomb may compete with full team status.  Second teams have their own unique team number assigned by Macomb.

  • K5, K6 and Second teams compete in the same division, regardless of their division assignment at Macomb.

  • Students may not be a member of more than one team.


  • Medals are awarded to top-placing event winners, including Alternate team members.

  • Trophies are awarded to the top-placing teams based on the cumulative event scores for the whole team.

  • There are Open Events at the tournament for families to enjoy; however, participants do not receive Open Event ribbons.


  • 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.

Tournament Director

Jody Saccoia  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Macomb Science Olympiad

P.O. Box 763, Sterling Heights, MI 48311

For questions about the Elementary division, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.