Appeals and Scoring for Regional and State Tournaments

12.  All appeals must be documented on Arbitration forms and turned in to tournament headquarters within one (1) hour after the completion of the event.  If circumstances prevent filing within this time limit, the appeals committee may, at their discretion, accept a late appeal. 

13.  At the end of the Science Olympiad Regional and State Tournament Awards Ceremony, a copy of the final scores will be made available to each team's head coach.  Places are tentative and may change if any scoring inconsistencies are brought to the attention of the tournament director or arbitrators, and verified  within one hour after the ceremony is completed.  If changes occur, the appropriate medals and trophies will be awarded.  Teams will not be asked to return awards.  In the rare case of a problem, call the State Director (head coach only).  Once the results are final, the State Director will submit names of qualifying teams to the State and National Tournament Coordinator, respectively.