Important Dates:

  • Interested teams must register by Saturday, February 24th, 2024, at 11:59pm EST.
  • Preliminary rounds conducted over Zoom on Saturday, April 13th, 2024 between 10AM ET to 4PM ET
  • The finals will be held in-person on Monday, July 8th at 5PM at the 2024 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM) held July 8-12, 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • The winning team will be recognized during the awards ceremony at JAM on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024.


  • Teams shall consist of a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 5 players.
  • Players must have been enrolled as a student of an entry level laboratory science program on January 1, 2024, (note: students who graduate post-January 1st are still eligible).
  • Players do not have to be ASCLS members to participate.
  • Teams must designate an ASCLS Professional or Emeritus member to serve as a moderator.
    • The role of the moderator is to directly supervise the team during the preliminary rounds to uphold the integrity of the games.
  • Students do not need to belong to the same educational program to compete.
    • If a team or individual needs assistance with creating a team, the ASCLS DPF is happy to help mediate and connect students with members in their area to fulfill the above requirement.
  • More than one team can participate from a program or constituent society,


  • Each team will be required to pay a flat rate of $50 as an entry fee into the event to register.

Finalist Awards:

  • The two highest scoring teams after preliminary play will be awarded $600 for each player towards travel and registration reimbursement to attend JAM and compete for the championship in a live in-person game.