All Regions - Pre-sale opens for team t-shirts
Nov
16
1:00 AM01:00

All Regions - Pre-sale opens for team t-shirts

Coaches,

Prepare to submit your pre-orders for team t-shirts to be delivered at the regional tournament. Gather your team sizes and submit one order per team. Individual orders are not supported as our Store team do not have the manpower to process them. An email will be sent to all coaches when pre-orders open on Nov 16. You have until January 18 to submit your order fore regional tournaments.

Use the link that matches your region in order to ensure they are delivered at the correct tournament:

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Houston - Balsa Crushing Practice
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

Houston - Balsa Crushing Practice

This is a free practice run for P4 (balsa problem) teams who have never been to tournament before or for experienced teams who wish to test weight held for one or more of their structures. Some or all members of the team can participate. There will be no skit presentation or weigh-in or structure toss, just the process to test the weight held with an official crusher structure.

Specific time slots are available between 2 pm and 4 pm. Sign-up:

https://forms.gle/dtHg4RmdXKRGHECc6

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All Regions - Team Registration Deadline
Dec
15
10:00 PM22:00

All Regions - Team Registration Deadline

See the Team Registration post for more details on the online team registration process. This deadlines informs us of all the teams that are working on a problem so that we can make the appropriate arrangements for venues and judges. Our tournament needs change every year depending on problem popularity. The final commitment for a team is when the tournament fee is due. 

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All Regions - Pre-sale closes for team t-shirts
Jan
18
1:00 AM01:00

All Regions - Pre-sale closes for team t-shirts

This is the last day to submit your pre-orders for team t-shirts to be delivered at the regional tournament. Gather your team sizes and submit one order per team. Individual orders are not supported as our Store team do not have the manpower to process them. An email will be sent to all coaches when pre-orders open on Nov 16. You have until January 18 to submit your order fore regional tournaments.

Use the link that matches your region in order to ensure they are delivered at the correct tournament:

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Houston - Spontaneous Practice for Teams
Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

Houston - Spontaneous Practice for Teams

Teams sign-up independently from coaches for this event, with a different chaperone if needed.

Teams practice several spontaneous problems without scoring. It is recommended that teams have already learnt basic concepts of spontaneous problems as this is a fast paced workshop.

Only competitive teams can sign-up until Nov 3rd. At that time, we will start accepting the Primary teams on waiting list. Deadline for all teams: Nov 5.

Team Workshop Sessions to choose from: One hour each at 10:45 am or 12:15 pm.
Sign-up here ($7 per team or partial team), then you get a link to select your session.

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Houston - Spontaneous Workshop for Coaches
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Houston - Spontaneous Workshop for Coaches

Coaches learn all about Spontaneous techniques and get to observe and judge multiple teams go through the same problems. This is a unique opportunity to understand what happens at tournament and take home some practice problems. Sign-up here for coaches: https://forms.gle/MPeTBLgKHZnv9vtM9

Deadline for coaches to register: November 5.

Note: the schedule is updated: 9 am to 1:30 pm (not 12:30)

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Houston - Catch-Up Coach Orientation C
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Houston - Catch-Up Coach Orientation C

[This session is postponed from Oct 29 to Nov 1, due to Conflicts with Astros and Halloween]

For those of you who missed the last Coach Training, I will provide a quick orientation session to help you catch-up with concepts and materials. This is one last session and you must rsvp by 10/27. This is a special accommodation because late coaches have requested it. I will not be there unless you explicitly rsvp by email to houston@txodyssey.org.

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Houston - Catch-Up Coach Orientation B
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Houston - Catch-Up Coach Orientation B

For those of you who missed the last Coach Training, I will provide a quick orientation session to help you catch-up with concepts and materials. You have the choice of two sessions and must rsvp by 10/18. This is a special accommodation because late coaches have requested it. I will not be there unless you explicitly rsvp by email to houston@txodyssey.org.

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Houston - Catch-Up Coach Orientation A
Oct
19
2:30 PM14:30

Houston - Catch-Up Coach Orientation A

For those of you who missed the last Coach Training, I will provide a quick orientation session to help you catch-up with concepts and materials. You have the choice of two sessions and must rsvp by 10/18. This is a special accommodation because late coaches have requested it. I will not be there unless you explicitly rsvp by email to houston@txodyssey.org.

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Creativity Festival

IM East Building - Test your creativity and skill at the Odyssey of the Mind Association booths that offer various creative challenges. NASA will also be back with a fun and interactive booth. Also, visit the CCI pin exhibit for some Odyssey history, see the Ranatra Fusca trophy, and much more.  The Texas booth will for making officials’ thank you cards, as seen at our HARO and State tournaments.

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Graduation and Coaches' Competition

Breslin Event Center - Support fellow participants at a special graduation ceremony held for those missing their graduations to be at World Finals. Dr. Sam, OMER, and this year’s Spirit Award winner will attend. Afterwards, stick around for the Coaches Competition. Cheer on coaches as they solve a problem written especially for them. The competition is their chance to show off all the creative ideas they’ve kept to themselves during the year, so it’s sure to be fun!

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May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Creativity Festival

IM East Building - Test your creativity and skill at the Odyssey of the Mind Association booths that offer various creative challenges. NASA will also be back with a fun and interactive booth. Also, visit the CCI pin exhibit for some Odyssey history, see the Ranatra Fusca trophy, and much more.  The Texas booth will for making officials’ thank you cards, as seen at our HARO and State tournaments.

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May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Float & Banner Parade

The F&B Parade will take place at the Breslin Event Center on the MSU campus. Tickets will be included with your packet at team registration. Parade participants should all wear their cowboy hats and the light blue/lilac State t-shirt. Spectators are strongly encouraged to wear the same in support!

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May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Creativity Festival

IM East Building - Test your creativity and skill at the Odyssey of the Mind Association booths that offer various creative challenges. NASA will also be back with a fun and interactive booth. Also, visit the CCI pin exhibit for some Odyssey history, see the Ranatra Fusca trophy, and much more.  The Texas booth will for making officials’ thank you cards, as seen at our HARO and State tournaments.

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Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Deadline to pay Registration Fee (see details).

Deadline to pay full registration fee of $3000.

Note: If you are purchasing housing packages for enough people, this fee is waived. If you purchase any "A" type housing package for at least the total number of team members plus one coach, you are exempt from the WF registration fee. For example, you can buy the housing package for 5 members + coach (team with 5 members only), or 7 members + coach (team with 7 members), or you can choose it for 4 members + 4 parents (team with 7 members) and have the same results. The total number of housing packages purchased must be equal to or greater than the number of team members + one coach. Any combination is allowed to meet the minimum.

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Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Deadline to pay reduced Registration Fee (see details).

Deadline to pay reduced registration fee of $2500. You can still pay the registration fee after this date, but the cost goes up to $3000.

Note: If you are purchasing housing packages for enough people, this fee is waived. If you purchase any "A" type housing package for at least the total number of team members plus one coach, you are exempt from the WF registration fee. For example, you can buy the housing package for 5 members + coach (team with 5 members only), or 7 members + coach (team with 7 members), or you can choose it for 4 members + 4 parents (team with 7 members) and have the same results. The total number of housing packages purchased must be equal to or greater than the number of team members + one coach. Any combination is allowed to meet the minimum.

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