Good luck at World Finals!

We are very proud of our 33 teams that will represent Texas at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, in Lansing, MI from May 23-25. Being a World Finalist is an achievement in itself and you should pad yourselves on your back! We hope you enjoy this amazing experience and trust that you will come back with long lasting memories.

For those of you who cannot travel, you can tune in to watch the Awards Ceremony live at this link:

The World Finals Committee
Judy Moore, Chair
Jessica Gatton, Howdy Representative
Gaby Wannall, Information Monkey
Lilian Wannall, Website and Logistics
Suzanne Rieter, Texas Official

Preparing for the World Finals trip

Coach and Parents,

The “Coach Binder” is now finalized. We do recommend that all parents should print their own copies of the Site map, all the Frequently Asked Questions with tips and things that you can prepare ahead to time, also the t-shirt list to know when each shirt is worn.
We also suggest you print several copies of the 2019 Problem synopses. As you go watch other teams compete, it is helpful to students to know about the other problems.
Don’t forget to print the article about pin trading and discuss the WF trading rules (perhaps on the airplane?).

Texas State Tournament

If you have advanced from a regional tournament, congratulations!

We are in the process of updating our website with a lot of information about team advancement, judge advancement, hotels at group rates for out-of-town teams/visitors, and a lot more. Stay tuned for improvements by end of February.

2/28/19 update: Hotel information is now posted for hotels in the Waller and Cypress region at group rates. Click here.

3/25/19 Team schedule is published
3/26/19 School and parking maps are updated (v.3)
3/27/19 Reimbursement process is published for Judges and Officials coming from out of town. Click here. Deadline March 31st to submit a request (even without receipts) - so that your payment can be processed by tournament weekend. Late requests are accepted until April 30th.
3/27/19 Invitation Flyer posted for Team Mixer.
3/28/19 Invitation flyer for Team Mixer is published (Updated).
3/29/19 Tournament Information Packet “TIP” is published v.5.
3/30/19 Updated Waller HS map is published (v.5), parking map (v.4).
3/30/19 Team participation certificates are now available online. You may fill them in and print them ahead of time. Or after the tournament.
3/30/19 Tournament Flyer for your guests/visitors is published. Check out the new form to fill in your team information, before you share it with family members or other guests.
4/3/19 Updated Maps
4/4/19 Tournament Information Packet (“TIP”) is published (v.7). Important changes to parking and access are highlighted in yellow.

Looking for Regional Scores?

CONGRATULATIONS to all teams for amazing solutions.

Scores for regional tournaments can be found under Teams, Texas Regions.

All teams that have advanced to the TX State tournament should consult the Advancing Team Into webpage under the State Tournament. Teams must register by March 16.

Tournament dates for 2019

Happy August! Our Regional and State Tournaments have been set. Check-out our Calendar to see dates and venues. Our Regional tournaments are in Southlake (North Region), San Antonio (Central Region) and Houston (HARO). Our State tournament is in Waller, TX.