San Francisco Bay Region
Odyssey of the Mind
2017/2018 Program Year

Updated December 19, 2017

Tournament Registration is Now Open!
To register your team for the tournament, you must have your membership number and zip code associated with your membership. Use this link to register for the Tournament: SF Bay Tournament Registration

Once you register for the tournament you will be directed to a page on the regional website where you can pay the team's tournament fees. Tournament fees are $75 per team. If you do not have your membership number and zip code, check with your School/Group Coordinator. We can also provide you this information, send an email to the email address below. Tournament registration and all fees are due on or before January 28th. A late fee of $50 applies to teams who register late and/or pay their fees late. Tournament registration will be closed after January 31, 2018. (for more information on fees, see below)

Judges Registration
Each team is required to provide a judge to work on Tournament Day. The judge will be judging a different problem than the one your team is presenting and WILL NOT be able to view your team's presentation. The judge must attend one of the training sessions in February, either Feb. 10 or Feb. 24. New judges attend from 8:30 to 1:30, experienced judges only need to attend from 10:30 to 1:30. Your team must provide a judge in order to participate in the tournament.
Use this link to register your judge: Judges Registration

Volunteers Registration
Each team is required to provide a volunteer to work for 2 hours on Tournament day or help with setup the night before or help with pre-Tournament workdays in Alamo.  Every effort will be made to schedule this volunteer so that their schedule does not conflict with your team's long-term performance. Volunteer job descriptions can be found at in case your volunteer wants to request a specific volunteer job. Volunteers are scheduled first come, first served so those that register late will probably not receive their requested job.

Use this link to register your volunteer: Volunteers Registration

Tournament Schedule
The Tournament schedule will be emailed to you and will be posted on the Region website approximately 2 weeks before the Tournament. If you have questions about a specific performance site, send us an email and we will forward it to the Problem Captain for that problem.

Tournament Fees
There are three different fees to participate in Odyssey of the Mind. The National and State fees are typically paid by your school or PTA, or sponsoring organization. Team tournament fees may be covered by your school or organization, or they may ask you to pay these fees. Here's more detail:

National Membership Fees
National membership fees are $135 and this entitles the school/organization to send 5 teams to the regional tournament, 1 team in each of the 5 problems, plus an unlimited number of primary teams. Your school or sponsoring organization typically pays this cost. Check with them before buying a National Membership. A second National membership will be needed if you have two teams doing the same problem. The second membership is discounted to $100 and entitles the school/organization to an additional 5 teams, one in each of the 5 problems. National memberships can be purchased here: National Membership

State Membership Fees
For each National membership there is a state membership fee of $75. Several weeks after you purchase your National Membership you will receive an invoice in the email for your state fees.

Team Tournament Fees
Tournament fees are $75 per team and are due on or before January 28th. You will be redirected to the tournament fee page once you register your team. These fees may be paid by your school/sponsor, or you may be expected to pick them up. You can also go to the tournament fee page directly by using this Tournament Fees

Spontania Primaria will be held on January 20th.  Use the following link for all the details and to register.  Spontania Primaria

Questions?  Contact Jenni Rhee 925-785-8997

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Want to start Odyssey of the Mind at your school??

It's easy and we'll help! Let us know by sending an email to Janis and we will help you get started. Janis's email address is For more information about Odyssey of the Mind, go to Odyssey of the Mind and download the program guide which can be found at the bottom of the home page. Also visit the links on the left side of this page.

The Calendar for 2017/2018 is listed below. If you would like to be added to the newsletter email list, use the link below.

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2017/2018 Calendar of Events

Spontania-Mania - Saturday, January 27, 2018, The Willow Creek Center, Concord, 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Tournament Registration and Fees due - Sunday, January 28th, 2018.

Judges Training Dates, Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018

SF Bay Regional Tournament - Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 - Concord High School and El Dorado Middle School

California State Tournament - Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - University of CA, Riverside

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