iitty San Francisco Bay Region Odyssey of the Mind

San Francisco Bay Region
Odyssey of the Mind
2016/2017 Program Year

Updated January 14, 2017

Tournament Registration is Now Open

It's time to register your team for the SF Bay Tournament which takes place on March 4, 2017. Tournament registration will be open through January 29. Use the links below to:
1) Register your team for the tournament
2) Pay your tournament fees
3) Register your tournament judge for training
4) Register your 2 hour volunteer for an assignment


STEP 1 - Register your team for the Tournament:
In order to register your team you need to know your membership number, membership zip code, membership name and each of your team members name, grade and School. Use this link to register for the tournament:
SF Bay Tournament Registration

STEP 2 - Pay your Tournament Fees:
$75 for each team registering for the Tournament, Late fee of $50 applies after January 29th.
After you register your team you will be forwarded to a page on our website where you can pay your fees using a credit/debit card. If you wish to pay by check, mail a check to SF Bay Odyssey of the Mind, C/O Janis Dewar, 193 Hemme Ave., Alamo, CA 94507. If you wish to pay your fees later but prior to January 30, use this link.
Pay SF Bay Tournament Fees

STEP 3 - Register your Judge for Training:
In order to participate in the tournament, each team is required to provide a judge to work the day of the tournament, NO EXCEPTIONS. Your judge will attend training on either February 4th or 11th. New judges attended from 8:30 to 1:30, experienced judges attend from 10:45 to 1:30. Training is held at the Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord. Your judge WILL NOT see the team perform as they will be busy judging another problem. Good sources for judges include parents from the team, grandparents, students 18 or older, co-workers, volunteer organizations, good friends. DO NOT WAIT TO RECRUIT A JUDGE AS IT ONLY BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT THE LONGER YOU WAIT!!! Use this link to register your judge:
SF Bay Judges Training Registration

STEP 4 - Register your Two-Hour Volunteer:
Each team is required to provide a 2 hour volunteer to work either the day of the Tournament or to help with setup the night before. Your volunteer WILL see the team perform so recruiting someone to do this job should be easy. One of the parents from the team would be ideal. Often we assign them to be the door monitor during your team's performance so they can watch the team. To view the volunteer options, use the link below. First come first serve, early registrations usually the assignment they request, later registrations do not. Use the link below to register your volunteer today!
Volunteer Assignments Options
Volunteer Registration

Spontania Mania Registration is Now Open!
For more information and to register for Spontania Mania January 28th, use this link:

Spontania Mania Registration

Odyssey of the Mind State T-Shirt Design Contest

The State is sponsoring a contest for the State Tournament T-Shirt design, details can be found: here

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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 jdewar94507@yahoo.com. 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. It's too late to get started this year but we can help you with next year!

The Calendar for 2016/2017 is listed below. If you would like to be added to the newsletter email list, use the link below.

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2016/2017 Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 28 - Spontania Mania, Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord - 4 Sessions - Registration is now open

Sunday, January 29

Saturday, February 4 - New and Experienced Judges Training
Saturday, February 11 - New and Experienced Judges Training

SF Bay Regional Tournament - Sat. March 4
California State Tournament - Sat. Mar. 25
Odyssey of the Mind World Tournament - May 24-27

For further questions send us an email: info@sfbayomer.org