Regional Team Qualification

Team Qualification Rules for all Texas Regional tournaments except Houston
Updated Aug 2016

To be qualified for the Region Tournament both competitive teams and primary teams must complete the following general steps:
1. Purchase/Renew your annual membership online at the National website.
2. Register Online. Complete online TEAM registration and receive a confirmation email from webguy.
3. One Judge per Team. Provide a person to judge. This person must commit to TWO, possibly THREE days:
a. Judges training (half day or evening),
b. The Region tournament (half day), and
c. The State tournament in Waller/Houston (full day). This judge commitment is only required if the team you represent advances to the State tournament. Judges representing Primary teams are not required to judge at the State tournament.

Additional judges are welcome. All judges – new and experienced – MUST attend judge training each year. Coaches may not attend. Judges register online and receive a confirmation email.

When choosing a judge bear in mind: Pick a judge that you would be happy to have judge your team, judges may not judge in the problem of the team they represent, judges may not change their problem after they have been trained, judges will NOT get time off to watch performances.

4. Team Volunteer requirements vary by Region. One 2-Hr Volunteer per Team for CENTRAL Region teams. Two 2-Hr Volunteers per team for NORTH, BAY and EAST Region teams. Provide untrained person(s) to volunteer for 2-3 hours for the Region tournament. Volunteers register online and receive a confirmation email. Assignments will be given the week before the tournament.
Payment. Region tournament payment must be received by the published deadline.

** Special rule for CENTRAL Region:
6. Additional membership requirement. Each MEMBERSHIP that has 3 or more teams must provide 2 additional judges. So, if you are a membership with 4 teams, you will provide a total of 6 judges. If you are a membership with only 2 teams, you only provide 2 judges.

All Training & Tournament dates and deadlines are published in the annual calendar, in the left navigation bar. Check monthly between October and January for updates. 

Payment Information
Make checks payable to:
Odyssey of the Mind – Texas
$95 for competitive teams
$35 for primary teams

Mail payment to:

Odyssey of the Mind – Texas
10245 Kempwood Drive, #121
Houston, TX 77043-1803

New in 2016-17,:

Credit card payment is available. Link to follow in October.

Please include a note with the Regional Tournament you are paying for, the coach’s name, membership number, problem number, and division.