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Judges & Officials

Officials Meetings


Judges – Attend the meeting for your assigned problem


Problem 3: Matt Lopez –> ZOOM SESSION – TBD


Tuesday March 22:


Problem 4: Bill Walsh –> ZOOM SESSION – 7 PM



Wednesday, April 12:


Problem 1: Wayne Otte –> ZOOM SESSION - 7 PM

Problem 2: Jim Hoelscher –>   ZOOM SESSION - 7:30 PM


Score Room: Jeff Carter –> ZOOM SESSION – 7 PM

Friday, April 14:

Problem 5: Donna Denny –> 7 PM – In-person meeting in the Horticulture Building at the NYS Fairgrounds

Spontaneous:  Sharon Botsford –> 7 PM – In-person meeting in TBD room at the DoubleTree Hotel,

6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Hotel Information


The hotel for judges staying Friday night is the DoubleTree by Hilton, located at 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057.  Check-in is any time after 4 PM.


Judges' Registration at the Hotel


Judges' Registration will be from 4 PM in the main lobby of the DoubleTree hotel, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057.




Saturday, April 15: 6:15 AM - 8 AM - A buffet-style breakfast will be available at the hotel.



 Directions to the New York State Fairgrounds:


Turn right from the hotel parking lot onto Telergy Parkway.  Turn right onto Carrier Parkway (Route 298).  At traffic circle, take 3rd exit to Thompson Road (Route 635 South).  Merge onto I-690 West to Syracuse.  Take exit 7 to the NYS Fairgrounds/Solvay.  Turn left at the bottom of the exit and merge onto State Fair Blvd.  Enter at Gate #2 to the NYS Fairgrounds (Hiawatha Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13209).  Average drive time is 15 minutes (depending on traffic).


Long-term & Spontaneous Competition Locations


New York State Fairgrounds

Problems 1, 3, 4 & 5

Solvay High School

Problem 2


Maps of the Fairgrounds and Solvay High School are on the NYSOMA website at

Parking – Parking attendants will be on hand to assist in directing you to parking locations.  No parking passes are required. 

Lunch – Coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and bottled water will be available in the competition lounges throughout the day. Lunch will be available starting at 11:30am and as your competition schedules allow.

Competition sites will be opened at 7am.  Your problem captains and head judges will inform you of the time your competitions will start during your training sessions.


See below for locations and map on the NYSOMA website at

Problem 1 Div II, III - Exhibit Center (Dairy & Cattle Building)

Problem 1 Div I - Toyota Coliseum

Problem 2 Div I, II, III - Solvay High School - Gym & Auditorium

Problem 3 Div I, II, III - Art and Home Center

Problem 4 Div I, II, III - Exhibit Center (Dairy & Cattle Building)

Problem 5 Div I, II, III - Horticulture Building


Spontaneous Competition - Solvay High School - Holding rooms 1st Floor Cafeteria, Competition rooms, 2nd Floor

Main Score Room - NY Lottery Room, Coliseum


Important Reminder:

NYSOMA Identification badges must be worn at all times while at the New York State Fairgrounds and must be turned in at the end of the day to your head judge.

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