Judges & Officials
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.
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
Maps of the Fairgrounds and Solvay High School are on the NYSOMA website at https://www.nyodyssey.org/venue
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 https://www.nyodyssey.org/venue.
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
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.