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A bonus for you this month with late breaking news about a change in the dates for World Finals and alerting you to problems with the official clarification system. In addition, more regions have now finalized dates and locations for their regional tournaments. Finally, news also about a new NY State Problem Captain this year for Problem 1.

World Finals Date Change

Because of a very large event happening in Ames over Memorial Day weekend, Odyssey of the Mind has decided to move the dates for the 2024 World Finals. Instead of the usual Thursday to Saturday schedule, this year the competition will start on TUESDAY May 21st with opening ceremonies. Teams will compete from Wednesday to Friday, with the closing ceremony, awards and the usual parties on Friday 24th in the evening.

Clarification System not accepting new clarifications.

Due to a technical problem, online submissions are not working. Teams should hold off submitting team-specific clarifications until a fix is made.

More Regional Tournaments scheduled.

Currently we have the following Regional Tournaments scheduled.


Region 13 DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus


Region 5 Orange Ulster BOCES

Region 7 Shenendehowa HSE

Region 8/9 Case Middle School


Region 6 Glens Falls High School

Region 12 Broome-Tioga BOCES

Region 15 Mt. Morris Middle School

Region 21 Broadalbin Perth Jr/Sr High School


Region 1/2 Caroline G. Atkinson School


Region 4 Coxsackie-Athens CSD

Region 11 Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

Region 19 Salamanca Central School

Check out the Regional Tournaments page for more tournaments, as they are scheduled.

Change of State Problem Captain for Problem 1

After many years of service to New York Odyssey of the Mind, Wayne Otte has stepped down as State Problem Captain for Problem 1. He will be replaced, this year, by Bill Everett, his trusty right-hand man. Wayne will continue to judge in NY, serve as IPC for Problem 1 for Odysssey of the Mind. We owe Wayne a great deal of thanks for his calm and authoritative leadership, helping teams create and operate vehicles both large and small and guiding them to success at the State and World Finals tournaments. If you see him this year, no doubt wearing his signature Pluto the dog hat, give him your thanks and wish him well!

Bill Everett will be a worthy successor with decades of experience as a Judge, Head Judge and APC at Regional, State and at World Finals. New York is very lucky to have such experience and expertise in Problem 1.

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