News

World Finals is going Virtual

For 2020, All Georgia teams are being invited to participate at World Finals! Due the current global climate and COVID 19 situation, World Finals is going virtual. Even crazier, the rules for submissions will be coming out April 1st, NO FOOLING! The expectation is regular solutions to creative substitutions will be accepted! Just like you, we’re all eagerly awaiting the problem solving challenges and solutions to come!

See more info and get on top of things at:

https://www.odysseyofthemind.com/virtual-wf-home/

Tournament Cancellations

The Georgia Odyssey of the Mind Board and Problem Captains met today and came to the sad realization that we must cancel the South Georgia Tournament and State Finals. This decision was not an easy decision. We know that your teams have been working very hard over the last several months and were looking forward to presenting their solution. We want to honor their work and commitment to Georgia Odyssey of the Mind.

Please know that we respect and honor the hard work that you and your team have put in over the last few months. We wish that we could celebrate their creative journey with them in our traditional manner, but are looking for ways to celebrate creativity creatively. We’ll be in touch with all teams to make sure every team has the opportunity to present their solution this year!

Update on current events

The Georgia Odyssey of the Mind Board of Directors will be meeting this weekend to make a determination regarding the South Georgia Regional Tournament scheduled for March 21 and State Finals scheduled for April 4.

South Georgia Regional Tournament covid-19 update

Please know that we are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely. We are continuing the extra procedures put in place for the South Georgia Regional tournament and for the remainders of the tournaments this year in the state of Georgia. Please read the entire statement listed below and email us IMMEDIATELY if you have a team member who falls into the category described.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are currently requiring anyone who has traveled outside of the United States in the past 14 days prior to the tournament to notify us. This also includes anyone who have had family members or individuals living at home who have traveled outside of the United States in the past 14 days.

We have protocols in place for additional steps for those individuals who have visited countries designated as “high risk” by the federal government. A list of those countries will be updated daily at the following link:

Coronavirus Information for Travel

SEARCH COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT BY COUNTRY.

As an extra assurance, each coach will need to complete the attached document.

Thank you for understanding – we all need to stay safe.

North Georgia Tournament Results!

The North Georgia Regional Tournament Results are available in the Tournaments Section.

The website now includes(North Georgia Regional Tournament related):

  • downloadable participation certificates (coaches corner)
  • state finals registration and online payment option (navigation menu link)
  • state finals pin pre-order (must order online)(navigation menu link)
  • photos from the day (navigation link for logged in coaches)*

*To access all of this content, you must login via the coaches login using membership number(username) and zip code(password).*

 

The tournament was amazing with lots of amazingly creative solutions all day. The judges raved over how awesome the teams were overall! Last, we would like to thank our hosts at Cherokee Bluff High School that gave us such great support and a beautiful space to use.