The Latest NCOM - Eastern Region News

2017-2018 Long-Term Problem Synopses

Coaches and Coordinators:

Two helpful documents are now available to help you in forming and managing teams.

Please take a look!

OotM Team Formation Common Considerations and Procedures
Administrative Timeline for OotM Coordinators and Coaches

Important Dates for Teams and Coaches

Oct. 28, 2017 Coaches Training - Wake Tech Community College
Nov. 11, 2017 Skills Fair
Dec. 23, 2017 Early Bird Regional Tournament Team Registration Discount Ends
Jan. 27, 2018 Spontaneous Fair
Jan. 27, 2018 Absolute Final Deadline for Teams to Register for Tournament
Feb. 10, 2018 Tournament Prep Webinar
Feb. 17, 2018 Judges Training - Wake Tech Community College
Feb. 17, 2018 Primary Tournament - Wake Tech Community College
Mar. 3, 2018 Eastern Region Div. I, II, III Tournament - Wake Tech CC
Mar. 24, 2018 NCOM State Tournament - Wingate University
May 24-27, 2018 World Finals - Iowa State University

Important Dates for NCOM-E Board Members

Oct. 7, 2017 NC State Board Meeting (or Oct. 21)
Oct. 18, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
Oct. 21, 2017 NC State Board Meeting (or Oct. 7)
Nov. 15, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
Jan. 6, 2018 NC State Board Meeting and PC Training
Jan. 17, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting
Feb. 7, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting (tournament planning & distribution)
Mar. 14, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting
Mar. 23, 2018 NCOM State Board meeting and FInals set-up - Wingate University
Apr. 18, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting
May 16, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting
June 20, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting

Additional NCOM-E Supporters Needed!
The Eastern Region board is actively recruiting for additional supporters. No prerequisites necessary. All that is needed is a willingness to serve the children of the Eastern Region and the desire to attend and contribute to the board meetings. Please join us at our next board meeting (see "Important Dates" above for the schedule)!

Odyssey of the Mind Awareness Sessions
Awareness sessions can be provided to schools who are new to Odyssey of the Mind. Sessions can be given to staff, students, parents, PTAs, etc. The sessions last approximately 75 minutes and include a video, powerpoint presentation, sample problems, and Q&A. Contact Tom Hansen for more information.

Regional Director
If you have any items which should be added to the agenda for our next regional board meeting, or if you would like more information, please contact regional director Tom Hansen (

Recent Updates:


Added Coaches Training registration link


Added Coaches Training Information (Registration coming soon)


Added important dates for the 2017-2018 OotM season


Added WF results and 2017-2018 Problem Synopses


Added regional tournament scores

Recent Emails to Coaches and Coordinators:
19 October 2017
21 September 2017

Resources for Coaches


OotM International Links:
OotM State & Regional Links:
Other Helpful Links:

World Finals 2002 Scores

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