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

Dec. 23, 2017 Early Bird Regional Tournament Team Registration Discount Ends
Jan. 27, 2018 Spontaneous Fair - Morris Grove Elementary
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

Nov. 15, 2017 Eastern Region Board Meeting
Jan. 6, 2018 NC State Board Meeting and PC Training
Jan. 10, 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 note that the afternoon session of the Spontaneous Fair is full - please register only for the morning session


Added link to the NCOM Scholarship Application


Posted registraion link for the NCOM Eastern Region Spontaneous Fair, and posted links to recordings and information from the Dec. 2 Coaches Webinar


Posted link and information for NCOM Eastern Region Coaches Webinar


Posted link for tournament team registration instructions

Recent Emails to Coaches and Coordinators:
19 December 2017
14 December 2017
17 November 2017
3 November 2017
31 October 2017
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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