The Latest NCOM - Eastern Region News

2015-2016 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. 24, 2015 Coaches Training - Wake Tech Community College
Nov. 7, 2015 Skills Fair
Dec. 19, 2015 Regional Tournament Early Bird Registration Deadline
Jan. 23, 2016 Spontaneous Fair
Jan. 23, 2016 Absolute FInal Regional Tournament Registration Deadline
Feb. 20, 2016 Judges Training - Wake Tech
Feb. 20, 2016 Primary Problem Tournament - Wake Tech
Mar. 5, 2016 Regional Tournament - Wake Tech
Apr. 2, 2016 State Tournament - Wingate University
May 25-28, 2016 World Finals - Iowa State University

Important Dates for NCOM-E Board Members

Oct. 10, 2015 NCOM State Board Meeting (Winston-Salem)
Oct. 21, 2015 Regional Board Meeting
Nov. 18, 2015 Regional Board Meeting
Dec. 16, 2015 Regional Board Meeting
Jan. 9, 2016 NCOM State Board Meeting - PC Training (Winston-Salem)
Jan. 20, 2016 Regional Board Meeting
Feb. 17, 2016 Regional Board Meeting
Mar. 16, 2016 Regional Board Meeting
Apr. 8, 2016 NCOM State Board Meeting
Apr. 20, 2016 Regional 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 and information


Updated important dates


Added information on the Buddy Coach Program


Added link to the NCOM-E Wiki.
Add links to the Team Formation and Administrative Timeline documents
Added WF results for Eastern Region teams

Recent Emails to Coaches and Coordinators:
13 August 2015
1 March 2015
13 February 2015
11 February 2015
27 January 2015
20 December 2014
19 November 2014

Resources for Coaches


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OotM State & Regional Links:
Other Helpful Links:

World Finals 2002 Scores

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