1999-2000 Annual Report

National Memberships: 41 school, homeschool, or community groups

Team Registrations: 85 teams

Number of Students: 563 registered for regional tournament, at least two teams did not register to compete because they were developmental only.

Area served: Caswell, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Northampton, Orange, Person, Richmond, Scotland, Vance, Wake, Warren counties (Bold indicates active programs)


Coaches Training November 5, 1999 8:30 AM ? 4:30 PM

Attendance: 85 coaches. Trainers: Barb Dullaghan, Patti Adams, Amber Hurst, Tanner Lovelace, Janell Lovelace, Barry Penland, Suzy Krutsch, Bob Pearlstein, Kaye Cooke, Barry Groner. Training materials offered for sale to participants by Tom Mrozek. Classes offered: beginning coaches, returning coaches, rules and forms, style, spontaneous (all about, hands on, verbal), working with balsa wood, outside assistance, tournament procedure and site, time management, long-term problems 1-5. Schedule: divided into hour-long segments, multiple offerings, continental breakfast and lunch for participants.

Judges Training February 5, 2000 8:30 AM ? 4:00 PM

Attendance: 85 volunteer judges. Trainers: Patti Adams, Amber Hurst, Barb Dullaghan, Janell Lovelace, Ann Ross, Kaye Cooke, Barry Groner, Bob Pearlstein, Lynne Gerber, Suzy Krutsch, Keith Hubbard.

Makeup Judges Training February 22, 2000 6:00 ? 9:00 PM

Shortened three hour session for 16 volunteer judges.

Regional Tournament March 4, 2000 6:30 AM ? 7:00 PM

McDougle Elementary and Middle Schools. Seven long term problem venues, five spontaneous venues, score room, communications center, information desk, souvenir sales, afternoon entertainment. Set up occurred on March 3rd, 7-10 PM by 30 volunteers and building custodian. Tournament day started at 6:30 AM with preparation of food service. Judges reported at 7:30 and team presentations began at 8:30 and continued until 4:30 PM. The award ceremony was held from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, the administrative staff departed at 7:00 PM. Over 250 volunteers supported the tournament, including McDougle Cultural Learning Group, Phillips Middle School Amateur Radio Club, UNC Computer Science Club, Chapel Hill High School students earning community service hours, and parents, relatives and teachers of student participants.

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Other Activities:

Web page maintained by Janell Lovelace

One newsletter produced and distributed via e-mail, website, USPS (limited number)

Regional pins and T-shirts designed and implemented by Matt and Ed Suffern

State Tournament: 23 teams represented the region, 25-30 volunteers from Eastern Region helped set-up and judge at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.

World Finals: Two volunteers judged, eight teams from the region represented North Carolina at the tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee. Four teams were recognized with honors in the Award ceremony.

Community Support in the form of grants and in-kind donations from: AC Fitness, Bagels on the Hill, Body Billboards Screenprinting, Inc., Carrboro Police Department, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Chesapeake Bagel Company, Dough Re Mi Bakery, Foster’s Market of Chapel Hill, Guy B. Phillips Amateur Radio Club, Harris Teeter Corporate and North Chapel Hill, IBM, Jersey Mike’s Chapel Hill, Music Loft of Durham, Nortel Networks, Olive Chapel Elementary School, Spanish Cultural Learning Group, Staples of Chapel Hill, Taylor Alexandra Albert Fund for Children of the Triangle Community Foundation, UNC-CH, Wake County Public Schools, and Wellspring Grocery.

Income Expenses






Coaches Training Reg Fees

Concession Sales
Rebate From NCOM Shirts
Team Registration
Total Income


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