The Latest NCOM - Eastern Region News

2018-2019 Long-Term Problem Synopses

Coaches and Coordinators:

Two helpful documents are 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

December 1, 2018 Skills Fair - Chesterbrook Academy - Cary
December 2, 2018 Coaches Webinar
December 22, 2018 Early bird discount ends for regional tournament team registration
January 26, 2019 Spontaneous Fair
January 26, 2019 Absolute final deadline for teams to register for the tournament
February 9, 2019 Coaches Webinar - Tournament Prep
February 16, 2019 Judges Training
February 16, 2019 Primary Tournament
March 2, 2019 Eastern Region Div. I, II, III Tournament
April 6, 2019 NCOM State Finals - East Carolina University
May 22-25, 2018 World Finals - Michigan State University

Important Dates for NCOM-E Board Members

November 14, 2018 Eastern Region Board Meeting - 7PM
January 5, 2019 NCOM State Board Meeting & PC Training
January 9, 2019 Eastern Region Board Meeting - 7PM
February 13, 2019 Eastern Region Board Meeting - 7PM
February 27, 2019 Eastern Region Tournament Planning & Distribution Meeting
March 20, 2019 Eastern Region Board Meeting - 7PM
April 5, 2019 NCOM State Board Meeting & Finals Set-up - ECU
April 10, 2019 Eastern Region Board Meeting - 7PM
May 8, 2019 Eastern Region Board Meeting - 7PM
June 12, 2019 Eastern Region Board Meeting - 7PM

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:


Closed Spontaneous Fair registration - fair full!


Added links for judge and volunteer registration - for those not already signed up by a team


Added Spontaneous Fair registration link. Added link to Coaches Webinar recording


Added Coaches Webinar login information


Closed the Skills Fair registration. Added link to the Long Term Problem Clarifications Guide

Recent Emails to Coaches and Coordinators:
8 March 2018

Resources for Coaches


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

World Finals 2002 Scores