Odyssey of the Mind

North Central Region

Karyl Otruba Co - Regional Director

96 Thornapple Lane

Mansfield, Pa 16933

email: mtnbooks@epix.net


  April Hartzel Co - Regional Director

42 Huffman St.

Williamsport, Pa 17701

570 916 7178

email:  ncpaootmapril@gmail.com



Happy New Year and best wishes for a successful year.


Now that all the holidays are past - it is time for Odyssey of the Mind and the deadlines that are coming up.


Contact Persons and Coordinators - Please make sure you forward this to your coaches so that they get their teams registered.  At this time I only have 19 teams registered.  I can not send this to the coaches of the teams not registered yet because I do not have their contact information until they register their teams.


Team registration deadline is January 11, 2010


Judges Registration and Tournament Fee deadline is January 25, 2010


Detailed instructions can be found at http://paodyssey.com/northcentral/registration.php


Please try to be timely on this - if there is going to be a problem please contact me before the deadline so that we can fix whatever needs fixing.


Judges' Training will be held on February 6, 2010 at Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School in Lewisburg.


Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School
2057 Washington Ave.
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Morning refreshments provided.   Bring a packed lunch.

Snow Date: February 13, 2010

Everyone must bring a copy of their online registration for check in and registration.  Coaches should be getting confirmation emails when their judges register.  Coaches need to give long term judges a copy of the problem the team is competing in and make sure they have a copy of the program rules as well.  Make sure your judges have a copy of their registration for training - this is a must.  If your team's judge does not get the training in the specific problem he or she needs to be trained in(that is the problem your team is doing this year) and perhaps is trained in some other problem the team will receive a penalty because it will not have provided a judge trained in the problem it is competing in.  Make sure your long term judge knows what the problem is, what division and what the school name is and membership #.  Please make sure they are armed with the tools to be a good judge and this will help us to avoid the confusion and problems later.

March 13, 2010 is NCPA Regional Competition at Mansfield University.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 570 404 0549.


Karyl Otruba