Tournament Handbook

Greetings! As we near the tournament day, it is important to familiarize yourself with the tournament handbook. You can view and download a printable copy here.

2015 Tournament Schedule – Revised

Hello all! With the tournament fast approaching, it would be good for you to have a look at the schedule for the day. A printable schedule is available here.

Scholarship Available

VTOOTM Scholarship Application Available Now!
Omers and former Omers that are High School Seniors and college or post-secondary freshman are invited to apply for a $500 scholarship.  All applications are due by March14, 2015.  Applications may be accessed here.

Tournament Deadline Approaching

The Vermont Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament will be held March 21, 2015, at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg.  All teams wishing to compete must register and pay the tournament fee by midnight January 24, 2015 to avoid a late fee.  Payment may be made by one of three ways:

  • School Purchase Order
  • Check written to Vermont Creativity Quest, Inc. and mailed to 52 Jacob Lane, North Clarendon, VT  05759
  • Credit Card (through PayPal)  Contact Kathy Jacob at vtootm@accessvt.com for instructions.

The tournament fee is $50 per team, Division 1, 2, and 3, $20 for Primary teams.  The late fee (after Jan. 24) is $100 per team.

Each team is also required to provide a judge.  This person, (18 or older) needs to be available for training on March 7, 9:00 – 12:30, Mater Christi School, Burlington, and all day March 21st for the tournament.  Any team not providing a judge will be charged the Judge Waiver fee of $50.

To register a team for the tournament, go to www.odysseyofthemind.com, Member Area, and follow the prompts,

         or click here: http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/members/team_login.php

To register a judge, click here:

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/judges/assoc_tournaments.php?assoc=VT&region=State

Things are getting Spontaneous!

I hope you are all enjoying the new season of Odyssey of the Mind problem solving!

The Board of Vermont Creativity Quest, sponsor of Vermont Odyssey of the Mind, is pleased to announce they have added a Spontaneous Scrimmage for the Northern region to our schedule of events.  It will take place January 10, 2015 at Mater Christi School, Burlington, 1:00 -3:00 PM.  This scrimmage is limited to the first 12 teams that register.  You may register by going to the following link:
Northern Spontaneous Scrimmage

Already on our schedule is the Southern Spontaneous Scrimmage, January 17, Mill River Union High School, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  This scrimmage is limited to the first 12 teams that register.  You may register by going to the following link:
Southern Spontaneous Scrimmage

Also on our schedule, but new this year, is a Style and Spontaneous Workshop to be held January 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at Mater Christi School, Burlington.  This event is open to teams and coaches and is separate from the Spontaneous Scrimmage scheduled for later that day.  Registration for this event is separate from the scrimmage registration. This scrimmage is limited to the first 12 teams that register.  You may register by going to the following link:
Style and Spontaneous Workshop
Participants in this workshop will spend the first two hours learning and practicing skills in spontaneous problem solving.  After a short break, they will then spend an hour exploring the elements of style.  These sessions will be conducted by Lesley Adams, a World Finals winning coach, Problem 5 Problem Captain and Northern Regional Director, and Patty Baumann, a World Finals Style judge, Problem 1 Head Judge, and VCQ Board Member.

If a team registers for both the morning (workshop) and afternoon (scrimmage) sessions, they should make their own lunch plans (BYO or leave and return).

Registrations Open

Registration for coach’s training north and south is now open.

The times and locations of the training are:

Coaches Training, South:  October 25, 2014, Mill River Union High School, North Clarendon, 9:00 AM – Noon
Coaches Training, North:  November 8, 2014, Mater Christi School, Burlington, 9:00 AM – Noon
To register, click here.
Additionally, registration for the Style and Spontaneous workshop is now open.
Style and Spontaneous Workshop, January 10, 2015, Mater Christi School, Burlington, 9:00 AM – Noon
To register, click here.
Lastly, registration for the spontaneous scrimmage is open.
Spontaneous Scrimmage, January 17, 2015, Mill River Union High School, North Clarendon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
To register, click here.

Vermont Odyssey of the Mind welcomes you to our 36th year

Welcome to Vermont Odyssey of the Mind.  We our beginning our 36th year of offering creative problem-solving challenges to the youths of Vermont.  We look forward to meeting you and your team at our events this year.  New this year will be a workshop to develop our skills in spontaneous problem solving and ramping up our style points.  Check out our calendar for the date of this event and our other trainings for coaches and judges, as well as the Spontaneous Scrimmage for teams.Best Wishes for a wonderful, creative year of problem-solving!

2014-2015 Problem Synopses now available

The 2014-2015 problem synopses are now available on this page.

Information for WF teams

Please find your world finals information here.

WF Meeting Location Updated

Please note that the meeting time and place for the World Finals teams has been updated. You can check out the details on the events calendar.