The top teams from each New York regional tournament and all teams from the Central Region met at the 2016 NYDI Affiliate Tournament (our state finals), on April 9, 2016.

The tournament was held at SUNY Broome Community College, located in Binghamton, NY.

Click here to view the Tournament Results!

General Information


Teams and team managers are advised to review the following information:

Teams should NOT book lodging at the Doubletree Inn, as this hotel is designated for Tournament Officials.

Team Challenge Locations

Building Events
Student Center  Team Challenges A, E
Tournament Check-in
Decker Health
Sciences Center
Team Challenges B, C, D, pO, RS
Applied Technology
Instant Challenge

Please see tournament schedule for detailed information on performance locations and times.

Respect for our Host Venue

In order to ensure that we care appropriately for our host venue, SUNY Broom Community College, we have instituted the following site-specific rules:

  • Teams must take precautions to protect the facility, including (but not limited to) the floor surface and walls. Damage to the facility could result in points deducted and/or a monetary charge for repairs.
  • Teams must remove ALL debris from the the Challenge Venue immediately after their performance, must clean their area in the Prop Zone within 2 hours, and be signed out by the Prop Zone Monitor. Teams which leave debris behind may have points deducted or may be charged a fee for cleaning.

We have developed a procedure to support adherence to these rules. See the Check-in and Prop Handling Procedures for details.

SUNY Broome Community College

SUNY Broome Community College

Changes to your Solution

Teams are permitted, and actually expected, to refine, enhance and improve their solutions between the Regional and Affiliate Tournaments. Any change is permitted – but a team may NOT switch to a different Challenge.


New copies of your Tournament Data Forms, Declaration of Independent, and Expense Report are required for the Affiliate Tournament.

Special Notes for Certain Challenges

Challenge A: Pace of Change (technical):
  • Solutions which are deemed likely to damage the floor will be disallowed.
  • The Challenge Master will interrupt the use of any solution which is seen to be damaging the floor.
Challenge C: Get a Clue (fine arts): 
  • The performance venue at the Affiliate Tournament will be much smaller than you may have encountered at the Regional Tournament, but will meet the space specifications described in the Challenge.
Challenge E: Musical Mashup (structure): 
  • Bring your structure to Structure Check-In at least 60 minutes before scheduled performance time.
  • There will be a total of at least 900 lbs. of weight available: 10 x 5 lb., 10 x 10 lb., 5 x 25 lb. 5 x 35 lb., 10 x 45 lb.

Advancement to Global Finals

  • First and second place teams for each level and each challenge at the Affiliate Tournament will advance to Global Finals 2016. Ties may also be advanced.
  • ALL teams should have pre-ordered their Champ Pack, and should be prepared to complete the purchase immediately after the awards ceremony. The Champ Pack is mandatory for advancing teams, and includes NYDI T-Shirts for every participant, and a few trading pins. Cost is $30 per team member. Advancing teams can be purchase additional shirts and pins at a discount. We strongly suggest pre-ordering to streamline the purchase process!  Champ Pack orders must be complete 8pm on Sunday, April 10th in order to guarantee availability for Global Finals!  See the Champ Pack page for details.
  • What if we Win at States and are going to Global Finals?

Global Finals Team Managers Meeting

There is a very important Team Manager Meeting immediately after the awards ceremony to review the “Going to Globals” process. One Team Manager from every advancing team MUST attend. We will have a packet of information for the Team Manager and we will review the process. There are veterans in this group that will have great insight to share as well. We intend for this meeting to be brief but focused, running not more than 20 minutes.


Please remind your volunteer of their commitment for the day of the tournament. Every team is required to provide an adult volunteer who can help run the tournament. Assignments vary, but usually run about an hour.

We always arrange the volunteer schedule so that a team’s designated volunteers are able to see their team’s performance!

Your team’s volunteer assignment is shown on the tournament schedule, at the far right of the table. Please make sure that your volunteer has read the volunteer responsibilities before the day of the tournament, and that they know where and when they must report for duty.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Door Watcher
Make sure that no one enters or leaves during a team performance, and act as a monitor keeping the area outside the performance room quiet so that the teams performances can be heard. In some rare cases door watchers may be scheduled during their team’s performance time; in that case, just close the door when the challenge starts, come in and watch.
Prop Zone Monitor
Make sure that props are stored in a manner that will facilitate movement in and out of the room according to the performance schedule, in accordance with our Check-in and Prop Handling Procedures. It is also your job to make sure that all participants and parents/managers are treating the room and the materials in it respectfully. While adults are allowed to assist team members in moving props and scenery, they ARE NOT allowed to help team members in construction, repairs, costume or makeup. If you see blatant disregard for the rules, or teams not cleaning up after themselves, please alert the prep area appraisers at your assigned challenge site.
Go to the registration table in the Student Center. Your task is to sign in teams when they arrive, and hand them their registration envelopes. There will also be blank tournament data forms and consent forms available here, and tournament programs for sale. Offer directions to challenge sites, or direct the team to other resources as needed.
Go to the sales table in the Student Center and check in with the salesperson in charge for your assignment.

Tournament Schedule


  • Please force refresh / bypass your browser cache  to ensure that you are seeing the latest version of the schedule!
  • Emails from NYDI always take precedence over this web page!
  • All teams should re-verify their performance times when they register on the day of the tournament.
  • Volunteer assignments at the right of the table (you may need to scroll to the right to see the columns).

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