The top teams from each New York regional tournament and all teams from the Central Region met at the 2017 NYDI Affiliate Tournament (our state finals), on April 8, 2017.

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


General Information


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

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

Team Challenge Locations

Challenge locations will be determined closer to the date of the tournament.

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: Show & Tech (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: Vanished! (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: In It Together (Engineering): 
  • 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 2017. 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 will be determined in early 2017. 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 on the day of the tournament 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.

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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