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Regional Tournament

Registration Issue

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December 2000

                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Register your Teams for Competition

 

Included with this newsletter Western Region team registration form, which must be completed and returned by 1/15/01.  On this form you will be asked to submit the names of each team member and coach competing at our Tournament.  Please be sure to write, or type the form as legibly as possible as this is the source from which Certificates of Participation and program acknowledgments come.  You will also be asked to name the judge and volunteer your school has supplied (see article “Membership Requirement” in this issue). Team Registration Form on last page fill this form out and return it to Dee Urban, Director

 

CHECK WITH YOUR REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION IN THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL REGIONS.

 

Current Problem Clarifications

 

REMEMBER clarifications are updated at the DI Web-site (www.destinationimagination.org) regularly!  Check for new clarifications daily by going to our NY home page (www.bfn.org/~nyom) and clicking on “link to National Clarifications”.

 

FOR ALL CHALLENGES:

 

In the Rules of the Road, Safety and Damage Control, Section 8 on page 17, this section currently reads:

High Energy types: consisting of unmodified rechargeable batteries including the types: Ni-Cad, NiMh, and starved-electrolyte lead-acid (such as Gel-Cell). No flooded-electrolyte lead-acid batteries are allowed. A Material Safety Date Sheet (MSDS) is required. Properly rated current limiting devices (fuses or circuit breakers) are required and must be mounted as close to the battery as possible. Voltage must not exceed 24 volts.

This section should read:

High Energy types: consisting of unmodified rechargeable batteries including the types: Ni-Cad, NiMh, and starved-electrolyte lead-acid (such as Gel-Cell). No flooded-electrolyte lead-acid batteries are allowed. A Material Safety Date Sheet (MSDS) is required. Properly rated current limiting devices (fuses or circuit breakers) are required and must be mounted as close to the battery as possible. Voltage must not exceed 24 volts. Teams must use any electrical source in a safe and secure manner and/or in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. As with any safety issue, the ruling of the Tournament officials about battery use and safety is final.

 

11/29/2000       

Challenge Section II.C.4.b.2   

In this section, it states that each Side Trip will be appraised for "The quality and workmanship that is evident."

Because the effort that went into the production of a Side Trip may not be immediately apparent in the quality and workmanship but is also very important, this should read:"The quality, and workmanship or effort that is evident."

MYSTERY LOVES COMPANY CLARIFICATIONS:

11/29/2000       

Challenge Section II.C.4.b      

In the second bullet, it states that each Side Trip will be appraised for "The quality and workmanship that is evident."

Because the effort that went into the production of a Side Trip may not be immediately apparent in the quality and workmanship but is also very important. This should read:"The quality, and workmanship or effort that is evident."

TRIPLICITY CLARIFICATIONS:

10/18/2000       

Challenge Section II.B.1.b      

This section currently reads:
Each of the three parts must be a minimum of 2 inches (5.08 cm )in height.

This section should read:
Each of the three parts must be a minimum of 2 inches (5.08 cm )in height and a maximum of 3 inches (7.62 cm) height.

DINAMIC IMPROV CLARIFICATIONS:

11/1/2000         

Challenge Section III.A              

Please consider only the innovation of Diego Velasquez (Velazquez) the painter, rather than the soldier/conquistador.

Lao Tse, Lao-Tse, Lao Tzu and Lao-Tzu are all variations of the spelling of the name of the same man who is credited with the beginnings of Taoism.

11/22/2000       

Challenge Section IV.B                          

The broom in IV.B.7th bullet must be commercially available, not team-made. All of the items listed in IV.B. must arrive at the StuDIo intact, i.e. in their original form. Once in the StuDIo, the team members may alter any of their props as long as they do so carefully and do not create a safety hazard for team members or Appraisers. Any unsafe manipulation of props will be stopped by the Appraisers; as with any safety issue, the ruling of the Tournament officials is final. Team Managers should monitor the use of all items, including those in the Tool Box, and stop the manipulation of any props if they present any potential hazards during team practices

 

INCREDIBLE TECH EFFECTS CLARIFICATIONS

10/25/2000       

Challenge Section II.B.4                        

Teams are to be flexible in placing items on the audience side of the Inspector Detector box because of the potential use of a chair or wheelchair by the Inspector Detector.

 

ANONYMOUSLY YOURS CLARIFICATIONS

None with the exception of the two listed above for ALL challenges.

 

 

Invitation to Judge! - A WESTERN REGION Membership Requirement!

 

Each school is required to forward, to the Director, the name, address, and telephone number of one person willing to judge for each two teams they will send to our Tournament.  We also need the names of volunteers to act as score runners, registrars, and tabulation room personnel on the day of the tournament.  Please submit these names  no later than 1/15/01.  This is a critical item for all of our teams if our judging corps is to be representative of our entire association. Any member not submitting the name of a judge will not be allowed to compete.  While each school is required to submit the name of one judge and volunteer (for each two competing teams) our teams are always better off if we have more than the minimum number available, please encourage anyone in your school community to help us assure the best judging possible!  Please remember that judges MUST attend our judges training workshop (2/3/01 8am to 1pm) in order to be certified to judge.   The Judge's invitation letter and response form were included in the November Newsletter.

 

Last Newsletter for a while…

 

This, the December Newsletter is the last of the monthly newsletters for this Creative Problem Solving Season. 

 

The next Newsletter will be our Tournament Newsletter mailed the week following the State tournament.  There will also be a newsletter following the International DestiNation 2001 - Global Finals (d2k.1).

 

This does not mean you are on your own!  In the next several weeks you will be getting important information from the regional offices including The Regional Tournament Schedule and other information.  Please read this information carefully when it arrives and call your Regional Director immediately with any problems.  Every attempt will be made to be flexible with scheduling and with problem solving….but the key to  true flexibility is TIME! The sooner you let me know you have a problem the better able I am to make adjustments.

 

 

 

Eastern Regional Director
Chris Lucas
3 Wood Street
Katonah, NY 10536
Day phone: (212)543-5358
Eve phone: (914)962-8598
FAX: (914)243-0492
e-mail: lucasc@child.cpmc.columbia.edu

BOCES Coordinator
Brenda Luck
BOCES Cesar
BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Tel. (w) 914-245-2700 x 378
e-mail: bluck@capecod.net       

Central Regional Directors
Gail Hunt & Tami Rigling

Gail Hunt
e-mail: ghunt1@twcny.rr.com
7121 Thorntree Hill Dr.
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Phone: 315-637-5182 (day and evening)

Tami Rigling
5039 Highbridge Street
Fayetteville, New York 13066
home phone: (315)637-2364
work phone: (315)852-3405
e-mail: trigling24@aol.com

Western Regional Director
Dee Urban

73 Minden Drive
Orchard Park, NY 
14127
Tel. 716-675-7566
e-mail: deeurban@roadrunner.com

 

 


 

Thoughts to ponder….

 

"A minutes success pays the failure of years"  - Robert Browning

 

"The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it.  So fine that we are often on the line and do not know it."  -Elbert Hubbard

 

"The key to success isn't much good until one discovers the right lock to insert it in!"  - Tehyi Hsieh

 

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting preparation"  - Oprah Winfrey

 

"Be prepared"  - Boy Scouts

 

"You cannot put the same shoe on every foot."  - Publilius Syrus

 

"If you cannot dream it, you cannot do it."  - Anonymous

 

"It isn't that they cannot see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem."  - GK Chesterton

 

"Be brave enough to live life creatively.  The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition."  - Alan Alda

 


 

 

Final Words….

As this is the final Newsletter of 2000 it seems appropriate at this time to remind ourselves of the many gifts we enjoy and the true meaning of what we do…..

 

The joy of creative endeavor is apparent in the faces of children learning and discovering.  It's enough to light up a room and warm a heart!  It is apparent in the smile of an judge who sees the product of inspired minds, and in the pride of parents who are witnessing the growth of a child.

 

As you prepare and gear up for the next challenges this creative problem solving season will bring, remember to take a few moments at every meeting to discuss and appreciate the true value of this wonderful program.  The process that each of us, whether a team member, coach, parent, judge or supporter goes through is where the true value of our program is found.

 

Enjoy the journey!

 

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santara

 

 

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season filled with the joy of creative endeavor!

 

 



Appraiser Response Form

please return by 1/15/01 to

Dee Urban, Director

73 Minden Drive

Orchard Park, NY 14127

 

 


 

NAME:__________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________________________

CITY:_____________________STATE:____________________ ZIP CODE:___________________

TELEPHONE: DAY__________________________ EVENING _________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS:________________________________________________________________

PLEASE CHECK ALL THAT YOU CAN AGREE TO:

o I am able to accept your invitation to Judge at this year’s Western Region Tournament to be held on 3/17/01

o I am able to accept your invitation to Judge at this year’s NY State Finals Tournament to be held on 4/28/01

o I am able to attend the mandatory Regional Appraiser Training Session to be held on 2/3/2001

o I am willing to take on the role of head appraiser/Challenge Master for my chosen problem. I understand that I will be expected to help train Judges at our Training Session, assist with site set up, and act as judging team leader for the day of the tournament.

I would prefer to work on the following:

please rank 1-6 in order of preference -- All challenges are open to all age groups

________Mystery Loves Company

________ Triplicity

________Anonymously Yours

________ DInamic Improv

________ IncreDIble TechEffects

________Instant Challenge

 

 

 

 


 

Team Cheers!

 

Dear Supporter:

This year we will once again be offering Team Cheers! in our Western Region & State Tournament programs……and hopefully help your team raise a little money for an end of year party! A Team Cheers! is an ad wishing a team, school, team member, coach, judge, or district good luck. Here's the way it works…

Each 1/8 page (2" x 2.25") ad costs $10 (team keeps $5)

¼ page (2" x 5") costs $20 (team keeps $10)

½ page (4" x 5") costs $40 (team keeps $20)

Full page (8" x 5") costs $80 (team keeps $40)

Your team sells the ads to parents, teachers, administrators, PTOs, local businesses and keeps half the money raised. The other half (in a check made payable to "BOCES2") along with the text for the ad is forwarded to the Affiliate Director at the address listed below no later than February 15, 2001 for inclusion in our WesternRegional tournament program. No later than March 15, 2001 for inclusion in our State Tournament program

I hope this will be a successful fundraiser for your team. Please use (and duplicate) the form enclosed with this letter to take ads. Send all your Western Region & State Tournament ads to the Affiliate Director at the address below, in one envelope along with a check made payable to "BOCES 2".

Sample ads might look like this:

 

Good Luck

Jones Elem.

Roller Coaster Builders!!

Your PTO is

behind you all the way!

Roberts High School:

Together

Everyone

Achieves

More

GO FOR IT!

Roberts High Faculty Assoc.

Mary and the Pasta Makers from Smith Middle School:

These guys really COOK!

Good Luck!

Mrs. Jones

 

Please use the form on the back of this newsletter to place your order.  While the deadline for TEAM CHEERS! is not until 2/15/01 (Western Region) or 3/15/02 (State Tournament) please make an effort to submit your ad early!

 

 

 

 


 

PLEASE PRINT AND USE THIS FORM TO ORDER:

Team Cheer! Order Form

Please make copies of this form and include one for each ad!

School:

I want this ad to appear in (check one):

o The WESTERN Region Tournament Program

o The STATE Tournament Program

Order Taker:

School Coordinator & Phone:

Ad size (check one)

¨     1/8 page (2" x 2.25") $10 (send only $5, your team keeps $5)

¨     ¼ page (2" x 5") $20 (send only $10, your team keeps $10)

¨     ½ page (4" x 5") $40 (send only $20, your team keeps $20)

¨     Full page (8" x 5") $80 (send only $40, your team keeps $40)

Text to be included in ad (we will design the ad for you!):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMEMBER - your team keeps half of the money raised!

Please forward this form and your check made payable to BOCES2 to:

Dee Urban, Affiliate Director

Destination Imagination of New York

73 Minden Drive

Orchard Park, NY 14127

 




 

 

Western Region Team Registration Form

copy this form for each competing team

please complete and return by 1/15/01

 

RETURN THIS FORM TO:

Dee Urban, AD

Destination Imagination of New York

73 Minden Drive

Orchard Park, NY 14127

 

 

The full name of the team (exactly as shown on your national membership - if you don't have this don't wait to register your team):

 

______________________________________________________            Passport #_134-____________

                                                                                               

                                                                       

Challenge Name:_______________________________________________________________________

 

Level (Check one):     Primary____                          Elementary____                                Secondary____

 

Please provide the names of your team members (as you want them to appear  in the program and on certificates of participation.  Please print):

 

1

5

2

6

3

7

4

 

 

Please provide the names of your team managers (as you want them to appear in the program and on certificates of participation.  Please print):

 

1

2

 

Please provide the name(s) and phone number(s) of one volunteer(s)(non judging positions) for each two teams competiting at our Regional tournament please use the back of this form for additional people:

 

Name

Address & Phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REQUIRED BY 1/15/01. Please provide the name(s), address(es),e-mail and phone number(s) of one judge for each two competing teams at our Regional tournament who will attend mandatory judges training on 2/3/00 please use the back of this form for additional people :

 

Name

Address

e-mail

Phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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