All teams should review the tournament schedule carefully!
Please note that some performance times may change any time up to the day of the Tournament!
Questions or requests about the schedule should be directed to your Regional Director, [email protected], as soon as possible.
Team Managers should review ALL of the following documents:
- Our Tournament Prep / 7 Secrets to a Successful Tournament presentation.
- Travel Guide for Teams, which has very important information about procedures on the day of the tournament.
- Team Manager Tournament Tips
- A Typical Tournament Day
- Picking up and Understanding Your Scores.
Please note: There is major construction going on at Mercy College, as a new dormatory building is being erected. Be sure to allow extra time to get to your challenge site! Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.
Please remember that you may not enroll in the Tournament until your Team Registration is complete.
See the Eastern Region page for details on Team Registration.
Tournament Check-In will in Main Hall near the center entrance to the building. All teams must pick up their packet at check-in before proceeding to their tournament venue. There will also be a form checker there to help you determine that you have the correct paperwork for your Challenge.
It is not necessary for the entire team to go to Check-In. Younger teams should come with a Team Manager and one Team Member. Older teams can just send one Team Member.
Each Challenge has its own requirements concerning when teams must report to the Prep Area. Consult the Travel Guide for Teams for details.
Stucture teams must bring their structure to Structure Check-In no later than 1 hour before their Team Challenge performance time.
Team Challenge Locations and Times
Teams, supporters and spectators are all encouraged to see as many Team Challenge performances as possible. Come early, stay late, and support as many teams as you can:
|Challenge||Building||Room||Start Time||End Time|
|A||Technical||Pace of Change||Victory Hall||Gym||9:00 AM||3:40 PM|
|B||Scientific||In Plain Sight||Main Hall||Lecture Hall||7:40 AM||1:00 PM|
|C||Fine Arts||Get a Clue||Mercy Hall||Rotunda||8:50 AM||3:50 PM|
|E||Structural||Musical Mashup||Main Hall||Gym||11:40 AM||2:40 PM|
|D||Improvisational||Close Encounters||Victory Hall||Victory Cafe||9:20 AM||3:20 PM|
|pO||Service Learning||The Meme Event||Main Hall||Gym||9:00 AM||11:20 AM|
|RS||Early Learning||Change in Direction||Main Hall||Lecture Hall||2:00 PM||3:20 PM|
All Instant Challenges will take place in Main Hall. Instant Challenge check-in location will be near the center entrance of Main Hall, close to Tournament Check-In.
Please note that Instant Challenge is not open to spectators. Only the Team and a single Team Manager may enter the Instant Challenge area. Teams are not allowed to discuss their experience in Instant Challenge with anyone outside the team until after Global Finals.
Respect for our Host Venue
In order to ensure that we care appropriately for our host venue, Mercy Collenge, we have instituted the following new 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.
After the last challenge finishes (around 4pm) we have a lot of work to do tabulating scores, ranking the teams, deciding on which teams will receive Special Awards, handing any team queries about their raw scores, and getting ready for the awards ceremony. It’s all critical stuff which must be done before we announce results. But don’t worry – there is a lot you can do during that down time:
- Visit the Cafeteria in Main Hall for a snack
- Shop for mementos in the NYDI Store
Be an audience judge in our Appraiser Hat Contest, in the Mercy Hall Rotunda at 4:15pm
- Participate in the DI Shirt and Pin Auction, in the Mercy Hall Rotunda at 4:30pm
- Head into downtown Dobbs Ferry for late lunch, early dinner, or some shopping
The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Rotunda in Mercy Hall, starting at approximately 5pm. Please note that there is some uncertainty in the starting time of the ceremony, as we cannot begin until all of the teams’ scores have been tabulated.
Teams which achieve 1st or 2nd place (and 3rd Place for Get A Clue – Elementary Level) will advance to the NYDI Affiliate Tournament in Binghamton on April 9, 2016. In the case of a tie, the tied teams will advance according to their rank, and will not affect the advancement of teams at a lower rank.
Additionally, any team whose total score is within 10 points of an advancing team and has won (1st place) in any competition portion (Central Challenge, Team Choice Elements or Instant Challenge) will be given the opportunity to be evaluated by a second set of Appraisers, and therefore advanced.
As part of a volunteer organization, each team has a responsibility to facilitate the Regional Tournament. Each team must send a volunteer parent (in addition to the manager and the appraiser) to facilitate the operation of the tournament. Typical volunteer assignments are 40-90 minutes – but we do also have roles avaliable for individuals who can make a longer committment.
For the assigned volunteer schedule, and more details about the various volunteer tasks, please see the Volunteer Schedule page.
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday, February 23 at 2:23 pm
IMPORTANT: Please force refresh your web browser to ensure you are seeing the updated schedule (Ctrl-F5 or Ctrl-Shift-R in most browsers)!
|Ch.||Lv.||Team #||Organization||School||Team Name||TC Time||IC Time|
|A||SL||134-39997||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Croton-Harmon HS||Scintillating Syncopating Cephalopods||9:00 AM||10:40 AM|
|A||SL||134-49199||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Croton-Harmon HS||Fix It ‘Til It Breaks||9:20 AM||11:00 AM|
|A||EL||134-28447||Lakeland CSD||Ben Franklin ES||The Seven Crazy Creators||10:00 AM||12:18 PM|
|A||EL||134-62634||Putnam Valley CSD||Putnam Valley ES||International DI Data Transporters||10:20 AM||1:12 PM|
|A||EL||134-45349||Rivertowns Free Agent Team||Rivertowns Free Agent Team||Dobbs Ferry DImolishers||10:40 AM||9:18 AM|
|A||EL||134-64029||Lakeland CSD||Van Cortlandtville ES||The Awesome Squad||11:00 AM||9:36 AM|
|A||EL||134-33429||Lakeland CSD||multi-school (Lakeland)||Cookie Donut Squad||11:40 AM||9:54 AM|
|A||EL||134-00617||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||Perfect Timing||12:00 PM||10:12 AM|
|A||EL||134-04035||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||BMP Ridge Street School||Mustache Maniacs||12:20 PM||2:06 PM|
|A||EL||134-07095||Lakeland CSD||Lincoln Titus ES||D.I.namites||12:40 PM||10:48 AM|
|A||ML||134-54020||Lakeland CSD||Lincoln Titus ES||Six Smart S’mores||1:20 PM||12:00 PM|
|A||ML||134-42733||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||Message Failed To Send||1:40 PM||12:20 PM|
|A||ML||134-56587||Lakeland CSD||Copper Beech MS||The Just-Us League||2:00 PM||12:40 PM|
|A||ML||134-89943||Lakeland CSD||Copper Beech MS||Awesome Rockets||3:00 PM||1:40 PM|
|A||ML||134-94299||Hendrick Hudson CSD||Blue Mountain MS||JOBATO||3:20 PM||2:00 PM|
|B||ML||134-50511||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||Blind Brook MS||Just DI it||7:40 AM||2:40 PM|
|B||ML||134-24433||Putnam Valley CSD||Putnam Valley MS||The Savage Octagons||8:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|B||ML||134-24933||Putnam Valley CSD||Putnam Valley MS||The Stale Cupcakes||8:40 AM||10:00 AM|
|B||ML||134-19424||Lakeland CSD||multi-school (Lakeland)||Einstein’s Awesome Destiny||9:00 AM||10:20 AM|
|B||ML||134-44103||Lakeland CSD||Copper Beech MS||Team Extreme||9:20 AM||10:40 AM|
|B||ML||134-44462||Lakeland CSD||Copper Beech MS||The Brain Train||10:00 AM||11:20 AM|
|B||EL||134-23482||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||The Bright Lights||10:20 AM||12:36 PM|
|B||EL||134-69742||Lakeland CSD||Van Cortlandtville ES||The Chubby Narwhals||10:40 AM||12:54 PM|
|B||SL||134-35043||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Croton-Harmon HS||Y’all||11:20 AM||2:00 PM|
|B||EL||134-88394||Harrison CSD||Parsons Memorial ES||Parsons Pygmys||11:40 AM||2:24 PM|
|B||EL||134-96522||Dobbs Ferry UFSD||Springhurst ES||Invisible to DI||12:00 PM||2:42 PM|
|B||EL||134-98622||Yorktown CSD||Crompond ES||The Wizard of Odds||12:20 PM||3:00 PM|
|B||EL||134-80909||Sea Cliff MAKEshop||Sea Cliff MAKEshop||Legends of Energy Smashers||12:40 PM||3:18 PM|
|C||ML||134-40019||Katonah-Lewisboro SD||John Jay MS||Imaginers||8:50 AM||10:20 AM|
|C||ML||134-41950||Yorktown CSD||Mildred E Strang MS||D.I.ll Pickles||9:10 AM||11:00 AM|
|C||ML||134-50280||Lakeland CSD||Copper Beech MS||The Napoleon Complex||9:30 AM||12:00 PM|
|C||ML||134-53246||Katonah-Lewisboro SD||John Jay MS||Ignte||9:50 AM||11:20 AM|
|C||ML||134-53227||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||The Baby Watermellon Suspects||10:10 AM||12:20 PM|
|C||EL||134-64727||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||The Superior Seven||10:50 AM||12:36 PM|
|C||EL||134-18577||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||Fantastic Fiolians||11:10 AM||1:48 PM|
|C||EL||134-05288||Lakeland CSD||Lincoln Titus ES||The Mystery of the Stolen Donut||11:30 AM||2:24 PM|
|C||EL||134-00699||Lakeland CSD||Lincoln Titus ES||RAGING RHINOS||11:50 AM||9:36 AM|
|C||EL||134-22011||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||Myrtle and the Monsters||12:30 PM||10:48 AM|
|C||EL||134-37952||Lakeland CSD||Van Cortlandtville ES||Ultimate Seven||12:50 PM||11:06 AM|
|C||EL||134-39617||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||Electric Detectives||1:10 PM||11:24 AM|
|C||EL||134-53909||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||Jubilant Detectives||1:30 PM||11:42 AM|
|C||EL||134-51610||Yorktown CSD||Crompond ES||Mysterious Ship||1:50 PM||3:18 PM|
|C||EL||134-66265||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||The Axolotis||2:30 PM||12:54 PM|
|C||EL||134-87752||Lakeland CSD||Lincoln Titus ES||Technological Tangerines||2:50 PM||1:30 PM|
|C||EL||134-93210||Dobbs Ferry UFSD||Springhurst ES||Look Me in DI||3:10 PM||1:12 PM|
|C||SL||134-47873||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Croton-Harmon HS||Confused History Flappers||3:30 PM||1:40 PM|
|D||SL||134-09289||Somers CSD||Somers HS||9:20 AM||3:20 PM|
|D||SL||134-19481||Dobbs Ferry UFSD||Dobbs Ferry HS||DIgestive system||9:40 AM||12:00 PM|
|D||SL||134-51214||Dobbs Ferry UFSD||Dobbs Ferry HS||Kentucky Fried Children||10:00 AM||12:40 PM|
|D||SL||134-02446||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Croton-Harmon HS||Llamas of Every Sort||10:20 AM||1:20 PM|
|D||ML||134-16664||New Settlement Community Campus CMP 327||New Settlement Community Campus CMP 327||Creative Leaders 2||11:00 AM||1:20 PM|
|D||ML||134-22831||New Settlement Community Campus CMP 327||New Settlement Community Campus CMP 327||Creative Leaders||11:20 AM||1:40 PM|
|D||ML||134-76070||Hendrick Hudson CSD||Blue Mountain MS||VIIPZ||11:40 AM||9:40 AM|
|D||ML||134-73202||Briarcliff Manor UFSD||Briarcliff MS||1st DIBBS||12:00 PM||10:00 AM|
|D||ML||134-55866||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||If Hugo, We go.||12:40 PM||2:00 PM|
|D||ML||134-74098||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||Improvinati Confirmed||1:00 PM||2:40 PM|
|D||ML||134-87672||Dobbs Ferry UFSD||Dobbs Ferry MS||Cool As D’ Ice||1:20 PM||3:00 PM|
|D||EL||134-24936||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||Maybe||2:00 PM||11:06 AM|
|D||EL||134-95906||Dobbs Ferry UFSD||Springhurst ES||DI Ball is watching you!||2:20 PM||11:24 AM|
|D||EL||134-25432||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||BMP Ridge Street School||Three French Guys and Three French Fries||2:40 PM||11:42 AM|
|D||EL||134-68141||Yonkers Independent||Yonkers Independent||PEARLS DIamonds||3:00 PM||1:30 PM|
|E||EL||134-84178||Lakeland CSD||Van Cortlandtville ES||SUPER SONIC SIX||11:40 AM||9:54 AM|
|E||EL||134-17735||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||BMP Ridge Street School||Start to Finish Two Point O||12:00 PM||10:12 AM|
|E||EL||134-48556||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||The Irvington Einsteins||12:20 PM||2:42 PM|
|E||EL||134-93786||Lakeland CSD||Van Cortlandtville ES||Death Ray Panthers||12:40 PM||3:00 PM|
|E||SL||134-57931||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||Blind Brook HS||One DI rection||1:20 PM||2:40 PM|
|E||SL||134-80025||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||Blind Brook HS||Tech Support Two Point O||1:40 PM||3:00 PM|
|E||ML||134-90970||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||Hot Sauce||2:00 PM||3:20 PM|
|E||ML||134-61847||Lakeland CSD||Copper Beech MS||Insert Cool Name [Here]||2:20 PM||1:00 PM|
|PO||SL||134-26450||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Croton-Harmon HS||Our Small Step||9:00 AM||10:20 AM|
|PO||SL||134-56295||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||Blind Brook HS||Tie DI||9:20 AM||11:20 AM|
|PO||SL||134-86954||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Croton-Harmon HS||The Taped Mirrors||9:40 AM||12:20 PM|
|PO||ML||134-99781||Croton-Harmon UFSD||Pierre Van Cortlandt MS||Something Clever||10:20 AM||11:40 AM|
|PO||EL||134-08688||Lakeland CSD||Ben Franklin ES||Mind Shakers||10:40 AM||9:00 AM|
|PO||EL||134-45849||Irvington UFSD||Main Street School||Imaginators||11:00 AM||9:18 AM|
|RS||EL||134-00521||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||BMP Ridge Street School||Team Lumi||2:00 PM||12:40 PM|
|RS||EL||134-40291||Somers CSD||Primrose ES||Map Makers and Land Lovers||2:20 PM||12:20 PM|
|RS||EL||134-76999||Blind Brook-Rye UFSD||BMP Ridge Street School||Imagination Express||2:40 PM||1:00 PM|
|RS||EL||134-58726||Somers CSD||Primrose ES||3:00 PM||1:20 PM|