The 2016 NYDI Eastern Regional Tournament took place Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Click here to view the Tournament Results!

General Information

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, jdiamond@nydi.org, as soon as possible.

Team Managers should review ALL of the following documents:

It's also a good time to review your Challenge, the Rules of the Road, and any Published Clarifications.  You should start completing your Tournament Data Forms.  

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.

Tournament Enrollment

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.

Team Check-In

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

Instant Challenge

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.

Afternoon Activities

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

Awards Ceremony

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.

Advancement Policy

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.

Volunteers

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.

Tournament Schedule

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)!

View Schedule in Google Sheets – Download PDF

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

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