The 2019 NYDI Western Regional Tournament will take place on March 23, 2019.

General Information


Team Managers should review ALL of the following documents in preparation for the tournament:

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 now.

Tournament Enrollment

Please remember that you may not enroll in the Tournament until your Team Registration is complete:

  • Registrations are due by December 15, 2017. Late registrations shall be assessed $50 per team late fee.
  • Registrations and tournament enrollments after January 15, 2019 are subject to Regional Director approval.
  • No registrations will be accepted or processed after February 15, 2019.

See the Western Region page for details on Team Registration.

Arrival at the Tournament

  • Teams and spectators are advised to carpool if possible – the amount of parking at the school building is limited. Please plan ahead and share transportation if at all possible.
  • 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.
  • The loading zone will differ by Challenge. Keep loading and unloading zones clear. Be as quick as possible and do not park in these areas. Be considerate of everyone else.
  • Each Challenge has its own requirements concerning when teams must report to the Prep Area. Consult the Travel Guide for Teams and Check-in and Prop Handling Procedures for details.
  • Stucture teams must bring their structure to Structure Check-In no later than 1 hour before their Team Challenge performance time.

Respect for our Host Venue

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

  • Teams must take precautions to protect the facility, including (but not limited to) the floor surface, ceiling, and walls.
    • Solutions that slide directly on the floor will not be allowed.
    • Teams that use liquids, powders, or loose glitter in their solutions must use some kind of drop-cloth, absorbent padding, or other device or material under their solution to catch spills.
    • 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.

Tournament Schedule

The tournament schedule is posted below. Registration changes such as team name and contact info updates should be completed in the Register Your Team.

Team Managers should review our 7 Secrets to a Successful Tournament presentation, and should also study the Travel Guide for Teams. This has very important information about procedures on the day of the tournament. You should also review our Team Manager Tournament Tips, A Typical Tournament Day, and Picking up and Understanding Your Scores.

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

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place around 5:00 pm. 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

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New The number of teams that will advance to the NYDI Affiliate Tournament depends on the number of teams competing in each Challenge and Level. If one team is competing, then that team will advance. If two or more teams are competing, then we advance two (2) teams, and add an additional advancing team for each eight (8) teams competing.

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.

In order for a team to advance, the Challenge Master must certify that the team has made a good-faith effort to solve the Challenge, and the team must not receive any significant deductions for Unsportsmanlike Conduct.

A detailed explanation of the advancement policy can be found in POLICIES OF DESTINATION IMAGINATION OF NEW YORK.

Tournament Schedule


The Day's Highlights

  • Registration: 8:00-12:00 - South Cafeteria (410)
  • Opening Ceremony: 9:00-9:15 - Auditorium (recommend you get seating 10 min early)
  • Merchandise Sales: 9:30-3:30 - South Cafeteria (410)
  • Challenges: Run from 9:40-4:40 in various locations
  • Lunch: Available on site from 11-2, off site options also available at any time
  • Closing Ceremony: 5:00 - Auditorium (we will try to begin on time but subject to change based on scoring system)

2019 Western Regional Tournament Schedule

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Team # Organization Team Name Challenge Letter Level Challenge Location TC Time IC Time Manager
134-15833 Clarence DI Boosters On Target A ML North Gym - 500 - Ch A 10:00 AM 1:40 PM Sivic
134-62755 Orchard Park CSD Syrup Turtles On Target A ML North Gym - 500 - Ch A 10:20 AM 2:00 PM Bass
134-04521 Orchard Park CSD Default Hot Diggity Dog Gang On Target A ML North Gym - 500 - Ch A 10:40 AM 2:20 PM Rauh
134-73684 Clarence DI Boosters Force Fielders On Target A EL North Gym - 500 - Ch A 11:20 AM 1:00 PM Spurlock
134-90898 Medina CSD Rainbow Connection Medical Mystery B SL South Gym - 300 10:00 AM 11:40 AM Goyette
134-22422 Orchard Park CSD Yale Dropouts Medical Mystery B SL South Gym - 300 10:20 AM 12:00 PM Brady
134-06101 Clarence DI Boosters A Group of People Plus Another Person Medical Mystery B ML South Gym - 300 11:00 AM 10:00 AM Merlino
134-64843 Clarence DI Boosters DI or Die Medical Mystery B ML South Gym - 300 11:20 AM 10:20 AM Boglioli
134-31334 DeSales Catholic School The marvelous meDIcs Medical Mystery B ML South Gym - 300 11:40 AM 2:00 PM Mosher
134-07690 Orchard Park CSD Unstoppable 6 Medical Mystery B ML South Gym - 300 12:00 PM 2:20 PM Dudish
134-11723 Cheshire Lane Cooperative RAZE Doctors of DI Medical Mystery B EL South Gym - 300 12:40 PM 2:40 PM Arceo
134-78833 Independent (Zugelder) Building Bananas Medical Mystery B EL South Gym - 300 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Zugelder
134-17745 Orchard Park CSD Cool Name Pending Game On C SL Auditorium 10:00 AM 2:20 PM Wojciechowski
134-77945 Medina CSD meDIna master-pieces Game On C SL Auditorium 10:20 AM 2:40 PM Stapely
134-46482 Orchard Park CSD Half a Dozen Dough$$Nuts Game On C ML Auditorium 11:00 AM 3:00 PM Blake
134-35794 Gasport Area Friends The Missing Marbles Game On C ML Auditorium 11:20 AM 3:20 PM Fisk
134-10416 Orchard Park CSD Furious five Game On C EL Auditorium 12:20 PM 10:00 AM Worang-Zizzi
134-17856 Orchard Park CSD Awesome Super Stars Game On C EL Auditorium 12:40 PM 10:20 AM Hsu
134-35219 Royalton-Hartland CSD penDIng Heads Up D SL Lecture Hall - Ch D 2:00 PM 11:00 AM Cheskiewicz
134-64330 Clarence DI Boosters Half a Dozen Eggs Heads Up D ML Lecture Hall - Ch D 2:20 PM 12:00 PM Amdur
134-75824 DeSales Catholic School The Dark Knights Heads Up D EL Lecture Hall - Ch D 3:00 PM 11:00 AM Badura
134-43168 Orchard Park CSD 2000 Legos stuck in the carpet Heads Up D EL Lecture Hall - Ch D 3:20 PM 11:20 AM Merry
134-26642 Orchard Park CSD Golden Goats Heads Up D EL Lecture Hall - Ch D 3:40 PM 11:40 AM Becker
134-36708 Clarence DI Boosters Taco Cats Monster Effects E ML North Gym - 500 - Ch E 2:00 PM 3:40 PM Spurlock
134-95407 Orchard Park CSD Jakalopes Monster Effects E ML North Gym - 500 - Ch E 2:20 PM 11:00 AM Foley
134-29699 West Seneca CSD Monsterious Crew Monster Effects E ML North Gym - 500 - Ch E 2:40 PM 11:20 AM Zimmerman
134-15500 Clarence DI Boosters Poke Me In DI Escape Artists PO SL Lecture Hall - Ch pO 9:40 AM 1:20 PM Leone
134-15072 Frontier Destination Imagination Lil Freshies Escape Artists PO SL Lecture Hall - Ch pO 10:00 AM 1:40 PM Barreto-Martin
134-03270 DeSales Catholic School The Golden Turtles Escape Artists PO ML Lecture Hall - Ch pO 10:40 AM 3:00 PM Kearney
134-10290 Orchard Park CSD My Sweatshirt Smells Like Cruise Ship Waffles Escape Artists PO ML Lecture Hall - Ch pO 11:00 AM 3:20 PM Shemkovitz
134-19513 Orchard Park CSD The Baby Sharks Escape Artists PO ML Lecture Hall - Ch pO 11:20 AM 3:40 PM Hagen
134-32685 DeSales Catholic School Escape Artists PO EL Lecture Hall - Ch pO 12:00 PM 1:40 PM Scapelliti
134-44644 Ithaca City School District CHES Bulldogs Escape Artists PO EL Lecture Hall - Ch pO 12:20 PM 2:00 PM Woods
134-49198 Clarence DI Boosters SPARKY Pop Up RS RS Auditorium - RS 2:00 PM 11:00 AM Haider
134-15689 Clarence DI Boosters The brilliant girls Pop Up RS RS Auditorium - RS 2:30 PM 11:20 AM Savage
134-39648 Orchard Park CSD DI Ducks Pop Up RS RS Auditorium - RS 3:00 PM 12:00 PM Skinner
134-95136 Orchard Park CSD DI PI Pop Up RS RS Auditorium - RS 3:30 PM 12:20 PM Todero



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