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The 2020 NYDI Western Regional Tournament has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
We expect to publish details about a state-wide online V-Tournament soon.

The number of cases of COVID-19 continues to grow, as Governor Cuomo indicated in his March 10 press conference

Ossining UFSD, which hosts our Eastern Regional Tournament, and SUNY Broome, which hosts our Affiliate Tournament, have both told us that they will not permit our events or others like them. Both organizations are working to comply with recommendations regarding large gatherings and social distancing.

For that reason, and because the safety, security, and well-being of our teams, volunteers, and supporters is paramount, we have canceled ALL in-person Regional and Affiliate Tournaments, and are seeking alternative options for our teams to present their solutions.

As DI’ers, we embrace challenges and thrive in finding creative solutions to the most difficult of problems. To ensure that our teams have the opportunity to share their solutions and advance to Global Finals, we hope to hold an entirely virtual Affiliate Tournament and invite all New York teams to attend online. Our board is diligently ironing out the nuances of how this event will work, and when it will take place. A virtual tournament is largely unprecedented, and while it presents a number of obstacles, we look forward to solving this Challenge, with you, to create the best experience possible.

Reminder: If you have already booked lodging or transportation for the Regional or Affiliate Tournament, you should cancel that booking now.

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate the rapidly evolving situation concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state. 

Sincerely,

Josh Diamond — Eastern Regional Director
Jon Brennan — Western Regional Director
Sue Brailey — Affiliate Director
Destination Imagination of New York, Inc.

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