The 2017 NYDI Western Regional Tournament took place on March 25, 2017, at SUNY University at Buffalo – North Campus in the Student Union building. 


Tournament Enrollment

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

  • Registrations are due by December 15, 2016. Late registrations shall be assessed $50 per team late fee.
  • Registrations and tournament enrollments after January 15, 2017 are subject to Regional Director approval.
  • No registrations will be accepted or processed after February 15, 2017.

See the Western Region page for details on Team Registration.

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 TipsA 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 4:45 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

Teams which achieve 1st or 2nd place will advance to the NYDI Affiliate Tournament in Binghamton in early April, 2017. 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.

Tournament Parking

Free Tournament Parking is available in the Jarvis A and B Lots, across White Road from the Student Union. Please DO NOT PARK in the Bookstore lot! Your car will be towed!  (See UB North Campus map – UB Student Union is building 28)

2015 UB Student Union Detail Map

Click here to view the full campus map

Prop Drop Off

Props may be dropped off at the main doors to the Student Union off of Putnam Way or the Lee Loop.  Please load/unload quickly as to not disrupt traffic.  Also, if at all possible please plan on unloading your props into, and removing them from the building as close to your performance time as possible so we do not clog the building with sets.

Tournament Schedule


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  • This is the final schedule, but changes are still possible! Please re-check the schedule on the day before the tournament.
  • Emails from NYDI always take precedence over this web page!
  • All teams should re-verify their performance times when they register on the day of the tournament.

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