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Regionals Update [Mar. 4th, 2007|12:39 am]
Odyssey of the Mind for Coaches and Coordinators


Hey all, just wanted to see how things were going. I know regional compeitions are well under way all over the world and wanted to wish everyone the best of luck :)

The team for which I have head coach duties came in 1st place at AZ Central Regionals. I am so proud of them. They worked so hard and I'm so happy they did so well and feel so proud of themselves!

My other teams placed as follows:
Problem 1, Div 3, Team A- 1st place & Renatra Fusca
Problem 1, Div 3, Team B- 2nd place
Problem 2, Div 2- 1st place
Problem 2, Div 3- 1st place
Problem 3, Div 3, Team B- 1st place
Problem 3, Div 3, Team A- 2nd place
Problem 4, Div 3- 1st place.

[User Picture]From: breathesymphony
2007-03-04 04:26 pm (UTC)
We had regionals yesterday and I am STILL upset. Having never been involved in OM before this, I was horrified. We lost, and only because at least one of the teams that placed cheated. The 2nd place team was from our district and their parents told ours that they were "highly involved" in their children's solution. All practices were open, parents directed the thinking (and came up with the bulk of the solution), parents designed and built much of the scenery, etc. Unfortunately, that seemed to be a major theme throughout the competition. I don't think I can be involved again, as I can't look a crying 8yr old in the eyes and tell her she did her best and there was no more she could have done. Yet, I know that if myself, my co-coach, or their parents had been involved, then they would have won.
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[User Picture]From: neoqbacca
2007-03-04 05:38 pm (UTC)
We will have that situation when we get to States and it stinks. Everyone knows this one district there has a ton of outside assistence and that they will probably win. Even my kids know. Sometimes I think they should have the parents sign the outside assistence form... maybe that would help a little bit.

I'm so sorry you had such a bad first-time OM experience.
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