Update on Coastal Plains Regional and State Finals

As promised last week, the NJ State Board of Directors met this past weekend to develop a plan for the rest of our tournament schedule, taking into consideration the current state-wide closure of schools, curfew, and CDC guidelines.

Coastal Plains Regional Tournament

We have developed a multi-layered plan for the tournament, which will kick-off in mid-April and depend entirely upon the developing situation. We’ve communicated to our coaches and coordinators the outline of this plan, as well as our commitment to the health and safety of all NJ OMERs, coaches, and volunteers. Please follow the CDC, State of NJ, and your schools’ guidance on gatherings over the next few weeks.

State Finals

The NJ State Finals tournament will not take place on April 4th. We are currently evaluating options, and we need to see how the current situation develops over the next few weeks. Teams – please do not destroy your props or materials! We are in communication with International (CCI) and are doing our collective best to make sure teams still have the opportunity to participate in World Finals. This will take a great deal of flexibility from the entire Odyssey of the Mind community and we appreciate everyone’s patience while we work it out.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding,

Nick Pankiewicz
Association Director
NJ Odyssey of the Mind