Northern Region

Northern Region Director Update

The Northern Region Director Position is still currently open.  With no director, there will be no Northern Region Tournament this year.  The Arizona Odyssey of the Mind Board has again approved the following solution for Northern teams in 2020.

  • Northern teams that register for tournament will go straight to the State Tournament on March 28, 2020 at Canyon del Oro High School in Tucson.
  • EXCEPTION to this is in the event that there are more than 2 teams in a specific problem/division.  Those teams will be required to attend the Central Region Tournament on February 29, 2020 at Tolleson High School in Tolleson.  Those teams will only be competing against the other Northern teams with the first & second place teams advancing to the State Tournament.
  • Teams who do not need to attend a regional tournament but would like the experience are welcomed to compete at the Central Region Tournament.  Please notify Deana Wingate, Central Region Director, by January 20, 2020 of your intentions to do so.
  • All teams attending the Central Region Tournament will need to supply a judge volunteer for the Central Region Tournament.  Judges training will be Saturday, February 15, 2020 at P.H. Gonzales Elementary School in Tolleson.  Please note that this training is at a different location than the tournament.


Due to safety concerns 

The Arizona Odyssey of the Mind Board of Directors has voted (Oct. 25, 2014) to disallow use of PVC piping in systems pressurized with a gas (air, CO2, etc.) in their OotM problem solutions. This includes this year’s problems/solutions.   Teams please remember to ALWAYS use materials in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements and limitations.  Please direct additional questions to your regional director.