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State Advancement Guidelines

Dear NorCalomers,

NorCal Odyssey, our guidelines for which teams advance from the Qualifying Tournaments to the state tournament have changed each year. While we understand this can cause some confusion, the state board considers many sources of data each year in determining the best advancement guidelines. This data includes the number of teams competing across the state, how many teams are in each problem, and how many teams are in each division. These numbers change from year to year based on many factors. The board wants to ensure that as many teams advance to state as possible while making certain that we have a manageable competition schedule for our competing teams and judging teams.

The board has several different options for advancement guidelines, and advancement guidelines for 2024 will be posted in early Spring.

Advancement Guidelines for 2024

Division I, II & III in Problems 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5:

The top three teams in all divisions (including ties) from each Qualifying Tournament will advance to the State Association Tournament.

Coaches & Teams
Judges & Volunteers