Qualifying Tournaments

Celebrating after competition

NorCal Qualifying Tournament System

In Northern California, we run competitions based on a Qualifying Tournament model. If you have participated in OM in the past, you may remember tournaments being set up according to a regional system. In an effort to make tournaments more accessible to all teams, we have moved from a regional setup to a Qualifying Tournament system.

This means teams can participate in the Qualifying Tournament of their choice, subject to availability. Teams can choose a tournament based on the most convenient time or location, rather than having to compete on a specific date or at a specific venue.

Our association currently hosts two Qualifying Tournaments. Registration for the tournaments opens on November 27th at 6 pm and will remain open until December 31st at 9 pm.

Regional Qualifying Tournament #1
Saturday, February 3, Natomas High School, Sacramento

Regional Qualifying Tournament #2
Saturday, February 10, Edna Hill Middle School, Brentwood
Spots for Qualifying Tournament #2 have been filled. Please register for QT1.

Coaches & Teams
Judges & Volunteers
  • Judges, Time to Register!
    Competitions will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Natomas High School in Sacramento and on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Edna Hill Middle School in Brentwood.
  • Qualifying Tournament Registration is Open!
    A team may participate in one Qualifying Tournament. Please only register for one weekend. Teams wishing to advance to the State Tournament must compete in a Qualifying Tournament.
  • Don’t Forget Your STYLE!
    Teams are encouraged to develop a theme and incorporate creative elements into their solutions in technical, vehicle, structure AND performance long-term problems.