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Qualifying Tournament Registration is Open!



2024 Qualifying Tournament Registration

Qualifying Tournament registration is open!

Registration will be open until December 31 at 9pm.

Coaches, are you ready? Qualifying Tournament registration time is here. Here’s what you need to know:

  • QT #1 will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Natomas High School in Sacramento.
  • QT #2 will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Edna Hill Middle School in Brentwood.
  • Registration opens at 6pm on November 27 and closes at 9pm on December 31.
  • The registration fee is $85/team.
  • Spots will be filled on a first-come basis.
  • In order to register, you must provide the name and contact info of your judge and 2-hour volunteer.

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.

Teams may choose the date and location that works best for them based on availability, so register early to make sure you get your time and location of choice!

Register for a Qualifying Tournament

Please note: This registration link will direct you to the membership area on the Odyssey of the Mind website. You must scroll to the bottom of the page to access the login area and begin registration. The registration form will be made available at 6pm. Look for this section:

Logging in allows you to register your team for competitions, connect with your local association, and access members-only documents: the problems, artwork, and more. Log in with your membership number and zip code to access the member’s only area!

Steps to Qualifying Tournament registration:

Successfully registering for competition requires several steps, and you will need certain information available to complete the forms. To help make this process go smoothly for you, Teams Coordinator extraordinaire, Bob Lipman, has put together an extensive — and illustrated! — guide to the process.

Download the Guide

Please take the time to review this document, as it outlines all the information you will need and provides screenshots to guide you through a completed registration.

Why are there limited registration spots at each location?

We are excited to offer the opportunity for teams to choose a location and date that is most convenient for them.

To allow for this flexibility, two locations and dates have been selected and secured by our hard-working Events team. Due to physical and staffing limitations, teams must be equally divided between the competitions to bring the best possible competition experience to ALL of our NorCal teams.

Be sure to register early as space is limited at each of the locations. If a location is filled in your team’s problem and division, be sure to register your team for the other competition site.

All our officials, volunteers and supporters are excited to embark on this season’s tournament adventures with you, and we can’t wait to see your solutions!