Region 1 Ohio Destination Imagination Tournament
Date: March 16, 2019
Location: Youngstown State University Campus
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Additional Downloads for Teams
Information Sheet for Families and Friends (Click!)
This is a sheet you can fill out and copy to give to all of your supporters so when they come to our tournament they can take it to an information desk and be directed to your performance.
Here are generic nametags for you to download: Name Tags (Click!)
You can of course, make your own name tags. You might ask… why do we need name tags? Well, if an appraiser sees you do something creative or in the Spirit of DI they need to know your name in order to nominate you for an award. Remember to put your FULL NAME and team ID NUMBER on your tags. These tag are set up to print on Avery labels #5383.
Destination Imagination Program Rules
Please refer to the Rules of the Road and TravelGuide for Teams for overall Program rules and regulations and to your specific Challenge for details.
Destination Imagination Challenge Clarifications – DI Website (Click!)
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Region One Tournament Rules and Regulations
The following items are specific to the Region 1 tournament and to our host Youngstown State University. These do not necessarily apply to the state affiliate and global events.
Getting Your Scores
Main Challenge scores will only be released to authorized personnel. In Region 1 we request that it be the manager and one team member. Please bring identification when you pick up your scores. From the Rules of the Road: “When the scores are ready for pick up, your Team Manager and one team member or 2 representatives of self managed teams will go to the Head Appraiser or Challenge Master (depending on who is handling this task) to receive these scores.”
Some RCMs plan to collect a cell number so they can text you when your scores are available.
IC scores are not released on tournament day. IC score sheets are not returned to teams per ICM Fritz.
Arrival at Challenge Sites
Please do not leave cars parked in any loading or prop drop zones so that others may also use the area. Limit your time in the prop drop areas to 10 minutes.
Please do not bring props into the building more than 30 minutes prior to your performance unless your Main Challenge and IC are too close in time on the schedule to avoid doing so.
Please do not arrive in the IC more than 30 minutes prior to your IC time and leave promptly after your “chill.” There is limited space.
Instant Challenge (IC)
- Please plan to be at the IC site 20 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.
- Per Rules of the Road, only one adult (over 18) team manager may go into the IC secured area. OKC ACM has suggested this be the Team Manager of record (i.e. one of the managers listed on your team’s paperwork.)
- As done in previous years, and at State and Globals, we will be only admitting student team members to the chill room (if we have a chill room). Thank You for your help and cooperation
- Please be aware of this new and more strict rule for IC under 6.a of IC in the RotR:
a. The team or Team Manager may not bring any devices, including but not limited to cameras, cell phones, iPads or tablets, computers or timing devices, and wrist watches into the Instant Challenge room. The team can ask the Appraisers for the time remaining at any point during the Instant Challenge.
Floors: Teams need to bring tennis shoes to wear during the tournament and awards to avoid damage to certain floors at the University. We realize that many teams will want to wear other shoes for their performances and they can change their shoes for the performance. If you are scheduled to be performing on a gym floor (A or E) specifically, please plan to wear tennis shoes.
Ohio Kids for Creativity Region 1 (Destination Imagination) reserves the right to ban the use of any substances or objects that may be harmful to any surface on the YSU campus.
If teams wish to use any such substance, The Team must provide protective coverings or work surfaces to prevent any mishaps.
If the Appraiser doing the check-in for the Challenge area feels that damage could occur they will stop the team from performing and discuss the matter with the Challenge Master.
The Challenge Master will have the final ruling as to whether or not the team will be allowed to use the object or substance. If any harm is done to any YSU campus facility the team (and/or School District) causing damage will be fully responsible for any charges the University levies.
Team mangers or teams that have questions about this subject should contact the Regional Director before the tournament.
Youngstown State University has hosted our tournament for the past seventeen years and has been very accommodating. To show our appreciation, let’s make sure to take care of all of the buildings and grounds. Please don’t litter or vandalize the property. If you make a mess — clean it up!!
The use of dry ice is prohibited. (Youngstown State University req.)
However, At State Tournament (Beaver Local Schools, Columbiana ) RotR instructions are as follows:
Dry Ice is permitted but must be carried in and out in the same container (no putting it in school’s sink or toilets). Follow Rules of the Road specifications.
YSU: Youngstown State University prohibits carrying, displaying or usage of any firearm and/or other weapon by all persons while on University property.
Definition: Firearms and Weapons include, but are not limited to, all firearms whether functional, non-functional, or simulated; live ammunition; knives (any sharp-pointed or edged instrument except instructional supplies, unaltered nail files and clips and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance); swords; metalor brass knuckles; air tasers; collapsible batons; clubs; blackjacks; ku batons; paintball guns; bb guns; pellet guns; slingshots; airsoft guns; nerf guns; and any other item modified from its original purpose to be used as a weapon. The Youngstown State University Police Chief, or designee, has the authority to modify or determine a weapon’s status.
Ohio Tournament (Beaver Local School District, Columbiana County):
Safety Policies for Tournament Competition 2018-19:
According to page 21 of this year’s Rules of the Road, the team is responsible for retrieving any balloon that escapes its possession. Due to the layout of “common areas” outside the “ordinary classrooms,” that retrieval at the state tournament would be virtually impossible throughout 90% of the building. Therefore, regrettably, helium balloons will not be permitted this year.
Also, please remember, Beaver Local is a latex free facility. If you are bringing in any other balloons (i.e. mylar), be sure to bring the package proving what they are made of. Thank you.
• No latex whatsoever! Any balloons (example Mylar) or other products suspected of being made of latex MUST have the original package to show Prep/Staging area appraisers before competing.
• Dry Ice is permitted but must be carried in and out in the same container (no putting it in school’s sink or toilets). Follow Rules of the Road specifications.
• Any “theatrical weapon” must be obviously a prop (hand-made or “toy”). Please note, Ohio Revised Code classifies “starting pistols” as weapons. All “prop weapons” will be examined by Prep/Staging area appraisers. Teams should be prepared to explain the significance of the prop to their solution, and appraisers must be able to readily identify the “weapon” as a “safe” prop.
Ohio Kids for Creativity Region I, a chartered association of Ohio Kids for Creativity, Youngstown State University or Destination ImagiNation, Inc. (DI)., are not responsible for injury or property damage resulting from the use helium. Use helium at your own risk.