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REGISTRATION:
BY THE NUMBERS

School/organization memberships:                 60
Teams that have initiated registration:        91
     Problem 1:  21
     Problem 2:  14
     Problem 3:  15
     Problem 4:  11
     Problem 5:  23
     Primary:       7
Teams that have completed registration and paid:        17
Days until registration and payment deadline:        15

To register your team, go to the FLOMA Member's Area home page. For complete registration details, including fees and requirements, visit the Register page on our website.

TRAINING DATES
Magic Center Region offers training sessions to help coaches and teams prepare. Please visit the Magic Center Region website and click on the Dates tab for cost information and to register. Registration and pre-payment (if applicable) are mandatory.

Saturday, Dec. 12 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School **ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!**
Saturday, Jan. 9 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School
Sunday, Jan. 24 — SAK Comedy Lab Spontaneous Workshop, 1-2 p.m. (doors open at 12:30), SAK Comedy Lab
 
OTHER KEY DATES

Monday, Nov. 30 — Deadline to apply to attend EuroFest 2016
Monday, Nov. 30 — Deadline to order theatrical makeup kits
Tuesday, Dec. 15 — Deadline to register and pay for the Magic Center Regional Tournament
Friday, Jan. 15 — Deadline for Tournament Artwork Design Contest entries
Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. — MANDATORY Coaches Meeting, Edgewater High School
Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m.-
4 p.m. — MANDATORY Judges Training, Edgewater High School
Saturday, Feb. 27, all day — Magic Center Regional Tournament, all day, Edgewater High School
Friday, Apr. 8 — Coaches Meeting at UCF (for teams competing at State)
Saturday, Apr. 9 — Florida Odyssey of the Mind Tournament, all day, UCF
Wednesday-Saturday, May 25-28 — Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, Iowa State University

School/Organization Coordinators: Please check with your coaches to ensure that they are receiving our emails. Until coaches register their teams and include their email address, you often are our only way of communicating with them. They can subscribe on our home page. Thank you!
 

Living Spontaneously

     Only a few spots remain for the December 12 Spontaneous Workshop, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lee Middle School. Cost is $5 per attending team member, which MUST be paid in advance. To register, complete the form on the Dates page, then mail your check, made payable to Anna Long, to: Anna Long, 5633 Donnelly Circle, Orlando, FL 32821.
     Also upcoming are the January 9 Spontaneous Workshop, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lee Middle School, and the SAK Comedy Lab Spontaneous Workshop, which will take place Sunday, January 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. (doors open at 12:30, which is when teams should arrive) at SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. Tickets for the SAK event are $12, and team members, coaches, parents and siblings all are invited. Registration and payment details are on the Dates page.
     Spontaneous Kits will be available at these workshops for teams that pre-order, which can be done by completing the form on the Dates page. Each kit contains 10 verbal problems (including a "high/low card" problem), 7 verbal/hands-on problems, 7 hands-on problems and all of the supplies you will need except for markers, scissors, tape and chairs. Also included is the documentation of an actual problem from the 2015 World Finals. Cost is $25, which can be paid at the workshop via cash or check.
     If you would like a Spontaneous Kit but will not be attending the workshop, order your kit online, then contact Anna Long to make pickup/shipping arrangements.


Don't Wait to Register Your Team

     The deadline for coaches to register their teams for the regional tournament is zooming up quickly, and only 17 of the 91 teams that have begun the registration process have finished registering and paid.
     Each team must provide a volunteer judge and a volunteer worker, and the registration process involves entering information about both of these volunteers. 
     Don't wait until the last minute, and if you're paying by check, FLOMA must RECEIVE your check by the December 15 deadline.
     To register your team, go to the FLOMA Member's Area home page. Full details about fees, requirements and the roles and expectations for volunteer judges and volunteer workers are on our Register page.
 

Seeking Sponsors

     Magic Center is still looking for sponsors to help us produce the regional tournament and help offset the expenses of Central Florida teams that advance from the state tournament to the World Finals. In addition to monetary sponsorships, the region has several needs — including printed materials, food to feed tournament judges, T-shirts for judges and officials, and media coverage — that in-kind donations would meet.
     Please share the 2016 Sponsorship Package information with any contact you have that might be interested in partnering with us.
      

Have Questions?

     Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions. The two best ways to contact us are via our Facebook page or the Questions form on the Contacts page.

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