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School/organization memberships:                 58
Teams that have initiated registration:        68
     Problem 1:  15
     Problem 2:  12
     Problem 3:  10
     Problem 4:   9
     Problem 5:  18
     Primary:       4
Teams that have completed registration and paid:        13
Days until registration and payment deadline:        25

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.

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
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

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!


Don't Wait to Register Your Team

     The deadline for teams to register and pay is Tuesday, December 15.
     Of the 62 teams that have started to register, 13 have completed the process and paid. The most common reasons for incomplete registrations are incomplete judge information, incomplete worker information or failure to enter a comment or "N/A" in each of the conflicts boxes.
     Don't forget: Your payment must be received by the deadline, so if you are sending a check, you must account for time in the mail.
     Don't put off team registration until the last minute! December 15 will be here before you know it.
     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.

Last Call to Order Makeup Kits

     The deadline to order 12-color Wolfe Hydrocolor Essentials theatrical makeup palettes through our region's pooled order is Monday, November 30. Kits will be delivered at the December Spontaneous Workshop. If your team orders but will not be attending the workshop, contact Regional Director Anna Long to make other arrangements.
      Cost will be $20. There is no tax on the kit, and an application sponge is included. After the order is placed, the cost for add-ons will be $30 per kit.
     The Makeup Kit Order Request form is on the Dates page.


Spontaneous, Spontaneous, Spontaneous

     The December 12 and January 9 Spontaneous Workshops are filling quickly. Cost is $5 per attending team member. To secure your spot, complete the registration form on the Dates page and send your check, made payable to Anna Long, to: Anna Long, 5633 Donnelly Circle, Orlando, FL 32821.
     Because of a limited number of rooms and problem proctors, we had to turn away teams from the November workshop yet had registered teams that did not pay and did not show. For this reason, we are strictly enforcing the pre-payment policy from here on out.
     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, contact Anna Long to make pickup/shipping arrangements.

Artwork Design Contest

     We encourage you artsy folks to design artwork for the Magic Center Region 26th Annual Tournament. The theme is "There Is No Place Like the Magic Center," and designs should reflect Wizard of OMER (Oz) inspiration.
     The deadline for entries is Friday, January 15, 2016.
     For contest details and entry information, see the Artwork Design Contest Form on the Forms page.

Creative Hat Contest

     For the fourth year, Magic Center is running its Creative Hat Contest. There's no outside assistance penalty in effect for this contest, so coaches and parents are encouraged to join in on the fun. The entry form is on the Forms page. Get creating, and prepare to wow us with your artistry at the regional tournament!

2016 FLOMA Merchandise

     Want a sneak peek at the Florida Odyssey of the Mind merchandise that will be available this year? We've uploaded Accessories, Apparel and Pins forms to the Forms page.

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