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School/organization memberships:                 61
Teams that have initiated registration:       145
     Problem 1:  28
     Problem 2:  23
     Problem 3:  22
     Problem 4:  21
     Problem 5:  37
     Primary:     14
Teams that have completed registration and paid:      109
Days until registration and payment deadline:           0
Deadline is TODAY
at 5 p.m.

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, Jan. 9 — Spontaneous Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Lee Middle School *HALF FULL*
Sunday, Jan. 24 — SAK Comedy Lab Spontaneous Workshop, 1-2 p.m. (doors open at 12:30), SAK Comedy Lab *FULL — WAITLISTED*

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

Magic Center Region welcomes sponsors to help us produce the regional tournament and provide scholarships for teams to compete in the regional tournament or World Finals. If you have contacts who might be interested in partnering with us, please share the 2016 Sponsorship Package with them and let us know how to get in touch. We will waive the state tournament registration fee for any advancing team that helps us secure a sponsorship — monetary or in-kind — of at least $500.

SAK Spontaneous Workshop

     The SAK Comedy Lab Spontaneous Workshop — which will be held Sunday, Jan. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. (doors open at 12:30) at SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando — is full, and we have started a wait list.
     Registered teams MUST pay the $12-per-ticket cost in advance or their registration will be deleted and their spots offered to teams on the wait list. For payment instructions, please see the Dates page.
     To join the wait list, complete the form on the Dates page.

January Spontaneous Workshop

     The last regular spontaneous workshop before the regional tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lee Middle School, 1201 Maury Rd., Orlando. The cost is $5 per attending team member, paid in advance.
     Because of space constraints, we must cap attendance at 42 PAID teams. To date, 21 teams have registered, and 14 of those have paid. This workshop always has a wait list, and, if necessary, we will bump registered teams that have not prepaid to accommodate teams on the wait list. 
     For pre-payment instructions or to register, see the Dates page.

Scholarship Applications Due Jan. 15

     The deadline for high school seniors to apply for a Magic Center Region scholarship is Friday, Jan. 15.
     Information about eligibility and how to apply are on the Scholarship Form.

Contests: Artwork Design
and Creative Hats

     Magic Center is running two contests to give you more avenues for expressing your creativity.
     First, we are seeking artwork to support the theme of the 26th Annual Regional Tournament: "There Is No Place Like the Magic Center." Designs should reflect Wizard of OMER (Oz) inspiration. For full details, see the Artwork Design Contest entry form. The contest is open to artists of all ages (including adults), and the submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 15.
     Second, we again are running the Creative Hat Contest. Anyone affiliated with the team or membership — including coaches, parents, friends, teachers and relatives — may assist with the hat. Entries are brought to the regional tournament, along with a completed copy of the entry form, for judging.

Mandatory Judges Training
and Coaches Meeting

     Make sure your calendars are marked for Saturday, Feb. 6, the date of MANDATORY Judges Training and Coaches Meeting.
     All judges must attend the training, and cheese or pepperoni pizza will be provided for lunch. If they prefer, judges may bring their own lunch.
     One coach from each team must attend the coaches meeting.

Judge/Worker Changes

     Any changes to your judge must go to Regional Director Anna Long prior to training (Feb. 6). Worker changes can be done on the date of the tournament, but new workers must know the name of the worker they are replacing when signing in and reporting to their assignment.

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