So as you may have assumed, with the closing of schools and YSU we have had to put a halt on plans for the 2020 Region 1 Tournament at this time.
The Board still feels that if possible, we would like to hold a version of the Regional Tournament sometime prior to Global Finals so our teams can at least perform in front of appraisers and have a chance at a real IC experience. Possibly late April or early May.
As was emailed to many and posted on our Facebook site, 2020 Ohio State Tournament scheduled for April 4 at Centerville, OH was canceled late yesterday afternoon joining multiple Affiliates across the DI world in canceling their Tournaments.
As of today, Global Finals is still going to happen. It will be less Global than we’re used to. Monday, March 16 DII will be letting us know exactly how teams will be selected/invited to go to Kansas City for what will prove to be a very unique GF20.
In the meantime, what do we do?
Teams and Team Managers:
For teams who advanced to the Affiliate Tournament, DO NOT DISCARD YOUR PROPS and continue practicing your solutions and ICs! In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing information about how teams can qualify to represent Ohio at DI Global Finals in Kansas City, May 20-23. State-qualifying teams will be getting more information about Globals from our Affiliate Director, Cinda Weisgerber.
Now, Region 1 is unique in Ohio as we are the only Region that didn’t get their Regional Tournament completed. To quote OKC President Nate; “Region 1 teams…we are working on some options for all of your teams too! Stay tuned!”
Appraisers and Volunteers:
To our registered Appraisers and Volunteers, THANK YOU for your support of our program. As mentioned above we would still like to have a “showcase” Tournament for our teams late in April or early in May, after all, we have programs, t-shirts, and Trophies to get rid of as well as three bins of the most fun IC Challenges we’ve had in years, so it would be a shame to waste it all.
Our board has worked long and hard on getting this together just as our teams have worked hard on their challenges. This has been a hard decision for all of us.
We want every single team member to know that this was a really tough decision for us. We know that it stinks! You have amazed and dazzled us with your creativity so far this year, and we can’t wait to see your awesome solutions later this spring, and in 2021!
Please stay safe and healthy.
Thanks for doing DI!
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