Last Updated – 02/21/2018

Information for Judge training – March 3rd 

To all judges – please find the judge training agenda here. Your problem captains will be contacting you soon with your assignment and additional instructions. Parking at Wintergreen Ave Garage.  Here is a Walking map to training. Thank you all for Judging – we could not have a tournament without your help!

Problem Specific Information 

Updates to some of the  long term problem specific problem pages have been made.  Please visit the State Tournament page where you can find links to the problem specific pages along with everything else you need to know for State finals.


We are collecting pictures NOW for our annual CTOM slide show, so strike a pose, show off your creative powers, and your team working hard on the problem solution! We collect pictures during the year and during competition day. If you would like to have your team included, please send photos of your team in action to More information can be found on the Photo-Bomb page! Pictures from last year can be found here.  No pictures will be shared until after competition is completed.

STEM activities at SCSU!

NEW this year! Explore STEM at SCSU on tournament day! Southern is graciously opening the beautiful new high tech Academic Sciences and Laboratory Building from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for tours and hands on activities. Visit the aquaria, astronomy center, and the labs and be sure to pick up raffle tickets. Tickets should be returned to the Merchandise sales desk at the closing ceremony. We will choose the lucky winner of a $25 Amazon gift card and cool CTOM merchandise at the closing ceremony. 

Important Update for our 2018 Teams:

There will be no semi-final competition this year.  All teams will compete at the CTOM State Tournament on March 17th at SCSU.

Problem specific information

Find below links to each problem specific information page.  These pages may contain additional information specific to your problem. Each problem captain may update their page with information specific to your team’s problem.  Also the state finals page is another important page containing general information.

Problem 1
Problem 2
Problem 3
Problem 4
Problem 5

Congratulations DJ Morse, winner of a 2017 COU Scholarship!

More details can be found here

Coaching Spontaneous – Training material now available

If you missed the training you can visit the Coaching Spontaneous page for the recording, presentation, and reference links.

Important upcoming dates and information 

Tournament Registration deadline – January 12th.
Avoid additional fees – Don’t forget to find a Judge and Volunteer
Not sure if you have a judge or volunteer – Check HERE
Review payment policy to avoid late fees.

Local Spontaneous Scrimmages

Only a few spots left – sign up now.  Visit the Spontaneous Scrimmage page for more information.

Registration and Payment policy

CTOM has updated it competition registration and payment policy. All coaches should become familiar with the key dates and fees to avoid any surprises.

OM Deutschland

At Eurofest 2018 in Germany, Odyssey of the Mind will welcome up to 10 teams from the United States. Click here if you are interested.

Are you interested in joining our CTOM network of volunteers?

CTOM is grateful for our dedicated volunteers  who help us at our events and behind the scenes.  If you’re interested in participating, let us know how by filling out this survey.

Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 Program Year!
Congratulations to our Connecticut Teams!

Scores from the 2017 State Tournament can be found here!

Pictures from our 2017 Tournament can be found here.