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“Like many of you, my heart broke a little when I received the recent email announcing the cancelation of the 39th annual Odyssey of the Mind tournament…” (full text) ~Kim Kempton, CTOM’s Coaches’ Coach
CTOM’s 39th Annual Tournament is Canceled:
Read below for an important message from Dave Schaller, CTOM Association Director and President:
On Monday, March 9th we spoke with the team at SCSU about updates to Connecticut state campus directives on COVID-19. As a precautionary measure, SCSU has informed us that the 39th Annual Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament cannot be held on their campus. Our tournament is now canceled. Rescheduling is not possible given the current conditions.
You can read the full directive here.
I’m disappointed, as are the rest of the CTOM Board of Directors and Problem Captains. We know all our teams will be, as well. We are so impressed by all the photos coaches have shared with us. They show the hard work and creativity of the teams this year and we are very sorry we can’t experience it live. SCSU and CTOM need to prioritize the health and safety of all our volunteers, judges, families, supporters, and most importantly, our OMers.
The entire board joins me in thanking everyone for all of your hard work and effort this season. We ask for your patience as we work through the details, which will follow in separate notes.
Coaches, I also ask you to please let your teams know how much the CTOM staff was looking forward to seeing their solutions at the event. While this decision may be disappointing, in the end it’s best given the COVID-19 problem we all face.
We hope to see you all next year in our 40th season. Until then, stay healthy.
With sincere thanks,
President & Association Director
Tournament Schedule is Available!
Good luck to all of our teams.
Schedule can be found here.
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Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of its Anderson Award: The Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy from Windham and Norwalk’s West Rocks Middle School. More details found here.
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