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Congratulations on Advancing to the Affiliate Tournament!

 

To Do List

Step 1. Watch the Going to State Meeting (click on the purple button just below this list)

Step 2. Read the documents linked below under Affiliate Details > Forms and Letters

Step 3. Learn the difference between State shirts/pins and Regional shirts/pins. See this chart.

Step 4. Order Regional shirts (required) and pins (recommended) here by Thursday, March 8th.

Step 5. Figure out how many Affiliate shirts/pins and spectator wristbands you'll need.

Step 6. Register for the Affiliate Tournament (and purchase shirts, pins, and wristbands) prior to the Early Bird Deadline of March 9th.


!!! GOING TO STATE MEETING !!!

Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers should plan to attend a virtual meeting the day after the NExT Region Tournament:

For instructions on how to attend a GoToMeeting click here.



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Affiliate Details

Things that are handled through the Texas Affiliate.


Helpful Information and FAQs

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Questions:  Jenny Jarvis | 903-408-4452 | jarvisj@greenvilleisd.com

Definitions: Affiliate = State

Critical Information: Go to the Texas Affiliate Tournament page for online registration and important details and deadlines.

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added! At the Affiliate Tournament NO real or toy weapons of any kind can be used. NO replicas of weapons.

Prohibited items:

  • dry ice
  • helium
  • latex
  • live animals
  • gratuitous violence
  • party poppers, confetti
  • aerosol propelled paint
  • air rifles, BB guns, paint guns
  • sparklers, flame, fire, smoke, smoke machines
  • lasers, laser pointers

There will be NO DIMMING OR TURNING OFF OF LIGHTS.

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added! Team-provided Volunteer: Each team is required to provide one volunteer to work a four hour shift. Teams are not required to provide a volunteer to serve as an appraiser. Your team's volunteer is to go to the link: https://goo.gl/Cn71KI and complete the questionnaire. The volunteer will be scheduled as not to conflict with the team’s performance. Vera Hayes, Volunteer Coordinator, will provide more information to your volunteer after the competition schedule is set.

State shirts and pins: March 9th is the deadline to pre-order State Pins, T-shirts, and Spectator’s Event Wristband Passes. No late orders, no refunds, one order per team. Order when you register for the Affiliate (State) Tournament on texasdi.org. State shirts are not required unless a team advances to Globals. This is separate from our Regional shirt and pin ordering (see below). This order is handled through the State officials. You pick up this order when you check in for the Affiliate Tournament.

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Schedule: The schedule will be posted on the Texas DI website at www.texasdi.org the week of the tournament.

Check-In: Team Managers check-in for the team Friday evening before the Mixer. No check-in after that.

    Scores: Pick up your scores within 30 minutes of the last performance in your room. Scores won't be mailed or emailed.

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    Fun with Pins: The night before the tournament, the Affiliate sponsors a Team Mixer. This is a chance for participants to meet teams from the other 16 regions in Texas. Also, this is when a lot of pin trading happens! It's not required but highly recommended. Everyone who attends must have a wristband. Things to consider when deciding to trade pins:

    • Teams usually purchase Regional pins to trade. Pins are now 50% off. Order info below.
    • Some times design their own pins and have them manufactured. Some participants trade vintage pins or handmade pins.
    • Some participants trade pins that are not DI related. (We discourage this with NExT Region teams.)
    • There are 16 other regions in Texas. Do you want to collect a pin from every Region?
    • Do you want to take a few pins and just re-trade them during the Mixer?
    • Do you want to buy as many pins as you can afford and do lots of trading?
    • Do you want to buy any to keep for yourself?
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    added! Challenge requirements:

    • Challenge requirements may change as a team advances to a higher level (i.e., Technical and Engineering details). Check the Challenge for information.
    • Teams can improve or change their solution between now and the Affiliate Tournament if they want. They should update the Expense Report and Tournament Data Forms as necessary.

    Registration

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    Sign in to your account at register.txdi.org to sign up for the Affiliate Tournament. Click on the blue TM link near the upper right corner to open your team's registration.

    If paid prior to March 9, 2018 - The Early Bird price is $225.00 per team and $250.00 for Extreme Challenge.
    After March 9, 2018 - $275.00 per team and $300.00 per team for Extreme Challenge.

    The final deadline for Affiliate Tournament Registration is April 2nd!

    Forms and Letters

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    added! April 1st email from Jenny Jarvis, Texas DI Representative

    added! March 27th email from Jenny Jarvis, Texas DI Representative

    added! February 21st email from Jenny Jarvis, Texas DI Representative

    added! Going to State Presentation provided by TexasDI

    added! Registration Checklist

    added! for Sponsored Teams (those being sponsored financially by their School or School District)

    Letter- Going to State Meeting 2018 (info about submitting scheduling requests, team withdrawal)

    Click here for a list of the required forms.

    Note that you must bring printed copies of your Registration Receipt and Pre-sale Order Receipt (for shirts, pins, and spectator wristbands).



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    NExT Region Details 

    Things that are handled here, through the NExT Region.


    Texts from NExT

    Text State18 to 469-202-6262 This is for information and updates from the NExT Region only.

    "Going to State" Bags

    Prior to the Affiliate Tournament, each Team Manager will be contacted to pick up any Regional shirts and pins they've ordered, their wristbands (described below), and pin towels (described below).

    Shirts and Pins

     
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    Regional Shirts & Pins

    Order your Regional shirts and pins here on the NExT Region website. The shirt cost is $20. Pins are optional and are now offered at a discount of $2 each. Order deadline is Thursday, February 22nd. Place ONE order as a team. When these orders are ready you'll be contacted about a day and time for pick up.

    Team members and Team Managers must have the regional "Wild About DI" shirt for the affiliate tournament. Teams must wear the Regional shirts at the Closing Ceremony. Teams and Team Managers from NExT Region will all sit together. Other supporters will sit in a separate area. Doors open at 7pm, Closing Ceremony starts at 8pm.

    Trying to decide how many Regional pins to buy? Things to consider when deciding to trade pins:

    • Teams usually purchase Regional pins to trade. Pins are now 50% off. Order info below.
    • Some times design their own pins and have them manufactured. Some participants trade vintage pins or handmade pins.
    • Some participants trade pins that are not DI related. (We discourage this with NExT Region teams.)
    • There are 16 other regions in Texas. Do you want to collect a pin from every Region?
    • Do you want to take a few pins and just re-trade them during the Mixer?
    • Do you want to buy as many pins as you can afford and do lots of trading?
    • Do you want to buy any to keep for yourself?

    Wristbands

    Teams received nine free wristbands from NExT Region in the envelope that they picked up after the Regional Award Ceremony on February 17th. These nine wristbands are for team members and their team managers (2 max). Bonus teams will receive these none wristbands prior to the Affiliate Tournament.

    All other supporters, chaperones, spectators will be asked to purchase their wristbands when they register for the Affiliate Tournament. Wristbands must be worn by everyone at all locations during the Texas Destination Imagination events to ensure safety. These are purchased through the State.

    Pin Towels

    These are small towels that participants use to display the pins they've collected or the pins they want to trade. Each team will receive free NExT Region pin towels for their team members.