1. The cre8iowa Calendar has been finalized, so any dates marked tentative on our Web site have now been confirmed. The only date that has changed, since we are always subject to the logistics of our host site, is the Sub-state tournament, which will be held on March 9th, 2013, NOT March 2nd. Visit http://www.cre8iowa.org/current-season/calendar/ for the season calendar.
We recognize that no matter what date(s) we set, there will always be students who have a conflict. We encourage you, when you complete your cre8iowa Membership Registration, to let us know at that time about any special scheduling requests. The deadline for making special schedule requests is 3 weeks before any tournament; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Often things can be worked out by scheduling your team very early or very late. We do our best to accommodate special scheduling requests. You should also know that not having a full team present at Sub-state has no impact on its advancement to the State tournament. Absentee Sub-state members can still perform at the State tournament. The minimum number of team members required, in order to perform at any tournament, is two. What is more important is that the team have a viable solution that reflects real effort, even if the solution is not complete. All of our teams do advance to the State tournament, since we consider the Sub-state tournament to be a dry run. It is an opportunity to work out kinks and get some scoring feedback. It is also a requirement for a team to perform at the Sub-state tournament in order to advance to the next level. In any event, it is always a good idea for a team to plan its performance with the thought in the back of their minds that some team members may be absent due to a conflict or illness. It’s all part of the creative problem-solving process!
2. Challenge E, Twist-O-Rama: A 58-page booklet about building a “ram” is now available at this link: http://downloads.destinationimagination.org/downloads/2012-13_ChallengeE_How_to_Build_a_Ram.pdf
3. Published Clarifications are rules that supersede all other Challenge instructions. Make sure you are having a team member check the Clarifications page prior to every team meeting: http://www.destinationimagination.org/challenge-program/clarifications
Questions? Contact Judy Nolan, Co-Affiliate Training Director, at email@example.com.