Regional Tournament Results Have Been Posted

Regional tournament results can be seen here on the Nova North web site.

Permanent link to this article:

Tournament Closing Ceremony Live Stream

Nova North will be live-streaming the closing ceremony tonight at 6PM.  The link is:


NoVA North Board

Permanent link to this article:

NoVA North Tournament Logistics

NoVA North Tournament Logistics

Sunday, March 18, 2018

TJ High School for Science and Technology

6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

Hello everyone,

First and foremost, I’d like to thank you all for your patience and understanding this season as we’ve changed not only dates for the tournament but locations as well. It has been quite a roller coaster! Unfortunately, hosting the tournament on a Sunday was unavoidable this year, but we look forward to going to back to our regularly scheduled Saturday tournament next year.

On to the logistics for Sunday…this is long but please read all the way through.

Map & Schedule

Since we are at a new school, we have uploaded a new map to our website. You can find it here; it will tell you exactly where to enter for team check-in and which doors to use for your prop delivery.

The schedule for the tournament, with the new rooms attached, can be found here.


TJ HSST has a fair amount of parking, but as always, we (strongly) encourage you to carpool as much as you can. We are allowed to use the parking lots at Holmes Middle School for overflow parking, if needed.


We are delighted to announce that the Booster Club at TJ HSST will be providing our concessions service this year. They will have tables set up in the cafeteria, as well as near the Team Check-In area, and in the Auditorium lobby. In addition to food concessions, they will be offering some TJ HSST spirit-wear for all future prospective TJ HSST students!

The TJHSST Boosters will be providing snacks and pizza at the tournament.  They are taking pre-orders for pizza. Please see the link below for more information:

Closing Ceremony

This year, our closing ceremony will take place at 6 pm in the Auditorium at the school. We did try to move it up as far as we thought we could because we understand that Sunday is a school night. We will try to move it along as quickly as possible, but we do want to take time to celebrate the achievements of our many teams.

Again, we’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding–and from many of you, your encouraging notes of support and offers of help while we worked through this. We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

~NoVA Board

Jessica Hall
Tournament Director

Virginia Odyssey of the Mind, Region 9
NoVA North

Permanent link to this article:

Regional Tournament Rescheduled

Hello to all!

After a whirlwind of a weekend, we’re happy to report that we were able to get in touch with some wonderful folks at Fairfax County Public Schools, and we have been able to (barely!) secure a school to run our tournament, while avoiding spring break and Easter!

The tournament will now take place on March 18, 2018 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, located at 6560 Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312. The schedule will remain the same EXCEPT the closing ceremony will now be held at 6 pm instead of 7 pm. Please be on the lookout for updated room assignments, entry doors, parking information, and maps.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. We never hope to have to move the tournament around, especially at the last minute due to a severe weather event, as the logistics for running this tournament take upwards of 9 months to finalize, but we are so happy to have a resolution that enables our teams to present the solutions they’ve been working on for so many months. We look forward to seeing you on the new date of March 18th!

~NoVA North Board

Permanent link to this article:

Tournament Canceled for Today

Hello all,

Our worst fears have been confirmed, and Fairfax County Public Schools are closed for the day. The tournament is canceled for today, and we are gathering our heads together to come up with an alternate plan. We will advise you as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your understanding and patience,

NoVA North Board


Permanent link to this article: