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Virginia Virtual Tournament Results

Congratulations to all of our Region 9 teams who participated in the Virginia Virtual Tournament!  Scores for the entire tournament are listed below.

OMer the ROMER, Division III:  Dolley Madison Library  tie for 2nd place

Virtual Odyssey, Division III:  Langley HS  1st place; Vienna Girls  2nd place

OMer and the Beanstalk, Division II:  Langston Hughes MS  1st place; Forestville Elementary Sch  tie for 2nd place

OMer and the Beanstalk, Division III:  Langley HS  1st place

Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger Beginning, Division I:  Forestville Elementary Sch  4th place

Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger Beginning, Division II:  Herndon Middle School  3rd place

Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger Beginning, Division III:  Dolley Madison Library  3rd place

All Virginia teams are eligible to advance to World Finals this year and the Association Director has contacted each team.Congratulations to all these teams and individuals for their teamwork and creativity

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Virginia Virtual Tournament Awards and Scores

Two special Odyssey of the Mind awards, the OMER award and the Ranatra Fusca were presented.

The OMER award may be given to coaches, team members, parents, officials or others who serve as positive examples or role models.  These OMERs exemplify the spirit and philosophy of the Odyssey of the Mind showing outstanding sportmanship or astounding teamwork.

The first OMER award went to a person who was nominated last season, 2019-2020.  This person is now in their 9th year coaching Odyssey of the Mind and has coached teams in divisions I, II, and III.  Over the years, the person has coached 12 Odyssey teams and brought 6 teams to World Finals.  But last year, in particular, his efforts seemed Herculean.  He offered unwavering support and countless hours to ensure that his two teams’ Odyssey efforts would be effectively showcased.  He taught his teams the power of creativity and teamwork, and how to use them to overcome obstacles, no matter how immense they may seem.  His outstanding dedication exemplifies the spirit of Odyssey.  This OMER went to last year’s coach from Battlefield High School, Michael Heilen.

The second OMER award went to two 8th graders in their third year on a Division II team.  These two dedicated OMERs worked with their five other 6th-grade teammates.  They took the reins and made sure that things were done and that all team members had responsibilities for specific tasks.  Working in a virtual platform has its challenges, but they made sure that everyone felt welcome and knew they were an important part of their team.  For their excellent communication and leadership skills while working with their virtual team, an OMER was awarded to Laon Sung and Lucas Amos from Benjamin Franklin Middle School.

The second type of award is the Ranatra Fusca which is given to teams of individuals who show exceptional creativity, either within or beyond the problem or solution.  The Ranatra Fusca is awarded to encourage creative thinking and risk-taking.

The first Ranatra Fusca went to a Problem 5 team who created a device to allow for rapid and continuous launching of “snowballs” by their Killer Snow People.  They had to re-engineer their first design mechanism to incorporate rubber bands for a faster release.  When released, a hammer struck the ping pong balls that were in the chute to propel them.  The crank plus wheel device the team designed and built enabled them to load ping pong balls into a feeder tube and launch from two ports on each of their snow people, with one team member turning the cranks quickly.  There were no technical elements required in this problem, yet this team used this free-choice style element to create a snowball squall that enhanced the effect of their Killer Snow People.  This winning team was the Problem 5 team from Riverside High School.

The final Ranatra Fusca was awarded to a team who, in a nod to the movie industry, created Hollywood in a Cul-de-sac.  The creativity of this skit, the attention to detail, and the scope of the efforts used to carry it out created an immersive experience which was unparalleled this year.  In addition, the judges felt that using a movie camera as the vehicle during the 2021 tournament was especially fitting in a year in which all Virtual Odyssey of the Mind solutions and performances had to be filmed.  For their exceptional approach to and execution of style, the Ranatra Fusca went to the Problem 1 team from Belmont Ridge Middle School.

VOICES Tournament
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OMer the ROMER Results Div I Div II Div III
Virtual Odyssey Results Div I Div II Div III
Classics… OMER and the Beanstalk Results Div I Div II Div III
It’s a Trap!!! Results Div I Div II Div III
Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger Beginning Results Div I Div II Div III


Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 NOTTINGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL         33315 Calc: 200.00  50.00 100.00 329.00
   Arlington, VA                               Raw:  55.25  20.75  57.00  21

Scores


OMer the ROMER Div II

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 BELMONT RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL          34221 Calc: 200.00  50.00  81.16 331.16
   Leesburg, VA                                Raw: 158.00  40.50  56.00   0

 2 SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A         29184 Calc: 155.70  41.36 100.00 287.06
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw: 123.00  33.50  69.00  10

Scores


OMer the ROMER Div III

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL             48499 Calc: 200.00  50.00  88.00 338.00
   Ashburn, VA                                 Raw: 140.50  40.50  66.00   0

 2 POQUOSON HIGH SCHOOL                  1595 Calc: 191.81  37.96  97.33 322.10
   Poquoson, VA                                Raw: 134.75  30.75  73.00   5

 2 DOLLEY MADISON LIBRARY               46496 Calc: 181.85  48.46  94.67 321.98
   McLean, VA                                  Raw: 127.75  39.25  71.00   3

 3 LAKE BRADDOCK SECONDARY SCHOOL       48681 Calc: 149.47  32.72 100.00 262.19
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw: 105.00  26.50  75.00  20

Scores


Virtual Odyssey Div I

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 BASILICA SCHOOL OF ST. MARY          46699 Calc: 200.00  50.00  81.89 331.89
   Alexandria, VA                              Raw: 153.00  38.00  72.33   0

 2 SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A         29184 Calc: 162.09  41.22  93.97 297.28
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw: 124.00  31.33  83.00   0

 3 CLERMONT ELEM SCHOOL                 10502 Calc: 151.63  38.16 100.00 289.79
   Alexandria, VA                              Raw: 116.00  29.00  88.33   0

 4 LANGLEY ELE SCH                      48708 Calc: 132.03  32.88  74.35 239.26
   Hampton, VA                                 Raw: 101.00  24.99  65.67   0

 5 MEADOWLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL         32203 Calc: 107.19  30.28  81.89 219.36
   Sterling, VA                                Raw:  82.00  23.01  72.33   0

Scores


Virtual Odyssey Div II

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 BASILICA SCHOOL OF ST. MARY          46699 Calc: 200.00  50.00  91.21 341.21
   Alexandria, VA                              Raw: 141.00  32.00  83.00   0

 2 DOROTHY HAMM MS                      48618 Calc: 177.30  46.36  83.52 307.18
   Arlington, VA                               Raw: 125.00  29.67  76.00   0

 3 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MID SCH             2135 Calc: 149.65  45.31 100.00 294.96
   Rocky Mount, VA                             Raw: 105.50  29.00  91.00   0

Scores


Virtual Odyssey Div III

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 LANGLEY HS                           41493 Calc: 196.97  50.00 100.00 346.97
   Mclean, VA                                  Raw: 162.50  40.67  95.00   0

 2 VIENNA GIRLS                         48428 Calc: 200.00  47.53  73.68 321.21
   Vienna, VA                                  Raw: 165.00  38.66  70.00   0

Scores


Classics… OMER and the Beanstalk Div I

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 STEUART W WELLER ELEM SCH            48685 Calc: 200.00  50.00  77.46 324.46
   Ashburn, VA                                 Raw: 124.33  30.40  55.00   3

 2 RIVERSIDE ELE SCH                    48524 Calc: 158.74  38.49 100.00 297.23
   Newport News, VA                            Raw:  98.68  23.40  71.00   0

Scores


Classics… OMER and the Beanstalk Div II

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 LANGSTON HUGHES MS                   24750 Calc: 200.00  50.00 100.00 350.00
   Reston, VA                                  Raw: 158.66  38.60  97.67   0

 2 TABB MIDDLE SCHOOL                   48506 Calc: 188.67  38.08  75.43 302.18
   Yorktown, VA                                Raw: 149.67  29.40  73.67   0

 2 FORESTVILLE ELEMENTARY SCH           25649 Calc: 176.89  33.42  91.81 302.12
   Great Falls, VA                             Raw: 140.33  25.80  89.67   0

 3 AN ACHIEVABLE DREAM MID\HS           48525 Calc: 176.48  43.01  80.88 300.37
   Newport News, VA                            Raw: 140.00  33.20  79.00   0

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Classics… OMER and the Beanstalk Div III

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 LANGLEY HS                           41493 Calc: 189.10  44.21 100.00 333.31
   Mclean, VA                                  Raw: 150.34  33.60 102.00   0

 2 STONE BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL             39526 Calc: 197.89  47.63  82.35 327.87
   Ashburn, VA                                 Raw: 157.33  36.20  84.00   0

 3 WOODGROVE HIGH SCHOOL                42212 Calc: 200.00  50.00  71.57 321.57
   Purcellville, VA                            Raw: 159.01  38.00  73.00   0

 4 JEFFERSON FOREST HIGH SCHOOL         17672 Calc: 176.92  35.53  62.75 275.20
   Forest, VA                                  Raw: 140.66  27.00  64.00   0

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It’s a Trap!!! Div I

Pos Name & Location                Number       Wt Hld  Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                        Term                Pnlty

 1 SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL B         32279 Calc: 100.00 200.00  45.29  73.08 298.37
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw: 137.00  64.50  22.33  76.00  20

 2 NOTTINGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL         33315 Calc:  48.91 148.91  50.00  92.31 281.22
   Arlington, VA                               Raw:  67.00  64.50  24.65  96.00  10

 3 SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A         29184 Calc:   0.00  68.60  46.65 100.00 215.25
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw:   0.00  44.25  23.00 104.00   0

Scores


It’s a Trap!!! Div II

Pos Name & Location                Number       Wt Hld  Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                        Term                Pnlty

 1 POQUOSON MIDDLE SCHOOL                1594 Calc: 100.00 200.00  50.00  93.94 343.94
   Poquoson, VA                                Raw: 857.00  82.75  33.66  93.00   0

 2 LAKE BRADDOCK SECONDARY SCH B        32552 Calc:   0.00  74.62  33.18 100.00 207.80
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw:   0.00  61.75  22.34  99.00   0

Scores


It’s a Trap!!! Div III

Pos Name & Location                Number       Wt Hld  Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                        Term                Pnlty

 1 POQUOSON HIGH SCHOOL                  1595 Calc: 100.00 200.00  50.00 100.00 350.00
   Poquoson, VA                                Raw: 762.00  78.25  35.99 121.00   0

 2 LAKE BRADDOCK SECONDARY SCH A         5812 Calc:  23.23 112.69  40.29  84.30 237.28
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw: 177.00  70.00  29.00 102.00   0

Scores


Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger Beginning Div I

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 OAK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL           31486 Calc: 200.00  47.20 100.00 347.20
   Herndon, VA                                 Raw: 147.20  30.40 100.00   0

 2 ARLINGTON SCIENCE FOCUS E S          29183 Calc: 185.33  43.17  95.00 323.50
   Arlington, VA                               Raw: 136.40  27.80  95.00   0

 3 LONG BRANCH ELEM SCHOOL              36598 Calc: 185.87  48.14  79.00 313.01
   Arlington, VA                               Raw: 136.80  31.00  79.00   0

 4 FORESTVILLE ELEMENTARY SCH           25649 Calc: 180.43  50.00  77.00 307.43
   Great Falls, VA                             Raw: 132.80  32.20  77.00   0

 5 SANGSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL A         29184 Calc: 171.20  48.45  86.00 305.65
   Fairfax Station, VA                         Raw: 126.00  31.20  86.00   0

 6 CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL           41377 Calc: 162.77  41.61  90.00 294.38
   Arlington, VA                               Raw: 119.80  26.80  90.00   0

 7 MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY                  48672 Calc: 160.60  35.71  84.00 280.31
   Arlington, VA                               Raw: 118.20  23.00  84.00   0

 8 TAYLOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL             32163 Calc: 144.02  29.81  87.00 260.83
   Arlington, VA                               Raw: 106.00  19.20  87.00   0

 9 KIPTOPEKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL          17256 Calc: 151.63  35.40  66.00 253.03
   Cape Charles, VA                            Raw: 111.60  22.80  66.00   0

10 LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY                  48630 Calc: 176.90  23.29  51.00 251.19
   Portsmouth, VA                              Raw: 130.20  15.00  51.00   0

Scores


Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger Beginning Div II

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 REAGAN MIDDLE SCHOOL                 42170 Calc: 200.00  50.00  84.62 334.62
   Haymarket, VA                               Raw: 141.20  35.40  55.00   0

 2 GUNSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL                48668 Calc: 194.33  38.42 100.00 332.75
   Arlington, VA                               Raw: 137.20  27.20  65.00   0

 3 HERNDON MIDDLE SCHOOL                48597 Calc: 194.33  27.68  95.38 317.39
   Herndon, VA                                 Raw: 137.20  19.60  62.00   0

 4 CRITTENDEN MID SCH                   48521 Calc: 188.67  31.36  89.23 309.26
   Newport News, VA                            Raw: 133.20  22.20  58.00   0

 5 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MID SCH             2135 Calc: 177.62  41.53  84.62 303.77
   Rocky Mount, VA                             Raw: 125.40  29.40  55.00   0

 6 KIPTOPEKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL          17256 Calc: 188.39  27.97  70.77 287.13
   Cape Charles, VA                            Raw: 133.00  19.80  46.00   0

 7 VICTORY ELEMENTARY SCH               48608 Calc: 187.25  26.84  66.15 280.24
   Portsmouth, VA                              Raw: 132.20  19.00  43.00   0

 8 CLERMONT ELEM SCHOOL                 10502 Calc: 164.31  35.59  76.92 276.82
   Alexandria, VA                              Raw: 116.00  25.20  50.00   0

 9 GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCH         48464 Calc: 168.84  13.28  90.77 267.89
   Alexandria, VA                              Raw: 119.20   9.40  59.00   5

10 DOZIER MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM A          48519 Calc: 159.21  27.40  72.31 258.92
   Newport News, VA                            Raw: 112.40  19.40  47.00   0

11 YORKTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL               48495 Calc: 148.73  27.12  87.69 233.54
   Yorktown, VA                                Raw: 105.00  19.20  57.00  30

Scores


Superhero Socks: A Cliffhanger Beginning Div III

Pos Name & Location                Number        Long   Style  Spont Total/
                                                 Term                Pnlty

 1 STONE BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL             39526 Calc: 200.00  42.35 100.00 342.35
   Ashburn, VA                                 Raw: 161.50  33.20  84.00   0

 2 RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL                45043 Calc: 191.95  50.00  95.24 337.19
   Leesburg, VA                                Raw: 155.00  39.20  80.00   0

 3 DOLLEY MADISON LIBRARY               46496 Calc: 187.31  33.67  59.52 280.50
   McLean, VA                                  Raw: 151.25  26.40  50.00   0

 4 NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL A            48592 Calc: 179.88  33.67  54.76 268.31
   Eastville, VA                               Raw: 145.25  26.40  46.00   0

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