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We are thrilled that we have teams who want to participate this year and are looking forward to having them in the program. Our Board Members feel like we have been right in the middle of a spontaneous problem this year……..and we have to look for creative solutions to many questions. (I guess you are never too old for Odyssey!) We have been busy coming up with solutions to make this year successful and fun.

Currently, we plan on having an in-person tournament. We feel that team members have a richer, more satisfying experience when they can perform in front of an audience. We will be making some changes in the tournaments in order to minimize the number of people in one area.  Our state tournament has been set for March 20, 2021  in Columbia.

Coaches training will also look different this year! These will be done through Zoom sessions periodically throughout the year. Our first Zoom session will be on October 24th at 9:00 am to approximately 10:30 am. We would like all coaches and co-coaches to join in the fun! The link will be provided to you at a later date. The focus of this meeting is to introduce you to the problems, show you how to register your teams, and help you get started in the coaching process. Please be sure to join because we will go over many details pertaining to this year.

I know you and your team are dying to know what the problems are this year! Each problem captain will present a synopsis of the problem, so have your notebook ready! This session will give you great ideas on how to present each problem to your kids so they may understand and choose one accordingly.

South Carolina Odyssey of the Mind

2020-21 Calendar

August – December  School Registrations $135

Awareness sessions - available for faculty or parents upon request.

Site: Your school or district


September- November Teams Form and begin solving problems.


November 7, 2020 Coaches' Training   Fee: Free to member schools

Site:  ON Line

November 21, 2020 Coaches' Training   Fee: Free to member schools

Site: ON Line


December 31, 2020 Deadline for Pin Ideas to be submitted to the pin committee.

Deadline for National Membership


January 11, 2021 Deadline for State Tournament Registration & Scholarship applications


January 25, 2020  Spontaneous Fair     8 AM - 12 Noon $25/team

Site: TBD Gaffney, SC


February 1, 2020 Spontaneous Fair    8 AM - 12 Noon  $25/team

Site: Stall High School North Charleston, SC

February 8, 2020 Spontaneous Fair    8 AM - 12 Noon  $25/team

Site: Lewis Greenview Elementary   Columbia, SC  


February 22, 2020 Judges' Training   9 AM - 12 Noon  

Site: Lewis Greenview Elementary   Columbia, SC

March 21, 2020 State Tournament   Fee: $70 per team / $40  Primary teams

Site: C A Johnson HS  2219 Barhamville Road, Columbia, SC 29204  8 AM- 5 PM


We hope to see you at Michigan State University May 26 – 29, 2021For the World Finals.


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