2018 Affiliate Tournament
The 2018 Affiliate Tournament will be held on April 6-7, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas.
We are happy to announce our TX DI Tournament App, which is now available for free download on the App Store and Google Play! We encourage anyone attending the tournament to download the app, now, especially Team Managers and Parents. This also includes Team Members, ACMs, Appraisers, volunteers, district/campus coordinators, teachers, principals, friends and family supporters, etc. The app has been designed for use by all these types of individuals, and also allows TX DI to communicate effectively and seamlessly with everyone at the tournament to ensure safety, security, and the distribution of the most up-to-date info.
All Destination Imagination teams advancing to the Affiliate Tournament will register online at register.txdi.org. The advancing team manager will need to sign into their account to register.
Online Registration will open 2/16/2018
Registration Prices - The Early Bird price is $225.00 per team and $250.00 for Extreme Challenge, if paid prior to March 9, 2018.
$275.00 per team and $300.00 per team for Extreme Challenge after March 9, 2018.
Printing an Invoice: The Team Manager will log into their account at register.txdi.org and open up their State Tournament Registration. Select Print Form button at the bottom of the teams’ State Tournament Registration. The form will print as an invoice. Please, allow 2-3 business days to process payment and plan accordingly. Please, see the Important Deadline section below for further details.
Several important items you need to know:
- Mansfield ISD does not allow weapons. Replicas of weapons are not allowed
- Mansfield ISD does not allow the use of dry ice in their buildings
- No lights will be turned off during performances
- Safety is a priority. Police officers will be on site and will be checking for event passes to ensure the safety of our teams and supporters
Friday, March 9, 2018
- Pre-Ordering Pins and T-shirts Online (School District Purchase Orders must be submitted via email by noon, see further details below)
- Pre-Ordering Spectator’s Event Wristband Passes Online
- Early Bird Team Registration and Spectator Wristband Price Deadline (School District Purchase Order must be submitted via email by noon, see further details below)
Monday, April 2, 2018
- Team Registration Payment Deadline (School District Purchase Orders must be submitted by noon, see further details below). Team must be registered and paid by this date in order to compete.
Mansfield High School, 3001 E Broad Street, Mansfield, TX 76063
Timberview High School, 7700 W Turner S Watson Road, Arlington, Texas 76002
TEAM MIXER, ON-SITE CHECK IN, AND AWARD CEREMONY VENUES
Team Mixer, Friday, April 6th - Vernon Newsom Stadium, 3700 E, Broad Street, Mansfield, TX 76063
We ask that you park on the home side of the stadium and enter from the home side only. There will be additional parking for buses.
On Site Check In, Friday, April 6th: (Open to Team Managers only) will be held in the Community Room at the stadium. The time will be posted soon.
Please, see below for a list and link to the Required Paperwork. All paperwork will need to completed prior to arrival. We will not be able to supply copies. Please, find those online prior to arriving.
Award Ceremony Venue, Saturday, April 7th- Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 S. Polk Street, Dallas, TX 75232. Times will be posted closer to the tournament. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Appraisers' and Official's Hotel Only
*The below hotel is reserved for officials only. Teams will not be allowed to book their rooms at this hotel. Please, see your Winner's PowerPoint for further details.
*The Hilton Arlington
2401 E Lamar Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006
Team and Spectator’s Hotels
We ask that you check and follow your school district’s travel policies and plans, if you are representing your school district. All other reservations should be made on your own based on your preferences.
Amanda Wells, CMP
Director of National Accounts
Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Amanda has agreed to assist, if you need to book of group of rooms. Please, call Amanda for assistance.
Affiliate Tournament Concessions
Several local school clubs will be selling concession items to raise money for their school’s clubs. Items will range from $1.00 to $4.00 each.
Menu items will be posted soon
IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOUR TEAM IS REPRESENTING YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT, CHECK WITH YOUR SCHOOL TO SEE WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT. OUR OFFICE WILL NOT REIMBURSE PAYMENTS.
School Districts Only - Payment Instructions (click here for a checklist)
Paying with a School Credit Card: School districts will have the option to pay for the Team’s Registration using a school credit card. This will expedite the process. A school district will also have the option of paying for multiple teams. The link will become active on February 16, 2018 and will expire on March 9, 2018. Please, plan accordingly. Click here to pay for multiple teams (School Districts Only).
Invoices and receipts should be printed through the online Team Registration system. The Team Manager will be able to provide this to the school districts’ business office, as well as the receipt, once payment is applied.
Paying with a School Purchase Order or School District Check:
Vendor Info: Texas Destination Imagination or TXCPSO
P.O. Box 8747, Greenville, TX 75404. Please, be sure your P.O. list the proper vendor and address. Late fees will apply.
Pre-Ordering Online Pin and T-shirt Deadline: Noon on March 9, 2018 (submit via email only). If you mail the form, please adhere to the deadline.
Team Registration Deadline: Noon on April 2, 2018
Please, be sure to print and include the team’s Online Registration Form when submitting a School District’s Purchase Order. Late fees apply for outstanding Purchase Orders. Please, call our office at 903-408-4452 for details and have your team membership numbers and team information available when calling.
Paying with a Personal Credit Card (click here for a checklist)
PayPal is linked to the Registration Form and Pin and T-shirt Form online (the link will appear when you are ready to check out). The Team Manager will have access to these forms online.
No personal checks accepted
Early Bird Team Registration Price: $225.00 per team paid prior to Friday, March 9, 2018
Early Bird Extreme Challenge Price $250.00 per team paid prior to Friday, March 9, 2018
Prices will increase by $50.00 per challenge and will be applied automatically, if payment is not met prior to the Early Bird deadline of Friday, March 9, 2018
Team Registration payment must be received no later than Monday, April 2, 2018, in order to compete. Please, allow two business days for payment to be applied if you are not paying with a credit card. Please plan accordingly.
See pin and t-shirt deadlines for payment. The payment deadline is much earlier than the Team Registration deadline.
State Tournament T-Shirts and Pins
The Online Pre-Sale will open on February 16, 2018 and will close at midnight on Friday, March 9, 2018. No late orders will be accepted. No exceptions.
You may purchase your State t-shirts and State Pins at the on-site Dime Store, if you miss the Friday, March 9, 2018 deadline.
On site pins and t-shirts items are sold on a first come, first serve bases. Prices are slightly higher and will be posted soon.
Credit cards and cash will be accepted on site. No personal checks allowed.
Spectators' Wristbands - All Event Pass
Pre-Ordering Spectator’s Wristband as a Team
Spectators may pre-order and purchase passes as a team prior to March 9, 2018. The option to pre-order can be found under the pin option on the Team Manager’s Online Pre-Sale Pin and T-shirt Form. This can be accessed by the team manager only. Please, check with your team manager. Toddlers under age 3 are free and .01 when pre-ordering online.
Pre-Ordering as a Spectator
A second opportunity will be provided for spectators to purchase wristbands, prior to the tournament will be given sometime after March 10, 2018. Prices will be slightly higher after March 9, 2018. Toddlers under age 3 are free and .01 when pre-ordering online.
A deadline date, information, and a link will be provided and posted at a later date.
Click on the link http://register.txdi.org/2018wristbands to purchase spectator wristbands. The link will become active after March 10, 2018 and will close on March 20, 2018.
On Site Spectator Wristbands
On site wristbands will be sold at both locations and at Vernon Newsom Stadium (Team Mixer and On-site Team Check In) for $15.00 each (all event pass). Toddlers under age 3 are free and .01 when pre-ordering online.
Safety is a priority. Therefore, wristbands must be worn by everyone at all times to identify you as a Texas Destination Imagination participant or spectator. Police officers and first responders will be on site for your safety and will be checking for event wristbands. No one will be allowed in without a wristband. A refund will not be issued for lost or misplaced wristbands.
Team and Team Managers Wristbands
Certified team members and their team managers (2 max) advancing to the State Tournament will receive a wristband free of charge at the Regional Tournament upon certifying your team as a winner. All other supporters, chaperones, spectators will be asked to purchase their wristbands. Wristbands must be worn by everyone at all locations during the Texas Destination Imagination events to ensure safety.
Required Paperwork, Tournament Forms and Receipts
Click Here for the tournament checklist form.
State Tournament Registration Receipt:
Log into your account at www.registertxdi.org and print your registration, once payment has been applied. Please, allow 2 business days for a School District Purchase Order to be applied to your account. Your registration should be marked PAID. This is your receipt.
State Tournament Pre-Sale Order Receipt
Log into your account at www.registertxdi.org and print of your order form, once payment has been applied. Please, allow 2 business days for a School District Purchase Order to be applied to your order. Your paid order will be waiting for you at on-site check in. Your receipt should be brought to the On Site Team Check In. The order form should read PAID in order to pick up your items.
Media and Medical Release Forms:
Check the links below to ensure you have the proper forms for Media/Medical Release. They may be the same that you used for Regional tournament.
Two copies of each form are required for each team member -- one to turn in and one to keep with you at the tournament.