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Northern Region Tournament

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Team Registration 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Team Challenge and IC Competition 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
BREAK 2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Awards Ceremony (Auditorium) 2:45 PM-3:30 PM
Tournament time in North Alabama has finally arrived! The staff of your Regional Tournament is ready to greet and meet you for the February 25 Tournament. We invite you to read carefully all the following information so that your Destination into Imagination this year will be a successful trip. Please join us in urging each of our team members to have a great and safe day while always remembering to show consideration and respect for the facilities and campus of Bob Jones High School.

Detailed Schedule

Download the detailed schedule for the tournament below.  This lists each team’s Team Challenge (TC) and Instant Challenge (IC) Presentation times.


Bob Jones High School
650 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758

The Tournament Entrance is at the auditorium lobby entrance at the back of the school (southwest corner). The easiest way to access the entrance and competition venues is via the south parking lot, which is entered via Hughes Road near the “guard shack.”


Team Managers should begin their tournament day by going to the Registration Table in the auditorium lobby. As the registration area easily becomes congested and can keep the team from being registered on time, please do not bring your team with you to the Registration Table. If your team’s Team Challenge performance is the first thing of the day, team members and helpers can begin the unloading of props. If your team’s Instant Challenge is scheduled first, the team members can simply get oriented around the school or can start getting mentally prepped for Instant Challenge while registration is being completed. Please make prior arrangements with everyone attending with your team to join you at another location on campus to gather your team and get the most up-to-date information for your tournament day!


Please refer to the Bob Jones campus map for information about prop unloading areas for each challenge. Props should not be brought in through the auditorium lobby entrance! There are easy-to-access entrances near the gyms, auditorium, and AV Room. You can bring your props inside and then take them to the Prop Storage area near your challenge venue. Please move vehicles to the south parking lot after all props are unloaded. Because props will be stored in hallways and will require that someone be with them in order to ensure that they were not inadvertently damaged, we do not recommend unloading props more than 2 hours ahead of your team’s scheduled Performance Time. Once your team’s Performance is done, please be prepared to re-load them into the cars soon after so that other teams can unload their props/scenery. There simply isn’t room for everyone’s props in the Prop Storage areas at once.


Challenge Presentation Site Prep Area
Show and Tech
Main Gymnasium Gym lobby (south end)
Top Secret
Small Gymnasium Gymnasium hallway
Fine Arts
Chorus Room Backstage hallway (behind auditorium)
AV Room (S Wing) Table near AV Room doors
In It Together
Main Gymnasium Gym lobby (south end)
Ready, Willing, and Fable
Service Learning / projectOUTREACH®
AV Room (S wing) Table near AV Room doors
Instant Challenge* C Wing Check-in near elevator in C wing
*Only the team members (and, optionally, one Team Manager) will be allowed to go into the Instant Challenge site.

Tournament Map

Download our Tournament Map for quick and easy reference.

Note about doors: While the doorways into some sites could be double doors, sometimes there are divider bars or exit doors that limit the door opening size. Teams should be prepared to fit their props/scenery/etc. through a single door.


Your team should report to their Team Challenge site no later than 20 minutes prior to its scheduled performance time.  On the detailed Tournament Schedule we’ve listed the Prep Area times for your team.  The Prep Area is where most paperwork will be turned in.  The Prep Area Appraiser will talk with the team and get them prepared to enter the Performance site.
The Prep Area is not the appropriate place for last-minute repairs, etc.  Once at the Prep Area, the team should give their attention to the Prep Area Appraiser so they can get your team ready to go for their performance time.


On the schedule is a time that your team should Check-In at the Instant Challenge Check-In Table.  Please have your team there and present on time so we can keep the schedule moving. Be sure to have a copy of your team’s Instant Challenge Promise ready to hand in at the Instant Challenge Check-In.  The Instant Challenge portion of the competition is not open to the public – only the team and ONE Team Manager will be taken back to the Instant Challenge Room.  The hallway beyond the Instant Challenge Check-In table is off limits to everyone else.


After your team completes all aspects of their competition or during breaks between Challenges, we invite them to enjoy the day and support other teams!

Tournament programs (including maps and complete schedule) will be available at the Registration Table. There will be volunteers familiar with the building and with DI at this table throughout the day to answer general questions and contact the Tournament Director if needed. If you need first aid assistance, we will have basic first aid supplies available at the Information table.

If you, your team, or your guests are looking for a place to sit and gather, the Cafeteria is going to be open and available all day for teams and guests and, if the weather permits, the courtyard areas will also be a great place to enjoy some “letting off steam” time!

SOUVENIRS Located in the Cafeteria

Visit the Cafeteria to pick up DI t-shirts, hats, pins, tattoos, and much, much more – check it out!!

CONCESSIONS | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM, In the Cafeteria

SNACKS: Bob Jones DI is offering concessions for sale in the gym and cafeteria. Stop by and grab a quick something to satisfy any sudden hunger or thirst, all the while supporting the people who have been so gracious to host our Tournament.

LUNCH: There are several options for lunch:

  • At the Tournament: Bob Jones DI will sell lunch items for $1.50 each: pizza slices, hot dogs, nachos. (Thanks in advance for supporting our hosts!)
  • Off-Site: If your team has time and wishes to go off-campus for lunch, there are several restaurants near the school that you can get to easily: Lawler’s BBQ, Subway, Burger King (Hughes road south of BJHS), Bento Box, Arby’s, Gyro 21 (Hughes Road north of BJHS).


Team Managers: Approximately 30 min after your team finishes their Team Challenge performance, your team’s raw scores should be available to pick up at your performance site.  In order to pick these up, the Challenge Master can meet with, and ONLY with, one team member and one Team Manager.  The Challenge Master will review the scores with these two individuals and then hand the scores to them.  At that point, the Team Manager and team member can take the scores back to their team to look them over as a group.  We suggest you find a place where your team can be alone to talk about how they did. Of course, your team will have a great time reading all the sticky notes and building on your successes for next time!

All final scores (including Instant Challenge and scaled Team Challenge scores) will be posted in the gym and auditorium lobbies immediately after the Awards Ceremony – please bring paper and pencil to copy scores, or take a picture with your phone – do NOT take scores off the wall! We will also try to post scores online within 24 hours!

(For more detailed information about how scoring works in Destination Imagination, please see pages 35-40 of the Rules of the Road.)


Team managers – please review the procedures for Appeals in the event you are unsure about your Challenge scores. The Challenge Master of each challenge will be at our Tournament to help interpret scores and explain them fully.

HALFTIME1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

As is our tradition, we will have our 2017 version of “DI’s Got Talent” in the auditorium from 1:45-2:45 (or so), allowing DI team members to show off their singing, dancing, joke-telling, or other unique talent. The number of acts will be limited, and team members can sign up between 8:00 and 1:00 in the auditorium lobby.


If you and/or your team members leave campus, please make sure that everyone is in the Auditorium by 2:45 PM for a great time celebrating all the work teams have put into this DI season!

As a final reminder:

  • Be SURE to have all paperwork ready and COPIED — copy machines are not available at Bob Jones High School!
  • Read over the Rules of the Road once more to make sure your team has followed all the rules, especially those regarding the Expense Report, Safety, and Interference.

We are excited to welcome everyone for this great DI adventure.

We’ll be ready; we hope you will be too.

The Destination is always Imagination for Creative Adventurers!


February 25
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Robin Dauma


Bob Jones High School
650 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758 United States
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