State Tournament Has Been Cancelled

Dear Alabama DI Community,


This has been a uniquely challenging tournament season around the world for Destination Imagination, proving that the opportunities for learning truly never end. With the advent of Coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 outbreak, it’s been necessary for many states and countries around the world to be flexible, nimble, and cautious in our planning and execution, while maintaining the spirit of DI and celebrating the hard work of our teams.


Earlier this afternoon, Destination Imagination, Inc., the global organization responsible for this wonderful program, sent out a recommendation that all further public events be cancelled.


Therefore, the Alabama DI Board of Directors quickly met this evening to review our situation. Our priority was to act in the best interests of the entire Destination Imagination community, including appraisers, volunteers, and of course, the team members and their families. In light of that, we made the very difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s State Tournament.


All of our Board members have been DI kids, team managers, and/or appraisers themselves, and they understand how difficult this can be for your plans and the energy levels of your teams. We share in the disappointment of our teams at not being able to present solutions on which they have been working so hard.


WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

  • All Tournament Fees and Late Fees will be refunded.  Please allow us time to process all of this, but we will get it done.

  • Your Appraisers and Volunteers that were signed up on RegisterYourTeam will be notified shortly of this cancellation.


GLOBAL FINALS

We realize many of you hope to attend Global Finals and will have questions about how this affects advancement.  Destination Imagination, Inc. has set aside new rules for this year due to these circumstances.

  • If your team placed first in your Challenge/Level at Regionals, you will automatically be certified for Global Finals.

  • All other teams are encouraged to sign up for the Global Finals Lottery, which we highly suggest you do. In the past many of our teams who have signed up for the lottery have received an invitation. Please note: If you placed first at Regionals, you do not need to sign up for the lottery. -- Lottery Nomination Form


We will hold an online Team Manager Meeting for all teams who are invited to Global Finals.  Details of that meeting will be sent out as soon as we have them. 


For more information on the impact of coronavirus and COVID19 on Global Finals, please see DI, Inc.’s statement here: https://www.destinationimagination.org/blog/covid-19-update-di-tournaments-global-finals/ 


We are absolutely gutted that this decision had to be made. We will miss seeing each and every one of our wonderful teams this weekend.


If you have any questions, please reach out to ad@dialabama.org and we will be happy to talk to you.


Warmly,

Alan Brazzell & Casey Alexander
Affiliate Directors

 

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