2017 NH State Tournament

Latest News | Preliminary Schedule | Volunteer schedule to be posted shortly
Photos will be posted here after the tournament

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Where: Bedford High School
Tournament Directors: Lisa Gowern and Craig Richardson

Building Opens: 7:00
Appraiser Check-in: 7:00
Team Manager Check-in: 7:00-7:30
Banner Parade Lineup: 7:30-7:45
Opening Ceremony: 7:45-8:15
Team Presentations Begin: 9:00
Structure Check-in Opens: 7:15
Photographer Open: TBA
Bakery Boogie Drop Off: 7:00-11:00
Gnome Zone Open: 12:00-5:00 (tentative)
Closing Celebration Begins: 5:00
Award Ceremony Begins: 6:00 (approximate)

Team Managers: Please read our State Tournament Survival Guide!

We expect to have over 100 teams at our state tournament from all over New Hampshire. The highest scoring teams will advance to compete with over 1,300 other teams from around the world at Destination Imagination Global Finals.

Latest News (3/25)

Preliminary Tournament Schedule

The preliminary tournament schedule is now available! Please check the times for your team. If you have a schedule conflict, you’ll need to contact Craig immediately! Special scheduling requests were due on Tuesday, so last minute changes might not be possible. But if something does come up, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Bakery Boogie

This is a very popular activity at our tournaments! But in order to run this, we need goodies! Once again, we’re asking each team to bring a treat for the Bakery Boogie.

However, there is something important that you need to know. Bedford has informed us that to ensure food safety, any food distributed at the school must come from a licensed kitchen, or be prepared under the supervision of their food staff. Food prepared in home kitchens will not be allowed. So please purchase your baked treats from a grocery store or bakery! This will also make it easy to check the ingredients if someone has a team member who can’t tolerate certain foods.

Food Concessions

Some of you have asked whether you could sell food at the tournament. NH-DI will be happy to consider requests of this kind. However, we’ve been told that the same restrictions apply to food concessions. Food can’t be prepared in home kitchens and brought to the school to be sold. So if you were thinking of asking parents to make homemade chili to sell at the tournament, we’re sorry but NH-DI won’t be able to approve this. Craig and Lisa have been maintaining a list of everyone who asked about a possible food concession, and all of you should be hearing one from us very shortly.

Raffle Items

Most of you have already donated a raffle item for your regional tournament. We’ve decided that it wouldn’t be fair to ask you to do this again so soon after your regional. If you’ve already lined up something for the state tournament, we’d be happy to have it, and we thank you for your support! But for the state tournament, raffle donations will be optional for our participating schools and organizations.

Please continue to check this page on a regular basis for schedule updates and other important announcements. This is also where we’ll post the tournament results, and photos taken during the tournament.