Registrations are open for 2019
Timeline for 2019
- Registrations Are Open
- Facilitator Workshops - 'What is TOM'
- Team Development Workshops
- Challenges sent out
- Student Workshops and Judges Training
- Regional Tournaments - Saturday 31st August (Perth Metro) and Sunday 1st September
- Branch Final Tournament - 15th September 2019
- TOM International Final - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 25/26th October 2019
Workshops - 2019
You can search, then register for a workshop using the Workshops page.
What is TOM? (Facilitators only)
When: Tuesday 12 March at 4pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus
- Building 18 Room 101
FREE ~ Workshop for facilitators and interested people who would like to find out what
Tournament of Minds is and how the competition runs. It will be an interactive workshop
which will also explain the type of challenges and how they are scored, as well as give you
some starting pointers on how to choose teams and start their ToM journey. We look forward
to seeing you there :)
Simply Spontaneous (Teams and facilitators)
When: Wednesday 18 April at 4pm
Venue: Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley Campus -
The score for Spontaneous makes up 1/3 of the total score so it is essential that teams are
provided with a range of thinking skills. Scoring criteria includes assessing teams for how
they go about generating a multiplicity of creative responses to the stimulus; how well they
work together as a team; how they organise their response. This workshop helps facilitators
and teams to develop a range of group work and creative thinking skills they can apply
to all the different types of Spontaneous Challenges they may need to solve on Tournament of
What is TOM?
When: Wednesday 22nd May
Venue: St Francis Xavier PS Library
Afternoon tea provided
A Day with ToM! (Teams and Facilitators)
This workshop will cover ToM is all about, how the spontaneous challenges works and how to
help teams to decode the written challenges. This will be through practical activities that
students and facilitators can participate in. Our goal is to assist teams to effectively
read through the challenges, critically evaluate their own skills and those required to
solve the challenges and select effective presentation skills.
Cracking the Challenge. (Facilitators and Teams)
Duration: 3 hours
Venue: Edith Cowan
University, Mt Lawley Campus
Investigating the disciplines from which teams must choose their Six Week challenge – STEM,
Language Literature or Social Sciences. What is different about these disciplines and what
could be expected? Come and have a go at some of the challenges.
This workshop will assist teams to demystify challenges. Its primary purpose it to assist
teams to read through the challenges critically evaluate their own skills and those required
to solve the Challenge and select effective Presentation Skills.
this workshop will not address individual challenges!
We have found that coming to a workshop with other schools have been beneficial for the
students to help learn from each other.
For individual schools can be organised. Please contact
us to discuss the options.
We would like to acknowledge the
hard work that all the teams (their facilitators and parents) have put in to prepare for the
2018 tournament. The journey isn't always easy but we hope you have enjoyed yourselves.
'I would like to thank you for all you hard
work. The TOM competition day runs very smoothly. From a school's participation
perspective - timetables run smoothly and on time. Rooms are ready. Registration is
From a judge's perspective - same same. As well as yummy food, on time and
rooms and equipment sorted and ready for use.
The TOM committee do an awesome job and
I can only imagine the enormous effort and strategic planning that has taken place, for
months prior to the event.
Congratulations on a very well organised and seamless
The following partners proudly support Tournament of Minds WA Inc.
We'd like to welcome you to our TOM Ltd Facebook page.
This page is the official page of Tournament of Minds where you can find the latest
information hints, challenges, share ideas and check out our link to: 101 reasons to be
involved in TOM.
Please like, share and invite members of your school community to this page to help
spread the work of TOM and to keep updated on what is happening with TOM throughout the
TOM WA Alumni
Do you know anyone who has been a TOM team member over the last 20 years? TOM WA is
setting up an alumni group. So let us know.
Join our WA committee
We are always looking for judges, TOM officials and venue guides for our branch
tournament. We are also looking for help behind the scenes to prepare for the WA
We would love to hear from you. To register your interest, please click here to contact
us via email.