Battle of the Regions

This year in Orlando, we will be celebrating the new regional structure by continuing the tradition of the Battle of the Regions. The battle will start on Sunday night when the regions compete for dancing rights during the Dance of the Decades at the 100th Anniversary Gala. From there, it will continue on Tuesday night, some of the old favorites like ACUI Idol and Spelling Bee will take place with some new unique Orlando competitions, like Race against the Current and the Sand Volleyball Tournament.

Throughout the conference, delegates can earn points by volunteering or bidding up an item at the Silent Auction! As we celebrate our traditions and prepare new traditions, there is a competition for you to participate in or cheer on your new regional team members. The Battle of the Regions results will be announced at the closing banquet on Wednesday evening.

Competition for Battle of Regions

Tuesday, April 8
The main night of competition will take place after regional dinners, on Tuesday, starting at 9:30 p.m. and lasting until approximately midnight. Additional chances to earn points for your region will occur throughout the conference. See below for a complete listing of opportunities.

Tuesday, April 8, Battle of the Regions Schedule:
9:30 p.m. Race against the Current, Pool
9:30 p.m. Pub Trivia, Quench, Poolside
9:30 p.m. Sand Volleyball Tournament, Poolside court
10:30 p.m. ACUI Idol/Poetry Contest, Palazzo Ballroom, Salon G
10:30 p.m. Spelling Bee, Palazzo Ballroom, Salon B

Events and point information

Dances of the Decades
Sunday, April 6
Mediterranean Ballroom

After the joy of the 100th Anniversary Gala and Founders Reception, the celebration won’t end without us twisting the night away with the Dances of the Decades. Each of the new eight regions will perform a duet for their selected decade, with a special performance from the Board of Trustees. The regions won’t be just dancing for bragging rights, but also for points in the Battle of the Regions. After the performances, everyone will be able to join in on the fun with an awesome dance party with the melodic sounds of a live band!

This year the main night of competition will be taking place poolside Tuesday, April 8, at 9:30 p.m., following the regional dinners.

Sand Volleyball Tournament  
Tuesday, April 8
Poolside Court

Start practicing your bump, set, and spike! This year’s Battle of the Regions will host a sand volleyball tournament with a team from each region. The volleyball tournament will be a single elimination tournament with rally score to 15.

Points will be awarded for the three regional teams that make it the furthest in the competition.
First Place: 30 points
Second Place: 20 points
Third Place: 10 points

Race Against the Current Relay 

Tuesday, April 8
Pool

How could we be at a resort and not use the lazy river?! The Race Against the Current will consist of teams of 5 from each region to race against the current of the lazy river. This competition will be a relay and have three preliminary heats. The three teams with the best times will move onto the final race. A great way to have some fun and enjoy the resort's lazy river!

First Place: 30 points
Second Place: 20 points
Third Place: 10 points

ACUI Idol 
Tuesday, April 8
Palazzo Ballroom G

Always a popular event, ACUI Idol will yet again end the evening with laughs, friends, and amazing performances. Regions are encouraged to select classic favorites and new hits to sing and dance to. One performance per region will be allowed and a special panel of judges will award points.

First Place: 30 points
Second Place: 20 points
Third Place: 10 points

Spelling Bee
Tuesday, April 8
Palazzo Ballroom B

Two members from each region will compete. The person who misspells a word will be eliminated. The event will be judged on correct spelling of words. 
First Place: 30 points
Second Place: 20 points
Third Place: 10 points

Poetry Slam Contest
Tuesday, April 8
Palazzo Ballroom G

One member of each region will perform poetry. The event will be judged on a variety of criteria by a panel of judges.
First Place: 30 points
Second Place: 20 points
Third Place: 10 points

In addition to these competitive events, you will have several other opportunities to earn points for your region.

Education Research Fund – FUNd Run/Walk
Wednesday, April 9, 5:45–7:45 a.m.  
Valencia Patio, Lower Level

30 points to the region with the most participants
30 points to the region with the individual that raised the most money running, walking, or sleeping.
 
Volunteer
Several opportunities will be available for attendees to volunteer during events and programs while in Orlando. Rack up the points for your region and get some networking done at the same time. Individuals can earn five points for their region when volunteering during the conference.

Education Research Fund – Silent Auction 
Regions with contributors who donate the five highest dollar items will receive 25 points. 

 

Updated Feb. 17, 2014