Region Explanation / Map / Boundaries
There are 18 regions in the Open.
Regions are pertinent only to the Individual Men, Individual Women, and Teams; Teenagers and Masters compete globally.
Individuals and Teams must do well in their Region in the Open in order to qualify for Regionals.
- West Coast - California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana
- South West - Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado
- South Central - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi
- North Central - North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Minnesota, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin
- Central East - Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana
- North East - Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey
- Mid Atlantic - Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina
- South East - Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida
- Canada West - Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
- Canada East - Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
- Europe North - Aland Islands, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bouvet Island, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, and part of Russia west of the Ural Mountains.
- Europe Central - Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Isle of Man, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Moldova, Macedonia, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia and Kosovo.
- Europe South - Andorra, Switzerland, Cyprus, Spain, France, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Italy, Jersey, Monaco, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Turkey and Holy See (Vatican).
- Central America - Mexico through Panama and the islands to the east
- South America - Countries south of Panama
Other parts of the World
- Middle East Africa - Africa plus the Middle East
- Asia - Russia east of the Ural Mountains and all Asian countries east of the Caspian Sea.
- Australasia - Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Antarctica, and some Pacific Islands
The top men, women, and teams from multiple regions combine at each Regional competition. In the map above, you can see the regions that come together to compete at the same Regional are color-coded.
- West Coast + Canada West → West Regional
- South West + South Central → South Regional
- North Central + Central East → Central Regional
- Mid Atlantic + South East → Atlantic Regional
- Canada East + North East → East Regional
- Middle East Africa + Europe South → Meridian Regional
- Asia + Australasia → Pacific Regional
- Europe North + Europe Central → Europe Regional
- Central America + South America → Latin America Regional