2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby starpug on Sun May 23, 2010 6:46 pm

wexs883198215 wrote:
lllazar wrote:One thing i was thinking about was why do build its like trajectory, mission, it's about time, etc experience the following phenomenon?:

Schools like Centerville dont do so well, but other schools that aren't so well known and do as well as a team finish first. Not to discriminate...but what the heck?


Well building events tend to be more unpredictable. An accident here or there or a lucky thing here or there can really shake things up. Non-building events are less susceptible to that kind of stuff I guess.

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby redreading249 on Sun May 23, 2010 7:00 pm

Did anyone find the Division B Write It Do It structure really difficult?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby sk8lynne on Sun May 23, 2010 7:27 pm

Congrats Gelinas Scio!!!!! :D :D :D
and Ward Melville! :)
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby smartkid222 on Sun May 23, 2010 7:53 pm

sciolyandmathcounts wrote:Blah, so close to a medal in Compute This(11th sob). Does anyone else think the Road Scholar test was epic hard?


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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby paleonaps on Sun May 23, 2010 7:56 pm

smartkid222 wrote:
wexs883198215 wrote:This happened because they forgot Picture This and wrote Trial-Helicopter twice. The overall results are still correct, just that the events listed after P are a little screwed up. This mistake made results for Trajectory turn into results for WIDI and WIDI turn into Helicopter...etc.


oh i think i see.
how come on the div B sheet some teams got (-) and some got 61 (No Show)?

I have no idea what that means, but about the keynote speaker, he was pretty good. I fell asleep though...... I was really tired.
He was funny for what I saw.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby Phenylethylamine on Sun May 23, 2010 8:10 pm

I think most of my team fell asleep during the keynote speaker's talk- not because he was boring, but because we didn't really sleep the night before xD. Ward Melville got 14th overall, but we had a lot of fun :D .

Anyway, much congratulations to Gelinas on their 3rd place finish (huge margin, too- 102 between 3rd and 4th, while only 7 between 2nd and 3rd)!
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby dvd on Sun May 23, 2010 10:24 pm

redreading249 wrote:Did anyone find the Division B Write It Do It structure really difficult?


Yeah, I did. We didn't do that well... :?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby masterhat on Sun May 23, 2010 11:26 pm

What did people think about the division C chemistry lab test and labs?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby masterhat on Sun May 23, 2010 11:46 pm

also, does anyone know when they post the pictures on the website? I thought that they were taking pictures of the winners but I had no idea where the cameras were.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby starpug on Sun May 23, 2010 11:58 pm

masterhat wrote:What did people think about the division C chemistry lab test and labs?

I'm unsure our precipitate lab worked right, it went from white to white to yellow.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby AustinRHL on Mon May 24, 2010 1:48 am

I feel sure that Nationals has gotten quite a bit more competitive over the last couple of years. Although I medaled in two events, bringing my school's total over the last ten years (eight trips to Nationals) to three, we did terribly in a lot of events that should have been good, especially considering that the competitors felt really good about how they had done in several of them. Remote Sensing is a good example - last year, with no preparation at all, we placed 12th, and this year, still with no preparation but with a person who is extremely intelligent and can make up for a lack of experience and practice even to the extent of victories at State, we ended up 43rd. I'm definitely disappointed with our team result of 34th because I thought that we had a sufficiently intelligent and prepared team to place easily in the top 25, which would have been our best ever finish, and perhaps we could have done so if we had the same team competing two or three years ago.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby paleonaps on Mon May 24, 2010 8:29 am

Phenylethylamine wrote:I think most of my team fell asleep during the keynote speaker's talk- not because he was boring, but because we didn't really sleep the night before xD. Ward Melville got 14th overall, but we had a lot of fun :D .

Anyway, much congratulations to Gelinas on their 3rd place finish (huge margin, too- 102 between 3rd and 4th, while only 7 between 2nd and 3rd)!

I didn't feel it was boring either. I was going on 5 hours of sleep a night for a week.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby tclme elmo on Mon May 24, 2010 3:40 pm

Congratulations, everyone!!
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby Sir_L_Jenkins on Mon May 24, 2010 5:52 pm

starpug wrote:
masterhat wrote:What did people think about the division C chemistry lab test and labs?

I'm unsure our precipitate lab worked right, it went from white to white to yellow.

Aye, that's what ours did too.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby masterhat on Mon May 24, 2010 6:48 pm

Sir_L_Jenkins wrote:
starpug wrote:
masterhat wrote:What did people think about the division C chemistry lab test and labs?

I'm unsure our precipitate lab worked right, it went from white to white to yellow.

Aye, that's what ours did too.


That's what it was supposed to do. That's why it was a Ksp lab.

I found the reaction rates/titration lab pretty interesting but it was hard to take accurate data with no timers
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