do u like your team #s for Nationals

do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby sciencegeek100 on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:22 am

r u odd and want even
even wanted odd

or get u get the better one
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby cypressfalls Robert on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:24 am

why would this matter really?
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby sciencegeek100 on Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:48 am

cypressfalls Robert wrote:why would this matter really?


event A and event B are at same time
Bob is top person in both
obviously he cant do both and now you are screwed in one event

one bad place doubles your score making your overall rank dropped 20 places

and if you r a top team, say good bye to your top ten ranking and probably a trophy
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby starpug on Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:55 am

sciencegeek100 wrote:
cypressfalls Robert wrote:why would this matter really?


event A and event B are at same time
Bob is top person in both
obviously he cant do both and now you are screwed in one event

one bad place doubles your score making your overall rank dropped 20 places

and if you r a top team, say good bye to your top ten ranking and probably a trophy

Problem is you have a decent amount of time to study for events between now and nationals. Also their are 23 events to nullify that one bad place.
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby melody2k6 on Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:34 pm

Hehe...our team number was 34 and we got 34th...
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby Paradox21 on Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:33 pm

The national schedule isn't divided into even and odd. It is grouped by team number with most events grouped 1-20, 21-40, and 41-60. Occasionally events are divided up into 1-10, 11-20, etc. Additionally, it is very easy to predict your team number from the beginning of the year. Team numbers are assigned according to the number of teams that compete in your state, and these relative positions do not change much. So, really you have no reason to complain because if you are a team that consistently qualifies for nationals (Troy), you have the entire year to train up someone else.
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby 3nv1r0nm3ntal ch3m on Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:12 pm

I really don't see what is so important about your team numbers. I wish I had been able to get one , but alas I didn't make it to nationals
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby IdahoSciGuy on Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:34 am

We always had our team numbers in the 40's-50's. It didn't really faze any of us veteran competitors, but one of the freshman asked me a couple years ago if they purposely put the not so good states farther down the list to prevent them from doing well.

But my opinion, is that team numbers never played a big factor in our competitions :D
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby zyzzyva980 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:40 am

I've never been to nationals, and despite the fact that I am fairly superstitious, why in the world would team numbers affect your performance?
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby IdahoSciGuy on Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:01 pm

Thats the thing, i don't think they do. Sure, I think there might be problems if you prepare for an event at nats from day one and find out there is a conflict, but IMHO, i don't think thats a very wise strategy. If anything, you need to focus on the invitational/regional/state competition coming up first, then take that knowledge and build on it for nationals. That way if you find out about a conflict, i think it would be a lot less stressful.
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby manutd94 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:51 pm

IdahoSciGuy wrote:Thats the thing, i don't think they do. Sure, I think there might be problems if you prepare for an event at nats from day one and find out there is a conflict, but IMHO, i don't think thats a very wise strategy. If anything, you need to focus on the invitational/regional/state competition coming up first, then take that knowledge and build on it for nationals. That way if you find out about a conflict, i think it would be a lot less stressful.


Team number at nationals have potential to cause problems on a team; however, nothing as drastic as what sciencegeek100 said should happen. The top scores are from 150-350, and seeing that at most an event would cost 61 points, the fact that a team would stray away from the top 10 with one bad event doesn't seem too true. Plus, top teams most likely will be watching for conflicts as to train new people, making a drop at worst in the 30's or 40's. MHO ;)
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Re: do u like your team #s for Nationals

Postby zyzzyva980 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:20 pm

If the problem is indeed scheduling, then every team should/would be affected equally. It's just that individual team members may do different events.
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