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by TheSquaad
June 15th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Extracurricular Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 5289

Re: Extracurricular Thread

Academic decathlon (and my team hates me for it :P )
by TheSquaad
June 14th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Best Teams That Didn't Make Nats
Replies: 21
Views: 2332

Re: Best Teams That Didn't Make Nats

Div C: 1) WWPN (Amazing at UPenn, very volatile states and barely lost, had momentum from last year’s nats) 2) Centerville (3rd place to two top 4 teams; fairly strong invites performances) 3) Camas (momentum from last year’s nats, looked strong but had very questionable 1 point loss at states due t...
by TheSquaad
June 5th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 204
Views: 23751

Re: Sounds of Music C

What do people think they’ll do to change up the event for next year? My partner and I were speculating, and we thought they may change it from playing a series of pitches to playing a series of volumes at a fixed pitch.
by TheSquaad
June 4th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 14194

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

So someone came into my sounds testing room with me and basically videoed/photographed (I think videoed, but not sure) my entire build run. Is this normal? I’ve never encountered something like this before. Normally I wouldn’t raise any eyebrows, except this event is coming back next year, and ther...
by TheSquaad
June 4th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 14194

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

So someone came into my sounds testing room with me and basically videoed/photographed (I think videoed, but not sure) my entire build run. Is this normal? I’ve never encountered something like this before. Normally I wouldn’t raise any eyebrows, except this event is coming back next year, and there...
by TheSquaad
June 3rd, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 14194

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

Mission Possible (14): RIP. If we had not screwed up, we would have comfortably won (though I will not say by how much). Our start task ended up being a touch, which cost us 125 points. Also, we did not read the rules carefully enough, and so our pulley was powered by a battery (which cost us a ton...
by TheSquaad
June 3rd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 44744

Re: Scioly Summer Study Session 2019

There is an error in the event doc. It says gravity vehicle replaces mission possible, not mousetrap.
by TheSquaad
June 3rd, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 14194

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

A lot of people are saying it felt like an invitational - anything more specific about why? I didn't notice anything particularly different in that sense. For our team, there were two main factors that made this feel less like nationals than previous nationals. First was the campus. Last year, the ...
by TheSquaad
June 3rd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Nationals Event Discussion
Replies: 124
Views: 14194

Re: Nationals Event Discussion

A lot of people are saying it felt like an invitational - anything more specific about why? I didn't notice anything particularly different in that sense. For our team, there were two main factors that made this feel less like nationals than previous nationals. First was the campus. Last year, the ...
by TheSquaad
June 2nd, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University
Replies: 476
Views: 64707

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

...so by that logic, the teams that placed ahead of them just happened to get lucky? Not getting unlucky doesn’t mean you’re lucky. If a battery spontaneously combusts into flames in the middle of a mission possible run, that’s unlucky. Having your batteries working as planned doesn’t make you luck...
by TheSquaad
June 1st, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University
Replies: 476
Views: 64707

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

I do think Boca Raton was overrated, but Acton-Boxborough was less than 30 points from 5th. They were rated just fine, but happened to get unlucky. ...so by that logic, the teams that placed ahead of them just happened to get lucky? Not getting unlucky doesn’t mean you’re lucky. If a battery sponta...
by TheSquaad
June 1st, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University
Replies: 476
Views: 64707

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

For me the most surprising thing is that the difference in division c from 2nd to 14th only 78 points... And pioneer of course Pioneer was a big shocker... I now feel really bad about all of my posts where I was so sure that they would barely be in the top 20. Guess I shouldn't underestimate teams....
by TheSquaad
June 1st, 2019, 2:12 am
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Unofficial Rankings C
Replies: 134
Views: 19491

Re: Unofficial Rankings C

Meant to create these yesterday actually, now that a significant number of state tournaments have passed. Post and discuss Div C predictions for Nationals here. 1. Troy 2. Mason 3. Solon 4. Mound View 5. Camas 6. WWPS 7. Harriton 8. Seven Lakes 9. Boca Raton 10. Mira Loma 11. Acton-Boxborough 12. C...
by TheSquaad
May 28th, 2019, 6:33 am
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Prediction Contest 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 9228

Re: Prediction Contest 2019

Guesses for how many total submissions received across the four contests?
Six hundred and twenty-seven
by TheSquaad
May 15th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Unofficial Rankings C
Replies: 134
Views: 19491

Re: Unofficial Rankings C

I liked kate!'s idea so I added ranges as well: Top 25|1. Troy (1-3 2. Mason (1-4) 3. Solon (1-4) 4. Acton-Boxborough (3-7) 5. Mounds View (4-9) 6. Seven Lakes (5-9) 7. WW-P South (6-13) 8. Harriton (6-11) 9. Columbia (7-12) 10. Boca Raton (8-12) 11. Stevenson (8-13) 12. Mira Loma (9-14) 13. New Tr...

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