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Re: North California 2013

Postby mnstrviola » April 14th, 2013, 4:51 pm

mbr131 wrote:Did anyone else think that the dynamic planet test for Division C was tough?


Oh, god, yes. I started panicking about the MC test and didn't pay much attention to the stations, so when we were given ~20 minutes at the end to work on the MC I was like :x . The questions were good and most of the diagrams were do-able and not blurry. I managed to place 5th :) How did you do/think you did? If you want we can discuss it in PM :mrgreen:

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Re: North California 2013

Postby mbr131 » April 15th, 2013, 4:02 pm

mnstrviola wrote:
mbr131 wrote:Did anyone else think that the dynamic planet test for Division C was tough?


Oh, god, yes. I started panicking about the MC test and didn't pay much attention to the stations, so when we were given ~20 minutes at the end to work on the MC I was like :x . The questions were good and most of the diagrams were do-able and not blurry. I managed to place 5th :) How did you do/think you did? If you want we can discuss it in PM :mrgreen:


Same here! I had my partner do the stations and I did the MC test. It was so nerve racking, we definitely need more than 5 min per station and I did pretty poorly. I was thrown into this event the week prior so I did the best I could! And 5th place? That's amazing! My partner and I envied the people who placed in that event haha

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Re: North California 2013

Postby aim4me26 » April 15th, 2013, 8:59 pm

i know that i should be in bed
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Re: North California 2013

Postby ScienceOlympian » April 15th, 2013, 9:24 pm

Where is the 2014 State competition? I hated Tulare. Plus it was a 4 hour drive.
Hopefully it is near Sacramento.
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Re: North California 2013

Postby bearasauras » April 15th, 2013, 9:26 pm

Why did you hate Tulare beside the long drive? The campus was actually really nice. Everything were located near the same place.

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Re: North California 2013

Postby SciJ » April 15th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Sacramento is set to host the next two state competitions. So probably somewhere near Sacramento.

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Re: North California 2013

Postby ScienceOlympian » April 15th, 2013, 9:31 pm

bearasauras wrote:Why did you hate Tulare beside the long drive? The campus was actually really nice. Everything were located near the same place.

The campus was nice but the streets in my opinion were messy and we encountered a lot of weird (maybe drunk) teenagers while driving to a restaurant. And it smelled really bad. Even more than when I lived (for two years) near a farm in Merced, which is a farming town similar to Tulare. It is just my opinion though.
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Re: North California 2013

Postby Kokonilly » April 15th, 2013, 9:32 pm

ScienceOlympian wrote:Where is the 2014 State competition? I hated Tulare. Plus it was a 4 hour drive.
Hopefully it is near Sacramento.

Such prescience! According to this, it will actually be in Sacramento next year. (At least... I think so? The numbering for the years is a bit odd.)
bearasauras wrote:Why did you hate Tulare beside the long drive? The campus was actually really nice. Everything were located near the same place.

For a high school, the campus was unbelievably nice (though I agree, the surrounding fields gave it a somewhat interesting smell :P ). We could only find two bathrooms though... and the room numbering was somewhat confusing. Otherwise, I liked the site a lot! The drive was a bit of a drag, though - especially the "wake up at 6 AM on a Saturday" part (which we, as college students, are no longer used to).
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Re: North California 2013

Postby ScienceOlympian » April 15th, 2013, 9:34 pm

SciJ wrote:Sacramento is set to host the next two state competitions. So probably somewhere near Sacramento.

YAY! I live 20 minutes from Sacramento so that's easy transportation.
This is another reason/incentive for my school to get into State. Less driving!
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Re: North California 2013

Postby bearasauras » April 15th, 2013, 9:34 pm

waking up at 6am is the norm for tournaments :P

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Re: North California 2013

Postby ScienceOlympian » April 15th, 2013, 9:35 pm

Kokonilly wrote:
ScienceOlympian wrote:Where is the 2014 State competition? I hated Tulare. Plus it was a 4 hour drive.
Hopefully it is near Sacramento.

Such prescience! According to this, it will actually be in Sacramento next year. (At least... I think so? The numbering for the years is a bit odd.)
bearasauras wrote:Why did you hate Tulare beside the long drive? The campus was actually really nice. Everything were located near the same place.

For a high school, the campus was unbelievably nice (though I agree, the surrounding fields gave it a somewhat interesting smell :P ). We could only find two bathrooms though... and the room numbering was somewhat confusing. Otherwise, I liked the site a lot! The drive was a bit of a drag, though - especially the "wake up at 6 AM on a Saturday" part.

I had to wake up at 3 and arrived at Tulare at 7:40.
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Re: North California 2013

Postby Paleofreakazoid » April 15th, 2013, 9:35 pm

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Re: North California 2013

Postby Kokonilly » April 15th, 2013, 9:35 pm

bearasauras wrote:waking up at 6am is the norm for tournaments :P

Yeah, I forgot about that... waking up at 6 AM now, though, sounds insane. College has spoiled me :P

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Re: North California 2013

Postby ScienceOlympian » April 15th, 2013, 9:37 pm

Also, Tulare is close to SoCal, so why would they put the tournament in Tulare?
Maybe they need to balance the regions that host the State Tournament or something. Am I correct, or is there another reason?
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Re: North California 2013

Postby SciJ » April 15th, 2013, 9:40 pm

Check Koko's link. Each region hosts state for two years.


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