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Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 6:16 pm
by sofan
It would be very cool to have nats at cambridge. Idk why.
I have not been to previous nats.

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 6:29 pm
by XJcwolfyX
2016 should be held in Madison again. Out of all the National Award Ceremonies I've been too, that one was hands-down the best and most entertaining. Also, the campus is really new and beautiful. And, to put the icing on the cake, it is located in the center of the country.

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 6:59 pm
by MMeteorite1
MIT, Duke, Stanford

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 7:02 pm
by quizbowl
Chicago is relatively central, and easy to get to. Plus we held it back in '99. Maybe I can stir up some hustle and bustle?

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 7:05 pm
by Luo
XJcwolfyX wrote:2016 should be held in Madison again. Out of all the National Award Ceremonies I've been too, that one was hands-down the best and most entertaining. Also, the campus is really new and beautiful. And, to put the icing on the cake, it is located in the center of the country.

Agreed, I think it will be tough for any tournament in the near future to match or exceed the all-around greatness of the 2011 tournament in Madison.

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 7:12 pm
by Kokonilly
MMeteorite1 wrote:Stanford

;)

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 7:40 pm
by haverstall
Luo wrote:
XJcwolfyX wrote:2016 should be held in Madison again. Out of all the National Award Ceremonies I've been too, that one was hands-down the best and most entertaining. Also, the campus is really new and beautiful. And, to put the icing on the cake, it is located in the center of the country.

Agreed, I think it will be tough for any tournament in the near future to match or exceed the all-around greatness of the 2011 tournament in Madison.


Not to be a downer, but I do remember the coordinators saying that the entire process of getting the tournament to Madison took around 10 years. Unlikely that the tournament would go back so soon. BUT, Madison was really awesome, except I missed the tech thing on Friday afternoon.

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 7:49 pm
by Luo
haverstall wrote:Not to be a downer, but I do remember the coordinators saying that the entire process of getting the tournament to Madison took around 10 years. Unlikely that the tournament would go back so soon. BUT, Madison was really awesome, except I missed the tech thing on Friday afternoon.

Additionally, I believe I remember reading that they were originally slated to host the tournament in 2010, but it got pushed back a year so they could finish the construction of the new student union (which served as tournament headquarters).

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 8:21 pm
by XJcwolfyX
It would be amazing if it was held in the same place as 1999 - University and Museums of Chicago. Sounds like so much fun! ^-^

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: April 24th, 2013, 10:19 pm
by foreverphysics
Personally, I'd like a tournament to be in Cali. Sun, beaches, and plus, really cool science places. Preferably Caltech. Y'know, tour the place a few years before I go there, since it's like my dream college (well, Caltech along with MIT).

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: May 3rd, 2013, 7:00 pm
by ali941
Yes, come to California, so those of us spoiled by perfect Cali weather don't have to put up with whatever Mother Nature thinks of outside Cali. Plus, you can all experience perfect weather. We're soo spoiled. :D

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: June 14th, 2013, 10:00 pm
by Crazy Puny Man
Wright State has to hold another tournament in the future. Of the three nationals I've been to (UIUC '10, UCF '12, & Wright State '13), Wright State was the best. I loved the accommodations given to us in the dorms. The WiFi and the refrigerator was something the other two dorms lacked...but then again the dorms aren't exactly everything. I thought the tournament quality was better than at UIUC & UCF, things were run smoothly, the SIGNS AROUND CAMPUS...I thought the event quality also outshined that at UIUC & UCF, but that's just my opinion (I can't remember the other two well, but I do know that the tests at Wright State really struck me as high-quality, and the tests at the other two tournaments weren't as good). The experience at the awards ceremony was incredibly surreal (the soundtracks were amazing! Also, is there any way I could get that video you played at the beginning-the "What does it take?" video??? :mrgreen: )

Kudos to the Chalkers and to Wright State for an outstanding tournament!

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: June 14th, 2013, 10:06 pm
by Luo
Ah I see you missed 2011 in Madison, that was also a spectacularly well-run tournament. I agree though that Wright State was so much better than Central Florida in 2012. And it looks like Wright State is indeed planning to host another invitational next year, at least according to the Ohio 2013-2014 invitational tournament list: http://www.ced.osu.edu/scioly/2013-14_i ... aments.pdf

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: June 14th, 2013, 10:10 pm
by Crazy Puny Man
Ugh. Don't remind me...we missed out on that tournament by 1 POINT!

Our Storm the Castle got 6th because the idiots who ran it (our state tournament that year was...less than ideal. Check the Indiana 2011 archived thread, I think you'll get a good number of complaints) decided to run all the devices in a location with a ceiling height lower than the minimum height specified in the rules. As a result our projectile hit the ceiling and we didn't do too well. If it was done correctly, our Storm would've placed in the top 3...

But yeah, I can't speak for those who've gone to Madison.

Wait, really? I thought this year was a last "test run" for them, before nationals...

Re: Future Tournament Sites

Posted: June 15th, 2013, 6:30 am
by chalker
Crazy Puny Man wrote: Also, is there any way I could get that video you played at the beginning-the "What does it take?" video??? :mrgreen: )


You can see it on the youtube stream of the ceremony. Unfortunately we didn't buy (nor can afford) the actual copyright to the video.