The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby gneissisnice » May 26th, 2009, 12:30 pm

Rejoice! Rejoice!
According to the tentative event list, pentathlon may be replaced by egg drop!
YAY!!!!
http://soinc.org/sites/default/files/up ... rt4-14.pdf

Since the event was running late at nats, we had to switch out 2 of the team members so that they could get to their next event, while the open slots on our pentathlon team were filled by whoever we could get a hold of.. we got around 55th.. :x :x
I wouldnt rejoice if I was you. If its naked egg drop, it could end up being even worse.
For naked egg drop, you have to build a device and drop your egg in it. But if miss your device, then youre ranked behind those who hit their target. And it was very difficult to even hit your target.
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » May 26th, 2009, 1:26 pm

but a draft of the rules was released and Pentatholon was there and Egg drop wasent... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby eyeball138 » May 26th, 2009, 1:36 pm

Where are the draft rules?
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby robotman » May 26th, 2009, 2:25 pm

yea where are the draft rules???
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby computernerd4826 » May 26th, 2009, 3:21 pm

Rejoice! Rejoice!
According to the tentative event list, pentathlon may be replaced by egg drop!
YAY!!!!
http://soinc.org/sites/default/files/up ... rt4-14.pdf

Since the event was running late at nats, we had to switch out 2 of the team members so that they could get to their next event, while the open slots on our pentathlon team were filled by whoever we could get a hold of.. we got around 55th.. :x :x
I wouldnt rejoice if I was you. If its naked egg drop, it could end up being even worse.
For naked egg drop, you have to build a device and drop your egg in it. But if miss your device, then youre ranked behind those who hit their target. And it was very difficult to even hit your target.
hmmm...
well, fortunately i have graduated from div b, so it wont affect me!
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby wlsguy » May 26th, 2009, 7:39 pm

Where are the draft rules?
I learned that, for a short time, the draft rules were accidently left in an unprotected area of the Directors page on the soinc.org website.
Since the rules are copyrighted, this was accidental and the rules have since been moved to the correct, protected area.

The final rules will be released in the Fall like normal.

And Yes, Pentathlon was included in the draft rules and Naked egg drop was not.
That doesn't mean that it (or any other part of the draft rules) won't change before the final rules are released in September

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » May 27th, 2009, 3:22 am

o rlly? That's odd...
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby Flavorflav » May 27th, 2009, 11:12 am

Rejoice! Rejoice!
According to the tentative event list, pentathlon may be replaced by egg drop!
YAY!!!!
http://soinc.org/sites/default/files/up ... rt4-14.pdf

Since the event was running late at nats, we had to switch out 2 of the team members so that they could get to their next event, while the open slots on our pentathlon team were filled by whoever we could get a hold of.. we got around 55th.. :x :x
I wouldnt rejoice if I was you. If its naked egg drop, it could end up being even worse.
For naked egg drop, you have to build a device and drop your egg in it. But if miss your device, then youre ranked behind those who hit their target. And it was very difficult to even hit your target.
As I recall, though, you got to pick the height from which you dropped, so it was kind of your own fault if you missed.

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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby cooltiger » May 28th, 2009, 4:41 am

My team is glad to get rid of the pentathlon. We have a winning naked egg drop thats been waiting. If it is the egg drop thenit will be great for us!
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Re: The Society for the Discontinuation of the Pentathlon

Postby fmtiger124 » May 29th, 2009, 12:44 pm

My team is glad to get rid of the pentathlon. We have a winning naked egg drop thats been waiting. If it is the egg drop thenit will be great for us!
you mean IF you get rid of Pentathalon you might not
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