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Illinois 2014

Postby mrsteven » August 28th, 2013, 8:52 pm

Hey guys, its a new season!
Welcome back and I hope its a good one, feel free to chat amongst yourselves and the like. some good resources:

illinoisolympiad.org to find all of your state-ly needs.
soinc.org for new rules and clarifications
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby chia » August 28th, 2013, 8:53 pm

As the aforementioned "Chia Pet" I'll post a few important dates: regionals!

College of DuPage - 3/8
College of Lake County - 3/8
IMSA - 3/1
Malcolm X - 3/15
Oakton College - 3/22
Parkland College - 3/8
Rock Valley College - 3/15
SIUE - 2/15
WIU - 2/8

And of course the state competition, which will be held on April 12th.
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby mrsteven » August 28th, 2013, 8:56 pm

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Skink » August 28th, 2013, 9:09 pm

mrsteven wrote:What happened to the infamous 2011 thread with 2-3x the number of posts of the next closest state?

It's right here. It's the 2012 one you won't be able to find ;) There was some entertaining stuff in there. Make no mistake, though. There's some amusing stuff at the end of the 2011 one if memory serves me.

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby chia » August 28th, 2013, 9:17 pm

Anyway, welcome (back)! Even though I've defected to Connecticut I'm still excited for the new season! :)
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » August 29th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Skink wrote:
mrsteven wrote:What happened to the infamous 2011 thread with 2-3x the number of posts of the next closest state?

It's right here. It's the 2012 one you won't be able to find ;) There was some entertaining stuff in there. Make no mistake, though. There's some amusing stuff at the end of the 2011 one if memory serves me.

Anyway, you're free to steal my template from the last topic if you want...or just do some copy and pasting from the ISO site :roll: Or not even do that and just write something super cheesy at the top.

Right, we'll let that slide :P

Welcome back guys! Good luck in college to both of you, Chia and Steven :D

EDIT: And a very happy birthday to Chia :!:
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby thsom » August 31st, 2013, 9:46 am

How do you guys think the difficulty is different between the COD regionals and IMSA regionals considering last year's results? I've got a huge band trip the weekend of the 8th :/

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Makeithappen » August 31st, 2013, 4:36 pm

I don't follow Division C very well, but I think all three of the valleys and IMSA were there. As for B, I dont know if the Math and Science academy or south are going, but if they were, it would be tough
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Skink » September 1st, 2013, 11:26 am

thsom wrote:How do you guys think the difficulty is different between the COD regionals and IMSA regionals considering last year's results? I've got a huge band trip the weekend of the 8th :/

I'm usually pretty good with score analyses, but I don't follow C that closely. A quick look at the old results tells me...

COD seems competitive given that all of the scores are near each other meaning some teams that may have deserved State bids may have not gotten them due to it being close. Your team is in the lower of the upper echelon of teams, however, so I wouldn't worry that much, frankly. Based on the State results, LT and LHS (IMSA last season) are stronger teams while the Valley teams all trail to a degree. The impression I get from last season's IMSA results, too, is 'close', but that's among State bid-earning teams. I doubt you'd happen to have such a drop so as to miss a State bid entirely, if that's your concern. Follow?

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby nomynameisnotkevin » September 8th, 2013, 12:11 pm

Hey guys! Can't wait for a great year here in Thrillinois!

Regarding IMSA (previously Plank Jr. High), it seems like top 6 make it to state pretty much every year (at least in my two years here).

How many did they accept last year @ COD?

Last year's are here for IMSA: http://avogadro.ws/hosted/il-imsa-vc/public/results

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Skink » September 17th, 2013, 9:29 pm

State bids have been slightly shifting around due to differential Regional registration from year to year, far as I know. CLC lost one last season to who knows where.

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » September 18th, 2013, 4:29 pm

Skink wrote:State bids have been slightly shifting around due to differential Regional registration from year to year, far as I know. CLC lost one last season to who knows where.

Hmm didn't IMSA pop up? Or just did that directly replace Oswego?
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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Skink » September 19th, 2013, 8:19 am

IMSA replaced Plank, and Plank replaced Oswego. I think. :|

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby thsom » September 21st, 2013, 9:52 pm

So, it seems as if the competitions are reasonably comparable as far as I have read. Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Illinois 2014

Postby Cheesy Pie » October 26th, 2013, 2:31 pm

Which schools are going to the Palatine invite?
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