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Massachusetts 2009

Posted: November 16th, 2008, 5:38 pm
by Pleiades
Anyone from MA out there?

Re: Massachusetts

Posted: November 16th, 2008, 5:40 pm
by starpug
I use to live in MA, Cambridge, but then I moved out here to NorCal

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: November 16th, 2008, 6:45 pm
by eak227
Woo, go Cambridge!! I wish I could help with SO somehow... where/when is the state competition (there aren't regionals are there)? Maybe I can get in touch with that place and help out at the competitions somehow.

Edit: PS: The MA state site is absolutely pitiful and completely useless as far as getting info about much of anything...

Good news though. State is the first day of my spring break. So I could do that for a day, then head off to wherever I'm going.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: November 17th, 2008, 11:58 am
by Pleiades
That wound be wonderful eak!! I dont know much about division C since i'm in B but SiegeLord could probably tell you about C. The division B competition, which is held at assumption college in Worcester [about 25/30 minutes west of cambridge] is VERY POORLY RAN. I dont even know where to begin with that. Hearing from my team mates most of the events did not follow the rules. The event supervisors were unaware of the rules. The reach for the stars event supervisor had to ask me what we were allowed to bring and i noticed that some teams had binders full of stuff so i simply replied "one sheet of paper" the other teams gave me nasty looks :lol: In amphibians i heard that the first place team brought TWO field guides. I did not see this myself as i was competing at a different time but a coach from another team told me this and i'm not surprised at all. My best friend did Metric Mastery. He told me that the event supervisor asked them to estimate the weight of a clamp IN POUNDS. I heard from another person that this is not the first time the US system was used instead of the metric system. For WIDI every team got a different object to describe. My team mates told me that they got the hardest object.. figures. Isnt every team supposed to get the same object? Dont even get me started about scrambler. I went into the gym that the building events are held in for just 5 minutes with eathousemd. She decided to go over and talk with another school. When she got back she told me that she saw the scramblers. I was curious about scrambler since i knew i'd be doing that event next year so i asked her what the stopping distance was. She replied "three meters". I thought it was supposed to be like over 7 or something like that? If i remember correctly the gym was covered in this rubber carpet stuff which is awful to run a scrambler on. Also, after looking at the score sheet i noticed that one of the top teams at my state received last place. This team would never have a rule violation and there are other teams that entered that i know always have rule violations. I have a feeling the people running the event did not know about rule violations. While i was in the gym i saw one team fly their BLG. This was a team that ranked pretty high in this event. The BLG looked like it had a wingspan of around 80 cm and it was also a bi-plane. This may have been their second plane that they decided to fly to wow the audience after their flew their qualified plane but i doubt it. I no longer trust my state to run fair events. I will now have to run my scramber under several variables such as rubber floring, and illegal stopping distances.

ok rant over. it could have been longer but i decided to be nice

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: December 10th, 2008, 6:14 pm
by Pleiades
anyone going to the invitational on saturday? I'll be doing reach for the stars and meteorology.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: December 26th, 2008, 7:20 pm
by eathousemd
Hey eak!
Do you remember me? I'm the kid you got angry at for putting some AP exams that I'm too young to take over scioly. Sorry about that.

If you go to the state meet in MA you might see me. I'm Pleiades's personal cheerleader/pack mule. I'll probably be hanging around the gym watching the wheels go round and round. hehe.
Hugs n' kisses,
Go Red Sox :mrgreen:

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: December 26th, 2008, 7:27 pm
by Pleiades
ah, so you are going!
I'm Pleiades's personal cheerleader/pack mule.
lol i get my own cheerleader? thanks :D i feel special

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: December 27th, 2008, 9:37 am
by mynameisbillybob
i lied guys i am actually from massachussetes I am sorry for any trouble that i may have instigated. I was merely commenting on the fact that i was born in Florida.. Note: I AM NOT AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT FLORIDA IS IN THE UNITED STATES!!!111!

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: December 27th, 2008, 10:25 am
by Pleiades
oh really? What team are you on?

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: December 30th, 2008, 7:57 pm
by starpug
i lied guys i am actually from massachussetes I am sorry for any trouble that i may have instigated. I was merely commenting on the fact that i was born in Florida.. Note: I AM NOT AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT FLORIDA IS IN THE UNITED STATES!!!111!
Well your post was deleted anyway so not a problem

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: January 26th, 2009, 1:52 pm
by scichic34
i'm from mass!
coolidge, in reading
what other schoolz r u guyz?

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: February 11th, 2009, 6:42 pm
by MetricGuy
Holy Cow, It's been a long time since i posted on this site. EAK, you should remember me from nationals at Juniata;) Good to see you are at Harvard. Contact me if you are still interested in the division C tournament. The Reading High School Team is looking solid this year, likely a top 5 finish at states. And, girl from Coolidge, type better and study harder, you make reading look weak;).

In other news, I'm looking forward to the last WSSL meet tomorrow. hopefully we can hold down top 10.

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: February 19th, 2009, 3:35 pm
by scichic34
lol
not gunna happen!!!
our high school team isnt that good tho
it's our middle school that's been winning
=P

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 13th, 2009, 12:10 pm
by scichic34
Nevermind, that's not what i meant
What i was trying to say was that our middle school has been doing better than our high school in previous years, though i'm not sure that will be the case this year.
I'm sorry if i was being stuck-up :oops:
my apologies
:)

Re: Massachusetts 2009

Posted: March 16th, 2009, 6:20 pm
by redreading249
:shock: :shock: :shock: The State Competition is in 4 days!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Sci-Chic is right... our high school has been workin really hard this year.

Does anyone one know how tall the building for Wright Stuff is going to be?