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Re: Texas 2015

Post by varunscs11 » March 18th, 2015, 10:00 pm

Yeah they didn't host bungee last year as well. But I think its because they don't have an accurate scoring system. They should probably (next year if bungee doesn't rotate out) make it so you can compete on bungee but it doesn't go to your overall score.
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Post by XelnagaPo » March 18th, 2015, 10:21 pm

The scheduling actually turned out decently well for us, the biggest problems facing us is fermi/chem lab and compound machines/cell biology being in the same timeslots :D

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Post by lchs » March 18th, 2015, 10:31 pm

Something that's bothering me right now is the inequity in conflicts. I don't mind too much when all teams have the same conflicts cause it's something everyone has to work around. But due to the use of both odd/even blocking and team number blocking, this schedule creates six different sets of conflicts. (And then there's the random Fermi slot where all teams go at once)

Just wondering what other people thought of this. I know my coach has emailed the State Coordinator about it to see if something could be done to make the schedule more consistent for all teams.

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Re: Texas 2015

Post by XelnagaPo » March 18th, 2015, 10:40 pm

That was the first thing that popped up to me as well when I saw the schedule.
Didn't really have much to complain about since a pretty good portion of the schedule worked out for us, but yeah, I can definitely see a problem with teams having different event conflicts due to a difference in team numbering.

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Re: Texas 2015

Post by varunscs11 » March 19th, 2015, 4:10 pm

It does create six. But at this point, there are only 4 options because team numbers 1-10 have been taken. So the remaining teams are going to be 11-31. But totally agree, the schedule is not consistent per team. Correct me if I'm wrong but in previous years, they didn't have events like Experimental and TPS split up by team number, just even/odd.
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Re: Texas 2015

Post by blakinator8 » March 29th, 2015, 7:27 pm

Anyone have the Lone Star Regional Results?
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Re: Texas 2015

Post by lchs » March 29th, 2015, 8:15 pm

blakinator8 wrote:Anyone have the Lone Star Regional Results?
Which Lone Star Regional? There's the one at Lone Star - CyFair and also the one at Lone Star - University Park, but I'm guessing you're asking about the latter since that was the most recent one.

I didn't compete myself, was only there during the awards ceremony to cheer on my younger brother. Thus, I don't have official scores and the following are just from memory.

B Division:
Aragon Middle School (1st)
Kahla Middle School (2nd)
Kingwood Middle School (3rd) *not too sure about this one.... :?

C Division:
Stephen F. Austin High School (1st)
A&M Consolidated High School (2nd) *again, not too sure
And I don't remember third place....

Anyone got results from UT?

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Re: Texas 2015

Post by Xanthien » March 29th, 2015, 8:48 pm

UT results

B division 1st place: Beckendorff

2nd place: Kealing

3rd place: Austin Area Homeschoolers

C division 1st place: LASA

2nd place: Clements

3rd place: Austin Area Homeschoolers.

Is anyone from Hockaday here? You guys did really well, and I hadn't heard of your team before this year.
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Re: Texas 2015

Post by Adi1008 » March 30th, 2015, 2:22 pm

Xanthien wrote:UT results

B division 1st place: Beckendorff

2nd place: Kealing

3rd place: Austin Area Homeschoolers

C division 1st place: LASA

2nd place: Clements

3rd place: Austin Area Homeschoolers.

Is anyone from Hockaday here? You guys did really well, and I hadn't heard of your team before this year.
On the topic of the UT regional, just would like to say that at least for my events, it was very well run and the tests/proctoring were generally quite good, especially Crave the Wave. It was challenging and the first competition where I've actually seen labs/hands on stuff for crave. Considering that it was the proctor's first time running this event it's even better. There were a few hitches here (e.g. the prism station where the light was very faint) and there but it was a great test.

Honestly, the only thing I would have different is that the regional was a week or two earlier. This was an excellent regional imho.
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Re: Texas 2015

Post by henceagrin36 » March 30th, 2015, 10:41 pm

varunscs11 wrote:It does create six. But at this point, there are only 4 options because team numbers 1-10 have been taken. So the remaining teams are going to be 11-31. But totally agree, the schedule is not consistent per team. Correct me if I'm wrong but in previous years, they didn't have events like Experimental and TPS split up by team number, just even/odd.
I think one of the biggest problems for me is that we have an entire time slot where only 2 people are competing. It's a waste of time that could have been used for avoiding event conflicts instead of creating more.
Good luck with the schedule...
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