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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by aherthabey » April 19th, 2016, 7:57 am

Jaol wrote:
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Unome wrote: I didn't do Invasives, but Astronomy was 29 multiple choice questions and one tiebreaker, and Dynamic Planet was 5 questions free-response with multiple sections, so it was like the equivalent of 20-25 questions multiple choice (still way too short of course). But that's how it tends to go; it's harder to get event sups when they can't rely on coaches.

Also, raw scores have been posted (except for Protein, and the page sizes are a bit off), so now we I can all go and look in-depth at all of our scores! (and potentially agonize over losing by a twentieth of a point)
Wow, six rules violations issued in GeoLogic Mapping! Do you know what that was about?
Calculators and notes supposedly...
Both of which are allowed as per the rules, lol.
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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by Jaol » April 19th, 2016, 8:19 am

aherthabey wrote:
Jaol wrote: Calculators and notes supposedly...
Both of which are allowed as per the rules, lol.
Yeah I know. Maybe the notes weren't in a binder and maybe the calculators were programmable?
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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by foreverphysics » April 19th, 2016, 4:00 pm

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foreverphysics wrote:Yo boys, hope you enjoyed the 2016 tournament! You all did really well, and I hope you had fun.

That said, I ran the Forensics event and will likely be running it next year as well (unless astro frees up). Any feedback/thoughts are welcome and appreciated.

Bit of stats on 4n6--highest score was 87/124, with a median score of around 46/124. Average was in the mid-40's/124.
Scoring was 3 pts per powder/hair/fiber (19*3 = 57 total points), 10 points for chromatography (3 pts per chromatogram, 2 points for having correct/reasonable Rf calculations, 2 pts for actual correct answer), 8 pts for all the mass spec (2 pts/2 pts/4pts), 6 points for the fingerprints(2 pts per question), and 3 points for the last bug question for 84 total points, not including analysis. Crime analysis was 40 points (32% of total score, per the rules).

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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I dunno; the test was pretty hard. It didn't seem like much, but ID'ing that many powders/hairs/fibers was pretty tough--and I knew it. TLC chromatography is also quite a bit more complicated than its paper counterpart. I didn't expect a score over 100/124. It was pretty much where I wanted to be, and I was fairly pleased with the results. Gives people something to study for Nats or next year, ya know?
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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by Unome » April 19th, 2016, 4:27 pm

Jaol wrote:
aherthabey wrote:
Jaol wrote: Calculators and notes supposedly...
Both of which are allowed as per the rules, lol.
Yeah I know. Maybe the notes weren't in a binder and maybe the calculators were programmable?
I think they were because teams had a graphing calculator (although a better way to fix that is to check as each person comes in and just tell them to put it away, as per General Rule 5)
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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by blueice » April 26th, 2016, 9:14 pm

Seems like the top 4 teams all improved their point scores drastically from last year leaving the rest of the field behind

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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by samlan16 » April 27th, 2016, 5:27 am

blueice wrote:Seems like the top 5 teams all improved their point scores drastically from last year leaving the rest of the field behind
The entire top 5 improved as did many other schools. Milton was 20 points lower than last year (Astron was appealed and got 7th), Northview and GSMST were each 36 lower, Brookwood was 8 lower, and Hooch was an astounding 45 lower. Outside of the top 5, Duluth shed 12 points, and Johns Creek was lower by 25, among other things.
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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by samlan16 » May 3rd, 2016, 7:11 pm

Seeing that this is basically the FSA students/alumni/coaches forum, I am happy to announce that my APCS final project will be a rendition of the DVD screensaver game. You are free to applaud. :D
Remember, we are proud of every team that participated and you are all winners.

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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by Unome » May 4th, 2016, 2:02 pm

samlan16 wrote:Seeing that this is basically the FSA students/alumni/coaches forum, I am happy to announce that my APCS final project will be a rendition of the DVD screensaver game. You are free to applaud. :D
*Applause*

Can you send me a copy when it's done?
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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by samlan16 » May 4th, 2016, 3:04 pm

Unome wrote:
samlan16 wrote:Seeing that this is basically the FSA students/alumni/coaches forum, I am happy to announce that my APCS final project will be a rendition of the DVD screensaver game. You are free to applaud. :D
*Applause*

Can you send me a copy when it's done?
Sure! I'll even post the URL to the website I have to make to post updates.
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Re: Georgia 2016

Post by samlan16 » May 26th, 2016, 9:55 pm

Of all the SO medals I could have worn to graduation, I simply wore the Lance Crimm Award.
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