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Wright State Invitational

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » September 9th, 2016, 7:57 pm

Discussion thread for the Wright State Invitational held on January 28, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

So I've heard this is one of the most competitive invites out there, especially for the midwest. But I looked at the registration sheet, and from that it looks like the attending teams write the tests and run the events, just like other invites. I know they have competitive teams attending (Solon, Carmel, Centerville) but does it really live up to its competitiveness in other aspects? Are any of the events run by nationals supervisors, considering this will be where nationals is held?
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby chalker » September 10th, 2016, 6:44 am

Discussion thread for the Wright State Invitational held on January 28, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

So I've heard this is one of the most competitive invites out there, especially for the midwest. But I looked at the registration sheet, and from that it looks like the attending teams write the tests and run the events, just like other invites. I know they have competitive teams attending (Solon, Carmel, Centerville) but does it really live up to its competitiveness in other aspects? Are any of the events run by nationals supervisors, considering this will be where nationals is held?
Yes there are some events run by National Supervisors, and in general we run it like a National Tournament. The fact that teams come from other states like Texas and the Carolinas also reinforce the competitiveness of it, as it's not just the supervisors, but also the quality of the other teams that makes an event competitive.

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Unome » September 10th, 2016, 7:17 am

Discussion thread for the Wright State Invitational held on January 28, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

So I've heard this is one of the most competitive invites out there, especially for the midwest. But I looked at the registration sheet, and from that it looks like the attending teams write the tests and run the events, just like other invites. I know they have competitive teams attending (Solon, Carmel, Centerville) but does it really live up to its competitiveness in other aspects? Are any of the events run by nationals supervisors, considering this will be where nationals is held?
imo MIT just spoiled us so we can never think about Wright State the same way again.
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby dcrxcode » September 10th, 2016, 9:44 am

Discussion thread for the Wright State Invitational held on January 28, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

So I've heard this is one of the most competitive invites out there, especially for the midwest. But I looked at the registration sheet, and from that it looks like the attending teams write the tests and run the events, just like other invites. I know they have competitive teams attending (Solon, Carmel, Centerville) but does it really live up to its competitiveness in other aspects? Are any of the events run by nationals supervisors, considering this will be where nationals is held?
Last year, Game On was run by Dan Nichols, the coach of Whiting High School, who is a national event supervisor. If I remember correctly, Wind Power was also run by the national event supervisor. Even disregarding that, the tests I took were all of very high quality, and the tournament organizers definitely know what they are doing. Creds to the entire Chalker family and crew.

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Unome » September 10th, 2016, 9:54 am

Discussion thread for the Wright State Invitational held on January 28, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

So I've heard this is one of the most competitive invites out there, especially for the midwest. But I looked at the registration sheet, and from that it looks like the attending teams write the tests and run the events, just like other invites. I know they have competitive teams attending (Solon, Carmel, Centerville) but does it really live up to its competitiveness in other aspects? Are any of the events run by nationals supervisors, considering this will be where nationals is held?
Last year, Game On was run by Dan Nichols, the coach of Whiting High School, who is a national event supervisor. If I remember correctly, Wind Power was also run by the national event supervisor. Even disregarding that, the tests I took were all of very high quality, and the tournament organizers definitely know what they are doing. Creds to the entire Chalker family and crew.
I've heard relatively negative things about the tournament from a few teams at MIT last year (though I can't remember exactly what those things were).
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby dcrxcode » September 10th, 2016, 2:41 pm

Discussion thread for the Wright State Invitational held on January 28, 2017 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

So I've heard this is one of the most competitive invites out there, especially for the midwest. But I looked at the registration sheet, and from that it looks like the attending teams write the tests and run the events, just like other invites. I know they have competitive teams attending (Solon, Carmel, Centerville) but does it really live up to its competitiveness in other aspects? Are any of the events run by nationals supervisors, considering this will be where nationals is held?
Last year, Game On was run by Dan Nichols, the coach of Whiting High School, who is a national event supervisor. If I remember correctly, Wind Power was also run by the national event supervisor. Even disregarding that, the tests I took were all of very high quality, and the tournament organizers definitely know what they are doing. Creds to the entire Chalker family and crew.
I've heard relatively negative things about the tournament from a few teams at MIT last year (though I can't remember exactly what those things were).
To put things into perspective, Wright State is still one of the best invitationals in the midwest. Maybe MIT is a far better invitational (and based on competitiveness, it probably is), but Wright State is what teams that have small budgets (like Carmel) have access to. If we had the chance to go to MIT, we would go too.

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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Unome » September 10th, 2016, 2:50 pm


Last year, Game On was run by Dan Nichols, the coach of Whiting High School, who is a national event supervisor. If I remember correctly, Wind Power was also run by the national event supervisor. Even disregarding that, the tests I took were all of very high quality, and the tournament organizers definitely know what they are doing. Creds to the entire Chalker family and crew.
I've heard relatively negative things about the tournament from a few teams at MIT last year (though I can't remember exactly what those things were).
To put things into perspective, Wright State is still one of the best invitationals in the midwest. Maybe MIT is a far better invitational (and based on competitiveness, it probably is), but Wright State is what teams that have small budgets (like Carmel) have access to. If we had the chance to go to MIT, we would go too.
Agreed; as I said above, MIT sort of spoiled the rest of the tourneys.
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » September 13th, 2016, 2:18 pm

It looks like we missed the deadline to register for the tournament :( . We're looking for other possible tournaments to go to, but it looks like most of the good ones are reaaally far (we're in St. Louis, MO and our budget consists of all the team members each pitching in). What are some other good alternatives that aren't too far (within 7-8 hours of St. Louis)?
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Unome » September 13th, 2016, 2:36 pm

It looks like we missed the deadline to register for the tournament :( . We're looking for other possible tournaments to go to, but it looks like most of the good ones are reaaally far (we're in St. Louis, MO and our budget consists of all the team members each pitching in). What are some other good alternatives that aren't too far (within 7-8 hours of St. Louis)?
Besides the regular KS-MO-NE stuff? Boyceville (~9 hours) is the nearest high-level competition besides perhaps a few IL invitationals (I don't know much about IL invitationals because they never post scores). Pope John Paul II (in Nashville) is ~5 hours away, though it's nowhere near as competitive (against last year's competition your team would likely go below 40 points). Similarly, there are several tournaments in Oklahoma, but none of them are very competitive (yet). The Texas tourneys are probably a bit too far; most of the major tournaments there are in Houston.
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Re: Wright State Invitational

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » September 13th, 2016, 3:44 pm

I was thinking more IL-IN-OH since they mostly aren't too far and they have a lot of good teams.
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