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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby kenniky » January 21st, 2017, 7:54 pm

antoine_ego wrote:Any idea what the top score for hovercraft test portion was? By my calculations from comparing our two teams, I think it's 35 which is what we got on the test. Is there any other score higher than this? That moment when you have perfect mass score but your hovercraft is still too fast and gets destroyed on time. Such is life.

That moment when you have perfect time score but your physics skills are garbage and gets destroyed on math. Such is life.

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby yang573 » January 21st, 2017, 7:56 pm

Going through the rankings of the A/B teams, it seems like the overall rankings are:

1. Troy (nothing of note)
2. Seven Lakes (2nd & 25th)
3. Solon (82 total point dif. for those B did better)
4. Harriton (47 point dif. from Solon A)
5. LASA (55th in WIDI?)
6. New Trier (6th & 45th)
7. Chattahoochee (8th & 36th)
8. Acton-Boxborough (60th in WIDI?)
8. Columbia (54th in WIDI?)
10. Mentor (128 total point dif. for those B did better)

The two Solon teams may not synthesis nicely, but I think they have what it takes to beat Harrition. I'm not so sure about Acton-Boxborough, and those WIDI results are odd. I have no idea about Mentor, because they have huge point gaps between their teams (eg. Chem Lab and R&M).

EDIT: I forgot LASA. I've removed Boca Raton, which would be 11th overall.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby kenniky » January 21st, 2017, 8:09 pm

yang573 wrote:Going through the rankings of the A/B teams, it seems like the overall rankings are:

1. Troy (nothing of note)
2. Seven Lakes (2nd & 25th)
3. Solon (82 total point dif. for those B did better)
4. Harriton (47 point dif. from Solon A)
5. New Trier (6th & 45th)
6. Chattahoochee (8th & 36th)
7. Acton-Boxborough (60th in WIDI?)
7. Columbia (54th in WIDI?)
9. Mentor (128 total point dif. for those B did better)
10. Boca Raton (11th and 26th)

The two Solon teams may not synthesis nicely, but I think they have what it takes to beat Harrition. I'm not so sure about Acton-Boxborough, and those WIDI results are odd. I have no idea about Mentor, because they have huge point gaps between their teams (eg. Chem Lab and R&M).

WIDI is always a tossup, and for invitationals we just put on people that didn't have enough events - evidently it didn't go so hot.

such is life I guess

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Private Wang Fire » January 21st, 2017, 9:58 pm

yang573 wrote:Going through the rankings of the A/B teams, it seems like the overall rankings are:

1. Troy (nothing of note)
2. Seven Lakes (2nd & 25th)
3. Solon (82 total point dif. for those B did better)
4. Harriton (47 point dif. from Solon A)
5. New Trier (6th & 45th)
6. Chattahoochee (8th & 36th)
7. Acton-Boxborough (60th in WIDI?)
7. Columbia (54th in WIDI?)
9. Mentor (128 total point dif. for those B did better)
10. Boca Raton (11th and 26th)

The two Solon teams may not synthesis nicely, but I think they have what it takes to beat Harrition. I'm not so sure about Acton-Boxborough, and those WIDI results are odd. I have no idea about Mentor, because they have huge point gaps between their teams (eg. Chem Lab and R&M).


Erm I think you left LASA out.

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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 21st, 2017, 10:30 pm

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Not sure how far you'll get with that one... Harriton's been on a different level from any other PA C team this invitational season. I'll give you that their chances at 2nd are reasonable.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby yang573 » January 22nd, 2017, 2:42 pm

Private Wang Fire wrote:Erm I think you left LASA out.


Whoops, yes I did. They should be right above New Trier.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby jkang » January 22nd, 2017, 3:19 pm

antoine_ego wrote:Any idea what the top score for hovercraft test portion was? By my calculations from comparing our two teams, I think it's 35 which is what we got on the test. Is there any other score higher than this? That moment when you have perfect mass score but your hovercraft is still too fast and gets destroyed on time. Such is life.

Troy destroyed everyone in terms of the test, according to the supervisor.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby jkang » January 22nd, 2017, 3:21 pm

yang573 wrote:5. LASA (55th in WIDI?)

This happened due to a snafu in their printed schedule, which made them show up late to WIDI
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby antoine_ego » January 22nd, 2017, 3:45 pm

yang573 wrote:Going through the rankings of the A/B teams, it seems like the overall rankings are:

1. Troy (nothing of note)
2. Seven Lakes (2nd & 25th)
3. Solon (82 total point dif. for those B did better)
4. Harriton (47 point dif. from Solon A)
5. LASA (55th in WIDI?)
6. New Trier (6th & 45th)
7. Chattahoochee (8th & 36th)
8. Acton-Boxborough (60th in WIDI?)
8. Columbia (54th in WIDI?)
10. Mentor (128 total point dif. for those B did better)

The two Solon teams may not synthesis nicely, but I think they have what it takes to beat Harrition. I'm not so sure about Acton-Boxborough, and those WIDI results are odd. I have no idea about Mentor, because they have huge point gaps between their teams (eg. Chem Lab and R&M).

EDIT: I forgot LASA. I've removed Boca Raton, which would be 11th overall.

I'm noticing a trend in WIDI being very volatile...
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby yang573 » January 22nd, 2017, 4:26 pm

kenniky wrote:WIDI is always a tossup

antoine_ego wrote:I'm noticing a trend in WIDI being very volatile...


If you take a look at last year's national results for WIDI, some of these results aren't as surprising as they may first seem; it's more in comparison to the rest of their results.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby kenniky » January 22nd, 2017, 7:05 pm

jkang wrote:
antoine_ego wrote:Any idea what the top score for hovercraft test portion was? By my calculations from comparing our two teams, I think it's 35 which is what we got on the test. Is there any other score higher than this? That moment when you have perfect mass score but your hovercraft is still too fast and gets destroyed on time. Such is life.

Troy destroyed everyone in terms of the test, according to the supervisor.

Our B team got a mass score of 1860, time of 12.4 ==> 47.4435 on build. Our A team got a full mass score and a time score of 9 ==> 34 on build

Our A team got a 35 on test, our B team got a 26.

B team ended up 7th, A was 8th.

therefore 47.4435 + 50* 26/x is slightly larger than 34 + 50* 35/x (let's say the difference is 2 points, which is probably being somewhat generous)

Thus the max score is between 35 and 39

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kenniky wrote:WIDI is always a tossup

antoine_ego wrote:I'm noticing a trend in WIDI being very volatile...


If you take a look at last year's national results for WIDI, some of these results aren't as surprising as they may first seem; it's more in comparison to the rest of their results.


I take that personally, that 23rd in WIDI last year was hard-earned >:(

To be fair though, our team never has the same WIDI team between invitationals and nationals

I'll do a review of my events once someone else posts in order to avoid double posting

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Complexity » January 22nd, 2017, 8:15 pm

Are you allowed to tell raw scores, and if yes, does anyone know the tower scores?

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby yang573 » January 22nd, 2017, 9:06 pm

kenniky wrote:
yang573 wrote:If you take a look at last year's national results for WIDI, some of these results aren't as surprising as they may first seem; it's more in comparison to the rest of their results.

I take that personally, that 23rd in WIDI last year was hard-earned >:(


I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend. :(
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby kenniky » January 22nd, 2017, 9:52 pm

yang573 wrote:
kenniky wrote:
yang573 wrote:If you take a look at last year's national results for WIDI, some of these results aren't as surprising as they may first seem; it's more in comparison to the rest of their results.

I take that personally, that 23rd in WIDI last year was hard-earned >:(


I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend. :(

Haha, it's all in jest. IMO though WIDI is one of the most volatile events there is

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby ckssv07 » January 23rd, 2017, 8:20 am

Complexity wrote:Are you allowed to tell raw scores, and if yes, does anyone know the tower scores?

I do not know whether the raw scores will be released or not but I placed fourth in the event with ~2320. Hope that helps.


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