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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » December 26th, 2016, 7:52 am

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Fluorine wrote:I'm in. I'm guessing it would have to be the day of the MIT comp right

Either the day or the day before, depends who's interested and what works best.

I know a decent amount of teams stay in the same Marriott hotel the night before. If you are aiming for the day before might be a decent place. Since during the day of comp people have a lot of variability in schedule depending on how many events they are doing. Maybe survey who from scioly wants to participate first?

Yeah, day before was what I was thinking too (plus that means grads who are working events or tournament stuff can come too). I assume you're talking about the Marriott to the northeast of campus; how many teams actually stay there? I only remember four last year.
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I'm sorry for my absence. I'm not directly involved with the tournament this year, so I'm not necessarily immediately in the loop when the website is updated or decisions are made. Stephen and Katie are doing an excellent job. Wishing you all a happy new year, and best of luck and skill at the tournament.

Since you're here, do you know of any good locations for the meetup? (I barely remember anything about the campus, plus don't want to plan for someplace that turns out to be in use)

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby windu34 » December 26th, 2016, 11:57 am

Unome wrote:Yeah, day before was what I was thinking too (plus that means grads who are working events or tournament stuff can come too). I assume you're talking about the Marriott to the northeast of campus; how many teams actually stay there? I only remember four last year.


I know Archimedean and Chattahoochee were there in addition to us (Boca Raton)
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby windu34 » December 26th, 2016, 12:00 pm

Unome wrote:
Fluorine wrote:Either the day or the day before, depends who's interested and what works best.

I know a decent amount of teams stay in the same Marriott hotel the night before. If you are aiming for the day before might be a decent place. Since during the day of comp people have a lot of variability in schedule depending on how many events they are doing. Maybe survey who from scioly wants to participate first?

Day before is probably best because the day of will be very busy and hectic and we should be with our teammates before awards.
Do you guys go and tour campus the day before. That would be a good time.
Maybe make a separate thread for people to post where they will be staying and when works best for them to meet if they are attending MIT
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » December 26th, 2016, 12:52 pm

windu34 wrote:
Unome wrote:
Fluorine wrote:Either the day or the day before, depends who's interested and what works best.

I know a decent amount of teams stay in the same Marriott hotel the night before. If you are aiming for the day before might be a decent place. Since during the day of comp people have a lot of variability in schedule depending on how many events they are doing. Maybe survey who from scioly wants to participate first?

Day before is probably best because the day of will be very busy and hectic and we should be with our teammates before awards.
Do you guys go and tour campus the day before. That would be a good time.
Maybe make a separate thread for people to post where they will be staying and when works best for them to meet if they are attending MIT

We did a tour last year, although I don't think I went (I usually don't).
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby windu34 » December 26th, 2016, 1:07 pm

Unome wrote:We did a tour last year, although I don't think I went (I usually don't).

We don't go on tours, but we go to the campus to visit all of our event rooms/sites to get accustomed to location and schedule so there is less chance of getting lost and not getting to events on time
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » December 26th, 2016, 1:21 pm

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Unome wrote:We did a tour last year, although I don't think I went (I usually don't).

We don't go on tours, but we go to the campus to visit all of our event rooms/sites to get accustomed to location and schedule so there is less chance of getting lost and not getting to events on time

Yeah, that's what I usually do too.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby kenniky » December 26th, 2016, 1:24 pm

Predictions:

1. Troy
2. Seven Lakes
3. LASA
4. Harriton
5. Mentor
6. Solon
7. Clements
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby windu34 » December 26th, 2016, 1:56 pm

kenniky wrote:Predictions:

1. Troy
2. Seven Lakes
3. LASA
4. Harriton
5. Mentor
6. Solon
7. Clements
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

How is Troy doing post-nationals? I honestly have no idea where they stand right now.
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby breakingankles » December 26th, 2016, 2:23 pm

1. Troy, by a mile
2. Harriton
3. LASA
4. Clements
5. Solon
6. Seven Lakes
7. Mentor
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Unome » December 26th, 2016, 2:29 pm

breakingankles wrote:1. Troy, by a mile
2. Harriton
3. LASA
4. Clements
5. Solon
6. Seven Lakes
7. Mentor
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

Seven Lakes that far down? And Harriton still up after losing what many say is their best SO class in several years?
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby windu34 » December 26th, 2016, 2:33 pm

Unome wrote:
breakingankles wrote:1. Troy, by a mile
2. Harriton
3. LASA
4. Clements
5. Solon
6. Seven Lakes
7. Mentor
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

Seven Lakes that far down? And Harriton still up after losing what many say is their best SO class in several years?

Yeah Harriton will definitely take a hard hit this year
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby breakingankles » December 26th, 2016, 2:41 pm

Unome wrote:
breakingankles wrote:1. Troy, by a mile
2. Harriton
3. LASA
4. Clements
5. Solon
6. Seven Lakes
7. Mentor
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

Seven Lakes that far down? And Harriton still up after losing what many say is their best SO class in several years?


I didn't know Harriton's SO class last year was their best; in that case, they'll probably do worse, maybe around 4th-8th.

I personally don't buy into the hype surrounding Seven Lakes. I don't think they've gotten much better over the past few years and there's other really good teams in Texas too. They've never gotten higher than 5th at MIT, too.

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby windu34 » December 26th, 2016, 2:47 pm

breakingankles wrote:
Unome wrote:
breakingankles wrote:1. Troy, by a mile
2. Harriton
3. LASA
4. Clements
5. Solon
6. Seven Lakes
7. Mentor
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

Seven Lakes that far down? And Harriton still up after losing what many say is their best SO class in several years?


I didn't know Harriton's SO class last year was their best; in that case, they'll probably do worse, maybe around 4th-8th.

I personally don't buy into the hype surrounding Seven Lakes. I don't think they've gotten much better over the past few years and there's other really good teams in Texas too. They've never gotten higher than 5th at MIT, too.

Yes but look at their national placement and recent invitational placements show them way over LASA. I remember one kid from Seven lakes at nationals who placed in 5ish events. Not sure if hes still on the team...
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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby kenniky » December 26th, 2016, 3:16 pm

windu34 wrote:
kenniky wrote:Predictions:

1. Troy
2. Seven Lakes
3. LASA
4. Harriton
5. Mentor
6. Solon
7. Clements
8. Acton-Boxborough
9. WW-P North
10. Chattahoochee

How is Troy doing post-nationals? I honestly have no idea where they stand right now.

To be completely honest these are mostly complete guesses

however, Troy is Troy, so I don't think it's too much of a gamble to place them 1st

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Re: MIT Invitational

Postby Fluorine » December 26th, 2016, 3:40 pm

windu34 wrote:
Unome wrote:Yeah, day before was what I was thinking too (plus that means grads who are working events or tournament stuff can come too). I assume you're talking about the Marriott to the northeast of campus; how many teams actually stay there? I only remember four last year.


I know Archimedean and Chattahoochee were there in addition to us (Boca Raton)


I remember LASA was there too fyi
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