2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby soobsession » May 20th, 2009, 1:41 pm

hmm...is the food there good? (sry, but im quite concerned about food...im been to colleges where it was just plain...bleh. ;) )

-shrug- as long as its far away from home, i get to meet science geeks :geek: :ugeek: , and all goes well, im fine. i mean...one hr. difference isnt that much...and the plane ride shouldnt be that long. as long as its not terribly hot/cold, im good. :D

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby starpug » May 20th, 2009, 4:49 pm

Can't wait till 2012, that year Nats is in Orlando :mrgreen: :D. If I go it will be pretty awesome, the team will have to go on sunday and spend the week there enjoying the attractions. :P
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby Kokonilly » May 20th, 2009, 5:26 pm

Ehh, Illinois is awesome but Northwestern University is an awesomer place then U of I.

Unfortunately, it's probably too small for a national tournament. :cry:

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby croman74 » May 20th, 2009, 7:05 pm

Can't wait till 2012, that year Nats is in Orlando :mrgreen: :D. If I go it will be pretty awesome, the team will have to go on sunday and spend the week there enjoying the attractions. :P
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 20th, 2009, 7:12 pm

I think it's a better place for the NSO... I mean, it's hard to concentrate on your events when you're sweating your brains out in the humid Georgian air... Just kidding :mrgreen:

I dont really care where NSO is. It's the fact that a bunch of geeky and/or nerdy Science Olympians like me can gather for something like this that really touches me...

The only thing about Illinois for me personally is jetlag. I'm not complaining, because Ik how hard it must have been for all you west coast natives, not to mention Hawaii and Alaska, to come to Georgia. Just a minor inconvienice...
You can't complain of jetlag, since you're probably flying out of Pittsburgh. We would probably drive if we made it, and were 6 hours further away.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby chia » May 20th, 2009, 7:22 pm

the wright stuff people are going to have so much fun, the U of I armory is AWESOME (200 ft wide x 400 ft long x100 ft high or something like that)
the campus itself is okay, slightly confusing (like most :P ). i'd better make it to nats next year, 'cause i'm in illinois :D
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby jazzy009 » May 20th, 2009, 7:32 pm

I think it's a better place for the NSO... I mean, it's hard to concentrate on your events when you're sweating your brains out in the humid Georgian air... Just kidding :mrgreen:

I dont really care where NSO is. It's the fact that a bunch of geeky and/or nerdy Science Olympians like me can gather for something like this that really touches me...

The only thing about Illinois for me personally is jetlag. I'm not complaining, because Ik how hard it must have been for all you west coast natives, not to mention Hawaii and Alaska, to come to Georgia. Just a minor inconvienice...
You can't complain of jetlag, since you're probably flying out of Pittsburgh. We would probably drive if we made it, and were 6 hours further away.
Haha, 1 or 2 hours really doesn't do anything I hope. The only people with the real jet lag problem (though I don't quite believe in its principles) are Hawaiians and maybe Alaskans for the Eastern national comps like this year.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 20th, 2009, 8:09 pm

Yeah, I really don't get jetlag unless I'm leaving the continent. How close is it to Chicago? I'd definitely want to spend some time there if we make it.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby jazzy009 » May 20th, 2009, 8:37 pm

Yeah, I really don't get jetlag unless I'm leaving the continent. How close is it to Chicago? I'd definitely want to spend some time there if we make it.
I would assume not too close...but I really don't have a clue now that I think about it. Would you be taking a bus or plane?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby eyeball138 » May 21st, 2009, 3:10 am

It's about 2 and a half hours away from Chicago, and 2 hours away from Indianapolis. I'm not worried about how my team would get to nats. We just need to make it (somehow).
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