2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Post by 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

Post by jazzy009 » May 20th, 2009, 7:32 pm

gyourkoshaven wrote:
Helix_Nebula_Freak wrote: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

Post by 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

Post by jazzy009 » May 20th, 2009, 8:37 pm

gyourkoshaven wrote: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

Post by 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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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Post by Deeisenberg » May 21st, 2009, 5:23 am

Champaign is...
2 hours from Indianapolis, IN
2.5 hours from Chicago, IL
3 hours from St. Louis, MO
3.75 hours from Cincinnati, OH
3.75 hours from Louisville, KY
4 hours from Milwaukee, WI
5 hours from Columbus, OH
5.75 hours from Memphis, TN
6 hours from Detroit, MI
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Post by gogofofo » May 21st, 2009, 6:23 pm

soobsession wrote: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

Post by binary010101 » May 22nd, 2009, 12:03 pm

Is it in the middle of nowhere like *ahem* Juniata?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Post by sewforlife » May 22nd, 2009, 1:20 pm

Phenylethylamine wrote:
Helix_Nebula_Freak wrote: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...
*Raises eyebrows* It's only a one hour time difference from PA to IL, unless I'm mistaken... Jetlag shouldn't really be an issue.
but he/she is talking about people from the west coast, cuz u go forward.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » May 22nd, 2009, 2:10 pm

binary010101 wrote:Is it in the middle of nowhere like *ahem* Juniata?
Well, I guess it is far away from major cities, but at least you won't have to cross 5 ridges to get there. ;)
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