Anyone been DQed at Nationals and felt it was wrong

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Re: Anyone been DQed at Nationals and felt it was wrong

Postby smartkid222 » February 20th, 2009, 4:14 pm

that sucks that you got DQ'ed i'm sorry.
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Postby croman74 » February 20th, 2009, 8:16 pm

Glacierguy1 wrote:My Partners Cell phone went off in the middle of oceanography during States last year. I think we might have been DQed if the Event supervisor hadn't noticed that I would have thrown him out the window if he got us DQed.

The previous year I was almost 2nd tiered in Wheeled Vehicle in Div. B States because someone misinterpreted the rules about whether the foremost point of the vehicle had to be non moving or the foremost nonmoving point of the vehicle had to be marked. When my coach protested, my wheeled vehicle and about 12 others were un second tiered. However, during the time they gave me a chance to fix the problem, but I was so nervous that I almost destroyed the Wheeled Vehicle in the process.

Wow, an appeal to the judges that actually worked. That's rare. For scrambler last year my coach appealed to the judges, but it didn't work and we got second tiered. :(
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Re: Anyone been DQed at Nationals and felt it was wrong

Postby Phenylethylamine » March 2nd, 2009, 8:56 am

gneissisnice wrote:hehe, well, a few years ago, I did Food science as a trial event at nationals. The entire event was a disaster. First, my partner and I couldnt find the room, so we arrived a little late. Then we went to the first station, which went ok. The second station, however, didnt go as well. We were asked to use benedicts solution with a banana to determine relative sugar content. Which would have been easy except for 2 things: It's kinda hard to stuff a banana in a test tube, and nothing was given for us to heat it in, since there has to be heat for the reaction to work. We managed to get past that though.
Then came the bad part. We were asked to take crumbled up cereal, add water, and use a magnetic plate and a magnet to find iron. I asked the man who ran the event how much water to add, because it wasnt mentioned. He said it in a rude and condescending way, so I lost my temper and said "Well, it doesnt say that. This event sucks".
Well, when we got the results, we found that we had scored 61. Out of 60 teams.
I feel like we would have done well, too, since the writer was too lazy to write his own event. I found the same exact questions online a few days before, and thus knew all the answers.
Im not totally sure why we DQed, but it probably has to do with insulting the event.
Funnily enough, my partner and I got 4th the year after. Go figure.


The iron determination is always terrible! We had to do that at Nats last year, and they gave us these little tiny 10g containers to carry 50g of cereal from the community station to our station. Then we had to break up the cereal using a 10g mortar and pestle... and so the whole thing took a ridiculous amount of time. In the end, we didn't even get any result, so we just made up a number. When we looked in the event booklet this year, we found that the actual answer was too small have been measured using the balances they gave us... but I did manage to keep my temper, even though I felt like throwing the cereal at the head of the (very nice) event supervisor xD

(BTW, I go to Gelinas and I'm Nev's Food Sci partner from last year. You know me.)
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Re: Anyone been DQed at Nationals and felt it was wrong

Postby gneissisnice » March 2nd, 2009, 3:32 pm

Hi Phenyl. Yeah, she definitely knows my story, cause Ive told it to her like 7 times.
They never did learn to not give iron determination.
And your supervisor was probably nicer than mine.
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Re: Anyone been DQed at Nationals and felt it was wrong

Postby Phenylethylamine » March 2nd, 2009, 4:43 pm

Probably, but even so, without Nev I would have gotten completely fed up and possibly started yelling.
You've heard me complain about this at least as many times as you've told me your story...
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Re: Anyone been DQed at Nationals and felt it was wrong

Postby gneissisnice » March 3rd, 2009, 5:27 pm

Yeah...basically whenever we see each other, our customary greeting is "Hey, remember that time I got DQed from Food Science...?"
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Postby Phenylethylamine » March 4th, 2009, 3:25 am

And I reply "Ugh, it can't possibly have been as bad as that National Food Sci event from last year."
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Re: Anyone been DQed at Nationals and felt it was wrong

Postby Mr. Cool » March 8th, 2009, 1:17 pm

If I got DQed I would probably cry.
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