2019 Nationals - Cornell

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2019 Nationals - Cornell

Postby Unome » December 18th, 2016, 1:00 pm

Although no official announcement has arrived from NSO that I know of, it looks pretty confirmed to me:

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Interestingly, it appears to be later than most national tournaments over the last few years; here at Chattahoochee, school actually ends the week before the tournament.

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Re: 2019 Nationals - Cornell

Postby bernard » December 18th, 2016, 2:20 pm

It is likely intentional that the date is after spring quarter final exams and commencement at Cornell University. Last year's host, University of Wisconsin-Stout concluded its second semester final exams before hosting the national tournament.
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Re: 2019 Nationals - Cornell

Postby Unome » December 18th, 2016, 2:30 pm

bernard wrote:It is likely intentional that the date is after spring quarter final exams and commencement at Cornell University. Last year's host, University of Wisconsin-Stout concluded its second semester final exams before hosting the national tournament.

That would make sense then; I recall hearing somewhere that UW-Stout actually changed their original calendar because of Nationals (not sure whether this is accurate though).

Also, it took me 12 days to notice that news story :oops: :ugeek:

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Re: 2019 Nationals - Cornell

Postby CornellColin » December 19th, 2016, 11:29 am

Hey everyone, I can shed some light on this because I was one of the students involved in bringing Nats to Cornell and I will be serving as events director for the 2019 tournament. It is confirmed at this point - our bid was officially approved by the national board of directors at their meeting this past November! Needless to say, all of us at Cornell are ecstatic.

You are also correct to notice that we had to shift things a bit later so we could accommodate finals and commencement. We couldn't host it the weekend of June 8 either because that's reunion weekend, but fortunately we were able to sandwich ourselves between those events with the approval of Cornell conference services.

Feel free to direct any questions or comments about the tournament to me!

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Re: 2019 Nationals - Cornell

Postby BrS » December 19th, 2016, 6:00 pm

Wow this is amazing yet simultaneously upsetting since I'll no longer be in high school by then. :cry:


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