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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by Unome » January 28th, 2018, 4:59 am

1. Troy A (108)
2. Troy B (127)
3. Albany White (195)
4. Mountain View (258)
5. Camas (265)
6. Bayard Rustin (288)
7. Palo Alto Green (292)
8. Clark Black (299)
9. Brookwood A (340)
10. Monta Vista Purple (353)

I honestly had never heard of Albany before today, but they seem to have been on anupward swing at NorCal States recently, going from 13th to 5th, and now this. Camas and Clark are also especially strong this year (though we definitely knew the latter after their MIT results).
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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by windu34 » January 28th, 2018, 8:13 am

Unome wrote:1. Troy A (108)
2. Troy B (127)
3. Albany White (195)
4. Mountain View (258)
5. Camas (265)
6. Bayard Rustin (288)
7. Palo Alto Green (292)
8. Clark Black (299)
9. Brookwood A (340)
10. Monta Vista Purple (353)

I honestly had never heard of Albany before today, but they seem to have been on anupward swing at NorCal States recently, going from 13th to 5th, and now this. Camas and Clark are also especially strong this year (though we definitely knew the latter after their MIT results).
Im a little shocked at the excessively low Mira Loma scores. Even unstacked, I would have expected them to be contending with Troy for top places in each event, but it doesnt look to be the case.
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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by CalColin » January 28th, 2018, 10:48 am

Hi all!

Massive thanks to everyone who came to Berkeley to compete yesterday; we all had a blast and hope you did too!

Our undying gratitude belongs to our volunteers and events staff (some of whom flew in from Texas!) who kept the competition running as smooth as possible - they're a tournament director's dream.

As you have seen, results are up. Congratulations to Troy on a spectacular performance! We were deeply impressed by the level of competition they brought to the field.

Soon, we'll be sending out feedback forms for students and coaches to fill out. We do this so that we can improve our tournament for next year, meaning your feedback figures heavily into our planning process! Other questions, comments, and concerns can be directed to our inbox at goldengatescioly@gmail.com.

Planning for our third annual invitational for the 2018-19 season will start soon. Maybe we'll finally be able to host a tournament at Stanford? Stay tuned for details!

Once more, on behalf of the entire GGSO team, thank you!

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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by mnoga » January 28th, 2018, 11:54 am

Unome wrote:1. Troy A (108)
2. Troy B (127)
3. Albany White (195)
4. Mountain View (258)
5. Camas (265)
6. Bayard Rustin (288)
7. Palo Alto Green (292)
8. Clark Black (299)
9. Brookwood A (340)
10. Monta Vista Purple (353)

I honestly had never heard of Albany before today, but they seem to have been on anupward swing at NorCal States recently, going from 13th to 5th, and now this. Camas and Clark are also especially strong this year (though we definitely knew the latter after their MIT results).
Albany did well at the Tracy Invitational also finishing third behind Monta Vista and Mountain View. As I recall they had one bad event or they would have had about the same score as the winning Mountain View team.

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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by mnoga » January 28th, 2018, 11:58 am

windu34 wrote:
Unome wrote:1. Troy A (108)
2. Troy B (127)
3. Albany White (195)
4. Mountain View (258)
5. Camas (265)
6. Bayard Rustin (288)
7. Palo Alto Green (292)
8. Clark Black (299)
9. Brookwood A (340)
10. Monta Vista Purple (353)

I honestly had never heard of Albany before today, but they seem to have been on anupward swing at NorCal States recently, going from 13th to 5th, and now this. Camas and Clark are also especially strong this year (though we definitely knew the latter after their MIT results).
Im a little shocked at the excessively low Mira Loma scores. Even unstacked, I would have expected them to be contending with Troy for top places in each event, but it doesnt look to be the case.
But if you look at Mira Loma's composite score between both teams, I think you'll find that they are still (probably) better than any other NorCal team. I would agree that the gap appears to be closer between Mira Loma and teams like Albany, Mountain View and Palo Alto.

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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by Rêveur » January 28th, 2018, 1:01 pm

mnoga wrote:
windu34 wrote:
Unome wrote:1. Troy A (108)
2. Troy B (127)
3. Albany White (195)
4. Mountain View (258)
5. Camas (265)
6. Bayard Rustin (288)
7. Palo Alto Green (292)
8. Clark Black (299)
9. Brookwood A (340)
10. Monta Vista Purple (353)

I honestly had never heard of Albany before today, but they seem to have been on anupward swing at NorCal States recently, going from 13th to 5th, and now this. Camas and Clark are also especially strong this year (though we definitely knew the latter after their MIT results).
Im a little shocked at the excessively low Mira Loma scores. Even unstacked, I would have expected them to be contending with Troy for top places in each event, but it doesnt look to be the case.
But if you look at Mira Loma's composite score between both teams, I think you'll find that they are still (probably) better than any other NorCal team. I would agree that the gap appears to be closer between Mira Loma and teams like Albany, Mountain View and Palo Alto.
What do you guys think happened with Mira Loma? I remember they had 3 teams at the ML tournament on the 6th of January. Are they hiding their talent / best builds?

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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by Kyanite » January 28th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Rêveur wrote:
mnoga wrote:
windu34 wrote: Im a little shocked at the excessively low Mira Loma scores. Even unstacked, I would have expected them to be contending with Troy for top places in each event, but it doesnt look to be the case.
But if you look at Mira Loma's composite score between both teams, I think you'll find that they are still (probably) better than any other NorCal team. I would agree that the gap appears to be closer between Mira Loma and teams like Albany, Mountain View and Palo Alto.
What do you guys think happened with Mira Loma? I remember they had 3 teams at the ML tournament on the 6th of January. Are they hiding their talent / best builds?
No idea, I would find that to be an odd strategy as it would have you miss valuable time to test your builds, notes or partnerships. I have heard from some Mira Loma competitors that they lost a lot of key seniors last year, maybe they will have low year this year and then next year they will be competitive again.

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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by connerywood18 » February 2nd, 2018, 7:57 pm

Kyanite wrote:
Rêveur wrote:
mnoga wrote:
But if you look at Mira Loma's composite score between both teams, I think you'll find that they are still (probably) better than any other NorCal team. I would agree that the gap appears to be closer between Mira Loma and teams like Albany, Mountain View and Palo Alto.
What do you guys think happened with Mira Loma? I remember they had 3 teams at the ML tournament on the 6th of January. Are they hiding their talent / best builds?
No idea, I would find that to be an odd strategy as it would have you miss valuable time to test your builds, notes or partnerships. I have heard from some Mira Loma competitors that they lost a lot of key seniors last year, maybe they will have low year this year and then next year they will be competitive again.
And you can bet all of the other three teams will be racing for the nationals spot while Mira Loma is down.

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Re: Golden Gate Science Olympiad Invitational (C)

Post by Kyanite » February 2nd, 2018, 9:03 pm

connerywood18 wrote:
Kyanite wrote:
Rêveur wrote:
What do you guys think happened with Mira Loma? I remember they had 3 teams at the ML tournament on the 6th of January. Are they hiding their talent / best builds?
No idea, I would find that to be an odd strategy as it would have you miss valuable time to test your builds, notes or partnerships. I have heard from some Mira Loma competitors that they lost a lot of key seniors last year, maybe they will have low year this year and then next year they will be competitive again.
And you can bet all of the other three teams will be racing for the nationals spot while Mira Loma is down.
thats very true
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