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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by whythelongface » October 2nd, 2017, 7:11 pm

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Tailsfan101 wrote:I think that maybe the case with powerhouses is that they take their dominance for granted, and then maybe start slacking. This is not saying they don't still try hard, but maybe worse teams have more incentive to try harder.
An example: My team (Treasure Valley Homeschool) contended against a team that regularly won Idaho state (St. Joseph's). After many successful years, they ended up in third place, 33 points behind us.
Better example: MONTGOMERY BEATING NORTH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE
Yeah Montgomery. I am more interested in B though because a.) I am in B and b.) North and South at least compete with each other. Community is just community
False. Community is North's feeder; Thomas Roy Grover Middle School feeds South.
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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by WhatScience? » October 4th, 2017, 5:35 am

whythelongface wrote:
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Better example: MONTGOMERY BEATING NORTH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE
Yeah Montgomery. I am more interested in B though because a.) I am in B and b.) North and South at least compete with each other. Community is just community
False. Community is North's feeder; Thomas Roy Grover Middle School feeds South.
Just watch out. Hillsborough Middle School is going to be top 6 this year.

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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by whythelongface » October 8th, 2017, 11:55 am

WhatScience? wrote:Just watch out. Hillsborough Middle School is going to be top 6 this year.
Quite possible, but I can't see any team other than Community holding B champions this year.

Speaking of champions, does anyone have a super-mega-ultra-early predictions list for both division B and C? I'd like to get a general feel about what teams are projected to win. Last year's States turned out to be quite the mess, and nobody really expected the results, I guess...

My top six teams list for C is just one big question mark for the first three places, with the WW-Ps and Montgomery undecided due to lack of information. I'd say the remaining three will be decided between Brunswicks, JPS, and maybe PHS?
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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by WhatScience? » October 9th, 2017, 2:50 pm

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WhatScience? wrote:Just watch out. Hillsborough Middle School is going to be top 6 this year.
Quite possible, but I can't see any team other than Community holding B champions this year.

Speaking of champions, does anyone have a super-mega-ultra-early predictions list for both division B and C? I'd like to get a general feel about what teams are projected to win. Last year's States turned out to be quite the mess, and nobody really expected the results, I guess...

My top six teams list for C is just one big question mark for the first three places, with the WW-Ps and Montgomery undecided due to lack of information. I'd say the remaining three will be decided between Brunswicks, JPS, and maybe PHS?
They are relatively new and maybe not this year but soon I am expecting things from the Princeton International school of math and science

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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by WhatScience? » October 12th, 2017, 3:20 pm

How many hours per week (per event) do you guys put and how many do you think you need to be successful.

ATM, I am just going through my events and learning them one by one, ranging anywhere from 5-10 hours a week.

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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by whythelongface » October 12th, 2017, 4:26 pm

WhatScience? wrote:How many hours per week (per event) do you guys put and how many do you think you need to be successful.

ATM, I am just going through my events and learning them one by one, ranging anywhere from 5-10 hours a week.
5-10 hours a week is a lot of dedication! :shock:

Ideally that would be what you want to do, except I'm more a cram kind of person. But since that doesn't usually get me too far, I agree that studying even 3-5 hours every week is probably sufficient up to States. Unless you live in a really competitive one...
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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by Unome » October 12th, 2017, 5:26 pm

whythelongface wrote:5-10 hours a week is a lot of dedication! :shock:
smh I did more in 9th grade

My current rate is about 30 hours a week, but a significant chunk of that is captaining work.

Regardless, 5-10 hours a week is a pretty good rate.
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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by pb5754 » October 12th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Unome wrote: My current rate is about 30 hours a week
howwwwwww????!!!! I only get like 7 max. I just do like 4 hrs/week... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by Unome » October 13th, 2017, 6:13 am

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Unome wrote: My current rate is about 30 hours a week
howwwwwww????!!!! I only get like 7 max. I just do like 4 hrs/week... :shock: :shock: :shock:
I minimize the time I spend on everything else so I have much more time for SO.
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Re: New Jersey 2018

Post by arv101 » October 14th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Does anyone know if thermodynamics and hovercraft will be at regionals? ( Union County ?)
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