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Northern California 2018

Postby SOPomo » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:35 am

Northern California SO 2018 Information

State Website
http://www.norcalscienceolympiad.com/

Regions:
Sacramento - http://sacramentoscienceolympiad.com/
Fresno - http://stem.fcoe.org/science-olympiad
Tulare - http://www.tcoe.org/scienceolympiad/
San Joaquin - http://www.sjcoe.org/scienceolympiad/
Bay Area - http://www.bayareascioly.com/
Santa Clara - http://santaclarascioly.com/
Stanislaus - https://www.stancoe.org/division/admini ... d-regional

Invitationals:
Mira Loma Invitational (B/C) - http://www.sanjuan.edu/Domain/3878
Churchill Invitational (B) - http://www.sanjuan.edu/Page/8638
Berkeley Invitational (C) - http://goldengateso.com/

State Competition:
The NorCal State Science Olympiad will be held in Turlock, CA at CSU, Stanislaus on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

SCHEDULE:

December 2nd - Churchill Invitational (B)
January 6th - Mira Loma Invitational (B/C)
January 27th - Golden Gate Invitational (C)
January 27th or February 3rd - Wicklund Invitational (TBA still)

March 3rd - Sacramento Regionals
March TBD (usually same as most) - Fresno Regionals
March 3rd - Tulare Regionals
March 3rd - Stanislaus Regionals
March 3rd - San Joaquin Regionals
March TBD (usually one week later) - Bay Area Regionals
March TBD (usually two weeks later) - Santa Clara Regionals

April 14th - States (top 4 from each regional compete, one moves on in each division to Nationals)
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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby bearasauras » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:10 am

Where did you find the date for State?

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby SOPomo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:46 am

In my email from my regional director.

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby SOPomo » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:46 am

Kraemer comes up from SoCal to sneak first place away from Kennedy at the Churchill Invite today. Good times

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby Random Human » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:01 pm

SOPomo wrote:Kraemer comes up from SoCal to sneak first place away from Kennedy at the Churchill Invite today. Good times

Churchill lost their head coach. And Kennedy blew roller. Not sure what this means for SoCal. I'm predicting Kenedy to take the state.
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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby Unome » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:03 pm

Random Human wrote:
SOPomo wrote:Kraemer comes up from SoCal to sneak first place away from Kennedy at the Churchill Invite today. Good times

Churchill lost their head coach. And Kennedy blew roller. Not sure what this means for SoCal. I'm predicting Kenedy to take the state.

Kraemer over Kennedy is certainly interesting. How were the scores?
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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby SOPomo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:50 am

Unome wrote:
Random Human wrote:
SOPomo wrote:Kraemer comes up from SoCal to sneak first place away from Kennedy at the Churchill Invite today. Good times

Churchill lost their head coach. And Kennedy blew roller. Not sure what this means for SoCal. I'm predicting Kenedy to take the state.

Kraemer over Kennedy is certainly interesting. How were the scores?


Kraemer A 87
Kennedy Gold 90
Churchill Gold 136
Churchill Purple 152
Chaboya Red 230
Elkhorn Gold 231
Kraemer B 240
and so on

It was a three point win, and like Random Human said, Kennedy Gold got 23 on Roller Coaster which was over 1/4 their entire score (but got 1st on Kennedy Yellow, their B team, so there's that balancing act to look forward to for Mira Loma in January).

Kraemer put on a heck of a show, though. Kennedy hasn't really been close to anyone like that at an invite for a couple years.

As for Churchill losing their head coach, that may be true but they were still 3rd and 4th, and they don't really stack until states and still lost invites before to Kennedy even when he was their head coach. We'll see how much the change in coaches affects the end result in a couple months.

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby Unome » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:19 pm

SOPomo wrote:
Unome wrote:
Random Human wrote:Churchill lost their head coach. And Kennedy blew roller. Not sure what this means for SoCal. I'm predicting Kenedy to take the state.

Kraemer over Kennedy is certainly interesting. How were the scores?


Kraemer A 87
Kennedy Gold 90
Churchill Gold 136
Churchill Purple 152
Chaboya Red 230
Elkhorn Gold 231
Kraemer B 240
and so on

It was a three point win, and like Random Human said, Kennedy Gold got 23 on Roller Coaster which was over 1/4 their entire score (but got 1st on Kennedy Yellow, their B team, so there's that balancing act to look forward to for Mira Loma in January).

Kraemer put on a heck of a show, though. Kennedy hasn't really been close to anyone like that at an invite for a couple years.

As for Churchill losing their head coach, that may be true but they were still 3rd and 4th, and they don't really stack until states and still lost invites before to Kennedy even when he was their head coach. We'll see how much the change in coaches affects the end result in a couple months.

Impressive by Kraemer, if not so impressive as it seems at first glance. I'd agree that Churchill looks similar to past years. Another competitive NorCal B this year, it seems.
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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby Rêveur » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:53 am

Does anyone have a confirmation for the NorCal tournament date from the TD?

I checked the website but it still seems to show last year (2017)'s information, with April 1st 2017 listed as the tournament date.

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby bearasauras » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:56 am

It'll be on April 14, 2018

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby Rêveur » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:30 am

bearasauras wrote:It'll be on April 14, 2018


Thanks bearasauras.

My school is awfully bureaucratic and requires way to much head time to process any possible field trip requests

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby sandvinsd » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:22 am

SOPomo wrote:It was a three point win, and like Random Human said, Kennedy Gold got 23 on Roller Coaster which was over 1/4 their entire score (but got 1st on Kennedy Yellow, their B team, so there's that balancing act to look forward to for Mira Loma in January).


Kennedy 1 and 2 took 1st and 3rd in roller coaster at the Ladera Vista Invitational so they obviously got their device optimized. The two devices had 57 and 48 cm of gaps respectively so will be tough to beat. I am sure they will get better.

As for finals at LV, Jeffrey Trail was 1st by a big margin over Kennedy 1 who beat Kraemer by about 20 points (the roller coaster was the difference).
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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby SOPomo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:15 pm

Mira Loma Div B:

1. Kennedy Gold (90)
2. Kraemer Gold (144)
3. Miller Black (155)
4. Churchill Gold (194)
5. Churchill Purple (221)

Kennedy also thinks their Wright Stuff scores were mis-managed and they should have had a 1st instead of 12th. So their margin could be bigger.

I don't have access to Div C yet, but Troy won, I think Mountain View 2nd, I dunno though, a lot of people were distractingly leaving.

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby Rêveur » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:26 am

SOPomo wrote:Mira Loma Div B:

1. Kennedy Gold (90)
2. Kraemer Gold (144)
3. Miller Black (155)
4. Churchill Gold (194)
5. Churchill Purple (221)

Kennedy also thinks their Wright Stuff scores were mis-managed and they should have had a 1st instead of 12th. So their margin could be bigger.

I don't have access to Div C yet, but Troy won, I think Mountain View 2nd, I dunno though, a lot of people were distractingly leaving.


I'm hearing Mira Loma did really badly, can anyone else confirm and does anyone have any theories if this is true?

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Re: Northern California 2018

Postby SOPomo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:25 am

Rêveur wrote:I'm hearing Mira Loma did really badly, can anyone else confirm and does anyone have any theories if this is true?


The test folder didn't have the C results, so I can't comment as to what they look like. They did have three teams there, which I believe is more than in the past ML invites. Dunno if that spread themselves thin or anything but Troy being Troy they got 1st.


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