2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Unome » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:07 pm

rfscoach wrote:

That's using the term rather loosely.

Too true...

For comparison: the 2016 national tournament website in early August here (though the styling and navbar is very broken on the Internet Archive copy, so pages aren't as easily accessible as on the original)
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby ThiccleRick » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:21 pm

Are the event times for nationals on the schedule in AM or PM?

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Froggie » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:35 pm

ThiccleRick wrote:Are the event times for nationals on the schedule in AM or PM?

Well, both.
But we aren't having an event at 3 in the morning.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby rfscoach » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:43 am

Froggie wrote:
ThiccleRick wrote:Are the event times for nationals on the schedule in AM or PM?

Well, both.
But we aren't having an event at 3 in the morning.

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby SilverP » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:44 am

Is there any move to petition the directors or something to change the schedule? Who should we contact about this?

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby scioly2012 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:00 pm

SilverP wrote:Is there any move to petition the directors or something to change the schedule? Who should we contact about this?

It's very unlikely that they're going to change the schedule, especially since it's been out and unchanged for months now :/ Which schedule conflict were you concerned about?

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby SilverP » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:29 pm

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SilverP wrote:Is there any move to petition the directors or something to change the schedule? Who should we contact about this?

It's very unlikely that they're going to change the schedule, especially since it's been out and unchanged for months now :/ Which schedule conflict were you concerned about?


Dynamic Planet and Rocks. I don't see why they would do this, and as a result, it appears Princeton and Yale Invitationals are using the same schedule.

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby John Richardsim » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:10 pm

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Dynamic Planet and Rocks. I don't see why they would do this, and as a result, it appears Princeton and Yale Invitationals are using the same schedule.

I'm sure that the tournament directors would not change the conflicts. While it is inconvenient for most teams, the conflict imposes the same restrictions on all teams, and therefore is fair. Many competitions try to match the national tournament's schedule, and for that reason many teams have already adjusted to the conflict.

While this conflict may seem ridiculous, there have been much more arbitrary schedules in the past (2015's national schedule was entirely based on the alphabetical order of events).
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby pikachu4919 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:22 pm

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scioly2012 wrote:
SilverP wrote:Is there any move to petition the directors or something to change the schedule? Who should we contact about this?

It's very unlikely that they're going to change the schedule, especially since it's been out and unchanged for months now :/ Which schedule conflict were you concerned about?


Dynamic Planet and Rocks. I don't see why they would do this, and as a result, it appears Princeton and Yale Invitationals are using the same schedule.


Well those two invitationals are also basing their schedules off of the current tentative nationals schedule, and since the tentative nationals schedule says that the two are at the same time, they're just following that.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby knottingpurple » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:37 pm

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SilverP wrote:
scioly2012 wrote:It's very unlikely that they're going to change the schedule, especially since it's been out and unchanged for months now :/ Which schedule conflict were you concerned about?


Dynamic Planet and Rocks. I don't see why they would do this, and as a result, it appears Princeton and Yale Invitationals are using the same schedule.


Well those two invitationals are also basing their schedules off of the current tentative nationals schedule, and since the tentative nationals schedule says that the two are at the same time, they're just following that.


Definitely it's annoying at this point in the season trying to divide up our top earth science people between DP and Rocks, but I guess at least we're doing that now, for Yale and Princeton, rather than just before Nationals. Since we're going to both Princeton and Yale, we were thinking of swapping people between the events for the two different competitions to figure out which pairings work best, it's annoying but at least we're aware of the conflict now and can work to address it I guess.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby GoldenKnight1 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:07 am

knottingpurple wrote:Definitely it's annoying at this point in the season trying to divide up our top earth science people between DP and Rocks,


1) While I know it was "tentative" but this schedule has been out since September so you did not need to wait until now.
2) Maybe consider the evil genius of this event conflict. Making more people on your team learn about Rocks and DP. I vote for more "conflicts".

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby whythelongface » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:59 am

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knottingpurple wrote:Definitely it's annoying at this point in the season trying to divide up our top earth science people between DP and Rocks,

2) Maybe consider the evil genius of this event conflict. Making more people on your team learn about Rocks and DP. I vote for more "conflicts".

Or maybe it spreads a team out too thin. While I agree that having more people do different events is a good thing, it is my opinion that events should be done by people consistently strong in said events, especially at Nationals.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby knottingpurple » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:18 am

GoldenKnight1 wrote:
knottingpurple wrote:Definitely it's annoying at this point in the season trying to divide up our top earth science people between DP and Rocks,


1) While I know it was "tentative" but this schedule has been out since September so you did not need to wait until now.
2) Maybe consider the evil genius of this event conflict. Making more people on your team learn about Rocks and DP. I vote for more "conflicts".


I know it's been out since September, my point was that addressing this conflict now is better than addressing it in May. Addressing it in September is, of course, better than addressing it now, by the same train of thought, but I was trying to say that there's still plenty of time.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby JT880 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:56 am

Possibly a bit early, but has anybody heard anything about the trial events this year for nationals?
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby chalker » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:22 pm

JT880 wrote:Possibly a bit early, but has anybody heard anything about the trial events this year for nationals?


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