2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby beaverkid » May 16th, 2018, 10:46 pm

My coach asked Steve Lovaas about this and here's his response: "In terms of the rollers, they can't practice in advance in the room where the competition occurs. That's not to say they can't find some random hallway to make sure their cars survived the trip."

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 17th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Chalker, can we at least test our mousetrap cars on a different floor on Thurs/Fri? Why can't we find an empty gym to practice in?
on Thursday you can test at your hotel maybe.
Yes, testing at your hotel / dorm is fine. We don't make official testing spaces available because it wouldn't be fair to all teams. Some teams arrive early and some arrive late. The late arriving ones would be at a disadvantage by not having official testing opportunities.
Chalker, could you clarify this (because there have been some conflicting statements)? Is it okay for us to find a place to test on campus that is not the official test site? For example, a hallway somewhere.

That, certainly, would not provide us any competitive advantage over the late-arriving teams. Also, if this is truly an issue of fairness, we should at the very least be allowed to test in a random hallway on friday night -- all teams are capable of this.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby MadCow2357 » May 17th, 2018, 7:11 pm

Hey my team was ready to have some fun at the fun night, but we could not find it for some reason. Where was the Fun Night.? :( We went to the Lory Student Center at 6.47 and not even the staff knew where the stuff was. We ended up playing football with a bag of my clothes on the plaza where they were supposed to have the "Play on the Plaza" :roll: Such a crappy fun night for my team... :x

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby Alex-RCHS » May 17th, 2018, 7:12 pm

On an unrelated note: Does anyone know if we have printer access here?
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby allopathie » May 17th, 2018, 7:23 pm

On an unrelated note: Does anyone know if we have printer access here?
You need to login to the printers with a student ID, so probably not. Maybe there are unsecured printers?
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby bearasauras » May 17th, 2018, 10:06 pm

on Thursday you can test at your hotel maybe.
Yes, testing at your hotel / dorm is fine. We don't make official testing spaces available because it wouldn't be fair to all teams. Some teams arrive early and some arrive late. The late arriving ones would be at a disadvantage by not having official testing opportunities.
Chalker, could you clarify this (because there have been some conflicting statements)? Is it okay for us to find a place to test on campus that is not the official test site? For example, a hallway somewhere.

That, certainly, would not provide us any competitive advantage over the late-arriving teams. Also, if this is truly an issue of fairness, we should at the very least be allowed to test in a random hallway on friday night -- all teams are capable of this.
You may want to ask your coach to email the tournament director. There's probably a reason all 3 Event Supervisors for Mousetrap Vehicle saw your question and haven't responded ;) I think something about having to answer questions through the official channel :P

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby DarthBuilder » May 18th, 2018, 5:13 am

on Thursday you can test at your hotel maybe.
Yes, testing at your hotel / dorm is fine. We don't make official testing spaces available because it wouldn't be fair to all teams. Some teams arrive early and some arrive late. The late arriving ones would be at a disadvantage by not having official testing opportunities.
Chalker, could you clarify this (because there have been some conflicting statements)? Is it okay for us to find a place to test on campus that is not the official test site? For example, a hallway somewhere.

That, certainly, would not provide us any competitive advantage over the late-arriving teams. Also, if this is truly an issue of fairness, we should at the very least be allowed to test in a random hallway on friday night -- all teams are capable of this.

I believe the coaches meeting is tonight and your coaches ask the national supervisors questions about tomorrow. Ask your coach about I.
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby TheChiScientist » May 18th, 2018, 9:45 am

Good luck to all teams at Nats! :)
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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

Postby bearasauras » May 18th, 2018, 10:11 am

There has been a room change - Fast Fact B is now in Eddy Hall 212. This has been updated on the web-based map app and will be announced officially at the coaches meeting tonight.

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Re: 2018 National Tournament: Colorado State University

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Good luck to everyone competing tomorrow! I will be helping out with Thermo B, if anyone wants to say hi!
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