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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by MIScioly1 » February 16th, 2020, 1:46 pm

We will take a look at doing the flying events at the IM building next year. We’ve avoided it for the past 3 because it’s a 15-20 minute walk, but it might be the best choice at this point.
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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by bjt4888 » February 16th, 2020, 2:41 pm

If you are referring to the IM building near the “Hill Dorms”, seems like that would be workable. I think that there’s a footbridge over the main road, if I remember correctly (U of M LSA H 1974-77). The teams walk distances like this between events for States on the MSU campus.

Another thought to assist with this; arrangements could be made with the City to block some of the parking spaces on Church St. as a pick up drop off zone so that parents could drive students part way there. This pick up drop off is the current practice for many teams at States on MSU campus to get to and from from the flying events at East Circle IM.

Thanks for considering this,

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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by MIScioly1 » February 16th, 2020, 6:45 pm

bjt4888 wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 2:41 pm
If you are referring to the IM building near the “Hill Dorms”, seems like that would be workable. I think that there’s a footbridge over the main road, if I remember correctly (U of M LSA H 1974-77). The teams walk distances like this between events for States on the MSU campus.

Another thought to assist with this; arrangements could be made with the City to block some of the parking spaces on Church St. as a pick up drop off zone so that parents could drive students part way there. This pick up drop off is the current practice for many teams at States on MSU campus to get to and from from the flying events at East Circle IM.

Thanks for considering this,

Brian T
Yeah, we’ll be looking at any and all options. The IM Sports building is south of campus by a good bit. The one you’re referring to I think is the Central Campus Recreation Building. Unfortunately, they won’t let us use any spaces.
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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by blakinator8 » February 17th, 2020, 4:31 pm

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Gravity Vehicle: 61st place (I'm not going to rate it, but I hope Umich can definitely sort this out).
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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by muushuuking » February 18th, 2020, 5:35 am

When will raw scores be released?

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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by Vortexx2 » February 18th, 2020, 6:38 am

Just some thoughts on events...
Gravity Vehicle(11)- Run very well. It was the first tournament I've seen running three teams at a time. However this didn't really help with running the event faster because they only let 1 team go at a time. It also didn't help that we had to wait for Mousetrap people to go. (8/10)

Machines(15)- Also run well. Volunteers were nice and were accommodating to teams. (8/10)

PPP (12)- Event supervisors were really nice. The pumps were disconnected from the launcher though before our run, so we had to take some of our time to set it up. But the volunteers gave us some extra time so it all worked out. The venue sucked though. 22 foot ceiling but it had tables going up 4 feet. The launcher wasn't very consistent. We launched at 35 psi and went 12 feet, then went 40 and blasted into the ceiling, knocking down a ceiling tile. (5/10)

Codebusters (1)- Good test, volunteers were nice. We ripped our papers and the helped us out. Only complaint is that they took soooo long to grade the timed question, which affected some teams that ended up having errors on the timed question. (8/10)
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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by AlfWeg » February 18th, 2020, 11:30 am

Vortexx2 wrote:
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Machines(15)- Also run well. Volunteers were nice and were accommodating to teams. I wish they would have followed the rules though. (7/10)
Hmm, I didn't notice anything(other than maybe time)? What was against the rules?
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Codebusters (1)- Good test, volunteers were nice. We ripped our papers and the helped us out. Only complaint is that they took soooo long to grade the timed question, which affected some teams that ended up having errors on the timed question. (8/10)
iirc, I think by the last slot they had it figured out? I believe our person stopped the timer before checking. But I'm not the timed person so I wasn't really paying attention.
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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by Name » February 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm

AlfWeg wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 11:30 am
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February 18th, 2020, 6:38 am
Codebusters (1)- Good test, volunteers were nice. We ripped our papers and the helped us out. Only complaint is that they took soooo long to grade the timed question, which affected some teams that ended up having errors on the timed question. (8/10)
iirc, I think by the last slot they had it figured out? I believe our person stopped the timer before checking. But I'm not the timed person so I wasn't really paying attention.
I think the issue would be when a team calls time with more then 2 errors. If the checker takes like 20 seconds to check, only to see three errors, they can't give credit. But if the errors are corrected basically instantly afterwards, the checker costed the team 20 seconds of time bonus.
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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by Vortexx2 » February 18th, 2020, 12:49 pm

AlfWeg wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 11:30 am
Hmm, I didn't notice anything(other than maybe time)? What was against the rules?
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I thought something was wrong but I just double checked the rules and I was wrong. My post has been edited. Thanks!
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February 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm
I think the issue would be when a team calls time with more then 2 errors. If the checker takes like 20 seconds to check, only to see three errors, they can't give credit. But if the errors are corrected basically instantly afterwards, the checker costed the team 20 seconds of time bonus.
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It didn't affect me but yes this is what i was referring to.
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Re: University of Michigan Scioly Invitational 2020

Post by AlfWeg » February 18th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Vortexx2 wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 12:49 pm
AlfWeg wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 11:30 am
Hmm, I didn't notice anything(other than maybe time)? What was against the rules?
I thought something was wrong but I just double checked the rules and I was wrong. My post has been edited. Thanks!

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February 18th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Name wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm

I think the issue would be when a team calls time with more then 2 errors. If the checker takes like 20 seconds to check, only to see three errors, they can't give credit. But if the errors are corrected basically instantly afterwards, the checker costed the team 20 seconds of time bonus.
It didn't affect me but yes this is what i was referring to.
Oh lol nvm then.
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