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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby bernard » May 12th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Let's save the "quality of nationals" topic for a General Chat post, as it is not specific to the Cornell University national tournament and may distract from the logistics-focused discussion here.
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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby coachchuckaahs » May 13th, 2019, 10:04 am

pb5754[] wrote:
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SONica wrote:
Totally agree. Even harder for kids from west coast. They have a time difference of 3 hours, which means kids need to get up 2 or 3 am their west coast time.

That really sucks for anybody who's not in eastern or central time.

oof I can't even wake up at 6 am ever and I'm in eastern time.


I would hope they would consider a Friday test session that would not be such a zoo and hardship, then offer a Saturday early session to schools that did not check in and fly on Friday. The reason they went to Saturday testing is some schools claimed Friday was unfair, as they arrive late Friday.

Since DD and ED are at 7am (along with impounds) in both B and C, the test session would have to be very early.

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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby rfscoach » May 13th, 2019, 4:45 pm

coachchuckaahs wrote:
pb5754[] wrote:
TheCrazyChemist wrote:That really sucks for anybody who's not in eastern or central time.

oof I can't even wake up at 6 am ever and I'm in eastern time.


I would hope they would consider a Friday test session that would not be such a zoo and hardship, then offer a Saturday early session to schools that did not check in and fly on Friday. The reason they went to Saturday testing is some schools claimed Friday was unfair, as they arrive late Friday.

Since DD and ED are at 7am (along with impounds) in both B and C, the test session would have to be very early.

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Last year the trim flight time was during the 7am time block, so my team could not use it.
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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby coachchuckaahs » May 13th, 2019, 6:32 pm

That would be quite unfair, with several tasks plus impound in the 7am hour.

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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby coachchuckaahs » May 13th, 2019, 11:17 pm

I am assured by Nationals that they are doing everything they can to accommodate test session(s). So while early Saturday morning is on the table, keep your eyes out for possible additional information. Thank you to those who have expressed opinions on here. The organizers are aware that an hour Saturday morning may not be ideal, and are working on options. There are many factors involved, including access to facilities, so things may not change, but they have heard you/us.

Hope to see y'all at "Float" screenings at Nationals.

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Postby Riptide » May 14th, 2019, 5:48 am

Our time slots got screwed up and now we can’t do sounds. We’re currently signed up for 10:45-11:45 and need either 12:00-1:00 or 1:15-2:15. If you have ANY flexibility in your esus please let me know we’re desperate. We can switch some of our other events to accommodate possibly. We also currently have 12:00-1:00 boomilever and need either 10:45-11:45 or 2:30-3:30. Thanks to anyone that can help!

Edit: If anyone has 9:30-10:30 sounds and is free to move to 10:45-11:45 that could also work.
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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby Unome » May 14th, 2019, 7:47 am

Riptide wrote:Our time slots got screwed up and now we can’t do sounds. We’re currently signed up for 10:45-11:45 and need either 12:00-1:00 or 1:15-2:15. If you have ANY flexibility in your esus please let me know we’re desperate. We can switch some of our other events to accommodate possibly. We also currently have 12:00-1:00 boomilever and need either 10:45-11:45 or 2:30-3:30. Thanks to anyone that can help!

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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby ericlepanda » May 15th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Hey guys, my team (new trier) also has a similar problem with sounds of music. We’re currently signed up for the 12pm slot but we need 9:30 AM in order to have both of our members compete. If anyone has 9:30 available and can switch to 12pm, please pm me.
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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby Nats2019 » May 15th, 2019, 5:50 pm

Regarding time slots for self-scheduled events, we're glad to see teams working out slots amongst each other!

Please note: If you are going to trade time slots, you MUST have your coach complete the swap on Ezra to make it official (otherwise we can't let the switch happen)! What we've seen schools do in the past is have both schools go onto the system at the same time, click the little "x" that's located on their event time slot to de-select it, and then press submit. After that, immediately re-sign up for the opposite time slot (making sure to press submit again)!

In other news, it feels like we are approaching the tournament at light speed! Dining times, room maps, and more fun activities will be posted this weekend into next week! (For all the competitors out there, yes, we'll have nice printed maps AND a google-based map to help everyone get around + tons of signage around campus!)
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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby ScienceIsAwesome » May 15th, 2019, 8:37 pm

Nats2019 wrote:Regarding time slots for self-scheduled events, we're glad to see teams working out slots amongst each other!

Please note: If you are going to trade time slots, you MUST have your coach complete the swap on Ezra to make it official (otherwise we can't let the switch happen)! What we've seen schools do in the past is have both schools go onto the system at the same time, click the little "x" that's located on their event time slot to de-select it, and then press submit. After that, immediately re-sign up for the opposite time slot (making sure to press submit again)!

In other news, it feels like we are approaching the tournament at light speed! Dining times, room maps, and more fun activities will be posted this weekend into next week! (For all the competitors out there, yes, we'll have nice printed maps AND a google-based map to help everyone get around + tons of signage around campus!)


Can you Nats2019 give anything more regarding flight tests for DivC Wright Stuff and DivB ELG? Many teams have asked if there are Friday times due to impound and event issues Saturday morning.

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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby gvorwald » May 15th, 2019, 10:52 pm

I wanted to give teams a heads up that there will be free behind the scenes tours of the research collection at the Paleontological Research Institute (PRI) for fossil event participants, and discounted admission to the Museum of the Earth for teams. Museum of the Earth is not on campus, and you will need transportation there.

The link to signing up for PRI behind the scenes tours of the research collection is now active.

You can sign up online. Your team can also visit the Museum of the Earth. Contact Maureen Bickley to inform her so that they provide you with discounted admission.

Go to the National tournament website activities page.

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Click on the link Museum of the Earth and you will download a PDF document. There is a link in the shaded blue box to the sign ups.

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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby Nats2019 » May 17th, 2019, 6:36 am

ScienceIsAwesome wrote:
Can you Nats2019 give anything more regarding flight tests for DivC Wright Stuff and DivB ELG? Many teams have asked if there are Friday times due to impound and event issues Saturday morning.


After much discussion with Cornell, we were able to secure the Ramin Room for additional time on Friday! The practice times for Flying Events are now as follows:

Friday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (NOTE: HVAC SYSTEM MAY BE RUNNING ON FRIDAY)

Saturday - 6:00 am - 8:00 am and during downtime throughout the day at the supervisor’s discretion
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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby coachchuckaahs » May 17th, 2019, 7:25 am

Nats2019 wrote:
ScienceIsAwesome wrote:
Can you Nats2019 give anything more regarding flight tests for DivC Wright Stuff and DivB ELG? Many teams have asked if there are Friday times due to impound and event issues Saturday morning.


After much discussion with Cornell, we were able to secure the Ramin Room for additional time on Friday! The practice times for Flying Events are now as follows:

Friday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (NOTE: HVAC SYSTEM MAY BE RUNNING ON FRIDAY)

Saturday - 6:00 am - 8:00 am and during downtime throughout the day at the supervisor’s discretion


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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » May 17th, 2019, 8:52 am

FYI: Team Numbers

Known 1st place teams to decline a bid include Waynflete (ME) and LISA Academy West (AR) in B, and Waynflete (ME) and St. Johnsbury's Academy (VT) in C. I'm uncertain if the two teams that are higher than Walpole in this PDF were eligible to attend nationals: https://scioly.org/wiki/images/d/d7/201 ... esults.pdf
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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Postby BalsaFerret » May 17th, 2019, 1:58 pm

Nats2019 wrote:
ScienceIsAwesome wrote:
Can you Nats2019 give anything more regarding flight tests for DivC Wright Stuff and DivB ELG? Many teams have asked if there are Friday times due to impound and event issues Saturday morning.


After much discussion with Cornell, we were able to secure the Ramin Room for additional time on Friday! The practice times for Flying Events are now as follows:

Friday - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (NOTE: HVAC SYSTEM MAY BE RUNNING ON FRIDAY)

Saturday - 6:00 am - 8:00 am and during downtime throughout the day at the supervisor’s discretion


Too bad the movie cuts right through the flying session...


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