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Re: Superregional

Post by gz839918 » February 26th, 2020, 6:51 pm

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February 26th, 2020, 6:40 pm
I think that if invies states were designated as the ones that would give bids for nats, they would definitely be monitored much more closely (eg. it would be made sure that the tests were high quality and followed the rules, and test graders wouldn’t be randomly thrown into events as they often are in invies).
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Post by Locoholic » February 26th, 2020, 6:58 pm

builderguy135 wrote:
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No, the tournament would take place at its usual date but bids would have to be announced after all state competitions (or when every team ahead of a team that lost states won states, if that makes any sense)
Well one benefit of having these be post-state competitions is that they hold more prestige and give teams more time to prepare. But maybe it would be best to keep them at their current dates because of potential logistics issues.
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Re: Superregional

Post by SOPomo » February 27th, 2020, 12:18 pm

Churchill and Kennedy from NorCal have both won Ohio tournaments this year. Only one of them will get to go win Nationals.

The current system is broken for the most competitive states.

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Post by EastStroudsburg13 » February 27th, 2020, 12:36 pm

There are a lot of interesting ideas in this thread and I'm glad there's interest in exploring this.

I think one thing important to point out, that may be getting lost a bit, is that the current purpose of nationals is not to have the best teams in the country. The current purpose of nationals is to have the best teams from each state. Any system in which some states do not have any teams at nationals will require a greater philosophical shift in Science Olympiad as an organization into what the purpose of nationals is.
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Re: Superregional

Post by JoeyC » February 27th, 2020, 5:41 pm

can someone remind me again why Washington D.C. counts as a state?
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Re: Superregional

Post by MacintoshJosh » February 27th, 2020, 6:15 pm

JoeyC wrote:
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can someone remind me again why Washington D.C. counts as a state?
I mean where would D.C. go instead? Virginia? Maryland? I'm not too sure...
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Post by EastStroudsburg13 » February 27th, 2020, 6:26 pm

MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 6:15 pm
JoeyC wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 5:41 pm
can someone remind me again why Washington D.C. counts as a state?
I mean where would D.C. go instead? Virginia? Maryland? I'm not too sure...
It is my personal opinion that DC should compete in Maryland. It does not add to geographic diversity the same way that teams from Wyoming or Alaska do.
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Re: Superregional

Post by NewSciolyer » March 2nd, 2020, 5:24 pm

EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 6:26 pm
MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 6:15 pm
JoeyC wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 5:41 pm
can someone remind me again why Washington D.C. counts as a state?
I mean where would D.C. go instead? Virginia? Maryland? I'm not too sure...
It is my personal opinion that DC should compete in Maryland. It does not add to geographic diversity the same way that teams from Wyoming or Alaska do.
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Re: Superregional

Post by jaggie34 » March 2nd, 2020, 6:31 pm

NewSciolyer wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 5:24 pm
EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 6:26 pm
MacintoshJosh wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 6:15 pm

I mean where would D.C. go instead? Virginia? Maryland? I'm not too sure...
It is my personal opinion that DC should compete in Maryland. It does not add to geographic diversity the same way that teams from Wyoming or Alaska do.
National Cathedral went to the Maryland regionals for Div B.
D.C. being added as a separate state also ended up taking a Texas bid away, which I'd argue is a bad thing.
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Re: Superregional

Post by JoeyC » March 2nd, 2020, 6:53 pm

jaggie34 wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 6:31 pm
D.C. being added as a separate state also ended up taking a Texas bid away, which I'd argue is a bad thing.
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