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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby varunscs11 » May 26th, 2016, 1:04 pm

Haha that's the exact opposite for me. Glad no Sounds of Music! :P :P :P
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Postby chaguy2457 » May 26th, 2016, 2:17 pm

About how accurate do these tentative lists tend to be? Is the change regarding Hovercraft and Sounds of Music likely enough that I should prepare my team (I'm a captain) for both?
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Postby chalker » May 26th, 2016, 3:46 pm

About how accurate do these tentative lists tend to be? Is the change regarding Hovercraft and Sounds of Music likely enough that I should prepare my team (I'm a captain) for both?
It's very likely to happen, pending some major issue we discover at the SO Summer Institute.

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Postby chalker » May 26th, 2016, 3:48 pm

I think hovercraft will be disliked for the same reason maglev was disliked; and I am certain it will be disliked, at least in C division.
I'm curious as to what those reasons are? I was quite surprised that during the discussions all the state directors were very positive about the event. Usually we get some concerns / negative feedback about new trial events, but in this situation that didn't happen.

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Postby chaguy2457 » May 26th, 2016, 4:25 pm

About how accurate do these tentative lists tend to be? Is the change regarding Hovercraft and Sounds of Music likely enough that I should prepare my team (I'm a captain) for both?
It's very likely to happen, pending some major issue we discover at the SO Summer Institute.
I'll keep my eyes out for updates and prepare for all 24 events released. Thanks! Can you say anything about what trial events might be run?
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Postby chalker » May 26th, 2016, 4:36 pm


I'll keep my eyes out for updates and prepare for all 24 events released. Thanks! Can you say anything about what trial events might be run?
Each tournament / state picks their own. We haven't determined the National Tournament ones yet, but I'd guess on Sounds of Music, WiFi lab, Roller Coaster, Potion and Poisons

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Postby dragonfruit35 » May 26th, 2016, 4:54 pm

Noooooooo! Sounds of Music is my FAVORITE, how dare you.
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Postby Bazinga+ » May 26th, 2016, 5:35 pm


I'll keep my eyes out for updates and prepare for all 24 events released. Thanks! Can you say anything about what trial events might be run?
Each tournament / state picks their own. We haven't determined the National Tournament ones yet, but I'd guess on Sounds of Music, WiFi lab, Roller Coaster, Potion and Poisons
I thought sound was going to be an official event next year.
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Postby chalker » May 26th, 2016, 5:44 pm

I thought sound was going to be an official event next year.
Scroll back a page or two to see my post about this.

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Postby Unome » May 26th, 2016, 7:04 pm

There was a significant change coming out of the rules committee meeting, which is going to start to leak out I suspect. Hence I think it best I comment on it here: it is likely that Sounds of Music will NOT be back as an event next year. Hovercraft will likely take it's place (and be both a B and C division event).

Some people are going to be very happy about this, others are going to be disappointed. The reasoning is that the committee wants to SIGNIFICANTLY revamp the rules for Sounds of Music, and we felt it best to run it as a trial first with the revamped rules. We'll be working more on those this summer.

Assuming this does happen, I've gotten commitments from many people to run Sounds as a trial event next year at their tournaments. I'm 99% sure we'll run it at the National Tournament as a trial too.
I know my team will be disappointed. I think hovercraft will be disliked for the same reason maglev was disliked; and I am certain it will be disliked, at least in C division.
Yeah, the first thing I thought of when I read the rules was "this is Maglev in B."
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