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2017 Event Groupings

Post by Erasmus Wembley » August 26th, 2016, 11:23 am

Does anybody know how the events are going to be grouped for 2017 or when they are going to be announced? We're trying to form our teams, but it's difficult not knowing if events are going to conflict.

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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by bernard » August 26th, 2016, 11:52 am

Events have already been announced: https://www.soinc.org/2017_event_table. But tournament scheduling and conflicts can vary between invitationals, regionals, states, and nationals. You will have to check with your tournament site for the schedule they are following as there is no single schedule that all tournaments adhere to.
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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by Unome » August 26th, 2016, 1:44 pm

Noting that you are apparently in SoCal, last year the tentative schedule for state was posted in November. I can't figure out when San Diego usually posts schedules, but it's probably not very late.
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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by Raven » August 26th, 2016, 4:47 pm

You guys are so lucky, our regional and state tournament schedules come out a month before, at the earliest.
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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by Erasmus Wembley » August 28th, 2016, 9:36 am

Unome wrote:Noting that you are apparently in SoCal, last year the tentative schedule for state was posted in November. I can't figure out when San Diego usually posts schedules, but it's probably not very late.
I seem to recall that we had the schedule when we were creating the teams in early September. We didn't have to make any changes to our team once we got going after the teams were formed. The problem is that the San Diego regional says it is waiting for Southern California and Southern California says it is waiting for national.

It seems strange to me that there is no common national schedule. Teams could be preparing for months, go through regional and state competitions, and then have to make massive changes at the national because of event conflicts.

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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by Unome » August 28th, 2016, 9:54 am

Erasmus Wembley wrote:
Unome wrote:Noting that you are apparently in SoCal, last year the tentative schedule for state was posted in November. I can't figure out when San Diego usually posts schedules, but it's probably not very late.
I seem to recall that we had the schedule when we were creating the teams in early September. We didn't have to make any changes to our team once we got going after the teams were formed. The problem is that the San Diego regional says it is waiting for Southern California and Southern California says it is waiting for national.

It seems strange to me that there is no common national schedule. Teams could be preparing for months, go through regional and state competitions, and then have to make massive changes at the national because of event conflicts.
Just wait until you are involved in the administrative side of a tournament and realize how difficult it is to a) get event supervisors (e.g. New Jersey) b) get event supervisors to be available the whole day, and c) score stuff fast enough for awards (a continual problem).

Although of course there are many places where the schedule is different "just because."

If they really are waiting for each other, expect a regional schedule by late September or early October.
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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by Entomology » August 28th, 2016, 12:26 pm

Erasmus Wembley wrote:Does anybody know how the events are going to be grouped for 2017 or when they are going to be announced? We're trying to form our teams, but it's difficult not knowing if events are going to conflict.

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According to my head coordinator our regionals schedule comes out around the first week of September, and the state one comes out around the same time, maybe a little later.
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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by Erasmus Wembley » August 29th, 2016, 12:52 pm

Just for comparison purposes, can someone post the event groupings for this year's nationals? At the Southern California competition, it was:

Bio-Process Lab
Road Scholar
Picture This

Invasive Species
Meteorology
Write It / Do It

Anatomy
Fossils

Reach for The Stars
Food Science
Wind Power

Crime Busters
Green Generation
Dynamic Planet

Crave the Wave
Disease Detectives
Experimental Design

Air Trajectory
Bottle Rockets
Bridge Building
Elastic-Launched Gliders
Mission Possible
Scrambler

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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by kenniky » August 29th, 2016, 3:42 pm

idk if this is what you wanted but for Div C nats was

Disease

AnatPhys
Fossils
WIDI

Astro
ExpDes
Hydro

Cell Bio
Forensics
Game On

Chem
Invasive
IAT

DP
Green Gen
Wind

GeoMap
Protein

Air
Bridge
EV
Robot
Wright

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Re: 2017 Event Groupings

Post by kaziscioly » August 30th, 2016, 3:59 pm

Is it possible that someone who already has the rules can post the new event groupings? Or is that not allowed? Thanks.

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