Elevated Bridge B/C

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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby fmtiger124 » May 23rd, 2010, 1:07 pm

3rd place C Division was 2005 (us!!) - 7.48 that broke at 15.01 (held full load). Witchita Collegiate beat us by 6 points! 2011; 7.33 that held 14.745. I have no idea otherwise. Hopefully rjm will come on soon and post the medalling scores as he did last year.

Congrats Troy!

Troy did not go to nationals. I thought the max load was 15 not 15.01
You're thinking of the wrong Troy, there is a Troy in California that is a perennial contender
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby packer-backer91 » May 23rd, 2010, 3:00 pm

3rd place C Division was 2005 (us!!) - 7.48 that broke at 15.01 (held full load). Witchita Collegiate beat us by 6 points! 2011; 7.33 that held 14.745. I have no idea otherwise. Hopefully rjm will come on soon and post the medalling scores as he did last year.

Congrats Troy!

Troy did not go to nationals. I thought the max load was 15 not 15.01
You're thinking of the wrong Troy, there is a Troy in California that is a perennial contender
Not the first time some one mixed up Troy, CA with Troy, MI. I do understand how people mix them up because both of them are did great in Elevated Bridge. What was the best score this year that CA Troy got at Nats? I don’t think it was 2500+ like was #1 last year.

What do people think will be the balsa event next year? [tower, beam, boom, old bridge, something new]
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby T-B » May 23rd, 2010, 3:15 pm

Tower is the event for next year. I think that is definite.

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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby lllazar » May 23rd, 2010, 3:37 pm

One reason i think im gonna like Towers - with the few designs ive thought of, keeping in mind that modification will most likely be necessary once the official rules come out, ill only need at most 3 different sizes of balsa...im hoping to keep the budget for towers under 100...but i really want to build as much as i can.
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby cypressfalls Robert » May 23rd, 2010, 4:32 pm

as mentioned before can someone post the top ten bridge efficiencies, please?

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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby rjm » May 23rd, 2010, 5:27 pm

Unofficial results:

Div. B: (mass, mass held, efficiency)

1. 4.50, 12305, 2734 (gasp!)
2. 5.73, 13805, 2409
3. 5.60, 11785, 2104
4. 7.79, 15000, 1926
5. 7.72, 14450, 1872
6. 7.35, 12285, 1671
7. 8.80, 14095, 1602
8. 8.88, 12770, 1438
9. 8.56, 12170, 1422
10. 8.58, 12140, 1415

Div. C:

1. 6.19, 14725, 2379
2. 7.33, 14745, 2012
3. 7.48, 15000, 2005
4. 6.44, 11830, 1837
5. 9.93, 13500, 1360
6. 9.41, 12675, 1347
7. 10.34, 13845, 1339
8. 9.29, 12290, 1323
9. 10.89, 14220, 1306
10. 8.96, 11680, 1304

Congrats to all. Good luck next year with Towers.

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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby lllazar » May 23rd, 2010, 5:59 pm

Unofficial results:

Div. B: (mass, mass held, efficiency)

1. 4.50, 12305, 2734 (gasp!)
2. 5.73, 13805, 2409
3. 5.60, 11785, 2104
4. 7.79, 15000, 1926
5. 7.72, 14450, 1872
6. 7.35, 12285, 1671
7. 8.80, 14095, 1602
8. 8.88, 12770, 1438
9. 8.56, 12170, 1422
10. 8.58, 12140, 1415

Div. C:

1. 6.19, 14725, 2379
2. 7.33, 14745, 2012
3. 7.48, 15000, 2005
4. 6.44, 11830, 1837
5. 9.93, 13500, 1360
6. 9.41, 12675, 1347
7. 10.34, 13845, 1339
8. 9.29, 12290, 1323
9. 10.89, 14220, 1306
10. 8.96, 11680, 1304

Congrats to all. Good luck next year with Towers.

Bob Monetza
Grand Haven, MI
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby nejanimb » May 23rd, 2010, 8:08 pm

Wow. The first place winners really put some space between themselves and the competition - Congrats again to Troy and Arendell Parrott. Both are extraordinarily impressive scores. But - 2734 is absolutely disgusting. Sheesh!

The distribution for C scores is very interesting. Troy was a solid first, and I'm happy that it was so close between us and second (and only slightly disappointed that we came out on the losing end of that close margin. I know Centerville was really disappointed with the performance of their bridge, but 1837 is still an extremely impressive score. But, with no offense meant to Grand Haven or Raleigh Charter... I confess myself very surprised that those scores made it into the medal range. 5-10 were extremely close, but I would have guessed that it'd take at least a 1500 to make it into the medals - The difference between fourth and fifth was gigantic! Congrats though to those teams - even with that gap, scores in the 1300s are still very very solid. The gaps for B division were much more reasonable - well defined, but no huge gaps, it seems.

I'm very very pleased with our bronze. The bridge testing could not have gone more perfectly for us, and the sensation of pure elation when that made it to full load and snapped right after was one of the best feelings I've ever had. rjm, I don't know if you saw us, but you were right on the station next to us. I saw you helping the girl from Witchita Collegiate - that was extremely kind; I felt so bad that she didn't have a partner there with her! Thanks so much for everything - Bridge was fantastically run, as always, with efficiency and no problems at all. It was also so cool that you guys were giving away sand!
Wow, a lot of great bridges this year...i have to say though, i saw many a bridge builder who let the sand in WAY too slowly, causing they're bridge to break earlier than it should have.
I noticed this too. Actually though, I thought the hoppers they had were great. They ran through very quickly, which was great, and I definitely think that helped our score!

Congrats to everyone!
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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby gandhiji » May 24th, 2010, 9:08 am

the 2nd place in B division was my team!

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Re: Elevated Bridge B/C

Postby SLM » May 24th, 2010, 11:02 am

A video clip of the 5th place bridge (Division B) showing the testing at the tournament is on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVLtLpAkWks. Also, two close-up pictures of the bridge are now in the image gallery.
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