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Re: New York 2010

Postby quizbowl » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:39 am

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quizbowl13 wrote:I wish we could be in your team's situation - basically our team is completely student run. We do have a coach, but he doesn't really help out in any events. No parents have ever helped, and our school almost canceled our trip to regionals cause they favor Forensics ( the cult-club, not the event ) over us. Like they don't let us take a trip to Pennsylvania for an invitational but let them go to nationals in Omaha even when only one person was actually competing. We, the students, are our only resources, and since a lot of science teachers are annoyed with our coach, we often aren't even allowed to borrow textbooks and resources. I'm still pretty surprised that we, solely students, can manage 9 medals and 5th place at states. If we had some aid, we could be a real threat.

That sucks. If it weren't for the Gelinas program, we would be in a very similar situation (the WM head coach is... uh... less than fully dedicated, shall we say). Hopefully your situation will improve, but it's great that the SciO students are your school are motivated enough to manage that impressive finish :D That's amazing for a team that has no adult support.

Thanks, phenyl. We try really hard. But at least you guys HAVE a competent middle school system. Of the two schools that feed to us, one can't even crack the top 15 at regionals and the other barely makes states to fet in the 20s. Sorry if I'm being rather pessimistic, but our team needs help. Pronto. What might be the worst is that everyone on Scioly here talks about their 'coaches' and teachers who help them. We are basically our own coaches for EVERYTHING. What really amazes me is that 5 years ago, my school would have been happy with actually medaling at just one event at states, and in the past 5 years, we have gone from the mid-30s to the top few. The problem is that we have often relied on seniors, and we are losing much of our team...I hope we can remain strong.
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Re: New York 2010

Postby blue cobra » Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:42 pm

The Division B State competition is moving to SUNY Ulster.
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Re: New York 2010

Postby Phenylethylamine » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:54 pm

blue cobra wrote:The Division B State competition is moving to SUNY Ulster.

O.O

I liked New Paltz... not that I'd be at Division B States anyway, but still...
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Re: New York 2010

Postby smartkid222 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:28 pm

Phenylethylamine wrote:
blue cobra wrote:The Division B State competition is moving to SUNY Ulster.

O.O

I liked New Paltz... not that I'd be at Division B States anyway, but still...

double O.O
why are they changing the venue. I liked New Paltz too; i go to support the MS team.
That's also earlier than this year (and i mean before the pushed it back).
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Re: New York 2010

Postby HappySciencePie » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:53 pm

Aw, New Paltz was fun! We kept getting lost until we realized we were just walking around in that big circle..
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Re: New York 2010

Postby Flavorflav » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:51 am

smartkid222 wrote:
Phenylethylamine wrote:
blue cobra wrote:The Division B State competition is moving to SUNY Ulster.

O.O

I liked New Paltz... not that I'd be at Division B States anyway, but still...

double O.O
why are they changing the venue. I liked New Paltz too; i go to support the MS team.
That's also earlier than this year (and i mean before the pushed it back).

That's why they are changing the venue. New Paltz double booked the campus, twice. That's why the date kept moving.

Ulster is not as nice a campus, but it is about the same distance for the metro teams.

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Re: New York 2010

Postby blue cobra » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:04 pm

I've been to SUNY Ulster, and although I haven't seen much of the campus, it doesn't seem quite as nice as New Paltz, but there's still some nice space for if you have some time to kill. And maybe there will be enough time for the teams to catch their breath before Nats.
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Re: New York 2010

Postby gneissisnice » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:46 pm

You know, I never even had it at New Paltz. When I was in B division, we had it in St. John's or something (St. someone, I forget where exactly).
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Re: New York 2010

Postby fmtiger124 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:48 pm

gneissisnice wrote:You know, I never even had it at New Paltz. When I was in B division, we had it in St. John's or something (St. someone, I forget where exactly).

St. John Fisher I believe is where it was
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Re: New York 2010

Postby gneissisnice » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:02 pm

fmtiger124 wrote:
gneissisnice wrote:You know, I never even had it at New Paltz. When I was in B division, we had it in St. John's or something (St. someone, I forget where exactly).

St. John Fisher I believe is where it was


That's right. It was a pretty nice campus, if I remember correctly.
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Re: New York 2010

Postby RandomPerson » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:55 pm

They probably didn't like how New Paltz changed the date on them twice.
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Re: New York 2010

Postby Phenylethylamine » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:48 pm

RandomPerson52 wrote:They probably didn't like how New Paltz changed the date on them twice.

Presumably. I think that's what Flavorflav said:
Flavorflav wrote:That's why they are changing the venue. New Paltz double booked the campus, twice. That's why the date kept moving.
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Re: New York 2010

Postby Flavorflav » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:26 am

gneissisnice wrote:
fmtiger124 wrote:
gneissisnice wrote:You know, I never even had it at New Paltz. When I was in B division, we had it in St. John's or something (St. someone, I forget where exactly).

St. John Fisher I believe is where it was


That's right. It was a pretty nice campus, if I remember correctly.

It is a nice campus, but it is in Rochester, which is a whole lot farther away for most teams.

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Re: New York 2010

Postby RandomPerson » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:02 pm

Flavorflav wrote:It is a nice campus, but it is in Rochester, which is a whole lot farther away for most teams.

Its unfortunate for me that it wasn't there. Rochester is a lot closer, and I have tons of family there.

But yeah, for the majority of the State, you would want something more centralized.
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Not Rochester!

Postby paleonaps » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:25 pm

Oh, come on! Rochester? Seriously!
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