2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby soobsession » Sun May 23, 2010 2:22 pm

Yeah, I watched last year's Nationals and this year's and I think last year's Awards Ceremony was better...

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby yousmellchinese123 » Sun May 23, 2010 2:30 pm

CenterVille Domination. o-o
165 points. Amazing. That's a 47 point margin of victory.
Like Solon's domination in B last year.
Then Grand Haven got 2nd by a margin of 56.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby wexs883198215 » Sun May 23, 2010 2:33 pm

You can see a corrected results table at http://bit.ly/dqQkhf. I got rid of the trial events because I wasn't sure what order they were actually supposed to be in, but all of the non-trial events are corrected here.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby harryk » Sun May 23, 2010 2:35 pm

harryk wrote:CyWoods, 33rd 813 points
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This was my prediction that I made on Thursday,
Cywoods actual score:
813 points
37th place

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby smartkid222 » Sun May 23, 2010 3:47 pm

wexs883198215 wrote:This happened because they forgot Picture This and wrote Trial-Helicopter twice. The overall results are still correct, just that the events listed after P are a little screwed up. This mistake made results for Trajectory turn into results for WIDI and WIDI turn into Helicopter...etc.


oh i think i see.
how come on the div B sheet some teams got (-) and some got 61 (No Show)?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby wexs883198215 » Sun May 23, 2010 5:05 pm

Yea I don't really understand why it's like that either.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby lllazar » Sun May 23, 2010 6:05 pm

Centerville only had 5 double digit rankings. Wow. And yes, the awards ceremony was terrible...i really wish these speakers actually learned how to rattle off a list of winners...and Write It to do it? What the heck?

One thing i was thinking about was why do build its like trajectory, mission, it's about time, etc experience the following phenomenon?:

Schools like Centerville dont do so well, but other schools that aren't so well known and do as well as a team finish first. Not to discriminate...but what the heck?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby sciolyandmathcounts » Sun May 23, 2010 6:53 pm

Blah, so close to a medal in Compute This(11th sob). Does anyone else think the Road Scholar test was epic hard?
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby zyzzyva980 » Sun May 23, 2010 7:24 pm

lllazar wrote:Centerville only had 5 double digit rankings. Wow. And yes, the awards ceremony was terrible...i really wish these speakers actually learned how to rattle off a list of winners...and Write It to do it? What the heck?

One thing i was thinking about was why do build its like trajectory, mission, it's about time, etc experience the following phenomenon?:

Schools like Centerville dont do so well, but other schools that aren't so well known and do as well as a team finish first. Not to discriminate...but what the heck?


The same "phenomenon" sort of happened in Kansas the last few years. California Trail was amazingly good at testing events, Oregon Trail (which is sort of well known, I guess) mostly dominated building events. Then CT had to go and do really well at everything this year, so that was the end of that. Both schools are changing from having 7-8-9 formats to 6-7-8, so it will be interesting to see if CT continues their dominance at the state level, having lost their freshmen. But back to the topic at hand (because only Kansans care about that sort of stuff), I think that it's probably better to work more on study and lab events than building events. There's more of them, so you fare better overall. That's probably why the schools that win do better in those events.

Also, good job Leawood on getting third in Trajectory.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby redreading249 » Sun May 23, 2010 7:26 pm

Great job everyone!
A.W. Coolidge Middle School from MA got 16th :x
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby RandomPerson » Sun May 23, 2010 7:38 pm

zyzzyva98 wrote:
lllazar wrote:Centerville only had 5 double digit rankings. Wow. And yes, the awards ceremony was terrible...i really wish these speakers actually learned how to rattle off a list of winners...and Write It to do it? What the heck?

One thing i was thinking about was why do build its like trajectory, mission, it's about time, etc experience the following phenomenon?:

Schools like Centerville dont do so well, but other schools that aren't so well known and do as well as a team finish first. Not to discriminate...but what the heck?


The same "phenomenon" sort of happened in Kansas the last few years. California Trail was amazingly good at testing events, Oregon Trail (which is sort of well known, I guess) mostly dominated building events. Then CT had to go and do really well at everything this year, so that was the end of that. Both schools are changing from having 7-8-9 formats to 6-7-8, so it will be interesting to see if CT continues their dominance at the state level, having lost their freshmen. But back to the topic at hand (because only Kansans care about that sort of stuff), I think that it's probably better to work more on study and lab events than building events. There's more of them, so you fare better overall. That's probably why the schools that win do better in those events.

Also, good job Leawood on getting third in Trajectory.

They don't have to lose their freshman, both Wellwood and Eagle Hill Middle Schools (which feed into FMHS) usually have their freshman come back for the team, even though they are at the high school.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby wexs883198215 » Sun May 23, 2010 7:43 pm

lllazar wrote:One thing i was thinking about was why do build its like trajectory, mission, it's about time, etc experience the following phenomenon?:

Schools like Centerville dont do so well, but other schools that aren't so well known and do as well as a team finish first. Not to discriminate...but what the heck?


Well building events tend to be more unpredictable. An accident here or there or a lucky thing here or there can really shake things up. Non-building events are less susceptible to that kind of stuff I guess.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby zyzzyva980 » Sun May 23, 2010 7:54 pm

RandomPerson52 wrote:They don't have to lose their freshman, both Wellwood and Eagle Hill Middle Schools (which feed into FMHS) usually have their freshman come back for the team, even though they are at the high school.


True, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen. I'm eager to move up to our high school team, though I could go back to the middle school team.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby paleonaps » Sun May 23, 2010 10:27 pm

I just got back from nationals. I placed in Birds and Ecology (see sig for details). Our team got third.
zyzzyva98, I'm experiencing something similar. My school is 7-8-9, and I was in ninth grade. I could have used my sumo-bot for the C team, I guess. (they got second anyway). Now I'm going to the high school, and changing my division to C, and will be for three years.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby sweetp » Sun May 23, 2010 10:46 pm

sciolyandmathcounts wrote:Blah, so close to a medal in Compute This(11th sob). Does anyone else think the Road Scholar test was epic hard?

i actually loved the road event! i thought the highway part was fair and the hawaii map was cool =)
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