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Re: National Qualification

Postby OlympiadLover » April 11th, 2010, 4:55 pm

I believe that the system is good as is, if the numbers of teams increase, it would be easier, but I like competitive better.
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Re: National Qualification

Postby sciolyandmathcounts » April 12th, 2010, 2:23 pm

Still, some states that don't get a 2nd slot deserve one.
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Re: National Qualification

Postby starpug » April 12th, 2010, 2:26 pm

Still, some states that don't get a 2nd slot deserve one.
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Re: National Qualification

Postby dickyjones » April 12th, 2010, 3:17 pm

He gave one three posts back.

Just keep in mind, sciolyandmathcounts, that if another state had gotten two teams for nats, then you wouldn't be going this year. :?
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Re: National Qualification

Postby sciencegeek100 » April 14th, 2010, 4:04 pm

Two problems with 2 for each state: that ends up in 90-something teams, which is way too much. Plus, do you want a state with about 15 teams to have the same teams as one with 300? There has to be some difference, even if it's the same we have now. Personally, I thought the ideas with bonus teams were good, just a little confusing.
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Re: National Qualification

Postby sciencegeek100 » April 14th, 2010, 4:18 pm

Sorry for getting a bit off-topic here, but I'm quite new and I'm wondering how qualifying to Nationals works.

From state to nationals: I've heard it's top 2 teams in the sate (or in my case, half-state since I'm in California). Does that count as top two school teams, or top two for each event (so, suppose my school did poorly but one person won an event, would that person advance to nationals)?

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Re: National Qualification

Postby sciencegeek100 » April 14th, 2010, 4:21 pm

Still, some states that don't get a 2nd slot deserve one.
How about some examples?
i think the states that placed top 3 in the previous year deserve a bonus team so 3 if they have 2 and 2 if they usually are the only 1... dont know why, either that or they get a bye into the next year's national tournament regardless of how they do at the state competition...
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Re: National Qualification

Postby jazzy009 » April 14th, 2010, 4:29 pm

i think the states that placed top 3 in the previous year deserve a bonus team so 3 if they have 2 and 2 if they usually are the only 1... dont know why, either that or they get a bye into the next year's national tournament regardless of how they do at the state competition...
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Re: National Qualification

Postby zyzzyva980 » April 14th, 2010, 5:50 pm

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Re: National Qualification

Postby packer-backer91 » April 24th, 2010, 12:00 pm

To have only the best teams qualifying for nationals all test/build its should be the same at State level in every State [Exact same for everybody]. So each state would report each teams scores in the event to be put in a computer that would rank every team that went to State's for the whole nation. Then based on the ranks in each event take the 60 teams with the lowest The Best of Wiki
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