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Re: New York 2011

Postby quizbowl » March 23rd, 2011, 5:05 pm

By the way, I heard that Binghamon U was on the list as well as Buffalo.
Buffalo has some great universities that could be great hosts. University at Buffalo is a great place (note, I am biased), and has great resources to host a tournament like this. Canisius College in Buffalo also did an absolutely fantastic job hosting the regional tournament this year.

Isn't half the fun of states a road trip?
Well, more than 40% of the teams come from the Long Island/NYC area, which is a huge drive. I have a feeling it'll stay pretty close to where it was.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby faqural » March 23rd, 2011, 5:22 pm

Being from vestal, I really hope they don't move it to Binghamton, much more fun getting to travel with the team.

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Re: New York 2011

Postby TheBalticSea » March 23rd, 2011, 8:55 pm

Any astronomers on here?
I'm curious as to whether this year's test was as all over the place as last year's. Perhaps it was just me, but I found it a little arbitrary and unrelated to the specs sheet. There was barely any DSO identification/galaxy-specific material.

Also, anyone from ward melville know if your science bowl team qualified for nationals? I'm getting impatient with the northeast science bowl results page -_-
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Re: New York 2011

Postby bah » March 23rd, 2011, 10:39 pm

The mean center of population for New York is in Orange County, in the town of Deerpark: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... f_New_York
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Re: New York 2011

Postby gneissisnice » March 24th, 2011, 5:28 am

Any astronomers on here?
I'm curious as to whether this year's test was as all over the place as last year's. Perhaps it was just me, but I found it a little arbitrary and unrelated to the specs sheet. There was barely any DSO identification/galaxy-specific material.

Also, anyone from ward melville know if your science bowl team qualified for nationals? I'm getting impatient with the northeast science bowl results page -_-
Nope, they barely missed it.

Which kinda sucks, cause that means we lost three seniors for nothing.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby paleonaps » March 24th, 2011, 12:05 pm

I think it would be cool to have it in the city, anyone agree?
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Re: New York 2011

Postby Phenylethylamine » March 24th, 2011, 12:51 pm

I think it would be cool to have it in the city, anyone agree?
It would be terrible to have it in the city. Expensive lodgings (not to mention the cost of hosting the tournament itself), lousy traffic, ridiculous drive for upstate teams... I love New York City, but it would not be a good location for a SciO competition.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby TheBalticSea » March 24th, 2011, 8:00 pm

Any astronomers on here?
I'm curious as to whether this year's test was as all over the place as last year's. Perhaps it was just me, but I found it a little arbitrary and unrelated to the specs sheet. There was barely any DSO identification/galaxy-specific material.

Also, anyone from ward melville know if your science bowl team qualified for nationals? I'm getting impatient with the northeast science bowl results page -_-
Nope, they barely missed it.

Which kinda sucks, cause that means we lost three seniors for nothing.
aw, man... that stinks for two reasons:
1. they're not going, which is unfortunate for them
2. there is another team just as good (& possibly even better), which is unfortunate for us. we were so relieved to see your school's team wasn't there at the long island science bowl-- we suspected we wouldn't fair too well against you.

and, yeah, nyc = very large headache logistically and economically. awesome place, awful traffic. plus, who would host it?
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Re: New York 2011

Postby personasaurus rex » March 25th, 2011, 2:18 pm

and, yeah, nyc = very large headache logistically and economically. awesome place, awful traffic. plus, who would host it?
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Re: New York 2011

Postby paleonaps » March 25th, 2011, 3:12 pm

Did I ever tell you guys about my pants emergency last weekend?


I didn't?

I must tell all:
When I was lifting stuff to bring to the team room, I guess something snagged the seam on the inner leg of my jeans and ripped them open. I didn't notice until I almost dropped my sumo bot (which I can blame on the vuvuzela I was clutching with one hand) and I felt ridiculous. Now, I thought I could dope for a few hours on Friday, but the rip, which started pretty small, eventually went almost all the way up my thigh. I had to borrow gorilla tape from Phenylethylamine (thank you SO MUCH) and tape my leg up.
So if you guys saw someone with either ripped pants, or gorilla taped pants... that was me.
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