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Re: New York 2011

Postby personasaurus rex » May 31st, 2011, 12:27 pm

So it appears that the trials will be announced by the end of June. Any ideas on what they might be? Study events? Builds? A combo? I just hope there's no Sumobots :P
I'm guessing most probably MagLev, and Bottle's always been popular too. Hopefully those two?
Would they really repeat them? I personally would like some new stuff.
Well MagLev ran extremely well this year, so if they repeat anything, I'd have my money on that as opposed to Bottle Rocket (too many variables that you cannot control).
I'd like to see a new study event. Or a good woodwork build event that I can use as an excuse to use the school's new tech room haha.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 31st, 2011, 1:28 pm

Also New York has a tendency to repeat trials. Car of Tomorrow has been in B Div for quite a few years now. And I know Sumo was a trial for a while too.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby gneissisnice » May 31st, 2011, 3:54 pm

Also New York has a tendency to repeat trials. Car of Tomorrow has been in B Div for quite a few years now. And I know Sumo was a trial for a while too.
It's true, New York repeats trial events a lot.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby quizbowl » June 13th, 2011, 7:15 pm

Also New York has a tendency to repeat trials. Car of Tomorrow has been in B Div for quite a few years now. And I know Sumo was a trial for a while too.
It's true, New York repeats trial events a lot.
So any ideas? They said that they would be out by the end of june.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby smartkid222 » June 14th, 2011, 11:04 am

It's still too early! When they say "end of june" they mean end of june at the earliest.
I'm more interested to find out where states (div c) is going to be next year.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby quizbowl » June 14th, 2011, 11:54 am

It's still too early! When they say "end of june" they mean end of june at the earliest.
I'm more interested to find out where states (div c) is going to be next year.
Hopefully a tentative schedule can come out for states as well. It always comes to an issue of a conflict with the ID events, and I might throw up if it happens again.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby paleonaps » June 15th, 2011, 3:38 pm

That would be very nice.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby quizbowl » June 15th, 2011, 3:55 pm

I sent Mr. Miller an e-mail proposing a new plan. Hopefully, it will have some impact.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby paleonaps » June 15th, 2011, 4:05 pm

Knowing Mr. Miller, I have doubts it will do anything.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby quizbowl » June 15th, 2011, 4:21 pm

Knowing Mr. Miller, I have doubts it will do anything.
I know :[.
I think its just idiotic. The numbering favors certain teams, and causes unnecessary conflicts. Wouldn't it be much smarter to prepare the to-be representatives for nationals by giving them the same conflicts at nationals?
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Re: New York 2011

Postby Phenylethylamine » June 15th, 2011, 5:45 pm

Knowing Mr. Miller, I have doubts it will do anything.
I know :[.
I think its just idiotic. The numbering favors certain teams, and causes unnecessary conflicts. Wouldn't it be much smarter to prepare the to-be representatives for nationals by giving them the same conflicts at nationals?
It certainly would, and I think some other states do that, but given all the scheduling/space issues NY has had recently... I'm just glad we have rooms for every event and every team, even if we only have the space for a limited time that makes the conflicts awkward.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby kentuckyfan1001 » June 16th, 2011, 9:52 am

If spacing wasn't a problem at each respective state tournament, I would propose that it should be the same schedule at nats. I mean, it would certainly prepare the teams of a schedule that is similar to nats (which, this year, gave the same conflicts to the same people).

Also Phenylethylamine, on an unrelated note, what invitationals does your team go to?

Does anyone else know what invitationals Fayetteville-Manlius HS goes to?
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Re: New York 2011

Postby quizbowl » June 16th, 2011, 10:31 am

If spacing wasn't a problem at each respective state tournament, I would propose that it should be the same schedule at nats. I mean, it would certainly prepare the teams of a schedule that is similar to nats (which, this year, gave the same conflicts to the same people).

Also Phenylethylamine, on an unrelated note, what invitationals does your team go to?

Does anyone else know what invitationals Fayetteville-Manlius HS goes to?
If I recall, FM only goes to Athens. WM used to go to Athens too, but they didn't this past year.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby Phenylethylamine » June 16th, 2011, 10:53 am

Also Phenylethylamine, on an unrelated note, what invitationals does your team go to?
WM doesn't go to any invitationals most years, sadly. We went to Athens two years ago, and while we'd love to go again next year, I don't know if that's going to happen.
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Re: New York 2011

Postby quizbowl » June 20th, 2011, 4:06 pm

So instead of making States in an area close to most teams, they put it in Canisius College. In Buffalo.
/hello 8 hr drive
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