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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by AllowMeToRetort » March 8th, 2010, 1:54 pm

Does anyone know how the B teams for Mentor, Centerville, and Salon did?

The fight does not always go to the strongest, nor the race to the swiftest, but that's the way to bet.

I predict Cville and Solon will go to nats, order TBD.

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by iloveherpes » March 8th, 2010, 2:10 pm

Do you mean the Division B teams for the corresponding schools? Or the "second" teams for each of the schools? Also, to clarify for everyone else, I think AllowMeToRetort meant "Solon" instead of "Salon" in the first line.

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by AllowMeToRetort » March 8th, 2010, 2:13 pm

umm..sry...I forgot it was illegal to make typos online :P.
Plus, some people pronounce it like Salon anyways. In fact, when I was sitting at home watching the Nationals Awards in Washington D.C., I'm pretty sure that's what they were saying. But I will make sure to watch my spelling in future posts.

I meant Division C. You know like most schools have like an A team that places higher and a B team or JV team or something like that. So I was just wondering how the other teams did considering that the top schools usually bring multiple teams to compete.

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by iloveherpes » March 8th, 2010, 2:21 pm

If I remember correctly, Centerville won, Solon's 2 teams got 2nd and 3rd, and Mentor got 4th. It was a pretty crazy tournament so sorry that I forgot the details. Anyone have the full list?

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by AllowMeToRetort » March 8th, 2010, 2:25 pm

darn, two teams in the top three with all of the big Ohio names out to play? Solon looks like they did a good job without stacking. But Centerville still took home the big hardware. Darn, this is gonna be an intense States Competition. Cville has won the past couple of states, but wow Solon never ceases to put up a good fight. Let the countdown begin.

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by scienceolympiadist » March 8th, 2010, 3:17 pm

less than 6 weeks now and counting

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by Brucester » March 9th, 2010, 8:08 am

This is in regard to Division B Elevated Bridges at West Liberty Salem:
If you know any of the competitors on the Elevated Bridges team from Solon Middle School, please forward this to them:

At the recent West Liberty Salem tournament, the elevated bridges event got disorganized and the scoring was completely wrong. The first problem being the supervisors only brought 15 lbs of sand instead of 15 kg (HUGE difference) then they placed teams by the premise that lower scores are better. So everyone in the top 8, were actually the bottom 8, and the winning Solon team placed last. Shady Side's junior varsity team's bridge in reality placed dead last, but because of the mix up it ended up placing first. Now my partner and I, knowing our bridge had to have done better than theirs, went up and had them swap in our varsity teams as the first place. Only on the bus back did we realize the placement error. So all in all, we have these first place medals that we don't deserve and that the Solon team can expect to come in the mail very soon.

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by wlsguy » March 9th, 2010, 11:53 am

Brucester wrote:This is in regard to Division B Elevated Bridges at West Liberty Salem:
If you know any of the competitors on the Elevated Bridges team from Solon Middle School, please forward this to them:

At the recent West Liberty Salem tournament, the elevated bridges event got disorganized and the scoring was completely wrong. The first problem being the supervisors only brought 15 lbs of sand instead of 15 kg (HUGE difference) then they placed teams by the premise that lower scores are better. So everyone in the top 8, were actually the bottom 8, and the winning Solon team placed last. Shady Side's junior varsity team's bridge in reality placed dead last, but because of the mix up it ended up placing first. Now my partner and I, knowing our bridge had to have done better than theirs, went up and had them swap in our varsity teams as the first place. Only on the bus back did we realize the placement error. So all in all, we have these first place medals that we don't deserve and that the Solon team can expect to come in the mail very soon.

Thanks,
Brucester
Let me help clarify what / how this occurred.

The scale used was accidently shifted from kg to lbs sometime before the start of the event. So, for the first time slot, every bridge was loaded with 15 lbs (not kg) of sand. This was not noticed until after the 1st time period. At that time, it was too late to change anything. The remaining time slots were also loaded with 15 lbs (not kg) of sand.
This basically caused many bridges to hold the entire amount. Using the formula, the lightest bridge then was the winner. While this was not the best situtaion, it was the only thing that could be done fairly. Had the unbroken bridges from the first time slot been recalled for re-testing, those teams could complain that the bridge was weakened by the first loading. Obviously we could have stopped the entire event but we felt it better to give the teams a chance to proceed with the setup and testing. Some of the teams wanted the experience with loading their bridge.
Anyway, It's hard to say what the winning score would have been in this situation.

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by Arabesque » March 14th, 2010, 9:42 am

Congratulations to the state qualifying teams from the Grandview Heights regional yesterday

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Re: Ohio 2010

Post by piqua_stephen » March 26th, 2010, 7:21 pm

good luck to everyone at the Piqua regional tomorrow.

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