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Re: New York 2011

Post by TheBalticSea » March 17th, 2011, 8:01 pm

We (the students) found out about the disqualification on last Friday. Our advisors found out earlier, but they tried to fix it before making us worry.
I think it's ridiculous too (& I'm sure most of my teammates would agree). We appealed the decision at every level that we could, but the board voted against us unanimously. Eventually they told us the matter was absolutely closed and we stopped trying.
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Re: New York 2011

Post by quizbowl » March 17th, 2011, 8:03 pm

TheBalticSea wrote:We (the students) found out about the disqualification on last Friday. Our advisors found out earlier, but they tried to fix it before making us worry.
I think it's ridiculous too (& I'm sure most of my teammates would agree). We appealed the decision at every level that we could, but the board voted against us unanimously. Eventually they told us the matter was absolutely closed and we stopped trying.
Aww :( you guys did great at regionals, and someone on your team even lent me their pencil for the Ecology scantron. you will be missed - hey, you have more time for next year!
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Re: New York 2011

Post by TheBalticSea » March 17th, 2011, 8:43 pm

Just out of curiosity, how did you folks hear we'd been dq'ed?
our middle school team is still going though (for the first time in 7 years!) so we'll be living vicariously through them and helping them prepare a LOT. any division B'ers on this forum, beware! they will be a force to be reckoned with! now i just have to get them to show up for practice...

good luck to you all tomorrow! (especially anyone doing astronomy.)
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Re: New York 2011

Post by Primate » March 18th, 2011, 3:37 am

good luck, everyone! (i wish you would all wear signs with your forum username so i'd know who you all are)
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Re: New York 2011

Post by paleonaps » March 18th, 2011, 6:51 am

If you see someone with a cowboy hat, dinosaur mask, and a vuvuzela, that's me.
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Re: New York 2011

Post by saccharinegray » March 18th, 2011, 5:43 pm

First day over!

Lol @ them trying to recruit us to West Point, and @ the idiot who went "Who's better, army or navy?"

Pretty campus tho!
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Re: New York 2011

Post by personasaurus rex » March 18th, 2011, 6:03 pm

saccharinegray wrote:First day over!

Lol @ them trying to recruit us to West Point, and @ the idiot who went "Who's better, army or navy?"

Pretty campus tho!
oh the propaganda. at least they didn't show us that video of the army like 10 times in a row again like last year =P
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Re: New York 2011

Post by quizbowl » March 18th, 2011, 7:00 pm

And the first day comes to an end. Experimental was the generic pendulum one, and we felt we did decent. Apparently several times got moved around, and a bunch of teams are pigeon.
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Re: New York 2011

Post by paleonaps » March 19th, 2011, 4:06 pm

Just left the tournament. FM and WM are representing this glorious state at Nationals.
Highlights:
I met quizbowl!!!!
I actually said hi to Flavorflav with both of us being aware of each others identities.
We literally just passed the West Point Bridge as I typed this.
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Re: New York 2011

Post by FueL » March 19th, 2011, 4:43 pm

Congratulations to all! Especially Ward Melville, hehe.

Nice job in Ornithology, Naps.
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