Covid-19 and Nats/States

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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by SOPomo » March 11th, 2020, 4:36 pm

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March 11th, 2020, 4:33 pm
My understanding is the national organization recommended this evening that all states cancel any remaining qualifying tournaments (regional and state tournaments). I expect a continued flood of cancellations in light of this.
I didnt want to quote the email I received for Norcal, but it did have a section from NSO basically saying this.
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by IdahoSciGuy » March 11th, 2020, 5:02 pm

Idaho has put out an official statement saying we are monitoring the situation. Utah, to our south, has Cancelled their state events.

Sources: Me, I am on the State Board of Directors for Idaho. Utah's announcement can be found here: https://www.utahscienceolympiad.utah.ed ... -covid-19/
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by Doctheduck » March 11th, 2020, 5:46 pm

Very sad that to see this Cascade of tournament cancellations over the past few days, especially to see Nationals go

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Post by IdahoSciGuy » March 11th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Here is the source for the Idaho Statement, if that is still needed: https://statescioly.org/Idaho
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by dankdecidueye » March 11th, 2020, 6:31 pm

does this mean that we can’t purchase the nationals tests for this season?

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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by Unome » March 11th, 2020, 6:33 pm

dankdecidueye wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:31 pm
does this mean that we can’t purchase the nationals tests for this season?
I would guess that most of the tests for this year's Nationals are not yet (fully) written. I'm sure there are exceptions, but my guess is that most of them would reach completion in April, generally. Of course, I don't know if there are plans to release what may already exist.
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by bernard » March 11th, 2020, 6:34 pm

dankdecidueye wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 6:31 pm
does this mean that we can’t purchase the nationals tests for this season?
No national tournament very likely means no national test packets available. However, we have many tests on our Test Exchange that teams may use for their preparation.
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Post by SilverBreeze » March 11th, 2020, 7:32 pm

Torchic wrote:
March 11th, 2020, 4:02 pm
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March 11th, 2020, 3:59 pm
I'm going into div C, is it really that bad or is the difficulty just way higher?
Difficulty just increases a bit
You have to compete with the seniors for the spot
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On the other hand, here at Troy, since we're a magnet school, we have plenty of freshmen that feed in from no-name and non-powerhouse teams(including me!), so new people are often in for a shock when they realize the time and effort expected of someone to make the team.
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by Things2do » March 11th, 2020, 7:41 pm

UTK, the host of the TN State Tournament, has officially transitioned to holding all classes online through April 3rd and cancelled events through April 5th. Since the state tournament is on April 25th, this has no effect as of yet.
Source - https://www.utk.edu/coronavirus
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Re: Covid-19 and Nats/States

Post by MadCow2357 » March 11th, 2020, 8:52 pm

RI cancelled (I already posted in other threads tho)
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