2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » May 19th, 2009, 8:40 pm

I think it's a better place for the NSO... I mean, it's hard to concentrate on your events when you're sweating your brains out in the humid Georgian air... Just kidding :mrgreen:

I dont really care where NSO is. It's the fact that a bunch of geeky and/or nerdy Science Olympians like me can gather for something like this that really touches me...

The only thing about Illinois for me personally is jetlag. I'm not complaining, because Ik how hard it must have been for all you west coast natives, not to mention Hawaii and Alaska, to come to Georgia. Just a minor inconvienice...
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby Dark Sabre » May 19th, 2009, 10:33 pm

It is a great campus...good venue. The 2005 tournament there was nice.

Plus it is less than a 4 hour drive for me :D
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby croman74 » May 20th, 2009, 12:26 pm

It is a great campus...good venue. The 2005 tournament there was nice.

Plus it is less than a 4 hour drive for me :D
That's another good thing. It's a nice central location. The west coast this year had quite a ways to travel. Illinois is a little closer to the west.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby Phenylethylamine » May 20th, 2009, 1:34 pm

I think it's a better place for the NSO... I mean, it's hard to concentrate on your events when you're sweating your brains out in the humid Georgian air... Just kidding :mrgreen:

I dont really care where NSO is. It's the fact that a bunch of geeky and/or nerdy Science Olympians like me can gather for something like this that really touches me...

The only thing about Illinois for me personally is jetlag. I'm not complaining, because Ik how hard it must have been for all you west coast natives, not to mention Hawaii and Alaska, to come to Georgia. Just a minor inconvienice...
*Raises eyebrows* It's only a one hour time difference from PA to IL, unless I'm mistaken... Jetlag shouldn't really be an issue.
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby fmtiger124 » May 20th, 2009, 1:38 pm

I think it's a better place for the NSO... I mean, it's hard to concentrate on your events when you're sweating your brains out in the humid Georgian air... Just kidding :mrgreen:

I dont really care where NSO is. It's the fact that a bunch of geeky and/or nerdy Science Olympians like me can gather for something like this that really touches me...

The only thing about Illinois for me personally is jetlag. I'm not complaining, because Ik how hard it must have been for all you west coast natives, not to mention Hawaii and Alaska, to come to Georgia. Just a minor inconvienice...
*Raises eyebrows* It's only a one hour time difference from PA to IL, unless I'm mistaken... Jetlag shouldn't really be an issue.
i bleieve your correct i went to Wisconsin once there was a little lag but i think that was because planes really tire me out
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby soobsession » May 20th, 2009, 1:41 pm

hmm...is the food there good? (sry, but im quite concerned about food...im been to colleges where it was just plain...bleh. ;) )

-shrug- as long as its far away from home, i get to meet science geeks :geek: :ugeek: , and all goes well, im fine. i mean...one hr. difference isnt that much...and the plane ride shouldnt be that long. as long as its not terribly hot/cold, im good. :D

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby starpug » May 20th, 2009, 4:49 pm

Can't wait till 2012, that year Nats is in Orlando :mrgreen: :D. If I go it will be pretty awesome, the team will have to go on sunday and spend the week there enjoying the attractions. :P
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby Kokonilly » May 20th, 2009, 5:26 pm

Ehh, Illinois is awesome but Northwestern University is an awesomer place then U of I.

Unfortunately, it's probably too small for a national tournament. :cry:

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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby croman74 » May 20th, 2009, 7:05 pm

Can't wait till 2012, that year Nats is in Orlando :mrgreen: :D. If I go it will be pretty awesome, the team will have to go on sunday and spend the week there enjoying the attractions. :P
I know, that would be sweet!
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Re: 2010 National Tournament: University of Illinois

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 20th, 2009, 7:12 pm

I think it's a better place for the NSO... I mean, it's hard to concentrate on your events when you're sweating your brains out in the humid Georgian air... Just kidding :mrgreen:

I dont really care where NSO is. It's the fact that a bunch of geeky and/or nerdy Science Olympians like me can gather for something like this that really touches me...

The only thing about Illinois for me personally is jetlag. I'm not complaining, because Ik how hard it must have been for all you west coast natives, not to mention Hawaii and Alaska, to come to Georgia. Just a minor inconvienice...
You can't complain of jetlag, since you're probably flying out of Pittsburgh. We would probably drive if we made it, and were 6 hours further away.
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