Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

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Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby pikachu4919 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:45 pm

Hi everyone!

There has been quite a bit of pressure/demand for an invitational in central Indiana for the teams in the southern and central parts of the state, as well as the northern part, and some of that pressure has been on Carmel for some time. We have had many arguments in favor of starting one, and we have been discussing the implications for years, but if it was something we'd want to do, we'd have to see how many teams would attend, whether from Indiana or not.

Link to a survey for interest: https://goo.gl/forms/SYLhuktqgEJ7qnB52

If there is enough interest in Division C, we might be able to start one up sometime within the next few years, and if there is also enough Division B interest, there may also be a possibility of teaming up with Raymond Park MS to have the tournament feature both Divisions, not just Division C.

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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby Road » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:04 am

I think this could turn out to be a pretty competitive invitational. Carmel is in just the right location to be within driving distance of most of the good Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky teams, so you could have a lot of competition.

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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby John Richardsim » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:18 am

I'm not so sure about Michigan teams. Maybe some in SW Michigan, but even at that, it would be no closer than anything in the Chicago area or the east side of the state. That being said, most of the really good teams in Michigan, being on the east side of the state, stick to invites around there or in Ohio.
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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby TheChiScientist » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:00 pm

How big would this invitational be?
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Postby DarthBuilder » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:31 am

I’d say a pretty decent competitive invite since some schools would choose would come out of state.
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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby dcrxcode » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:30 am

The purpose of this survey was to find out how many schools might be interested in coming :o

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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby TheChiScientist » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:27 pm

Understandable yet I inquire as to see if there would be cap as I know some schools prefer to remain under 30 teams when hosting an invite. :geek:
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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby pikachu4919 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:55 am

TheChiScientist wrote:Understandable yet I inquire as to see if there would be cap as I know some schools prefer to remain under 30 teams when hosting an invite. :geek:


We do not know what the cap would be yet. We first want to see how many teams would be interested in attending before we decide whether to hold one.
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Postby TheChiScientist » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:59 pm

OK :D I am just curious as I know my school would definitely be interested.
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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby pikachu4919 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:27 am

TheChiScientist wrote:OK :D I am just curious as I know my school would definitely be interested.


Then talk to your coach about it and if they deem it as a good idea, fill out the form expressing interest in the start of it (either you or one of them). Again, this is only likely to happen if enough teams are interested in the opportunity.
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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby TheChiScientist » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:36 pm

Already done and set.We hope to see this as an invitational next year :D
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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby Ender1982 » Mon May 14, 2018 3:50 pm

Raymond Park is doing a Division B invitational next year according to the Indiana Science Olympiad website on December 8th.

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Re: Interest for a Carmel HS (IN)/Raymond Park MS Invitational

Postby RPMSRanger » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi!

Registration is now open for the Raymond Park Division B Tournament on Dec 8th. Raymond Park is located in Indianapolis, IN.

https://sites.google.com/warren.k12.in. ... ional/home


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