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Illinois 2013

Postby Skink » August 29th, 2012, 7:48 pm

!! IMPORTANT !!
We will have a scioly.org meet-up at the State competition, but we will not begin planning this until after the Regional competitions are over (those dates are later in this post).
The Forestry Illinois reduced tree list can be found here and will be used for invitational and Regional tournaments. Do NOT study from the National list until the State competition.
Event conflicts for competitions in Illinois can be found in the blocks below. Note that some Regional competitions already have their tentative schedules uploaded.
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Competitors, alumni, coaches, parents, and supervisors: welcome to the 2012-2013 Science Olympiad season! Post in this topic to discuss Illinois Science Olympiad-related matters. In-depth discussion of events belongs in their respective forums, and running conversations unrelated to Illinois Science Olympiad belong in PMs.

If you have a question about anything, check the FAQs first, then post here. The others and I are more than happy to help you.

Tournament Dates 2012-2013 *as of 11/19
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Invitationals
November 17, Palatine C *past
December 8, Hinsdale C
January 12, Rockford Auburn C
January 12, South B
January 19, Lane Tech BC (CPS)
January 19, Rockford Christian B
January 26, Crystal Lake Central (CLC) C
January 26, LibertyvilleC *closed
January 26, Lisle B *closed
February 2, Grayslake B
February 9, Loyola C

Regional Competitions
February 9, Western Illinois University (WIU)
February 16, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)
March 2, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)
March 2, Malcolm X (CPS)
March 9, Parkland College
March 9, College of Lake Country (CLC)
March 9, College of DuPage (COD)
March 16, Oakton Community College
March 16, Rock Valley College

Illinois Science Olympiad State Tournament
April 20, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

National Tournament
May 17-18, Wright State University (Ohio) *Discuss Nationals here.


Frequently Asked Questions *some answers subject to change

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Q: How did the [insert school here] team do last year?
A: At what tournament? Regional results are currently unavailable online, so ask about it in case someone was there. For State tournament results, download this file.

Q: Where are the rules clarifications posted?
A: Nationally, they are found here and here. For Illinois-specific clarifications, this answer will be updated at that time, and you will be notified by a post in this topic.

Q: Where can I find raw scores?
A: Illinois Science Olympiad policy prohibits raw scores to be posted online; however, you can occasionally find public rankings on Avogadro.

Q: How do Illinois teams do nationally?
A: Illinois teams do very well. In the 2012 season, the National qualifiers performed as follows:
B Divison: Marie Murphy (2nd Overall), Daniel Wright (6th Overall)
C Division: New Trier Winnetka (5th Overall), Adlai E. Stevenson (17th Overall)

Q: Help! I have a question that isn't answered here.
A: Post in this topic asking your question. Either someone here will help you, or we will try to point you in the right direction for whom can.


Good luck this upcoming season, everyone!
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby NotFromThere » August 29th, 2012, 8:16 pm

Wooot who's ready for this year?!?! :D

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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby chia » August 29th, 2012, 8:39 pm

Hi, NotFromThere! As you will probably see, this forum tends to be relatively active throughout the year, since all of us are just as excited for this year as you are :)

Anyways, I'll be at the Hinsdale Central invite (not CLC this year!) and COD regionals.
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby thsom » August 30th, 2012, 4:14 am

How do you already know that you are in COD Chia?

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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby quizbowl » August 30th, 2012, 9:06 am

woot! Some of y'all ohgod I'm starting to sound like a midwesterner D: might see me around at a few competitions.
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby mrsteven » August 30th, 2012, 3:18 pm

chia wrote:Hi, NotFromThere! As you will probably see, this forum tends to be relatively active throughout the year, since all of us are just as excited for this year as you are :)

Anyways, I'll be at the Hinsdale Central invite (not CLC this year!) and COD regionals.

Im trying to lean my coach to hinsdale too.

Well probably be at CLC like usual but trying to get my coach to sign up for a known easier one... Like COD :P CLC was way too stressful last season

Welcome! We all go on long rants on the IL page (refer to 2012 page) its a party.
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby Skink » August 30th, 2012, 4:34 pm

I posted the first draft of the first post. Hopefully, someone somewhere along the line finds something there helpful :P . It's a WIP. I need some kind of eye candy banner or something...and maybe some more FAQs.
Welcome, NotFromHere! I know I'm ready for March...the next several months are the boring parts of the season, honestly.
thsom wrote:How do you already know that you are in COD Chia?

She doesn't--her team may not even be registered yet, after all. It's more likely that's the Regional her high school always goes to so she has no reason to think otherwise.
quizbowl wrote:woot! Some of y'all ohgod I'm starting to sound like a midwesterner D:

Let's clear this up...I don't know what Chicago folks you hang out with, but that is most assuredly NOT characteristic of midwestern dialects. In fact, it's not even midwestern country hick talk. That's southerners.
But, if you wanna know what Chicagoans are actually known to say, we have an oddity where we tend to end sentences irregularly with prepositions. We don't even notice unless we consciously think about it...the best example I have offhand is "Where are you going to?" I guess people in other regions wouldn't phrase it like that.
quizbowl wrote:might see me around at a few competitions.

Very cool! This is a ways away, but the State tournament always needs volunteers, so don't get burnt out before then! Anyways, have you considered involvement of some kind on a team this season?
mrsteven wrote:(refer to 2012 page)

You can't--it's not visible. I hope that's temporary...my post count went down by almost 200. I'm not saying it matters, but there was good stuff posted there!

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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby mrsteven » August 30th, 2012, 7:36 pm

... just noticed that. Mine was like 750? Now like 5-something.
W/e not like that number means anything, but I wonder why its deleted?
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby chia » August 30th, 2012, 7:47 pm

Skink wrote:
thsom wrote:How do you already know that you are in COD Chia?

She doesn't--her team may not even be registered yet, after all. It's more likely that's the Regional her high school always goes to so she has no reason to think otherwise.
Actually, I've already had the first coaches/captains meeting of the year, and was told they registered our team on the first day possible, and have listed COD as our first choice and CLC as the second. We've always been put in COD since Benedictine stopped being a tournament, so I can't see any reason why they wouldn't again.
Skink wrote:
mrsteven wrote:(refer to 2012 page)

You can't--it's not visible. I hope that's temporary...my post count went down by almost 200. I'm not saying it matters, but there was good stuff posted there!
Yeah, I noticed that, and also that my post count was similarly reduced... there went 175 or so of my posts :P I don't see any reason why they wouldn't put it back up...
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby Skink » August 30th, 2012, 7:50 pm

Like I said, I think it's just not visible. They've been messing with the permissions lately with the board turnover. Look at some of the topics--they were made some time ago; we just couldn't see the forums they were in.
^well...you guys are on top of things!

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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby thsom » August 31st, 2012, 6:43 am

Doesn't IMSA have their own Regional this year?

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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby chia » August 31st, 2012, 9:40 am

thsom wrote:Doesn't IMSA have their own Regional this year?
Skink in Tournament Dates hidden tag thing wrote:March 2, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)
Yup.
Hm, now that I think about it that one is basically the same distance as COD from my school...
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » August 31st, 2012, 6:58 pm

Yay, first page on IL. But good luck everyone, this year sounds pretty interesting, especially for the Div B people, with Sounds of Music and Heli getting put there :)
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby mrsteven » August 31st, 2012, 7:38 pm

I love helicopters... with that out I'm a little lost :/
So hey, for all the people reading this, want heli help? I'm around..
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Re: Illinois 2013

Postby NotFromThere » August 31st, 2012, 7:54 pm

So what events are you guys planning to do?


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