KMO Fall 2006 Results

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KMO Fall 2006 Results

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How did everyone do?

State College got 1774.

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Columbia got 1525.

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Raleigh Charter had 1632.

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Rockford Auburn had 1620

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Just wondering...when are these results gonna be posted? Does anyone know?

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Generally Thursday night/Friday morning, but I think I've seen them up as early as Thursday afternoon before.

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Arcadia got 1602. Our communication skills need some work :oops:

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This is why we don't do KMO anymore. . .by the time the "committee" agrees on an answer, you earn the bare minimum of points.

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David Riley wrote:This is why we don't do KMO anymore. . .by the time the "committee" agrees on an answer, you earn the bare minimum of points.
Our reason for not doing KMO this time is that the coach (me) freakin' forgot about it.

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TJ got 1765. Has anyone else noticed that the geoscience questions in this thing are unusually obscure, compared to the general level of difficulty? Every year there is a glacier related question that we totally fail on.

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Winnebago's former F/S head coach - current V assistant coach is a geoscience college professor, and he's said the same things at tons of KMOs.

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Post by Siverus Snape »

Yeah, the question about detritus where the answer was some hill/valley/slope I had never heard about comes to mind.

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There are definatly some tough earth sci questions, though our school does well in that area because most of the Science Olympiad team is with us and we have 4 earth science electives.

Anyone thinking that one of the KMO writers has a Ph.D in Earth Science with a minor in random outlaws?

But I have to defend glaciers here. They're giant pieces of ice moving 2 meters a year like a extremely vicious river. They give birth to baby glaciers through through calving. They're (not to be aukish) cool.

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Interesting results. I was told that we got a rather distant 4th place on the phone and that a team from New York won the whole thing with a score in the 1800s. It looks like I was right to be skeptical; only the "rather distant" part was right. Does anyone know the story there? I do not want to stir up anything, but I have always wondered how the KMO can "look into" possible cheating and how often it happens.
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Top 10 results:

Code: Select all

                              Score   Correct 2d
1. State College-PA           1774    195      7
2. Thomas Jefferson-VA        1765    195     11
3. Richard Montgomery-MD      1724    191     11
4. Torrey Pines-CA            1694    196     17
5. Champlain Valley Union-VT  1693    197     15
6. Maggie Walker-VA           1688    190     13
7. Cumberland Valley-PA       1687    193      9
8. Bergen County Academies-NJ 1685    191     18
9. Shanghai American          1671    193     20
10 Ladue Horton Watkins-MO    1669    190     14
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When a who-dat school jumps right in at #1, skepticism is in order. I wonder how that played out?

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bigmac wrote:Interesting results. I was told that we got a rather distant 4th place on the phone and that a team from New York won the whole thing with a score in the 1800s. It looks like I was right to be skeptical; only the "rather distant" part was right. Does anyone know the story there? I do not want to stir up anything, but I have always wondered how the KMO can "look into" possible cheating and how often it happens.
The 5 letter code given after the competition contains the score as was on the computer. If the score that the code sends and the score that the school sends does not match, the result is not counted.

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But if they just used google or something, I have no idea how the KM people would know that.

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rchschem wrote:When a who-dat school jumps right in at #1, skepticism is in order. I wonder how that played out?

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Wha? State College won Science Bowl last year...

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I think he's talking about whatever team is referred to by this:
bigmac wrote:I was told that we got a rather distant 4th place on the phone and that a team from New York won the whole thing with a score in the 1800s.
rather than accusing noted school that has been a quizbowl (and quizbowl-like activities) powerhouse for, like, decades State College of being a "who-dat school."

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I agree with the overabundance of difficult Earth Sci questions. Also random outlaws and Mexican War generals.

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Having had to have beaten SC in the PACE quarters last year after losing to them in the Saturday rounds, in no way do I mean THEY are the Who-dat school. This mysterious NY school that was #1 in the early KMO list and finally disappeared--that's where Lucy has some 'splaining to do.

Googling might help get you 1804 (the purported score was something like that), but I don't know how much it could really add. You'd still have to know something to build a base and then Google the ones you absolutely don't know.

I think if OJ rigged his KMO score, he'd do it a different way. I'm sure we've all thought of how people might do it, you know, just for recreational sake, so THERE'S NO NEED TO ELABORATE ON METHODS OF CHEATING ON THE KMO HERE. But in the abstract, I think there would be more effective ways of creating the score you want.

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Heh...I thought I was reading something wrong so I figured I'd post and it'd work itself out.

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Post by johnboy81918 »

My school got 1568, not too bad...

Meh, I guess it's better than, well, anything worse!

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) »

NKC doesn't do KMO, but I still think it's cool that a Missouri team has been top 10 for the past two times.

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