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> University World Scholar's Cup: The First Global Tournament, Hosted by Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. June 4-6, 2010.
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post Sep 24 2009, 11:20 PM
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The first World Scholar's Cup University Global Tournament will be held June 4-6, 2010, at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. I hope to see many of you there! Special thanks to our hosts at Zhejiang, including the student group "Power of Voice".
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post Sep 25 2009, 12:32 AM
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Might get my old AD crew back together for one last glorious run.


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post Sep 25 2009, 06:41 AM
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Awesome! Too bad I probably will have enough stuff to study anyway!


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post Sep 25 2009, 12:28 PM
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QUOTE (debator @ Sep 25 2009, 04:59 AM) *
got one already, looking for more...good call on starting before the world cup!

Yeah, I have one too, with another possible (although he's not much of a fan of work; former varsity). Damn, I was hoping if he didn't pan out we could draft you, heh. Wasn't particularly faithful in that possibility, though.


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post Sep 25 2009, 01:49 PM
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Just to clarify: you can form "consolidated" teams that span different campuses. And, also, the first guide for the new season went up last night.
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post Sep 25 2009, 05:58 PM
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Does it cost money to register for the materials? It's probable that I wouldn't be able to do it but I want to check it out.


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post Sep 25 2009, 08:11 PM
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Is there going to be a national competition or just the world finals?


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post Oct 4 2009, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE (JBroms @ Sep 25 2009, 01:11 PM) *
Is there going to be a national competition or just the world finals?


You go straight to world tournament in Year One. And no cost for materials.
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post Oct 4 2009, 06:13 PM
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was looking at the website for WSC, I'm absolutely amazed at the level of international competition you've created in just a few years.

on a side note, it also looks like the asians are completely dominating the competition...


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post Oct 4 2009, 06:55 PM
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It'd be fun, but I don't know where I'd get the money to travel to China. Thanks for providing the opportunity anyway, Daniel!
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post Oct 4 2009, 07:39 PM
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QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Oct 4 2009, 01:55 PM) *
It'd be fun, but I don't know where I'd get the money to travel to China. Thanks for providing the opportunity anyway, Daniel!

yeah, that's the only thing holding me back, too. for some reason, I get the feeling that, unlike in high school, my current school would be unwilling to pay for my travel expenses associated with an academic competition...


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post Oct 4 2009, 09:32 PM
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QUOTE (tryingtothinkagain @ Oct 4 2009, 08:39 PM) *
QUOTE (AK_WDB @ Oct 4 2009, 01:55 PM) *
It'd be fun, but I don't know where I'd get the money to travel to China. Thanks for providing the opportunity anyway, Daniel!

yeah, that's the only thing holding me back, too. for some reason, I get the feeling that, unlike in high school, my current school would be unwilling to pay for my travel expenses associated with an academic competition...


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post Oct 6 2009, 10:39 PM
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That would be awesome, except for your obsession with holding events ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD[/smurf and moan]


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post Oct 7 2009, 12:58 AM
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QUOTE (Jonesy @ Oct 6 2009, 04:39 PM) *
That would be awesome, except for your obsession with holding events ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD[/smurf and moan]

^pretty much the main reason asians are dominating the competition

China obviously has something to prove (see: summer Olympics, '08). Why don't we hold it in some central location (NOT AFRICA...or the more expensive, touristy parts of Europe), I'm sure the Chinese government would love to throw money at something to prove they can win at intellectual competitions.


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post Oct 7 2009, 02:30 AM
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There are like nine or ten problems with that statement. I hoped you would be able to save it after the first bad statement. Nopppppppppppppppppe.


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post Oct 7 2009, 02:41 AM
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Sorry, I have a very dry sense of humor today. Either that or my roommate's storing his stash near the air vent...both are likely.
That was only about half kidding though. I know I'd be a lot more likely to go to competitions if they were actually on this continent. I'm sure a lot of past decathletes with the experience, skill, and drive to win are in the same boat. As for the asians, I haven't seen the stats, but I'd be willing to bet that there are a lot more people participating from the region that the event is actually hosted at.

the whole thing with China was pretty much just joking, though.


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post Oct 7 2009, 02:46 AM
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^did you start writing that before or after my last post?


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post Oct 7 2009, 02:47 AM
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I certainly hope it was before


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QUOTE (debator @ Oct 6 2009, 06:46 PM) *
let's see if we can break it down and hit all the stupid points.
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That would be awesome, except for your obsession with holding events ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD[/smurf and moan]

^pretty much the main reason asians are dominating the competition

no it's not. there are still americans going, aren't there? the reason they're dominating is because they're studying harder. most americans that go just see it as something to do in the AD offseason, and don't take it as seriously. so they don't do as well.

Come on...you can't seriously believe that geography isn't a factor. But that would be a problem no matter where it was held; most people in most countries don't have the resources to travel around the world for an academic competition.
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post Oct 7 2009, 03:58 AM
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well, thanks for something resembling a little bit of agreement...
In the future, can we keep the insulting-of-peoples'-intelligence to a minimum on these boards? Most of us on here are of reasonable intelligence, though perhaps lacking in taste a bit.


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