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Good luck to MATHCOUNTS National Competitors!

It might be a little early for this, but good luck to everybody competing at National MATHCOUNTS! Especially Daniel Liu, who I know will destroy the competition! Good luck in the Countdown, especially! Don't do what Daniel Chiu did! Also, congrats to Akshaj Kadaveru and Franklyn Wang from Virginia (my state). They both did fantastically at States and last year got 8th and 11th, respectively. To all three of you guys, I issue warnings: watch out for Colin Tang from Washington and Hongyi Chen from Colorado! Also, don't panic in the Countdown round, it's better to solve the problem before you answer (it would seem obvious, but sometimes you freak out and guess three seconds after the problem pops up). Do as well as you can on the Target, because they count for the most. Also, always READ THE PROBLEM (especially the Sprint Round). It's a really good idea to read it a minimum of three times. It will cost four or five minutes, but in the end, but it will save you a lot of wrong answers and time spent having to re-do it. Pretty much, do as well as you can. Unfortunately, I won't be joining you guys at Nationals this year... but next year for sure :( Anyways, everybody wish these people the best of luck! And, if anybody else is going to Nationals as well, let me know! :D

Note by Finn Hulse
3 years, 6 months ago

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Ha, I'm probably not even going to get into Countdown. @Akshaj Kadaveru and @Franklyn Wang will pwn everyone, though.

Daniel Liu - 3 years, 6 months ago

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Dude, you've never met me then. I've watched every single Countdown round since 2005 at least three times, analyzed every competitor and done background checks. I'm in personal correspondence with a couple of executives who I get scores from, so when I say you're going to make it to the Countdown round, you're going to make it to the Countdown round. Remember, I've already analyzed all your competition and looked at their previous awards. Just follow my tips, and you'll be golden. Start training hard NOW! It's good to start one month prior, and build in intensity. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 6 months ago

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You sound like his mother :D

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Advice: try to improve yourself, and not others. Why do you care about some random people from 2005? There's no point. Just care about yourself, or else you'll waste so much time and not get that much better.

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@David Lee I know, right! I should be, but I'm like one of the lame ESPN commentators who knows everything but can't play the game. D:

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Well, you and @Franklyn Wang are in the same boat. Neither of you made it to the Countdown, but I suspect you came close. Bad day?

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Aww...how I wish Singapore had more resources and stuff like the USA to host this sort of competition... It seems awesome...

But anyway, good luck to all competitors! :D hope you do yourself proud!

Yuxuan Seah - 3 years, 6 months ago

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I feel for us Singaporeans. And good luck too everyone!

Joshua Ong - 3 years, 6 months ago

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Has anyone heard of Robin Park (Yoo-bin Park) from Virginia? I remember he got some high rank in Nationals in 2011 and 2012. He used to go to the same middle school as me.

Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Yes! I know Robin Park! :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Yes, Robin Park, Alec Zhang and Rajat Khanna were all my class mates who went to Nationals in Mathcounts!

Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam i randomly happen to know Robin Park from AoPS

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@David Lee I randomly happen to not even know how to navigate AoPS. How do you make a comment?

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Wait, Nanayaranaraknas, you live in Chennai but you know a kid in America cos you went to the same middle school? How is this possible?

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Sharky Kesa I went to Rocky Run MS in Chantilly, until 2012, then in 9th grade, I moved to India. Also, Nanayaranaraknas is not my name. My name is Madhav.

Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam Oh.

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam Aha. That makes sense. Yeah Robin's the guy who has the bowl haircut with black hair right?

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Yep

Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam - 3 years, 5 months ago

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Also, did anyone here go to Rocky Run MS?

Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam - 3 years, 5 months ago

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You went to Rocky Run! Dude that's one of the four school that beat us at States. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Yep. Rocky Run, Longfellow and I think Rachel Carson did well. Which school do you go to.

Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam We crushed Rachel Carson. I go to Berkeley which got 5th this year but usually is 3rd or 4th. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Sweet!

Nanayaranaraknas Vahdam - 3 years, 5 months ago

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This wasn't good.

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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I know! For the first like, 5 matches, the lower ranked person won! The freaking semifinals were 12th place, 11th, 10th, and 1st! It was the first time in MATHCOUNTS history! :O

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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No, the written results were unanticipated. The 12, 11, 10, 1 is kinda usual; the only ever 1vs2 was last year i think.

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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No, it was because the results for written were unexpected.

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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I wish I knew what happened in MATHCOUNTS.

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Sharky Kesa You could watch it on TV dude. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Finn Hulse Live in Australia.

Sharky Kesa - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Sharky Kesa It gonna pop up here soon

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Sharky Kesa Oh yeah that sucks. :O

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Finn Hulse ESPN3, Man.

David Lee - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@David Lee The bomb.com. :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 5 months ago

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I met Colin Tang last year in the WMTC(World Mathematics Team Championship)in Beijing,China.Besides him and me,all the gold medalists were from China :(

Tan Li Xuan - 3 years, 6 months ago

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Woah dude. How do I sign up? :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 6 months ago

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I'm not very sure about the registration process for the US.The WMTC is relatively new,it was founded in 2010 so it might not be easy to find the organizers.The official website is here.If you're planning to go,watch out for the Chinese competitors :) Out of ~80 teams last year,~60 were Chinese.

Tan Li Xuan - 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Tan Li Xuan I missed signing up for WMTC until it was too late :(

Daniel Liu - 3 years, 5 months ago

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@Daniel Liu So you wanted to go but you couldn't make it?

Tan Li Xuan - 3 years, 5 months ago

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I'm also expecting a lot from @Nicky Sun from Illinois! Got 10th place last year at Nationals, is going this year as well! :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Franklyn Wang @Akshaj Kadaveru @Daniel Liu @Sam Thompson @Alex Pan Good luck! :D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 6 months ago

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Thanks!

Alex Pan - 3 years, 6 months ago

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:D

Finn Hulse - 3 years, 6 months ago

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