National Spelling Bee

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by A.H.Black, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    The televised coverage will be tomorrow on ESPN and ABC but according to the official site http://www.spellingbee.com/ the preliminaries will be streamed live today on ESPN3 - http://espn.go.com/espn3/

    I love watching the spelling bee. I don't have any favorites this year. Maybe a Canadian and come through and win it this year.
     
  2. Stormy

    Stormy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for starting this! I love watching the Spelling Bee. Too bad I can't watch the Prelims today, but I'll defintiely be watching the final!
     
  3. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    Remember Kavya Shivashankar's little sister. She is now a contestant. Has all the same mannerisms. There are some very cute young ones here for the first time. I love watching the earlier rounds. They go a lot faster and they don't ring the awful bell.
     
  5. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Fretting that Worlds is over...

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    Washington Post: Pool of National Spelling Bee competitors whittled down to 48

    At 8, Vanya Shivashankar is the youngest contestant this year: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/06/01/1985699/shivashankars-take-sister-act.html

    Kansas City TV news article: Vanya Shivashankar Narrowly Misses Spelling Bee Semis
    She made the 3rd round but "failed to qualify for the semifinals because of her lower score on the written test."

    You can follow the bee on Twitter: http://twitter.com/scrippsbee
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010
  7. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Cool -- thanks, Sylvia. I'm following it.
     
  8. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    Today's semi's are going much longer than usual - at least since I have been watching. We are an hour longer than in the past. I wonder if stopping in the middle of a round has any effect on the spellers or the outcome.
     
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  9. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hopping mad

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    Looks like a bloodbath in Round 6.
     
  10. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    I noticed last night that one of the spellers had Yu Na Kim listed as her favorite athlete.
     
  11. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    They take a long time showing the words to the viewers after pronouncing it to the constestant (who has about two minutes to puzzle it out). It's not as if I'm playing along; I haven't even heard of 99% of these words. I had only heard of "mirin" today.
     
  12. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    I've been watching this for too many years. I recognize words in the lower rounds that used to be on the championship list. I guess they are put in lower rounds because they are words that all/most of the competitors would have studied.
     
  13. aster

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    I love playing along -- it's half the fun (especially if you haven't heard of the word)!
     
  14. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    That was pretty anti-climactic. ABC really had time for commercials. I hope they made lots of money.

    Congratulations to Anamika.
     
  15. star_gazer11

    star_gazer11 practising choreo

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    I missed this, but I am seeing a local production of the 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee musical soon, looking forward to it. :)