2015 Spelling Bee: Co-Champions... Again

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2015 Spelling Bee: Co-Champions... Again

Postby Knight Fisher » Wed May 27, 2015 5:12 pm

It's that time of year again. \:D/ We're down to the final 50 semi-finalists after a rather lackluster selection of words in the preliminaries. The big names this year in what's turning out to be the end of a fantastic era are Vanya, the only 5 time speller in the bee and all around celebrity for the past decade, and Gokul who finished 3rd in this past year's historic tie. Semi's are tomorrow at 10A and the Finals are at 8PM.
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Re: 2015 Spelling Bee

Postby Jesus' Princess » Wed May 27, 2015 6:31 pm

There are also two younger brothers of past champions in the semi's this year: Jairam Hathwar, younger brother of 2014 co-champion Sriram, and Srinath Mahankali, younger brother of 2013 champion Arvind. There could be a first-ever Spelling Bee dynasty family this year.

Personally, I'm pulling for Vanya for a variety of reasons, but regardless, it's going to be an exciting bee \:D/
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2015 Spelling Bee

Postby bookworm » Thu May 28, 2015 10:58 am

It's apparently finishing today? Shame on whoever usually posts about it for not doing it this year; that's the only way I know about it, I would have missed it. Fortunately I'm in a waiting room and they have it on so I realized.
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Re: 2015 Spelling Bee

Postby Woody » Thu May 28, 2015 11:02 am

Merged the two topics ;)
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Re: 2015 Spelling Bee

Postby bookworm » Thu May 28, 2015 11:38 am

Oh well no wonder; it's in the wrong forum. :x
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Re: 2015 Spelling Bee

Postby Jesus' Princess » Thu May 28, 2015 8:04 pm

Co-champs again! I was thrilled when Vanya went all the way \:D/
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Re: 2015 Spelling Bee Co-Champs... Again

Postby Knight Fisher » Thu May 28, 2015 8:22 pm

It's the end of an era. Those two are the last of the group that has been incredibly strong for the past 5 years. And debatably the strongest two ever with neither getting a word wrong unlike last year.
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Re: 2015 Spelling Bee: Co-Champions... Again

Postby bookworm » Fri May 29, 2015 4:29 pm

So it hadn’t happened for over 50 years, and now it’s happened back to back? What’s with that?
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