Batavia Qualifying Tournament

Event Information


Saturday January 31, 2015


Rotolo Middle School
Rotolo Middle School
1501 S. Raddant Road
Batavia, IL 60510

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Registration for this event is now closed.


A large variety of reasonably priced delicious food items will be available for purchase through-out the day, including breakfast selections, refreshments, lunch items, and snacks. We appreciate your patronage of our concessions as it helps to defray the regional costs.

Purchase can be made with cash, check, or credit card.

Pre-order lunch forms need to be turned in at check in time or by 10:00 am.

More Information

For more information, check out the Fox Valley Robotics website.


7:15 am Doors Open
Registration, Consent Forms, lunch pre-order
8:00 am Judging and Inspections Begin
10:00 am Lunch pre-order forms due in
10:00 am Driver meeting / Gym / Bleechers
10:15 am Opening Ceremonies / Gym
10:45 am Qualification Matches Begin
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Qualification Matches continue
3:15 pm Alliance Selection
3:45 pm Elimination Matches begin
5:00 pm Awards and Closing Ceremonies
5:30 pm Event Complete

 Note: All times are subject to change. We will work hard to maintain this agenda but occassionally things happen outside our control. Please pay attention to announcements in case changes are neccessary.

Registration Information

Teams Attended:

# Team # Team Name Location
1 111 MiniStang Rolling Meadows
2 3640 The BoilerBots Kewanee
3 4298 RoboLords Kewanee
4 5199 Blockheads Barrington
5 5200 Robots Incorporated Barrington
6 5596 That One Team Rock Island
7 6007 Octopi Crystal Lake
9 7006 Robotitans Chicago
10 7009 Robowarriors Chicago
11 7207 M-Fusion Belvidere
12 7301 Tiger Robotics Wheaton
13 7458 Full Force! Gurnee
14 7627 Jefferson J-Hawks Rockford
15 7715 RC Squared Rockford
16 7869 Panthers East Moline
17 8698 Guilford High School Rockford
18 8706 Auburn High School Rockford
19 8708 East High School Rockford
20 8709 Roosevelt High School Rockford
21 8770 TATDYLF Schaumburg
22 8817 Fruit Salad Crystal Lake
23 9082 MEHS Demon Bot 9082 Park Ridge
24 9113 Blue Lake Forest
25 9115 Gold Lake Forest
26 9239 WoW (Wise Owl Warriors) Rockford
27 9342 The Incredibots Romeoville
28 9365 Team Flexo Romeoville
29 9389 TecKnowLogic Batavia
30 9425 Raider Robotics Glen Ellyn

Tournament Results:

Competition Results:

Winning Alliance
Captain:  5199 Blockheads Barrington
1st Selected:  5200 Robots Incorporated Barrington
2nd Selected:  7458 Full Force! Gurnee
Finalist Alliance
Captain:  7006 Robotitans Chicago
1st Selected:  9082 MEHS Demon Bot 9082 Park Ridge
2nd Selected:  7009 Robowarriors Chicago


Judged Awards:

Judges Award
The Judges Award is given at the discretion of the Judges to a Team they have encountered whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, yet the Team does not fit into any of the existing Award categories.
Winner: Team 5199, Blockheads, Barrington
Rookie Award
Winner: Team 8706, Auburn High School, Rockford
Highest Ranked Rookie Team
Winner: Team 9113, Blue, Lake Forest
Control Award
The Control Award celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to enhance the robot's functionality on the field. This award is given to the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, enhancing mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the field. The control component should work consistently on the field. The team's Engineering Notebook should contain details about the implementation of the software, sensors, and mechanical control.
Winner:   Team 6007, Octopi, Crystal Lake
Motivate Award
The Motivate Award recognizes outstanding team spirit shown though costumes and outfits, team support, and other methods of standing out and raising attention. Teams that reach out to their schools and community to raise awareness of FIRST and their FTC efforts have done so in a variety of cool and inventive methods - this winner is no exception.
Winner:   Team 9239, WoW (Wise Owl Warriors), Rockford
Connect Award
The Connect Award is a bit different than the Motivate Award. Winners of the Connect Award have done a great deal of community outreach not only to spread the word about FIRST but specifically to include engineers, scientists, and other technology professionals into their outreach efforts. This creates connections between teams, FIRST, and the professional world that can last years beyond their participation in FTC. Connect Award winners also develop and execute plans to fund their team including clear goals and objectives - including how they can give back to their community in the future.
Winner: Team 8817, Fruit Salad, Crystal Lake
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is robot specific. It celebrates teams who come up with innovate solutions to the Game Challenge that most others have overlooked. These solutions can't just look good - they've got to work... at least most of the time. Historically, some of the most innovative breakthroughs in science and technology have come when fresh thinking is applied to a known problem. This year's Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winners demonstrated that type of thinking.
Winner:  Team 7006, Robotitans, Chicago
PTC Design Award
We are happy that PTC has offered to sponsor the PTC Design Award. The intent of this award is to expand the challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot, and how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The Design aspects must serve a function - but they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion - not an easy task with a limited set of parts and game challenge.
Winner: Team 6596, John Deere / Exelon / 3-M / Jack Engle & Company & RIVERDALE SR HIGH SCHOOL, Port Byron
Think Award
Every team at this event has had to think - hopefully a lot. The Think Award recognizes the team that has successfully thought, organized, and documented their journey from their starting point to their final design. The engineering notebook is the record of this journey. Just like in real life, teams that can document their process have the best chance at learning from it and improving on it.
Winner:  Team 7301, Tiger Robotics, Wheaton
Inspire Award
The Inspire Award is the highest award given by FTC. The winner of the Inspire Award is automatically eligible for advancement to the next tournament level. The Inspire Award winner is the 'prototype' for what we'd like to see all teams achieve as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge. They do many of the things mentioned in the other awards. The difference is that they've tied these together in a comprehensive manner resulting in success in the competition, outreach to the community, robot design, team spirit, and engineering accomplishment. That's a tall order but we've got some great candidates for this award today.
Winner: 5200, Robots Incorporated, Barrington
2nd Runner Up: 8706, Auburn High School, Rockford 3rd Runner Up: 8817, Fruit Salad, Crystal Lake

Advancement Criteria to the 2014-2015 Illinois FTC Championship Tournament

Rank Team # Team Name Award Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament
1 7738 Vaders Qualifier Host Team yes
2 5200 Robots Incorporated Inspire Award Winner yes
3 5199 Blockheads Winning Alliance Captain yes
4 8706 Auburn High School Inspire Award 2nd place yes
5 5200 Robots Incorporated Winning Alliance, 1st team selected already advancing
6 8817 Fruit Salad Inspire Award 3rd place yes
Check here to review the advancement criteria for Cascade Effect. A minimum of three (3) teams shall advance from each Qualifier to the State Championship. The number of teams advancing from each Qualifier and the League Championship to the State Championship is based on the number of teams competing at each event. Qualifiers with a greater number of teams will advance more teams. Until the actual number of teams at each event is verified, allocation of extra slots will not be determined.
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