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  • Batavia Qualifying Tournament 2016

    Event Information


    Saturday January 30, 2016


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


    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 9:15 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.

    Facility Notes:

    • No rollers or blade-like shoes allowed.
    • No open toed shoes allowed in the pit area or the competition floor.
    • Safety glasses are required on the competition floor and in the pit area.
    • No smoking or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the facility.
    • Internet access will not be available.
    • Wireless hot spots are not allowed in any part of the complex as they could interfere with the competition.
    • All bluetooth devices should be turned off.

    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
    8 6596 RIVERDALE SR HIGH SCHOOL Port Byron
    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
    Dean's List Semi Finalists
    Winner: Evan Blough, from Team 8698, Guilford High School, Rockford, IL
    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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