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  • Chicago Francis Parker Qualifying Tournament 2015

    Event Information


    Saturday December 12, 2015


    <Francis W Parker Logo>
    Francis W Parker School
    330 W Webster Ave,
    Chicago, IL


    Registration for this event is now closed.


    There is a small parking lot for about 50 cars. Otherwise parking will be available on the streets around the campus.


    Arrangements are still being finalized, Check back later for more information.


    7:00 am Volunteers Arrive
    7:30 am Teams Arrive
     Pits Open and Team Check-in Begins
    7:50 am

    Team Check-in Closes

    8:00 am

    Hardware and Software Inspection, Judging Begins

    9:30 am Judging and Inspections End
    9:40 am Drivers/Coaches Meeting
    10:00 am Opening Ceremonies
    10:30 am Qualification Matches Begin
    12:30 pm Lunch Break
    1:00 pm Qualification Matches Resume
    3:15 pm Alliance Selection
    3:30 pm Start Elimination Matches
    5:00 pm Awards and Closing Ceremonies
    6:00 pm Event Complete

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

    Registration Information


    Team # Team Name City State
    116 Crazy Eights Chicago IL
    3216 Robophins Chicago IL
    5037 got robot? Elgin IL
    5294 Invertibles Batavia IL
    5928 Voltage Chicago IL
    6459 Chicago Style Bot Dogs Chicago IL
    7286 Wired Women Chicago IL
    7738 Vaders Batavia IL
    8728 Wolcott High School Chicago IL
    8907 Blue Box Bots Elgin IL
    9162 ITW David Speer Academy Chicago IL
    9189 Optimus Primates Orion IL
    9342 The Incredibots Romeoville IL
    9365 Spartan Robotics Romeoville IL
    10109 De La Salle Institute - Institute Campus Chicago IL
    10240 St. Patrick High School ShamBot Green Chicago IL
    10371 Exelon & John C Dunham STEM Partnership School Aurora IL
    10481 St. Patrick High School ShamBot Gold Chicago IL
    10608 Deus Ex Machina Batavia IL
    10609 Tech NO Logic Batavia IL

    Tournament Results:

    Competition Results:

    Winning Alliance
    Captain: 9189 Optimus Primates Orion, IL
    1st Selected: 8907 Blue Box Bots Elgin, IL
    Finalist Alliance
    Captain: 5294 Invertibles Batavia, IL
    1st Selected: 7738 Vaders Batavia, IL


    Judged Awards:

    Outstanding Rookie Award
    Here is what the judges had to say:
    If it wasn’t for the team number, the judges wouldn’t have known they are rookies. This team’s future is as bright as an AURORA. All their pastures are sure to be GREEN. The winner of the Outstanding Rookie Award is:
    Winner: 10371, Exelon & John C Dunham STEM Partnership School, Aurora, IL
    Control Award
    The Control 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.
    Winner: 6459, Chicago Style Bot Dogs, Chicago, IL
    Motivate Award
    The Motivate Award celebrates the Team that exemplifies the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition and embraces the culture of FIRST while making a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school, and community and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST. Here is what the judges had to say:
    Members of this team seem especially PLUGGED in. Their enthusiasm is infectious even though half their school cannot be on their team. They are alive with ENERGY that they spread to others; the winner of the Motivate award is:
    Winner: 7286, Wired Women, Chicago, IL 
    PTC Design Award
    The intent of the PTC Design Award is to expand on 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 aspect must serve a function but they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion. Here is what the judges had to say:
    This team fired up a well-constructed and successful robot. When it comes to their RESISTANCE, they stayed CURRENT with the times. They traveled across town to PLUG and play…and win. The winner of the PTC Design Award is:
    Winner: 5928, Voltage, Chicago, IL
    Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
    The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award celebrates a Team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. Here is what the judges had to say:
    This team worked TIRELESSLY to find the best solution to climb great heights. They needed FLEXIBILITY in order to scale any obstacle. Their performance on the field showed that they finally GOT it; the winner of the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is:
    Winner: 5037, got robot?, Elgin, IL
    Connect Award
    The Connect Award is presented to the Team that the Judges' feel most connected with their local community, FIRST and the business world. The best Team is more than the sum of its parts, and recognizes that their schools and communities play an essential part to their success. The recipient of this Award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the Team itself. In addition, the Team that wins this Award is aggressively seeking engineers and exploring the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science and technology. Here is what the judges had to say:
    In the world of FTC Competition, this team is a real VETERAN. Although named after a child’s game, they have a CRAZY amount of experience spreading FIRST’s philosophy. Clearly, when it comes to connecting with their community, everyone wants to step into the OCTAGON with them. The winner of the Connect Award is:
    Winner: 116, Crazy Eights, Chicago, IL
    Think Award
    The Think Award is given to the Team that the Judges feel best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The Engineering Notebook is the key reference for Judges to help them identify the most deserving Team. This Team's Engineering Notebook focused on the design and build stages of the Team's robot and exemplified their journey as a team and engineers. Here is what the judges had to say:
    Driving on shiny STARS, just down the LANE from Wrigley Field. They are more than Chicago’s favorite food. No one could KETCHUP with the Chicago Style Bot Dogs when it came to the Think Award. The winner of the Think Award is:
    Winner:  6459, Chicago Style Bot Dogs, Chicago, IL 
    Inspire Award
    The Inspire Award is given to the Team that the Judges felt truly embodied the 'challenge' of the FTC program. The Team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and works to promote FIRST and make it loud in their community. The Team that receives this Award has performed well in all Judging categories and was chosen by the Judges as a model FIRST Tech Challenge Team on and off the playing field. The Judges used Match performance, observations made during interviews and in the pit area, the Team's Engineering Notebook, and performance on the playing field in determining the winner. Here is what the judges had to say:

    The winner of the Inspire Award comes from a city much closer than their namesake implies. When it comes to their thinking skills, their big wheels keep on turning. If you are feeling blue, there is no need to call the doctor; the winner of the Inspire Award is team:

    Winner: 8907, Blue Box Bots, Elgin, IL  
    2nd Runner Up: 5037, got robot?, Elgin, IL 3rd Runner Up: 5294, Invertibles, Batavia, IL

    Advancement Criteria to the 2014-2015 Illinois FTC Championship Tournament

    Rank Team # Team Name Award Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament
    1 3507  Robotheosis Qualifier Host Team yes
    2 5037 got robot? Inspire Award Winner yes
    3 5037 got robot? Winning Alliance Captain already advancing
    4 6459 Macrobots Inspire Award 2nd 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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