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    Event Information


    Saturday December 5, 2015


    <Manual Academy Logo>
    Manual High School
    811 S Griswold St
    Peoria, IL 61605


    Registration for this event is now closed.


    Parking will be available behind the school.


    The event venue has several vending machines with drinks and snacks.

    Lunch Arrangements:



    Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
    2701 West Lake Avenue
    Peoria, IL 61615

    Phone: 309-681-2700

    $99 plus tax for double suites only
    Rate available until Sunday, November 15
    Call hotel directly and use FTC reservation group code:G6446



    7:00 am Some Volunteers Arrive
    7:30 am Teams Arrive
     Pits and Team Registration Opens
    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

    Teams Attended:

    Team # Team Name Sponsor Location
    2923 Kaybots Kankakee Junior High Kankakee, IL
    3640 BoilerBots Kewanee High Kewanee, IL
    4298 RoboWarriors Kewanee High Kewanee, IL
    5202 Zip Tie Fighters 4-H RoboStorms/Caterpillar/ADM Decatur, IL
    6596 Robotic Rams Riverdale High/3M/Exelon/John Deere/Jack Engle Port Bryon, IL
    6746 D-Wingers Moline High/John Deere Moline, IL
    6933 Construction Zone Construction Zone Robotics Club Pontiac, IL
    6994 Machination 4-H Club Marseilles, IL
    6995 Insert Name Here 4-H Club Marseilles, IL
    7317 Quest Gators Quest Charter Academy Peoria, IL
    7869 Panthers United Township High East Moline, IL
    8128 Techno Raptors Moline High/John Deere Moline, IL
    8648 Peoria Manual Academy RoboRams Manual High/Caterpillar Peoria, IL
    8899 EP Robo Raiders Caterpillar/Family, Friends/East Peoria & Central Jr. High East Peoria, IL
    9163 Quest Gators Part Deaux Quest Charter Academy/Caterpillar Peoria, IL
    9189 Optimus Primates Orion High/John Deere Rock Island, IL
    9788 Manual RoboRams Manual High/Caterpillar Peoria, IL
    10093 RoboKays Kankakee High Kankakee, IL
    10101 Techno Bullets Knox County 4-H East Galesburg, IL
    10146 Invader Bots 4-H Club Urbana, IL
    10420 Mechanized Kay-OS Kankakee High Kankakee, IL
    10421 Kay Tech Kankakee Junior High Kankakee, IL

    Tournament Results:

    Competition Results:

    Winning Alliance
    Captain: 5202 Zip Tie Fighters Decatur, IL
    1st Selected: 6933 Construction Zone Pontiac, IL
    2nd Selected 2923 Kaybots Kankakee, IL
    Finalist Alliance
    Captain: 6596 Robotic Rams Port Bryon, IL
    1st Selected: 9788 Manual RoboRams Peoria, IL
    2nd Selected: 10093 RoboKays Kankakee, IL


    Judged Awards:

    Outstanding Rookie Award
    1. This team drew inspiration for their design from Robotic toys.
    2. After many redesigns this team came up with unusual tracks and arm design for their robot.
    3. Although they are young, this team embraces their new members and listens to their unique perspectives.
    The best rookie team is......
    Winner: 10421, Kay Tech, Kankakee, IL
    Highest Rookie Award
    Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.
    Winner: 9788, Manual RoboRams, Peoria, IL
    Judges Award - "Go Get 'Em"
    This team went through a lot of adversity in the past year. they started building up their design a little more than a month ago. Even while they lost their robotics coach and got a new one, they forged ahead with an elecgant design on CREO, worthy of a huge, Gator clap. So the Judges' "Go get 'em" Award goes to
    Winner: 7317, Quest Gators, Peoria, IL
    Motivate Award
    Next we have the Motivate Award. This Judged 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:
    This team could be the ambassadors for FIRST Programs and demonstrate new recruitment of participants.This team had family menbers promise to join this year and brought a friend who brought a friend who brought another friend and managed to pull things together at this competition.They have clawed their way up the ladder. And the Award goes toTeam UTHS Panthers! Girl Power!
    Winner: 7869, Panthers, East Moline, 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 incorporated a unique design to strike a balance between appeal and function. The team that we cannot name right now used a printed ___ to climb the mountain. The PTC Design award goes to the team it was hard to fill in the blank, so we choosse
    Winner: 6995, Insert Name Here, Marseilles, 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 tread boldly with sound strategy, springing to the top. This autonomous robot's innovative, unique arm hooked them to the winner's profile with a cushioned climb to first place. The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award goes to
    Winner: 10093, RoboKays, Kankakee, IL
    Connect Award
    Our next 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:
    1. This team strives to build STEM in their community.
    2. They demonstrate gracious professionalism by reaching out to other teams using social media, a website, and blog.
    3. Not affiliated with a school, this team was constructed when a group of friends decided to build robots.
    Winner: 6933, Construction Zone, Pontiac, 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:
    This team showed enormous effort in their robot conceptual design. With extensive documentation they conveyed engineering concept. This team Raided from the "East" to take the Think Award. And the award goes to team
    Winner:  8899, EP Robo Raiders, East Peoria, 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:

    Their outreach efforts and gracious professionalism help them reach the stars. Their robot climed and clawed and made R2D2 pale in its awesomeness. The inspire award goes to the famous intergalactic team

    Winner: 5202, Zip Tie Fighters, Decatur, IL  
    2nd Runner Up: 6933, Construction Zone, Fairbury, IL 3rd Runner Up: 10093, RoboKays, Kankakee, IL

    Advancement Criteria to the 2014-2015 Illinois FTC Championship Tournament

    Rank Team # Team Name Award Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament
    1 9163 Lady Quest Gators Qualifier Host Team yes
    2 5202 Zip Tie Fighters Inspire Award Winner yes
    3 3785 Beastie Bots Winning Alliance Captain 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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