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    Event Information


    Saturday January 30, 2016


    SIU-Carbondale logoSouthern Illinois University - Carbondale Transportation Education Center
    Southern Illinois Airport
    545 N. Airport Rd
    Murphysboro, IL 62966


    Registration for this event is closed.


    Parking will be available.


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


    ATO Club Concession stand will offer hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, soda, water, and other items

    Lunch Arrangements:

    Whole 1 topping pizzas $12, choose pepperoni, sausage, or cheese
    Pop & water $1.00, Pepsi products only
    Orders and payments due by 8:30 a.m. at team check in table
    Cash preferred. Make check payable to "ATO Club"


    Best Western Inn
    801 N. Giant City Rd
    Carbondale, IL 62902


    $79.99 group rate plus tax, available till January 8th, 2016
    Call the hotel directly and ask for the FTCRobotics group rate.

    There are several hotels nearby.


    7:00 am Some Volunteers Arrive
    7:30 am Teams Arrive
     Pits Open and Team Check-In Begins
    8:00 am

    Inspections, Judging Begins

    10:05 am Drivers/Coaches Meeting
    10:30 am Opening Ceremonies
    10:50 am Qualification Matches Begin
    12:30 pm Lunch Break
    1:00 pm Qualification Matches Resume
    3:00 pm Alliance Selection
    3:30 pm Start Elimination Matches
    5:30 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 #NameSchoolCityState
    2923 Kaybots Kanakee School District Kankakee IL
    4106 Supposable Thumbs Heritage Christian School New Berlin WI
    5085 Newton's Lawyers Homeschool Shiloh IL
    5202 Zip TIE Fighters 4-H Club Decatur IL
    7129 Robo Raiders Homeschool Troy IL
    7351 Dynamic Signals Community Team Gurnee IL
    7961 Motordame Notre Dame Regional High School Cape Girardeau MO
    8608 Shockwave Science Academy of Chicago Mount Prospect IL
    8620 WormGear Warriors Edwardsville Robotics Club Edwardsville IL
    8648 Peoria Manual Academy RoboRams Peorial Manual High School Peoria IL
    8943 OOPS! Robotics Girl Scouts Glen Carbon IL
    9506 Quadratic Crushers 4-H Club Heyworth IL
    9788 Peoria Manual RoboRams Peoria Manual High School Peoria IL
    9792 GSA RoboNerds Gateway Science Academy St. Louis MO
    9998 Tungsten Titans Edwardsville Robotics Club Edwardsville IL
    10093 RoboKays Kankakee School District Kankakee IL
    10146 Invader Bots 4-H Club Urbana IL
    10254 RoboLions Maryville Christian School Maryville IL
    10303 Rochester High School Rochester High School Rochester IL
    10420 Mechanized Kay-OS Kankakee School District Kankakee IL
    10421 Kay Tech Kankakee School District Kankakee IL
    10451 Loading Bulldogs.exe Notre Dame Regional High School Cape Girardeau MO

    Tournament Results:

    Competition Results:

    Winning Alliance
    Captain: 4106 Supposable Thumbs New Berlin, WI
    1st Selected: 7351 Dynamic Signals Gurnee, IL
    2nd Selected: 7129 Robo Raiders Troy, IL
    Finalist Alliance
    Captain: 10093 RoboKays Kankakee, IL
    1st Selected: 5085 Newton's Lawyers Shiloh, IL
    2nd Selected: 9792 GSA RoboNerds St. Louis, MO


    Judged Awards:

    Outstanding Rookie Award
    This team's design, build, and document process was far advanced for their age. Where's WALLY?? It's in their Animated First outreach program. Their great process led to roaring success on the field where they won the lion's share of their matches. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 10254, RoboLions, Maryville, IL
    Highest Ranked Rookie
    Winner: 10093, RoboKays, Kankakee, 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. Here is what the judges had to say:
    This team truly understands the programming of the robot. They like snapping their suspenders while the robot is in autonomous operation. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 9792, GSA RoboNerds, St. Louis, MO
    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:
    With high energy, this team held open houses and took their robot out to demo. With "sciency" outfits, they created their own version of "make it loud." This team "amped it up" and showed us the First spirit. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 7351, Dynamic Signals, Gurnee, 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 had an extensive plastic-wire-cable management system. They sought to climb to new heights. This team was able to overcome the Dark Side and save the universe. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 5202, Zip TIE Fighters, Decatur, 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 put incredible effort, developing the strategies to compete in this battle of bots. They set their eyes on the prize with innovative design that scooped the debris with precision. A valiant example of warriors wielding gears and knowledge. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 8620, WormGear Warriors, Edwardsville, 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:
    This team is a sparkling example of community outreach. Make no mistake, this team is on track to reach their goals. These girls did a lot of scouting opportunities to mentor others. And the award goes to:.
    Winner: 8943, OOPS! Robotics, Glen Carbon, 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 brought an impressive robot and notebook to the competition. The depth of their documentation speaks volumes about their dedication. Their snappy style and red and black robot stand out in the crowd. And the award goes to:
    Winner:  7129, Robo Raiders, Troy, 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:

    This team not only inspired the judges, they also inspired several FLL and Jr. FLL teams near their home. They tackled every obstacle on and off the field. Their robot design, climber, and attitude earned them a thumbs-up from the judges. And the award goes to:

    Winner: 4106, Supposable Thumbs, New Berlin, WI  
    2nd Runner Up: 7129, Robo Raiders, Troy, IL 3rd Runner Up: 8620, WormGear Warriors, Edwardsville, IL

    Advancement Criteria to the 2014-2015 Illinois FTC Championship Tournament

    Rank Team # Team Name Award Qualify for IL FTC Championship Tournament
    1 N/A N/A Qualifier Host Team not applicable
    2 7129 Robo Raiderrs Inspire Award Winner yes
    3 7137 Quest Gators
    Winning Alliance Captain yes
    4 3537 Mecha-Hampsters Inspire Award 2nd place declined
    5 8608 Shockwave Winning Alliance 1st Selected already advancing from League Championship
    6 4106 Supposable Thumbs Inspire Award 3rd place declined
    7 N/A N/A Winning Alliance 2nd Selected not applicable
    8 4106 Supposable Thumbs Think Award Winner declined
    9 7783 Electric Wave Finalist Alliance Captain declined
    10 5202 Zip Tie Fighters Connect Award Winner already advancing from Quest Peoria
    11 7129 Robo Raiders Finalist Alliance 1st Selected already advancing
    12 5256 Spare Parts Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 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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