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    Event Information


    Saturday February 13, 2016


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    Benito Juarez Community Academy
    1450 W Cermak Rd
    Chicago, IL 60608






    In order to reduce the possibility of interference with the Robot Control System, we will be asking everyone to limit their access to all Wifi networks in the venue on the day of the event.


    7:00 am Volunteers Arrive
    7:30 am Teams Arrive
    Pits and Team Registration Opens
    8:00 am

    Registration Closes,
    Hardware and Software Inspection and Judging Begins

    10:00 am Judging and Inspections End
    Drivers/Coaches Meeting
    10:30 am Opening Ceremonies
    11:00 am Qualification Matches Begin
    12:00 pm Lunch Break
    1:00 pm Qualification Matches Resume
    3:30 pm Alliance Selection
    4:00 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.

    League Rankings:

    This ranking was determined by the 10 combined matches played at both meets that the team was assigned. At the start of the League Championship, rankings of all 24 teams from the League Divisions (12 from North Division, 12 from South Division) will be combined into a League Ranking. During the League Championship, teams will play 5 more matches, the results of which will change the League Ranking and form our final League Ranking of all teams. Going into the League Championship, here are the current rankings:

    Rank Team # Team Name QP RP Matches
    1 3507 RoboTheosis 16 237 10
    2 10138 Newton Busters FTC 15 309 10
    3 9373 Demon Bot 2 14 142 10
    4 10308 High Voltage Bandits 14 141 10
    5 10481 Shambot Gold 14 131 10
    6 7030 RoboMinds 12 246 10
    7 5209 Operation BisonBot 12 143 10
    8 4337 DeVry Daemons 12 139 10
    9 10253 Bobcats Robotics 10 274 10
    10 10510 I'm BOTman 10 157 10
    11 9162 ITW David Speer Academy 10 157 10
    12 9082 Demon Bot 1 10 129 10
    13 4965 Animatores Romanes 10 105 10
    14 7007 Techknow Bots 9 187 10
    15 3758 Aztec Eagles 8 244 10
    16 7006 RoboTitans 8 118 10
    17 10387 Red Hot 7 247 10
    18 10240 Shambot Green 4 131 10
    19 2813 CHOICES Robotics 4 128 5
    20 9635 Teen Girl Squad 4 39 5
    21 329 Chicago Squires 3 116 5
    22 10226 Masai Lions 2 143 5
    23 9775 LMNTRIX 2 142 10
    24 10789 Amundsen Vikings 0 0 0
    QP (Total Qualification Points) - 2 Points for a WIN, 1 Point for a TIE, 0 Points for a LOSS.
    RP (Total Ranking Points) - Ranking points are awarded using the losing alliance's score in each match.

    Tournament Results:

    Competition Results:

    Winning Alliance
    Captain: 10138 Newton Busters FTC Wilmette, IL
    1st Selected: 10510 I'm BOTman Chicago, IL
    Finalist Alliance
    Captain: 4965 Animatores Romanes Chicago, IL
    1st Selected: 10510 I'm BOTman Chicago, IL


    Judged Awards:

    Outstanding Rookie Award
    The Outstanding Rookie Award is presented to:
    Winner: 9775, LMNTRIX, Chicago, IL
    Highest Ranked Rookie
    The Highest Ranked Rookie is presented to:
    Winner: 10138, Newton Busters FTC, Wilmette, IL
    Dean's List Semifinalist
    The Dean's List Semifinalist is presented to:
    Winner: Evan Ripperger
    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. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 10138, Newton Busters FTC, Wilmette, 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. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 7007, Techknow Bots, 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. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 9373, Demon Bot 2, 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. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 3507, RoboTheosis, Chicago, 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. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 4965, Animatores Romanes, 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. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 7006, RoboTitans, 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. And the award goes to:
    Winner: 5209, Operation BisonBot, Wood Dale, IL  
    2nd Runner Up: 7006, RoboTitans, Chicago, IL 3rd Runner Up: 3507, RoboTheosis, Chicago, 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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