Originally Posted by beurwonderwall
Good to know. So, lets say Chairmans winner is also on the winning alliance... Would that add one more to the list on points?
Yes so like said earlier, 45's slot doesn't count.
As it stands, here are how the 10 spots are allocated:
3- Winners (4 if a backup bot wins)
3- Awards (Engineering Inspiration, Chairmans, Rookie All Star)
4- The top teams based on district points who are not already qualified. For my sake, I'll call them wildcards (3 if a backup bot wins)
Just like at a regional, If a team double qualifies, it will generate 1 additional wildcard spot. The only likely scenarios this will happen is if a Winner wins one of the 3 awards, the rookie all star winner also wins EI, the Chairman's winner also wins IE, or if Team 45 wins a qualifying spot the "normal way".
With this said, a wild card slot can be filled before the state championship if an IN team wins a qualifying spot at a Regional.
Basically at state, 32 teams are competing for 10 spots.
For reference, in 2015
, the last wildcard spot was filled with 181 district points with 10 spots to worlds (the same as 2017)
, the last wildcard spot was filled with 199 district points with 9 spots to worlds. The 10th spot if IN had 10 spots that year would have been team 71 with 179 district points.
With this said, aim for at least 200 points. 200 points won't guarantee you a spot to worlds but probably will if it follows the trend of the 10th spot for the last 2 years.
If you'd like to see the current district point standings, look here
. Keep in mind that 13 of 48 teams have attended 2 events while the other 35 of 48 teams (including you) have their second event in week 4 at Perry Meridian. Also, keep in mind that District Champs is 3 times the amount of points of any other district event so a good state performance is a must.
If you'd like to find out all the ways to get district points at competitions, I'd be glad to go into even more detail about this if you'd like to in a PM. I find this very interesting (seeing as I love statistics in general) which is why I always look into great detail for this stuff.