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Festival of Champions?

After seeing the videos from last years festival of champions I'm really looking forward to watching it this year, but I'm having a hard time finding any information on it. Does anyone know when its going to be or even if they are doing it again? Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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Re: Festival of Champions?

See this FRC blog: https://www.firstinspires.org/roboti...hip-and-beyond

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Festival of Champions Update

Written by Don Bossi.



Dear FIRST® Community,

What makes a champion? In FIRST®, it means truly embracing our mission and our core values of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition®. It means pursuing the spirit of innovation. It means having a passion for using technology and engineering to make the world a better place.



As many of you know, in 2017 we expanded FIRST Championship to two locations. Our primary intent was to make the life-changing excitement and inspiration of the FIRST Championship more accessible and affordable to more kids and teams. I’m proud to say we’re moving in that direction: 1,400 teams attended the 2017 FIRST Championship, 500 more than in 2016. Of course, that’s out of more than 50,000 FIRST teams worldwide, so we’re doing this while still providing a very selective level of competition.



When we announced the dual FIRST Championship structure, we did not plan to host a culminating event for winning teams from both events. However, based on feedback from the FIRST community, we decided to pilot the FIRST Festival of Champions here in New Hampshire this past summer. The event included the winning FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition Alliances and Chairman’s and Inspire Award-winning teams from the FIRST Championship 2017 events in Houston and St. Louis.



We learned a lot at our pilot Festival event. One item of note was that teams already felt like world-class champions at the conclusion of the FIRST Championship events, just as they had in past years. Another was that the additional resources required to travel and compete at another official FIRST event created a hardship for many teams. For those and other reasons, we have decided to discontinue the FIRST Festival of Champions event.



After Championship last year, we designated members of the winning Alliances and Chairman’s and Inspire Award winners at both FIRST Championship events as members of the FIRST Class of Champions. This special distinction will continue to be given in recognition for reaching the highest level of achievement in our community. To all current and future members of the FIRST Class of Champions: You should be incredibly proud to achieve this honor and to share it with other world-class members of the FIRST Community.



To all teams competing this season: Good luck! I look forward to meeting some of you at the 2018 FIRST Championship in Houston and Detroit this April and celebrating all the champions.



Sincerely,

Donald E. Bossi

President, FIRST
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Re: Festival of Champions?

FoC is not happening this year.
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Re: Festival of Champions?

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No one will ever know if the 254-148-2976-3075 alliance can beat out the 2767-27-2708-4027 alliance

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Re: Festival of Champions?

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No one will ever know if the 254-148-2976-3075 alliance can beat out the 2767-27-2708-4027 alliance

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No one will ever know if the 254-148-2976-3075 alliance can beat out the 2767-27-2708-4027 alliance
I will derail this thread by saying I throw my support behind the Houston alliance in a FoC. Let us now devolve into an internet war over a non-issue. \

As for why, I think that 254's four scale auton or 3.5 crossover will give them a solid lead in the beginning of the match. Having watched video of the finals at both champs, I think the Houston alliance would stack cubes on the scale more efficiently, quickly giving them control out of auton and for the rest of the match. I think 148 would then be able to split off and hammer the opponent's switch as they did from Hopper elims to Finals. Even if the Detroit alliance put pressure on the scale, they would have to worry about the fast black blur burying their switch.

That said, these are both two great alliances who have played at the highest level and deserve to be there. Respect to both.
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I will derail this thread by saying I throw my support behind the Houston alliance in a FoC. Let us now devolve into an internet war over a non-issue. \
Might be a short war. I think the number of people who oppose your view are few.
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Re: Festival of Champions?

I've got Hopper as 3 to 1 favorites in any given match, or at 9 to 1 odds to win a best of five series. 254's perfect season might be jeopardized though since I have them at below even odds of sweeping.
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I will derail this thread by saying I throw my support behind the Houston alliance in a FoC. Let us now devolve into an internet war over a non-issue.
Would be interesting to hear an argument in favor of the Detroit champions, and what strategy they could take on that would result in a best-of-3 win in their favor. For anyone willing to take on this argument, you must assume that all robots on the alliance remain 100% technically operational throughout the match timeline (no comm dropouts/disabled bots/broken bots).
Driver error and lapses in strategic gameplay are acceptable, but nothing on the order of "Team X breaks Team Y, or Team Z loses comm and never gets it back. We're talking legit 3v3 matches here.
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Would be interesting to hear an argument in favor of the Detroit champions, and what strategy they could take on that would result in a best-of-3 win in their favor. For anyone willing to take on this argument, you must assume that all robots on the alliance remain 100% technically operational throughout the match timeline (no comm dropouts/disabled bots/broken bots).
Driver error and lapses in strategic gameplay are acceptable, but nothing on the order of "Team X breaks Team Y, or Team Z loses comm and never gets it back. We're talking legit 3v3 matches here.
turkish delight is proven to win scale vs 148 and 254
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turkish delight is proven to win scale vs 148 and 254

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https://www.thebluealliance.com/match/2018hop_qm113
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Re: Festival of Champions?

no contest- the Detroit alliance all have 27's, and are therefore superior
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