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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

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Well there goes our 4 ball auto...

On a more serious note, these changes are going to be fantastic for the game. I'm curious, though, why you chose to keep the serpentine draft.
There aren't enough teams to effectively do 1-8, 1-8 without giving #1 a massive advantage.
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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

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There aren't enough teams to effectively do 1-8, 1-8 without giving #1 a massive advantage.
I like the serpentine draft--and we've been the #1 or #2 seed in every competition the last 2 years. It makes for a great challenge in creating the draft. But more importantly the seeding order too often can be influenced by random events and qualifying round alliances. The serpentine draft levels the playing field to reduce the influence of those random occurrences.
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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

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I like the serpentine draft--and we've been the #1 or #2 seed in every competition the last 2 years. It makes for a great challenge in creating the draft. But more importantly the seeding order too often can be influenced by random events and qualifying round alliances. The serpentine draft levels the playing field to reduce the influence of those random occurrences.
Weren't you ranked 7th and on the 6th seeded alliance in 2013 at Central Valley? (still counts as </= 2 years as far as I'm aware.)

Just because you played the draft intelligently and ended up winning the competition with a solid robot doesn't mean you can claim a number 1 or 2 seed out of it.

Anyway, overall, rule changes are nice. I'm hoping to see some interesting strategies develop. I also have a feeling that the Chezy Champs trophies are going to look pretty cool as well...
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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

Chezy Champs is less than a week away! This message contains some important information about the event.

Food Options
We have a couple of food options available for Chezy Champs:
  • Pizza Preorders will be conveniently delivered to the concessions area on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Concessions: We will be selling Pizza by the slice as well as other things at the event.
  • Food Trucks and Vendors: On Saturday, we have Sticks and the Hula Truck. On Sunday, we will have the Gold Rush Eatery.
  • Local Eateries: We have compiled a list of local eateries.
Schedule
Our planned event schedule is as follows:
  • Friday
    6pm – 9pm – Pits Open to Teams
    6:30pm – 9pm – Practice Matches
  • Saturday
    8am – Venue Opens
    9:30am – 10am – Opening Ceremonies
    10am – 12pm – Qualification Matches
    1pm – 6pm – Qualification Matches
    6:30pm – Venue Closes
  • Sunday
    9am – Venue Opens
    9:30am – 10am – Opening Ceremonies
    10am – 11am – Qualification Matches
    11:30am – 12pm – Alliance Selection
    1pm – 4:30pm – Elimination Matches & Closing Ceremonies
    6pm – Venue Closes
Preorders
Preorders for pizza and swag are still open at chezychamps.com. Quantities of everything are limited - the preorder form will say when something is sold out.

Power & Wifi
Unfortunately, it's looking like the power in the pits will be shut off overnight during the event. Premium pits are in a different building and are unaffected. Also, we are trying our best to ensure reliable wireless internet access for teams at the event but will not be able to guarantee anything.

Rule Changes
Thanks to everyone for the feedback on rule changes. We will be adding one additional change: Yelling of 'robot' in the pits will not be permitted.

Hope everyone is looking forward to what is shaping up to be a great event! More information about logistics and a pit map will come later in the week.

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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

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Thanks to everyone for the feedback on rule changes. We will be adding one additional change: Yelling of 'robot' in the pits will not be permitted.
Thank you based EJ.
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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

What are the rules/specifics on the mentor matches?
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What are the rules/specifics on the mentor matches?
We scrapped mentor matches in favor of more qualification matches for teams.
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We scrapped mentor matches in favor of more qualification matches for teams.
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We scrapped mentor matches in favor of more qualification matches for teams.
How many qualification matches would you estimate are planned per team?
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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

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We've had a last minute drop and have an open spot for Chezy Champs this weekend! If any teams are interested in participating, please email us as soon as possible at cc@team254.com

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Thanks to everyone for the feedback on rule changes. We will be adding one additional change: Yelling of 'robot' in the pits will not be permitted.
Is there going to be an opportunity to give feedback on the consequence of violating this rule?
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Is there going to be an opportunity to give feedback on the consequence of violating this rule?
What do you mean? We don't like people yelling robot when a simple and quieter "excuse me" works just as well. There won't be any consequences other than us telling those people/teams who are yelling it to kindly refrain from doing so.
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What do you mean? We don't like people yelling robot when a simple and quieter "excuse me" works just as well. There won't be any consequences other than us telling those people/teams who are yelling it to kindly refrain from doing so.
It wasn't meant to be taken seriously.
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Question Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

Andrew Lawrence asked: How many qualification matches would you estimate are planned per team?

With 8 hours of Qualification Matches scheduled, and estimating 6 minutes per match, you could squeeze in 82 matches which would mean 14 matches for each of 35 teams plus 2 teams playing a dummy match. (82 matches * 6 team slots = 492 divided by 35 teams = 14 matches per team with a remainder of 2 dummies.) The more matches, the less luck in finding the Alliance Captains.

How many matches per team do you plan?

When do you think you will you post a Match Schedule List?

We are excited to be making our first trip up to a Bay Area competition.
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Re: Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

We're planning on running a more relaxed cycle time than six minutes, to allow time for GameSense commentary. Count on 10-12 matches per team.

We probably won't be able to post a match schedule in advance of the event, as we are still waiting for a couple of teams to confirm their attendance and send payment.
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