At the Championship Event, Team 67 plans to conduct an unofficial poll regarding team preference for the game format using the same field.
In making this announcement, it is our intention to promote thought and discussion about the game format and to give teams time beforehand to consider their vote. Team 67 is not connected to the Game Design Committee and this vote will not effect how the game will be played at the 2007 Championship. Team 67 is interested to know what our fellow teams are thinking and we think the GDC will be interested in this information as well.
Is your team preference 1 or 2?
- Game with Alliances – Challenges from 1999 to Present
- Game without Alliances – Challenges from 1992 to 1998
Many teams did not exist prior to 1999, so here is a quick example of how Rack-n-Roll might be played without alliances. Four teams on the field. Each team is assigned either red, white, blue or gold keepers & ringers. Rack scoring per team remains as in current challenge. The end game awards bonus points for returning to the home zone and elevating a ringer over ten feet. Simply an example!
The match is scored. The team with the most points receives 4 qualification points, the team with the second most points gets 3 qualification points, the team with the third most points gets 2 qualification points and the team with the fourth most points gets 1 qualification point. If a team does not show up to the field, they get 0 qualification points.
Following the Friday and Saturday qualification matches, the top 32 ranked teams would be placed in a tournament bracket per standard best practices for the Saturday afternoon tournament. The tournament opening round would have eight matches with four teams each. The top two scoring teams from each match would advance. On reaching the finals, the four teams would play and the top two would then play one on one to determine the Champion.
Teams may register their votes at the Team 67 pit on Friday afternoon. Each of the 344 teams at the Championship will have one vote. We will post results in our pit on Saturday and on Chief Delphi as soon as possible.
Please note that Team 67 did not win a FIRST event in 1997 or 1998. We have won 8 Regionals, 2 Division Championships and the Championship Event in the alliance era.
Dave Doerr – 67 Team Mentor
Walt Hickok – 67 Team Leader
Dave Verbrugge – 67 Main Contact