As you may or may not know, since 2004 Team 1114 has been publishing an extensive scouting database for the FIRST Community to use in preparation and during the FIRST World Championship. Past databases can be found here. All the data found in these databases is mined from the results posted by FIRST on www.usfirst.org. Unfortunately, FIRST has a habit of not tracking the proper order of alliances. The system for the past few years has made no distinction between the Alliance Captain, 1st Pick and 2nd Pick. This information makes up a pretty important portion of the database. In the past we’ve been able to get this information by scouring CD and by some reverse engineering of the standings. Unfortunately with 48 regional/district events, this task is becoming much more difficult leading to more gaps in the database. As such, we’re asking for your help.
What I ask is that for every regional this year, one person posts the full results from alliance selection in this thread. Here’s an example form Waterloo 2006.
Event: Waterloo 2006
1.) 1114 1503 1281 W
2.) 1219 1596 912 SF
3.) 188 610 771 F
4.) 1680* 1901 931 QF
5.) 68* 1305 1558 SF
6.) 854 830 1189 QF
7.) 1846 772 859 QF
8.) 1084 781 1605 QF
- Declined Team 1219
All that’s necessary is that you post the alliances in the order that they were selected. Keeping track of declines is a nice bonus. If you really want to go the extra mile you can add in the overall finish of the alliance as shown in the example, but it’s not critical.
Most scouts already write this stuff down during alliance selection, so it’s just a matter of one person from each regional remembering to keep that scrap of paper until they get home and posting it here. Or, if you’re watching on a webcast jots things down as you watch and then post away.
As added incentive, I’ll give out some form of Team 1114 gear to every person who posts at least three correct, non duplicated, regional results.
Thanks from all of us who put together this database, especially Roberto.