2013 Rah Cha Cha Ruckus!

Hello everyone!

Plans are now underway for the 2013 Rah Cha Cha Ruckus! We would like everyone to know that the 2013 Ruckus will definitely happen, but dates and venue have not been finalized. As usual, it will be in the Rochester area (hence Rah Cha Cha) around Halloween (towards the end of October or early November). Please keep these dates in mind, as we hope to put on yet another wonderful event, building off of such a great one last year. We look forward to seeing you there!

In the past, we have seen some great teams both locally and teams who have traveled to come and the Ruckus has grown into an excellent 1 day off-season competition and Halloween Party! We hope to be able to keep up the energy and build off of all of the positive feedback from last year.

More details to come soon!
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2013 Rah Cha Cha Ruckus Planning Committee

Last year was the best Ruckus ever. Already looking forward to this year!

48 plans to be there barring any unforeseen weirdness.

We’re working on finding a good home for the Ruckus. Updates coming up soon.

We’re strongly considering returning. It was an excellent event last year and now that we’ve been kicked out of the Northeast, getting some experience with some of the teams that compete at Finger Lakes would be really valuable. Of course it all depends on scheduling, timing with other offseasons, etc.

We will definitely be back. The Ruckus was the highlight of our fall season.

Very glad to hear that.

Hoping the planning committee is planning on slots mentor matches. I really want to drive our robot against people instead of just testing. :stuck_out_tongue:

Hello Everyone! The wait is over! We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Ruckus will take place on October 12th at the Main Street Armory in Rochester. We have moved to an even bigger and better home! Our new venue should allow for all of the fun we had last year and more (the floor is 225’ x 185’)! On top of that, we believe the Armory will add extra flair to our little Halloween party because it has been officially been declared “haunted” by TAPS (of Ghost Hunters fame). Registration for teams and volunteers will be available shortly! Remember to follow us on our website and facebook!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! We hope to see you there!

2013 Ruckus Planning Committee

Awesome news! The armory will be a great venue. I hope that non-local teams will consider making the trip to Rochester for a great offseason event.

That looks incredible! Ruckus may just end up in my travel plans for the fall…

Awesome! So excited for Ruckus, once again. I’ll definitely be there! 1405 is very likely to be in attendance, but I won’t speak for the whole team juuuuust yet. We do have some improvements we want to make on our machine, and hope to hit the ground running at Ruckus! After the team’s first regional win in 10 years at this past Finger Lakes Regional, we’re all looking to improve and defend our title next season!

And I am even more excited to catch up with the amazing people Ruckus draws! Especially since Ruckus is rumored to be drawing in a strong international crowd from North of the Border (rumor is we may have 2/3 of the World Champions in the Haunted House), this should be a fantastic event to make some great friends, as well as on-the-field action!

We hope so! We are really looking forward to working in the Armory!

At IRI I heard from five teams who said they wanted to come (48,125, 1241, 1310 and 1334 and I suspect 379 and 610 would come too).

48 definitely expects to attend. I’d bet on 610 too. However 379 told me they plan on attending the Ohio State Championship event in Cincy in late September in lieu of going to Ruckus this year.

4343 was discussing the possibility of coming in the tail end of the school year before summer break. I personally might come regardless of what the team does.

Is it ok if 3173 enters 2 bots? We are possibly creating another one and using that for additional practice.

We’ll bring it up next meeting and discuss it.

3015 is definitely in ruckus is awesome every year!

I know I’ll be there!