It’s on. Literally.

My hat is on too. Figuratively.

I’m also really exited because we found that our shooter clutch wasn’t releasing all the way, which was making our shot less powerful and more inconsistent.

Once we fixed that yesterday, we took a full court shot into the high goal. Literally. Full 50 ft.

Portland is going to be such an EPIC event! 64 of the top teams in the NW is going to make some of the most exciting matches I think we’ve ever seen in the NW.

2 weeks can’t come soon enough.

I can’t wait for this event. Our team has had two successful events in a row and now we are ready to continue that streak. I’m not sure how we feel about Chairman’s since I haven’t had much to do in awards other than the video which I finished last week.

The one thing I can’t wait to do is figure out how to make a highlight reel for this event. I’m hoping that the size of the venue doesn’t make the video feel too all over the place.

The Skunks are back and are looking forward to mixing it up with the best of the NorthWest.

Good luck to everyone!!

Here’s an estimate of who’s in and out for the district championship.

This is not authoritative in any way and there are some caveats:

-This does not take into account chairman’s award winners

-This does not take into account rookie points

-Assumes that everyone who’s invited will attend

Key

```
in=will have enough points to make it in
out=won't make it
~in=probably going to have enough points
~out=probably won't have enough points
bubble=could easily go either way
```

```
Best-case points to make it to district cmp: 52
Worst-case points to make it to district cmp: 68
Best estimate: 55
{'bubble': 12, 'out': 65, '~in': 23, '~out': 14, 'in': 39}
0 in 4488 - ShockWave
1 in 2522 - Royal Robotics
2 in 4061 - SciBorgs
3 in 1425 - Error Code Xero
4 in 3238 - Cyborg Ferrets
5 in 2046 - Bear Metal
6 in 2557 - SOTAbots
7 in 4911 - CyberKnights
8 in 4915 - Spartronics
9 in 4125 - Confidential
10 in 2471 - Team Mean Machine
11 in 4077 - M*A*S*H
12 in 2907 - Lion Robotics
13 in 1983 - Skunk Works Robotics
14 in 3588 - the Talon
15 in 1318 - Issaquah Robotics Society
16 in 2928 - Viking Robotics
17 in 360 - The Revolution
18 in 3393 - Horns of Havoc
19 in 3070 - Team Pronto
20 in 4918 - The Roboctopi
21 in 1595 - Dragons
22 in 4450 - Olympia Robotics Federation
23 in 488 - Team XBot
24 in 948 - NRG (Newport Robotics Group)
25 in 3663 - CPR - Cedar Park Robotics
26 in 4559 - FIRST DRaFT
27 in 492 - Titan Robotics Club
28 in 2412 - Robototes
29 in 4038 - Binary Robotics
30 in 2411 - Rebel @lliance
31 in 5111 - SaxonBots
32 in 2923 - Aggies
33 in 3789 - On Track Academy
34 in 3812 - Bits & Bots
35 in 3674 - 4-H Clover Bots
36 in 1540 - Flaming Chickens
37 in 2903 - NeoBots
38 in 2927 - Pi Rho Techs
39 ~in 2002 - Tualatin Robotics
40 ~in 4131 - Iron Patriots
41 ~in 2149 - CV Bearbots
42 ~in 4542 - Titanium Talons
43 ~in 1294 - Top Gun
44 ~in 3574 - HIGH-TEKERZ
45 ~in 2147 - CHUCK
46 ~in 3711 - Iron Mustang
47 ~in 4980 - Canine Crusaders
48 ~in 2635 - Lake Monsters
49 ~in 4513 - Circuit Breakers
50 ~in 2976 - Spartabots
51 ~in 4120 - Jagwires
52 ~in 2811 - StormBots
53 ~in 3131 - Gladiators
54 ~in 3237 - Bionic Braves
55 ~in 2980 - The Whidbey Island Wild Cats
56 ~in 3219 - TREAD
57 bubble 2374 - Crusader Bots
58 bubble 2990 - Hotwire
59 ~out 3693 - GearHead Pirates
60 ~out 4057 - KB Bots
61 ~out 4030 - NullPointerException
62 out 4726 - Robo Dynasty
63 ~in 955 - CV Robotics
64 out 4652 - WolfTech
65 ~out 2930 - Glacier Peak Sonic Squirrels
66 out 1258 - SeaBot
67 out 3220 - Mechanics of Mayhem
68 out 4089 - Stealth Robotics
69 out 2929 - JAGBOTS
70 out 4681 - Murphy's law
71 out 2733 - Pigmice
72 out 4654 - Mountaineers
73 out 4469 - TJ
74 out 2910 - Jack in the Bot
75 out 4608 - Duct Tape Warriors
76 ~in 997 - Spartan Robotics
77 ~in 2550 - Skynet
78 out 2093 - Bowtie Brigade
79 bubble 5085 - LakerBots
80 out 4205 - ROBOCUBS
81 out 3786 - Chargers
82 ~in 956 - Eagle Cybertechnology
83 ~in 2521 - SERT
84 out 4772 - Optimistic Skyz
85 out 2605 - Sehome Seamonsters
86 out 4051 - Sabin-Sharks
87 out 4579 - RoboEagles
88 out 2517 - Green Wrenches
89 out 3636 - Generals
90 out 4461 - RAMbotics
91 out 1899 - Saints Robotics
92 out 2906 - Spanaway Lake Botworx
93 bubble 5198 - RoboKnight Force
94 out 1778 - Chill Out..!
95 out 2926 - Robo Sparks
96 out 2944 - Titanium Tigers
97 out 2148 - Mechaknights
98 out 3787 - Wild Robotocats
99 out 3223 - POKER Robotics
100 out 4060 - S.W.A.G.
101 out 3586 - Pride in the Tribe-Caveman Robotics
102 out 3218 - Panther Robotics
103 out 5295 - Aldernating Current
104 out 3826 - SkyNet Robotics North West
105 out 4512 - BEAR Bots
106 out 949 - Wolverine Robotics
107 bubble 2192 - YAK Attack
108 out 2660 - Pengbots
109 out 3268 - Viking Robotics
110 out 4173 - Bulldogs
111 out 1510 - Wildcats
112 out 4309 - 4-H Botsmiths
113 out 3221 - KM Royals
114 out 3684 - Electric Eagles
115 out 3575 - Okanogan FFA
116 out 3576 - Clover Park High School Warriors
117 out 4682 - Brave Bots
118 out 4180 - Iron Riders
119 out 3781 - 4-HPenneyBots
120 out 4132 - Scotbots
121 out 4304 - Iron Rams
122 bubble 4127 - LoggerBots
123 bubble 957 - SWARM
124 out 4495 - Tigers
125 bubble 847 - PHRED
126 bubble 3673 - C.Y.B.O.R.G. Seagulls
127 bubble 1359 - Scalawags
128 bubble 3024 - My Favorite Team
129 out 4104 - Blackhawks
130 bubble 4662 - Tribal Tech
131 out 2542 - Go4bots
132 out 3049 - Fluffy Robotics
133 out 2942 - Panda Machine
134 out 3831 - Da Bears
135 out 3876 - Mabton LugNutz
136 out 4082 - Ranching Robots
137 ~out 4457 - ACE
138 out 4683 - Full-metal Robotics
139 out 2922 - RoboCon
140 out 4692 - Metal Mallards
141 ~out 4043 - NerdHerd
142 out 753 - High Desert Droids
143 out 2555 - RoboRams
144 ~out 2915 - Riverdale Robotics/Pandamonium
145 ~out 3712 - RoboCats
146 out 3681 - Raiders FRC
147 ~out 4110 - DEEP SPACE NINERS
148 ~out 1432 - Mahr's Metal Beavers
149 ~out 1571 - Error404
150 ~out 3192 - Tiger Bytes
151 ~out 4105 - ChiefBotsFTS
152 ~out 3286 - the rocket surgeons
```

Aren’t you missing 4488 and 2522 at the top of the list?

I am excited!! It will be so much fun!!

Also, this program is so cool (I didn’t quote the whole thing, it got rather long). It’s seemingly quite accurate!! What language did you use?

Yes, good to see that someone is paying attention. This is what happens when you just slap together a silly python script.

Here ya go.

Edit: Didn’t like my .py file, so here it is with a “.py.txt” extension.

nw_standings.py.txt (3.75 KB)

nw_standings.py.txt (3.75 KB)

The FRC leader board already has who is “in” IE have already been offered a spot and registered. http://district.firstwa.org/PNW/2014 There are 3 teams that have been offered a spot but haven’t yet accepted it. It does include rookie points and Chairman’s teams that have already won.

If you prefer, you can also see the list specifically at this link:

http://district.firstwa.org/PNW/2014/PNCMP (or by using the event results tab).

Since it is public information now, I can say that we invited 40 teams yesterday. All have accepted except for 2411, 4450 and 4918. We will release the rest of the invitations after the results of the final event are final. (We should be showing the numbers at the end of the awards ceremony at OSU, but I don’t guarantee it)

How did you sort the list of teams that have been invited? I’m not asking how you determined who was invited but the order they are listed on the DCMP page as it does not seem to follow any reasoning, it is not by team number, alphabetical order, or current points total.

It looks like every team down to rank 38, with 69 points. The 2 below that are both chairman’s award winners.

I think he is asking specifically about within that page, what order are they sorted by. The answer is random. Normally, the event detail pages will sort by performance from that event. This means that a team playing a third event will still show what they *would* have received from that event (even though it doesn’t count in the total rankings). However, unlike the main rankings, we do not use the tie-breaker criteria within the event detail pages. There is no particular reason other then that it doesn’t matter what order they finish on that page, since the tie breakers only apply to the overall rankings. So it will default to the 10th sorting level, random sort. Until teams start to accumulate points from that event, it will just be a big pile of team numbers.

We will be releasing some changes on Thursday that will improve the overall readability of certain things, like “upcoming” events, but for now we aren’t planning on any changes to that sorting order for “upcoming” events.

As you identified in an earlier post, the teams will only show on that page when FIRST HQ confirms they have completed the registration process for the event.

Yes that was what I was wondering about and now that you put it that way it makes perfect sense that they are random to avoid more coding that would sort them in a manner other than the sorts used in ranking.

Thanks again for all your hard work putting this together, entering the data and keeping us up to date with the changes.

I can’t wait! We are super excited to be going!

What is the overall capacity for this event? I’ve been under the impression that it’d be ~60 teams, but I could be making that up. If so, are the remaining 20 teams expected to come from teams competing this weekend?

We have a full slate of 64 teams that we will be invited to the District Championship. The first 40 invitations were released to teams that were mathematically guaranteed (have scored high enough) that, regardless of results of week 6, they would have still been invited. The District Chairman’s teams were also invited, since they are guaranteed. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the remaining ~20 are all coming from the OSU event, but rather that the results of OSU *could* change the rankings enough that it would change which teams would qualify for those remaining invitations. In all likelihood, a team (or teams) who don’t play at OSU (and aren’t already invited) could still be invited, but we can’t invite them until they are guaranteed the position.