2014 Waterloo Regional

Hey there, not all hope is lost. I would love to get a barbecue going the days of the Regional. There are a couple in residence that I know of.

I thought Jared was letting us in on a little secret about the Waterloo region, I almost booked my flight just to get some Canadian BBQ; oh, and to watch robots of course.

Sounds like fun. Can I come?

I’m not really into this number analysis stuff,

but I do know good BBQ. I would have to say the Dallas Regional will have the best BBQ of Week 3. ::rtm::

The BBQ/SAUCE stated is a little bit inflated. If you look at Billfred’s original post he states he uses 2005 era as a starting point in 2008 because 2008 was the last year of high school members who were around in 2005. I say update the BBQ/SAUCE for this competition with 2011-2013 as seniors this year were freshmen in 2011.

Though the BBQ/SAUCE mentioned is incredibly amazing and definitely shows how hard this competition, and competition in Canada as a whole, is going to be this year.

BBQ is independent of the year.

SAUCE is the only one that would change.

Billfred’s post defines SAUCE as starting from 2005, because that’s the year we switched to 3v3, hence, Sextuple Advancement Uniform Counting Era. When he coined the term in 2008, it happened to coincide with being the year that Seniors (Gr12) would have been freshmen (Gr9).

I can see an argument though, that a four-year rolling version of SAUCE could be of value. Perhaps BRIQUETTE, the Banner Ratio Indexed to Quadrenniums of Unified Education Total Talent Estimation.

1x 25-time Regional Winner (254) [16 since 2005] [6 since 2011]
1x 22-time Regional Winner (1114) [21 since 2005] [8 since 2011]
1x 17-time Regional Winner (2056) [17 since 2005] [9 since 2011]
1x 3-time Regional Winner (781) [2 since 2005] [2 since 2011]
3x 2-time Regional Winner (771, 865, 1305) [865 only has 1 since 2005] [0 since 2011]
7x 1-time Regional Winner (1241, 1285, 1334, 2609, 2702, 3756, 4069) [1285, 1334, 2702, 3756, 4069 since 2011]
1x 4-time Championship Division Winner (254) [3 since 2005] [1 since 2011]
1x 3-time Championship Division Winner (1114) [3 since 2005] [1 since 2011]
1x 2-time Championship Division Winner (2056) [2 since 2005] [1 since 2011]
2x 1-time Championship Division Winner (781, 1241) [both since 2011]
3x 1-time Championship Winner (254, 1114, 1241) [254, 1241 since 2011]
2x Championship Chairman’s Award Winner (254, 1114) [254 was in 2004] [1114 in 2012]
1x 6-time RCA Winner (1114) [6 since 2005] [2 since 2011]
1x 4-time RCA Winner (1305) [4 since 2005] [2 since 2011]
2x 3-time RCA Winner (771, 1241) [3 each since 2005] [2 each since 2011]
2x 2-time RCA Winner (254, 781) [254:0, 781:2 since 2005] [254:0, 781:2 since 2011]
1x 1-time RCA Winner (2056) [1 since 2005] [1 since 2011]

49 Blue Banners since 2011

BRIQUETTE = 1.6333

That means that in the last 4 years, the teams going to Waterloo have earned more than 3 times the Banners generated at Waterloo in that time.

Don’t worry, according to some reports one team actually had a barbeque in their pits, and promised hot dogs to all visitors.

You know I’m really surprised there isn’t a lot of talk about using Potential Out-of-town Upset Threat and International vs Native Experience, or the POUTINE rating system to predict match outcomes.

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Hogtails at Erbsville and Laurelwood is really good (to my standards anyways).

but how would you define that?

Is out-of-town defined by a radius? or a state/province? something else?

Additionally, how to quantify ‘native’ experience?

Mascot costumes in the form of pulled pork might be a little bit harder to find…

Very hungry, and there is no real poutine in So Cal, so sad.

Out of town: outside of a radius of 60 miles
International: Blue Banners won in the same province/state/country as the event
Native: Blue banners won within the province/state/country of the event.

Barbecue purists might say “that’s not barbecue!” but there’s a Mongolian “barbecue” place right next to UW that’s very tasty:


I used to go there all the time when I was a student at Waterloo.

BTW: those of you joining us in Windsor for the Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional in Week 6, we have real barbecue:


A bit far from the University of Windsor, but worth the trip. :smiley:

Went there as a 45 person team 2 years ago. We fit easily and at one point a cook was running laps of the grill to the space jam theme high-fiving everyone in the circle. This restaurant’s Edible Affordable Theatre (EAT) stat has to be one of the highest in the region. Definitely not real barbecue though. (I went back to San Diego just to go to Phil’s)

My Waterloo match schedule is color-coded Check it out here.

Qualification matches are going to be really competitive tomorrow:

  • 3 matches where 1114
    & 2056 play against each other: [3,45,64] - 2 matches where 254
    plays against 2056: [25,60] - 1 match where 254
    plays with 1114: [17] - 1 match where 254
    plays with 2056: [53] - Match [25] looks like an elimination line-up with: 2056
    ,1334,771 vs. 254,1241,3161

There are some really strong teams here and the pairing in qualification matches will make a huge difference in seeding. Of the titans, I think 254 has subjectively the best match schedule. With that being said, since there is so much interplay between the titans, there is a definite possibility other teams seed above them.

To make things even more interesting, The Blue Alliance Insights page shows that 254 moved up to 33 total Blue Banners after CVR, which ties them for the most ever with 1114

Since their rookie year in 2007, 2056 has yet to lose a Regional Event.

1114 and 2056 have 13 Regional wins and 1 World Division title together, they truly are:
"The greatest combination in the history of FIRST"](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQ85frlBzc)

Will 1114 and 2056 get to play together?
Will 254 overthrow 1114’s Blue Banner Count?
Will 2056 keep their 17 Regional Win streak alive?

Waterloo 2014: The most hyped Regional Event in the history of FIRST

That Wrecking ball Move by Karthik. Priceless.

Where do you see the match schedule?




Never mind found it!


Anyone knows if the webcast is viewable through an ipad?

The match schedule has been up since yesterday here, but it looks like twitter data is not getting sent out.

So the Results and Rankings pages aren’t working, anybody know when this will be fixed?