2016 Alliance Selection Results

With the first alliance selections of 2016 a few matches away, it’s time for the CD community to start our annual record keeping.

FIRST has improved the layout and information available on their event results pages, but declines are not tracked and it’s nice to have a backup source if FMS data is not available. Use this thread to post the full alliance selection results from each competition, noting the order of invitation and any declines.

Previous years’ threads: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Palmetto Regional

  1. 0179 - 4451 - 1369 W
  2. 1296 - 3824 - 4533 SF
  3. 1758 - 1876 - 4073 QF
  4. 2172 - 2252 - 0237 QF
  5. 2200 - 0120 - 2386 SF
  6. 4547 - 0343 - 2614 F
  7. 4823 - 1102 - 2187 QF
  8. 2393 - 3490 - 0283 QF

No declines.

GTR CENTRAL

3683-4001-5039 W
1511-2609-4951 F
5699-3360-2809 SF
4946-188-4519 SF
772-2852-5589 QF
2706-6009-4069 QF
1325-1310-865 QF
5834-781-854 QF

No declines

“Perfect bracket” Red alliance always advanced.

Waterford District Event

  1. 67-33-4003 W
  2. 2137-1718-245 SF
  3. 3655-1023-5048 F (1023 subbed for 5860 before finals -MARS)
  4. 3667-201-4779 SF
  5. 2075-308-1189 QF
  6. 4810-3098-5436 QF
  7. 51-6117-1250 QF
  8. 5662-3773-3302 QF

No Declines

Northern Lights:

1: 2987, 5172, 3267
2: 2501, 2512, 4786
3: 2883, 2502, 5232
4: 3082, 876, 3042
5: 3054, 4397, 5348
6: 6166, 4624, 3132
7: 4656, 3313, 877
8: 930, 5929, 4859

No declines (one “respectful acceptance” though)

PNW Auburn Mountainview District

  1. 1983 - 3238 - 3786
  2. 2046 - 2522 - 5937
  3. 4173 - 4450 - 0488
  4. 2907 - 4469 - 5588
  5. 3663 - 3393 - 3223
  6. 2557 - 4131 - 0360
  7. 0949 - 1294 - 2906
  8. 3787 - 1318 - 5803

no declines

San Diego Regional

  1. 5805 - 3882 - 3647
  2. 3255 - 2485 - 1266
  3. 4486 - 4984 - 1388
  4. 5209 - 3128 - 3473
  5. 3021 - 2102 - 2486
  6. 2637 - 2443 - 1572
  7. 5199 - 0399 - 2339
  8. 1159 - 5137 - 0812

3021 declined 5805, and was ineligible for 3255 who tried to pick them too.
Rookie #1 seed!

Lake Superior:

1: 4009, 359, 6175
2: 5690, 2052, 2227
3: 3276, 4539, 5913
4: 3277, 2503, 1816
5: 3750, 3293, 4230
6: 2538, 2823, 4531
7: 2526, 3102, 4607
8: 4054, 2977, 2846

Don’t think there were any declines, but I may be corrected on that.

You are correct. No declines.

1023 broke alliance 3 called in 5860 as their backup

FIM Southfield :

  1. 3604-3548-1188 (W)
  2. 3668-1481-247 (QF)
  3. 5843-3538-815 (QF)
  4. 548-2960-5901 (SF)
  5. 280-1025-3322 (QF)
  6. 123-4680-573 (F)
  7. 5167-94-3538 (SF)
  8. 2832-3175-1701 (QF)
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It seems like 3021 thought they would do better forming their own alliance, which can happen. It’s also part of the meta-game - the game you play in eliminations is slightly different than the game played in quals. A robot good in one may not be good in the other.

I remember an event in 2009 where a rookie seeded #1 the event we were at, and picked 4 other alliance captains, and was declined each time. They didn’t last through QF, but had the other effect that those captains couldn’t pick each other either. (found it)](http://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2009wa#rankings)

In fact, this was how 1678 largely won Curie in 2013. They were denied 4 times as #1 seed before 148 accepted (who was 9th). By forcing these robots to decline, they were able to keep 1310 (5th), 2056 (4th), 1717 (6th), and 359 (7th) from potentially pairing up with each other. None of those captains made it out of semifinals.

I don’t remember there being too much of a fuss back then, because well… quite frankly, it was a brilliant move. 1678 saw the chance and took it. It helps that 1678 rightfully outplayed all the other alliances.

Why did 3021 decline? Where they not playing the ranking game during quals?

We declined because we saw the opportunity to pick teams that work together better. We had worked with both Paradox (4th opr #2102) and coconuts (5th opr #2486) during qualifications. In our last qual. Match we captured the tower with coconuts and knew that we could do it during eliminations. Many mentors and students questioned our strategy but it paid off with a win.
Thanks to teams 2102 and 2486 for not following our example of declining.

PNW West Valley

  1. 5920 4061 4120 (F)
  2. 2147 5450 4082 4495 (W)
  3. 4726 4980 2148 (SF)
  4. 2944 1595 3712(SF)
  5. 4513 4125 2149 (QF)
  6. 6129 3220 2923 (QF)
  7. 4692 4608 4132 (QF)
  8. 3221 2926 5942 (QF)

5970, VIKbotics, went 11-1 in their quals, best at the event if you are wondering.

4082, Ranching Robots, broke in the 1st QF, and 4495, the Tigers, really stepped up as a backup, helping them clench the win.

No Declines.

Granite State District [NE]

  1. 238, 78, 3609 (f)
  2. 4905, 5687, 1721 (sf)
  3. 131, 3958, 5422
  4. 213, 885, 95 (sf)
  5. 1729, 3467, 509
  6. 88, 1831, 1786 (w)
  7. 3323, 811, 2342
  8. 1512, 138, 1517

No declines.

NE Granite State District

  1. 0238 - 0078 - 3609
  2. 4905 - 5687 - 1721
  3. 0131 - 3958 - 5422
  4. 0213 - 0885 - 0095
  5. 1729 - 3467 - 0509
  6. 0088 - 1831 - 1786
  7. 3323 - 0811 - 2342
  8. 1512 - 0138 - 1517

no declines

darn, Steve Kaneb beat me by a second

MAR Hatboro-Horsham District

  1. 0025 - 0341 - 1807?
  2. 0834 - 2607 - 2559
  3. 6226 - 0708 - 2458
  4. 1218 - 2590 - 5407
  5. 1391 - 5113 - 2539
  6. 4454 - 1640 - 2191
  7. 2016 - 1647 - 0486
  8. 2095 - 5457 - 2234

no declines

Stream died as they called the last team. Heard the syllable “8”, and 1807 is the only team remaining with an “8” sound.

MAR Mount Olive District:

  1. 0056 3637 0613 (QF)
  2. 1923 0011 3142 (QF)
  3. 0219 4653 0223 (QF)
  4. 2554 1811 4361 (QF)
  5. 0193 0041 4573 (F)
  6. 0222 1403 1143 (SF)
  7. 1257 5624 1676 (W)
  8. 0075 0303 1279 (SF)

222 declined 2554