2016 MAR Season

The 2016 MAR season is about to begin! One hundred and twenty-one MAR teams are signed up, the same amount as last year (since our 8 rookie teams are offset by 8 lost teams). Fifty-five teams will go to Lehigh for the MAR District Championship and twenty-two teams, plus the three HoF teams (103, 341, and 356), will go St. Louis for the FIRST Championship.

Here’s a spreadsheet showing which events team are attending.
I may be missing a few Regionals or External Districts that teams are going to, let me know and I’ll add it to the sheet.

MAR Events
Week 1: Hatboro-Horsham, Mount Olive
Week 3: Seneca, Springside-Chestnut Hill
Week 5: Bridgewater-Raritan, Westtown
Week 6: Montgomery

Teams attending a 3rd Event
Bridgewater: 193, 219, 1279, 4281
Westtown: 708, 1218, 1391, 1640
Montgomery: 103, 433, 869, 1228, 1403, 2180, 3974

Teams attending Regionals
South Florida: 11, 87, 2590, 4575
Buckeye: 303, 1676, 3314
Windsor-Essex: 2234
Queen City: 2016

In addition to the Buckeye Regional, 3314 is going to the NE Waterbury event.

We also have 190 from New England coming to the Montgomery event.

This year’s District Rankings: http://frc-districtrankings.usfirst.org/

All time MAR Rankings: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s087OqNmn4xS_coJCsqX8bFfSPTKDocORiikkBvkXiE/edit

All time MAR Results at FIRST Championship: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YEe9beTRJF3qkbkFTXnnc1MOVn1AocsCeFqJAm0Ao30/edit#gid=0

Past year’s threads:

Excellent work as always, I love the color gradients for past performance!
This will be a big time saver for prescouting robots at other events, even outside MAR.

Thanks, this is super useful as a CSA. The night before I usually go through each team to figure out if they are a first play, or a rookie as I want to visit them as early as possible.

Good luck to everyone this weekend! Looking forward to seeing other 2016 MAR robots in person for the first time at Hatboro.

Congratulations to 1257, 5624 and 1676 for winning Mt. Olive!
Also to 1218, 2590 and 5407 for winning Hatboro!

I was at Hatboro and was impressed by a lot of the robots, particularly 834 and 25. Both had very solid low goal scoring robots and excellent drivers.

Inexplicably, the 2016 District ranking points websiteisn’t live for 2016 yet. I’m not sure why, since from what I remember it updated live last year. The Blue Alliance rankings also aren’t giving any points for Alliance Selection, Elims or Awards.

EDIT:The Blue Alliance is now correctly showing district ranking points.

Thanks, and thanks for the spreadsheet you posted earlier. I’m hoping FIRST gets the ranking points site updated soon.

Thank you! Week 1 was really amazing and I was surprised by the high intensity of this years game. I’m looking forward to seeing how the game play evolves later in the season.

I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this so if it’s not, let me know. Anyway, I am a mentor from Team 5401 and received this e-mail from the Mid-Atlantic Region’s District Advocate:
Hope everyone who competed this past weekend had fun. While I was judging at the Hatboro-Horsham Event, I was made aware of an issue pertaining to Team 87, Diablo from Rancocas Valley Regional High School District.

I am hoping someone will be able to help. They needed to borrow a RoboRio, from Spare Parts, during the competition since theirs had failed and their robot became inooperable. They are still in possession of the borrowed RoboRio, so they can compete at Seneca.

The mentor tried to order a replacement from AndyMark. Unfortunately, it is out of stock.

Is there any team that has an extra RoboRio that they are willing to lend or even sell to them?

If you can help, please contact Harvey Hans directly at harveyhans57@gmail.com or hhans@rvrhs.com.

Thank you and enjoy your competitions*

It went out all of the teams in the MAR Region and we have one we *might *be able to lend them but I am not sure so I thought I would post this here in case another team was certain they did.

I greatly appreciate The Blue Alliance tracking District Ranking Points (and the official FIRST site too, if it ever starts working again), but I also enjoy being able to see how the rankings and MAR/World Championship advancement would play out by inputting hypothetical scenarios. So, I made this Google Doc to track the MAR Rankings through the 2016 season: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qceaOJivEiD_zIZp8KLf4GpVpyW665MZhKLBKF9Wids/edit?usp=sharing.

I’ll be continuously updating this document ASAP over the next coming weeks of competitions. I’ll also do my best to update it real-time offline at MAR Champs, so feel free to find me there if you’d like a (completely unofficial) preview at your team’s World Championship advancement prospects. Please message me if you find any errors in the document.

Thanks so much to Jack Greenbaum for the template, with credit also given to previous ranking Google Docs created by Scott Meredith and Antonio Papa.

Thanks! Forgot to post this here earlier, but 1676’s full-field footage of all the Qualification and Elimination matches, as well as the Alliance Selections and Award Ceremony, has now been posted on our team’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPUJJPXRAlEQ-j-E2PVJjWTkBn920n6Jy, and the videos have also been submitted to The Blue Alliance: http://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2016njfla. Enjoy!

Yeah this is strange. I wonder why it’s still down…

Here are the 2016 unofficial MAR Rankings after Week 3: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qceaOJivEiD_zIZp8KLf4GpVpyW665MZhKLBKF9Wids/edit?usp=sharing.

Also, Team 1676 earned the Chairman’s Award at the Buckeye Regional this past weekend, advancing them to the World Championship and taking away a MAR point slot.

Congratulations 1676! For those who are counting, that’s 21 Championship slots left that will be awarded at Lehigh.

Also congratulations to 11, 225 and 423 for winning Springside-Chestnut Hill! I caught some of the first day on the webcast, and the competition looked intense. I was very impressed with 225’s design, hope to see you at Lehigh!

Finally, congratulations to 2590, 365 and 1626 for winning Seneca. It was nice seeing 365 and 2590 pair up to win Seneca like they did in 2012 when I was on the team. I was very impressed by 365, 1640 and 1089. All three of them had very nice high goal shots from the outer works.

Additionally, it seems like the official 2016 district ranking points websiteis online. I’m not sure why it took until week 3 to get running, but I’m glad it’s here now.

Congratulations to 2590, 365 and 1626 for winning Sennica. You had a excellent alliance and we pushed as hard as we could and brought out the best in both alliances in the finals and put on one heck of a show. Thanks to our alliance partners teams 4573 and 6203 for being our partners. Both were great partners and can only get better as the season goes on.
John Weissman, mentor team 1640


I watched some Seneca footage last night, and I was very impressed with the 2590 & 365 alliance. We definitely have our work cut out for us to make our outer works shots more consistent for Westtown and MAR Champs. :slight_smile:

Anyone doing the mathematical tracking and prediction of where the DCMP cutoff will be?

1626 Falcon Robotics would like to thank our alliance partners 2590 Nemesis and 365 MOE for the honor and the opportunity to run with them at MAR Seneca. Thank you for believing in us and taking a chance on us. 1626 will remain part MOEbot and part Nemesis forever. In all, we were aided by almost half of the teams present in our efforts to stay on the field and improve after we broke in our Saturday Practice match. Special thanks to Jack in the MAR machine shop who fabricated about 10 custom parts for us and to Matt and his crew from 1089 Mercury that kept us in ideas, raw materials and manpower. This event showed the Best of the FIRST community and it’s concept of gracious professionalism.

Our friends from 1640 Sabotage,4573 Rambots and 6203 Blue Devil’s were true intense competitors and were genuinely gracious in defeat. We offer them our congratulations and respect. They were true gladiators and warriors.

The Iron Devil’s, 1647, were fantastic hosts and we congratulate them on their well-earned Chairman’s Award. We also can’t thank enough all of the hard-working and dedicated volunteers that make this event special.

Going off of last year’s rankings, the cutoff was around 50 ranking points when taking into account declined invitations to DCMP. I would expect roughly the same to be true this year.

We’re thinking the same thing, Ben. We might need to tighten our error angle when we’re > 11ft out. That said, we were pleased with our performance when our machine was functioning. We thankfully got a lot of that resolved, too :slight_smile:

Congratulations to the Winning Alliance and the Runner-Ups at Seneca. As always a great event to watch and participate in.

I have one request, if anyone has a good picture of the (unfortunately failed attempt) of the the 816-87 robot stack (aka “Seneca Stack”), can you you please link it or send it to me that would be great.