2019 IRI Bracket Challenge

Now that we have our list of confirmed teams , I would like to make the annual IRI prediction and speculation a bit more interesting with a competition, featuring fabulous prizes.

OBJECTIVE:
Players compete to construct a bracket that matches the results of the Indiana Robotics Invitational as closely as possible with respect to alliance selection, playoff results, and teamups.

PRIZES:
The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and second place will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of yours truly.

SUBMISSION:

  1. To submit, post a bracket on this thread with the following format:
1) 2056 118 33 4587 W
2) 1114 195 225 1405 F
3) 3620 67 3683 5254 SF
4) 1619 1241 133 868 SF
5) 217 2451 494 3641 QF
6) 2481 330 3824 1640 QF
7) 45 179 1806 233 QF
8) 2771 16 1024 1023 QF

Note: I will be using automated scoring and will only accept brackets with EXACTLY this format.

  1. Only one submission will be considered per player. If a player makes multiple submissions, only the most recent will be considered.
  2. Submissions must be posted by 11:59 pm Eastern time (not CD time) on July 10th to be considered and may not be edited after the deadline.

SCORING:
All players will be ranked by their submissions. The first sort is total score, from greatest to fewest. Ties will be broken in favor of the player who submitted their bracket first. The player ranked #1 is the Winner. This scoring system is designed to reward correct predictions by penalizing both underestimation and overestimation of a team’s performance.

Scores for each player are calculated as the sum of three components, representing the quality of their submitted bracket’s predictions for playoff performance, alliance selection, and teamups:

  • Playoff performance: The sum, for each team in the submitted bracket, of min{ predicted_playoff_points, actual playoff performance district points }, where: predicted_playoff_points = predicted district points as if that team played in all playoff matches = 10 * (number of playoff rounds predicted to be won by the alliance). Note: to receive points for playoff performance, there must be one alliance listed as W, one as F, two as SF, and four as QF.

  • Alliance selection: The sum, for each team in the submitted bracket, of min{ predicted alliance selection district points, actual alliance selection points}. Note: third round picks receive no alliance selection points, and the second round points are awarded in the reverse order that they are given at district events, to account for the reversed second round.[/li]

  • Teamups: The sum, for each teamup (i.e. pair of teams playing on the same playoff alliance) predicted in the submitted bracket:
    +0 if the teamup does not occur in an actual playoff alliance
    +5 if the teamup does occur in an actual playoff alliance but the round (captain/first/second/third pick) in which one or both teams are selected is not correctly predicted
    +10 if the teamup does occur in an actual playoff alliance and the round in which both teams are selected is correctly predicted

Where min{ a, b } denotes the minimum of a and b.

Disclaimer: my decision regarding the interpretation of any of these rules is final. I reserve the right to modify the rules and scoring criteria to provide clarification.

2018 IRI Bracket Challenge
2017 IRI Bracket Challenge

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1) 2056 2910 225  2403	W
2) 1114 33   107  319	F
3) 364  330  1023 1676	SF
4) 118  2481 2468 868	QF
5) 1690 910  930  88	SF
6) 2168 340  1684 111	QF
7) 2767 2200 234  48	QF
8) 1807 2075 1241 461	QF

Chief wants me to put a complete sentence.

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Is this rule still active?

I wouldn’t want all my very careful preparation to go to waste like it did last year :upside_down_face:

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If it wasnt there you should of assumed it wasnt. Gotta put that rules interpretations you learned through FIRST to use somehow.

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Something something sentence.

1) 2056 1114 2200 319 W
2) 3707 195 217 2481 SF
3) 2910 2767 3847 1718 F
4) 3538 33 225 930 SF
5) 118 5460 1690 1023 QF
6) 2168 1241 2337 3641 QF
7) 2468 364 4362 910 QF
8) 5406 330 1807 1747 QF

RIP me for not double checking my list

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A surprise that we are attending, but a welcomed one

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1. 319  1073 4265 548     QF
2. 3478 107  225  33      SF
3. 930  5205 3847 111     QF
4. 118  51   5511 1718    SF
5. 3538 1684 2614 4362    QF
6. 2910 195  3641 3604    W
7. 5190 3357 330  364     QF
8. 1923 4607 2767 2200    F

literally threw this in a bracket simulator and called it a day. 10/10 predictions right here.

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galaxy

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Youre in @Mysteries548’s list on the Confirmed teams thread, which has a way better formatted list than the orginal (aka i can actually copy the stupid thing into excel and have them not go into the same slot). Fair warning to anyone who takes this seriously, his is sadly outdated. read through it carefully and check for mistakes so you dont mess up like I did.

Edited the original to who would of been there, RIP to former IRI winners 2791

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Just to clarify, 2791 applied and was invited. You will see that they are not in my “Accepted” column, thus they are not attending.

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Youre correct, Looks like i goofed. Edited my post to better reflect this.

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2056 seeding 1st and not picking 1114? Bold prediction.

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1) 5460 2056 1923 364 W
2) 1114 195 868 2403 SF
3) 2481 2910 2200 930 F
4) 225 3538 1718 1747 QF
5) 330 1073 2468 1241 SF
6) 4362 3707 118 3641 QF
7) 910 33 1023 319 QF
8) 1690 3847 5406 340 QF

What I’m most curious to see is when 1073 actually gets picked.

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Do you mean 3847 on the eighth alliance? 3487 is not attending.

In addition, 5460 is on both the first and eighth alliances. Do you mean 5406 on one of them? I got them confused occasionally while watching them both on Archimedes.

There we go, I had some numbers mixed up in some places, I wanted 5460 Strike zone as first and celt-x as eight overall

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Strike* Zone

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I like this.

1 and 5 would face each other in the semis, so 5 can’t be finalist if 1 wins.

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1) 3707 2056 2481 5801 W
2) 2767 195 548 3641 F
3) 1114 330 1241 1690 SF
4) 3538 118 1923 1676 SF
5) 364 33 48 1023 QF
6) 5460 2910 225 2200 QF
7) 5406 217 319 3357 QF
8) 3847 1073 930 910 QF
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My predictions:

1) 2056 1114 3847 2200 F
2) 330 3538 6443 1023 QF
3) 2767 2481 225 4362 W
4) 910 1073 1718 234 SF
5) 118 2910 2168 3604 QF
6) 195 3707 217 1241 QF
7) 5460 33 107 2075 SF
8) 5406 1690 1923 930 QF

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