Are you ready for some mentor matches?!
Students, here is your chance to applaud and publicly heckle your mentors. Mentors, here is your chance to show your team how bad you are at operating your teams’ robot. Collectively, this is our chance to raise money for a fantastic cause, the team 4418 Victim and Memorial Fund.
I am happy to announce 2019 IRI Mentor Matches!
Mentor match logistics & rules
8 alliances of 3 teams each will participate in a single elimination tournament
1.1. If more than 24 teams wish to participate, then teams who do not get drafted into the 24-team tournament will receive their money back.
$50 entry fee for each team. This can be paid to Andy Baker (or Chris Fultz) at the event by means of cash or check. All teams are expected to pay in advance of the alliance selection. Non-selected teams will receive a refund.
Teams sign up by emailing me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and by confirming their participation by 1pm during Friday of the event.
Mentor matches happen on Friday night, after last qualification match
Teams and alliances will be playing the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Game of Destination: Deep Space, with these adjustments:
5.1. Alliance selection takes place during a good break between qualification matches at a time, approximately 5:30pm. Alliance captains for positions 1-8 will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. Alliance selection will be 1-8, 1-8. Selections for 9-24 will cost no additional money. To begin the process, we will auction captain 1, then they will pick their partner. Then, we will auction captain 2, and they will pick their partner.
5.2. Single elimination tournament
5.3. 7 matches total
5.4. A student from the participating team must be the field coach
5.5. Any mentor-aged team member is eligible to be driver, operator, human player, or technician. Graduating senior students from the 2019 school year are not to be participating in these roles.
Students will assist with field volunteer roles. If any student wishes to participate as a referee, announcer, emcee, FTA, FTAA, or field supervisor, please send an email to me at email@example.com or see me before 3pm on Friday of the event.
We are discussing and debating the possible involvement of back-up robots and the level of defense allowed during these matches. Some folks has said that we should not allow defense at all. Please use this forum to discuss these topics.
See you soon!