2023 Texas Robotics Invitational - July 6th, 7th, 8th

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Texas Robotics Invitational 2023 - July 6th, 7th, 8th - Cost: $400 per team -

Registration for TRI will be $400 per team. TRI will have a max capacity of 42 teams.

  • July 6th - Field Setup and Team Load In, Practice Matches (assuming field is ready)
  • July 7th - Girl Drive Team Tournament, Start of Qualification Matches
  • July 8th - Qualification Matches, full playoff bracket (32 teams, 4 per alliance like Championship).

TRI 2023 Team Slide Deck - TRI 2023 - Teams Slides - Google Slides - includes tons of information about the event.

Application Deadline is May 24th. Teams will be notified by May 26th. Some teams will be invited based on their season performance prior to the notification date. If you apply after May 24th you will be added to our waitlist.

Payment is not needed until your team is accepted.

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We are up to 24 teams applied. It’s looking like every team that applies will be accepted so far.

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624
1477
1561
2582
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2881
3847
4336
5414
5417
5427
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5892
6377
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7691
8515
9001
9128
4336B
5414b
6377b

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Always a good event. I am looking forward to it.

That is quite the trek for 9001 Delta Force from Romania (~5,900 miles).

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We now have 33 teams applied. Applications are still open until the 24th.

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4336B
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1898 hasn’t competed since 2011 so I am wondering what’s up with them, curiously lol

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1898 and 8150 are both retired teams from Westside High School in Houston ISD. I believe they are going to try to have a team again in 2024 and my assumption is they are going to return to the original number.

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that would be pog

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We are now at 43 applied teams. This includes 4 alternate teams (B teams and a team of graduated seniors-9994). Capacity is set at 42 teams for the event, but if history serves we will end up with a few teams that need to drop out for various reasons. The alternate teams will be the first teams moved to the waitlist.

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Invitations

We are inviting 48 teams to TRI for 2023 with the expectation that a few teams will decline as they have in previous years. Below is the complete list of invited teams.

We also have 5 alternate teams on our waitlist these include 4 B teams from competition teams and a team made up of 2023 FRC alumni. We will work out the invitation process for waitlist groups and communicate that with them. 48 is already 6 more teams than our original cap of 42 but we want to try to give as many teams a good experience as possible. At some point in future years, we will need to waitlist more teams but we think we can make it work this year even if all 48 teams do accept (we may have to do 9 qual matches per team instead of 10).

Invited Teams

118 2848 5427 7691
148 2881 5572 8088
324 3005 5829 8515
456 3481 5892 8576
624 3847 5986 8750
1477 4192 6357 8769
1561 4219 6369 8879
1898 4336 6377 9001
2582 4587 6800 9047
2583 4639 7125 9121
2585 5414 7492 9128
2587 5417 7522 9181

Waitlist Teams (not in order)

9994 (2023 Seniors)
4336B
5414b
624-B
6377b

Volunteers

Volunteer Sign Up Form

We still need more volunteers for TRI 2022. Please forward this link to your teams and encourage people to volunteer. Your help will make TRI 2022 the best event possible.

TRI 2023 Team Slide Deck

https://tinyurl.com/tri2023teams - includes tons of information about the event.

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After much deliberation, and due to the unfortunate schedule conflict with IRI, I am happy to share that 118 has chosen to play at IRI and TRI concurrently. After such a relaxed competition schedule this season, we’re wanting to challenge ourselves.

This team list looks stellar, and we’re excited to attend another fantastic event put on by Spectrum.

I wonder where we’ll end up seeing 1561. Regardless of whether it’s Indiana or Texas, I hope it’s behind the same glass!

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Sorry, I forget to include this earlier.

2023 TRI Rules Update - https://tinyurl.com/tri2023rules

Game Play Updates
We didn’t alter game play much this year except we are slightly changing the tape lines on the field.

  1. We noticed that the loading zones were minimizing defense and causing unnecessary penalties. This solution keeps the depth of the loading zone that some teams take advantage of but eliminates the majority of unnecessary penalties.

  2. We moved the tape line next to the Hybrid nodes up by 2 inches to provide more space for scoring in the low nodes. The intent is to remove questionable scoring calls and provide more room for supercharging.

Other Changes

  1. Video Review is back like always at our event (it works great and we should have it all events).
  2. Some other minor changes including a soft limit on the breaks between playoff matches to try to speed things up since we won’t have awards but as always we want 6 functional robots on the field as much as possible.
  3. General off-season updates to loosen the rules a little and makes things run smoothly.
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Here is the Field Cad Model with the Game Play Updates:

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Is the COMMUNITY also being redefined to end at the front faces of the hybrid node dividers rather than the grid-side edge of the tape? If not, auto placements within two inches of the dividers are now illegal.

Can you elaborate? Our understanding is the community is constrained by the alliance wall not the grid. So I’m not sure how this change would effect starting positions.

*Also did none of us catch this obvious typo where the definition is inserted twice.

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Never mind, I apparently went the whole season misunderstanding where the community ended :person_facepalming:

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Has there been any update on what teams have accepted the invitation?

5892 is paid up and rarin’ to go!

:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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TRI 2023 Updates

Team List

The event is listed on FRC.events and TBA and we are working on getting the team list up to date.

Live Stream

The event will be streamed on https://youtube.com/Spectrum3847

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Hey everyone! We’ve gotten a couple questions from those in the First in Texas community as to who 9994/The senior team is over the past couple days. We are Washed Up, a group of seniors from all across texas who have come together to build a Robot in 3 Days. Our team is composed of recently graduated Class of 2023 Seniors from 7 teams in FIT (FIRST in Texas), 624, 1477, 2714 8177, 6800, 5427, and 2468.

None of this would really be possible without the support we’ve received in the last week from all across the FiT community, so we’d like to give a few shoutouts. Huge thanks to 3847 for giving us the opportunity to compete in this offseason event, allowing our graduating class one last competition together. Building and programming a robot in 3 days is not an easy task, but luckily we’ve had support from some incredible programs. Our deepest gratitude goes out to Teams 624, 1477, 5427, and 7492 for hosting us during the assembly and programming phases along with allowing us to borrow parts. We would like to give a huge thanks to Teams 8177, 6800, 2468, and 2714 for providing us parts, equipment, and components that allowed the robot to come together. We would also like to shoutout team 4414, for allowing us to take inspiration from their team’s logo.

I would like to once again extend a HUGE thank you to @AllenGregoryIV for graciously and professionally allowing all the teams together to make this FIRST dream a reality. Good luck to all the teams participating in the competition this weekend. Y’all ready to get Washed Up?

We’re stoked for TRI, the tides coming in :sunglasses:

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