Battle for the Bluegrass 2017


#1

The 4th Annual Battle For the Bluegrass Will take place on
Saturday, November, 4th 2017, In Corbin, KY! This will be a one-day event with an optional load-in on the 3rd.

In order to make the event financially more affordable for the teams we are offering space at the school for lodging, just bring your sleeping bags. As teams register we will get hotel info out for those who do not want to use the free lodging lock in at the school.
Lock-in at the school Friday and Saturday night.
We will have 2 separate spaces for the teams ( one for male team members and another for the female members) shower areas are available

Proximity of Corbin to various cities (According to Google Maps):

Knoxville, TN: 86 Miles (1.5 hours)
Louisville, KY: 162 Miles (2.5 hours)
Indianapolis, IN: 278 Miles (4 Hours)


$200 for pre-pay by check or P.O.
$250 for on competition day
$100 pre-rookies

To RSVP: Email arthur.canada@knox.kyschools.us
Event address: 100 N Kentucky 830, Corbin, KY, 40701

SCHEDULE:
Load-in 5:00 PM (Friday)
Open Practice Matches (Depending on Field Status) 6:00 PM-Midnight (Friday)
Later hours if your team doesn’t need much sleep. Last year we kept the field open till after midnight.
Pits open 7:00 AM
Matches start 8:30 AM
Lunch at 12:00 PM
Finals at 1:00 PM
Award Ceremony at 5:30 PM


#2

cough cough 3966 cough cough

I’m excited to be able to come up again and volunteer for this event! I’m looking forward to seeing what teams have to offer for this event.


#3

Barring a work conflict, count me in.


#4

There was a mistake in the original post regarding the entry fees. Here is the correct information. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused

$300 for Pre-Pay by check or P.O.
$350 Pay check, cash, P.O. on competition day (mailing address above)
$200 for Pre-Rookies


#5

This is a fun low key event and they have some very nice trophies.
If you are a robotics team in the area, and want to do an off-season event, this ones for you.


#6

Can’t wait.


#7

5 slots left
0 Team # Name School State
1 2783 Engineers of Tomorrow Louisville KY
2 3140 Flagship Knoxville TN
3 3814 PiRobotics Florence KY
4 3843 RoboRacers Murray KY
5 3844 Kentucky Wildbots Lynn Camp KY

7 3966 L&N STEMPunks Knoxville TN
8 4265 Secret City Wildbots Oak Ridge HS TN
9 4576 Red Nation Robotics Knoxville TN
10 4630 RoboDragons Clinton HS TN
11 5002 RatRod Robotics TN
12 5125 Hawks On The Horizon Chicago IL
13 5492 Winners Circle Robotics Louisville KY
14 6023 Discbots Deklab GA
15 3140B Flagship Knoxville TN
16 5002B RatRod Robotics TN


#8

Do you still have openings at this event?

~ Meredith


#9

Yes we do. Contact the email in the main post if interested.


#10

Yes,
Email arthur.canada@knox.kyschools.us


#11

0 Team # Name School State
1 2783 Engineers of Tomorrow Louisville KY
2 3140 Flagship Knoxville TN
3 3494 Quadrangles Bloomington IN
4 3814 PiRobotics Florence KY
5 3843 RoboRacers Murray KY
6 3844 Kentucky Wildbots Lynn Camp KY
7 3966 L&N STEMPunks Knoxville TN
8 4265 Secret City Wildbots Oak Ridge HS TN
9 4576 Red Nation Robotics Knoxville TN
10 4630 RoboDragons Clinton HS TN
11 5002 RatRod Robotics TN
12 5125 Hawks On The Horizon Chicago IL
13 5492 Winners Circle Robotics Louisville KY
14 6023 Discbots Deklab GA
15 6517 Team FTW South Doyle TN
16 3140B Flagship Knoxville TN
17 3844B Kentucky Wildbots Lynn Camp KY
18 5002B RatRod Robotics TN
Hoping to add 6 more teams before the week is out


#12

3 slots open with a little over a week left.
0 Team # Name School State
1 323 Lights Out Mountain Home AR
2 2783 Engineers of Tomorrow Louisville KY
3 3140 Flagship Knoxville TN
4 3494 Quadrangles Bloomington IN
5 3814 PiRobotics Florence KY
6 3843 RoboRacers Murray KY
7 3844 Kentucky Wildbots Lynn Camp KY
8 3966 L&N STEMPunks Knoxville TN
9 4265 Secret City Wildbots Oak Ridge HS TN
10 4576 Red Nation Robotics Knoxville TN
11 4630 RoboDragons Clinton HS TN
12 5002 RatRod Robotics TN
13 5125 Hawks On The Horizon Chicago IL
14 5492 Winners Circle Robotics Louisville KY
15 5744 Code Red Knoxville TN
16 6023 Discbots Deklab GA
17 6517 Team FTW South Doyle TN
18 3140B Flagship BETA Knoxville TN
19 3844B Kentucky Wildbots BETA Lynn Camp KY
20 5002B RatRod Robotics BETA TN
21 5492B Winners Circle Robotics BETA Louisville KY


#13

Looking at the team list, you have 5002/5002B listed as Rat Rod Robotics, but they’re Dragon Robotics. Rat Rod Robotics is 5022. So I was wondering which team was going to be at this event, for the sake of my own curiosity.


#14

Sorry, you’re correct; the number should be 5022 and 5022B.


#15

As Head Ref, please make sure the rookie teams know the rules. Please :yikes:


#16

Battle for Bluegrass - Referee Test https://imgur.com/gallery/2SvIv
https://imgur.com/gallery/2SvIv

Referee and FTA conference took a bit.

Ended up confirming the climb.


#17

Are the results available for this event?


#18

What happened? Two teams climbing the same rope?


#19

The 4576 Red Nation Robotics bot was climbing. The other robot (think it was 3843 RoboRacers) clipped them while trying to drive to their climb. They then accidentally turned and drove right up under the 4576 bot, pushing it up as well. I believe the question was whether it violated G14 since the bottom bot was pushing the top bot up during its climb.

G14. Don’t climb on each other. Unless attempting to right a fallen (i.e. tipped over) ALLIANCE partner, ROBOTS may neither fully nor partially support the weight of other ROBOTS on the same ALLIANCE strategically or repeatedly.
Violation: RED CARD

Since the 4576 bot started and continued its climb throughout, was not “lifted” intentionally and the fact that the rope was completely tightened in its climber, it would have been a good climb regardless of the robot interactions.
So my understanding is that it was not considered “strategic” and therefore the climb was considered good.


#20

Results have been posted to TBA