Beach Blitz 2018


#26

Exactly what I was going for…

Although I gotta say, I like Zook’s suggestion too. Maybe play whatever the refs are looking at on the big screen?


#27

Applications close tomorrow! Time to get those last ones in :slight_smile:


#28

So far 45 teams have applied. Are you one of them? Are your buddy teams among them?
Today is the last day to apply.


#29

Hey everyone!

Do you have a special skill or experience you want to share? Something that would benefit other teams if they learned about it? Having trouble getting an audience so you have to resort to giving presentations in the shower?

Well worry no longer! Beach Blitz is looking for some top of the line FIRSTers to lead workshops and panels, and you (yes, I mean you!) are the perfect fit! Your invaluable knowledge of technical things / non-technical things / potatoes makes you the most valuable addition to this already stellar offseason!

To apply to give a workshop, please fill out this form with information on yourself and the workshop/panel you would be interested in giving. We only have so many available slots, so sign up quickly!


#30

Hi,
I am from team 6072 Triton Tech and we are eager to participate in Beach Blitz 2018. We would be happy to share a pit as we feel it would help both our new and veteran members to establish relationships and learn from other teams. Is there another team out there that would like to share a pit with us? I know there are some teams on the wait list but we are looking for a team that recently received a request to respond to a google form. Hope to hear from someone tomorrow if possible as the form is due on Friday.


#31

Thank you for the offer. We’ll handle the pit assignments after we officially release team invitations.


#32

Our full invite list will be posted here tomorrow!
We have world champions, award winners, and even a team from over 900 miles away!

Stay tuned :slight_smile:

Make sure to follow us (check the op) on all social media to stay up to date!


#33

Will there be corn?


#34

No, but I just bought a snow cone machine and am bringing it to BB


#35

Check out the full Beach Blitz 2018 Lineup!


It was really tough to choose only 36 teams out of the 54 that applied. We wish we had room for everyone!

We can’t wait for Oct 12!
Stay tuned for rule updates, giveaways, and shirt pre orders! :slight_smile:

Teams who did not qualify will be notified within the week about the waitlist!


#36

Great looking lineup! We’re honored to be invited to play among these distinguished teams. We’re looking forward to it!


#37

We’re excited! Stoked to be able to play with some old friends. Can’t wait to see what we can learn from those Idahoans.


#38

Teams who did not get an invite should have just received an email on waitlist positions as well as links to other local offseason events.

Let us know if you have any questions!


#39

When will we hear back about volunteer assignments? Had a ton of fun last year and hope I can help out again!


#40

Volunteer Assignments will be sent early September!

If you need to know sooner let us know and we’ll do our best to let you know your role!

Speaking of, we have some more volunteer slots to fill, make sure to sign up with the link on the OP!


#41

**Beach Blitz 2018 Rule Updates
**
(They are the same as Chezy Champs except with 3 team alliances).

**Inspection
**There will be no robot inspections conducted, and teams are allowed an extra five (5) pounds weight for repairs and minor modifications. Event organizers may conduct ad-hoc inspections at any time; violations identified must be corrected before the robot can participate in subsequent matches, and teams may be retroactively disqualified from past matches for egregious violations that resulted in a competitive advantage.

**Gameplay **(changes to existing rules underlined)
In general, minor violations of game rules that, in the best judgement of the REFEREES, meet ALL of the below conditions, will not be penalized:
Are accidental
Do not pose a safety hazard
Do not change the difficulty of the game for either alliance

G09. Launching POWER CUBES is mostly okay. Robots may launch power cubes without restriction, so long as doing so would not also violate S01, G20, G21, G24, or G25.

**G22. One POWER CUBE per ROBOT. **ROBOTS may not control more than one (1) POWER CUBE at a time, except when breaking the plane of their own EXCHANGE ZONE.

G25. PLATES are moved by POWER CUBES, not ROBOTS. Except via the weight of placed POWER CUBES, ROBOTS may not directly or transitively cause or prevent the movement of PLATES to their ALLIANCE’s advantage. Movement, or prevention of movement, of PLATES because of momentary ROBOT action resulting in minimal PLATE displacement is not a violation of this rule. A ROBOT forced to affect the position of a PLATE because of contact by an opponent ROBOT either directly or transitively through a POWER CUBE or other ROBOT (e.g. a ROBOT wedged underneath the SCALE by the opposing ALLIANCE either intentionally or accidentally) is not a violation of this rule.

A04. Stay out of your opponent’s side of the FIELD. During AUTO, no part of a ROBOT’S BUMPERS may pass from the NULL TERRITORY to the opponent’s side of the FIELD.
Violation: FOUL. If contact is made with an opponent ROBOT in their side of the FIELD (either direct contact or transitive contact through a POWER CUBE), TECH FOUL and YELLOW CARD. If the contact prevents the opponent ALLIANCE from achieving the AUTO QUEST, the associated Ranking Point will be granted automatically.

**Alliance Selection
**Beach Blitz will have 3 team playoff alliances. All rules governing their selection and operation will be identical to those for Championship playoff alliances in section 10.11.1 in the official manual.

Student Tours
In our feedback over the last 2 years we have had a request to add a “tour” feature so new FRC students have the opportunity to learn about FRC at competition from other teams.

Tours start at about 9am when all the volunteer training and preparations are complete. Each tour is estimated to be approx. 25-35 minutes.
More information will be in team packets (students can still participate in tours, even if your team is not competing)

Tours include:
A full explanation of the game
Competition 101
Chance to speak to teams 1 on 1
Explanation on workshops and how to choose which to go to
Progression of Programs
Q & A with FRC Alum
and more!


#42

Volunteer Assignments will be coming up in the next couple weeks, but we still have a few spots available (judging, scoring, crowd control)
Make sure to sign up to volunteer here


#43

Hey everyone!

All volunteer assignments are being sent out, if you do not receive your assignment by the end of the day please email beachblitz [AT] ocra [dot] io


#44

Merch Alert!

Beach Blitz Merch is up for presale until Sep 22!
We have limited quantities at the event, so make sure to buy now.
Order your T shirt and Water Bottle here!


#45

Hey all!
Beach Blitz is approaching, we are so excited!
Teams will recieve team packets in the coming weeks, but for now we wanted to share our workshop details.
This year we are only doing 1 night of Workshops based on feedback from previous years.
Check it out!

-Pauline
Event Director