Best matches to watch?

I am by no means an expert on FRC so if you could post the must see matches here it would help alot of people out with time management. Myself, i would like to know if 2337 will have a chance of getting a suspension.

Match 100 in Curie Should be interesting. 111 ,888, and 469 vs 1114, 231, and 288.

Newton match 87 - (910, 525, 932 vs 67, 668, 971) should be a pretty decent match.

Team Krunch was on Galileo trying to work with team 100 on getting a suspension. They were having some trouble, but with Krunch’s extremely high elevation and their fold out side bars, I believe they will get one.

Using 1114’s least squares calculations, I estimated the final scores of all the matches and then ranked them based on total and delta scores. In case anyone cares about the details, I used the LS score from the last regional that each team participated in rather than some weighted combination. I then cross-checked the estimates from the matches that were played today and found a pretty good correlation between the predictions and the actual match scores. So encouraged, I figured I’d provide a list of potentially high scoring matches for viewing (here are the top 20):

Field	Match	Red 1	Red 2	Red 3	Blue 1	Blue 2	Blue 3	Red	Blue	Total	Delta
Newton	87	910	525	932	67	668	971	12.2	17.4	29.7	5.2
Arch.	119	33	1111	233	254	330	45	13.5	15.2	28.7	1.7
Curie	100	469	888	111	1114	231	288	12.2	13.9	26.1	1.6
Arch.	86	2753	358	254	3256	1772	201	13.5	11.4	24.8	2.1
Curie	73	3142	2041	573	2410	2612	469	8.6	15.4	24.1	6.8
Curie	52	469	2345	2648	1912	191	1732	13.1	9.9	22.9	3.2
Newton	56	706	1208	1592	829	16	2771	12.5	9.6	22.2	2.9
Curie	122	573	2865	2583	1676	388	1986	8.9	13.0	21.9	4.2
Newton	110	801	1551	2614	67	612	772	7.6	13.8	21.4	6.2
Newton	104	3038	829	1718	842	2669	337	9.5	11.8	21.3	2.4
Arch.	87	1683	1647	1519	70	25	1503	6.4	14.6	21.0	8.2
Curie	112	2992	40	48	1114	3145	1676	4.6	16.3	20.9	11.7
Arch.	59	1622	25	330	527	1987	1629	13.7	7.2	20.9	6.6
Arch.	95	190	3157	3280	3256	33	3059	8.9	11.9	20.8	3.0
Arch.	63	1772	1124	33	1515	234	1547	16.0	4.3	20.3	11.7
Curie	141	1986	88	368	1764	2345	3145	13.0	7.2	20.3	5.8
Curie	107	231	1391	1649	1732	368	386	8.7	11.6	20.2	2.9
Newton	118	294	1073	16	3306	2669	2415	11.7	8.5	20.2	3.2
Newton	54	102	533	337	67	1902	3176	4.7	15.1	19.9	10.4
Curie	120	2630	537	3230	1391	1114	126	5.8	13.9	19.7	8.1

Several of these matches will probably be a tad one-sided though so I created a second list of high-scoring matches where the predicted score between the alliances is less than 4:

Field	Match	Red 1	Red 2	Red 3	Blue 1	Blue 2	Blue 3	Red	Blue	Total	Delta
Arch.	119	33	1111	233	254	330	45	13.5	15.2	28.7	1.7
Curie	100	469	888	111	1114	231	288	12.2	13.9	26.1	1.6
Arch.	86	2753	358	254	3256	1772	201	13.5	11.4	24.8	2.1
Curie	52	469	2345	2648	1912	191	1732	13.1	9.9	22.9	3.2
Newton	56	706	1208	1592	829	16	2771	12.5	9.6	22.2	2.9
Newton	104	3038	829	1718	842	2669	337	9.5	11.8	21.3	2.4
Arch.	95	190	3157	3280	3256	33	3059	8.9	11.9	20.8	3.0
Curie	107	231	1391	1649	1732	368	386	8.7	11.6	20.2	2.9
Newton	118	294	1073	16	3306	2669	2415	11.7	8.5	20.2	3.2
Arch.	44	3403	1124	118	359	1583	330	9.6	10.0	19.7	0.4
Newton	141	308	1551	3123	1902	842	3125	9.8	9.8	19.6	0.0
Newton	77	308	1868	2137	3128	1718	525	8.3	10.9	19.2	2.6
Curie	143	624	816	1538	1126	469	340	9.0	10.2	19.2	1.2
Arch.	43	1547	3280	201	329	876	25	8.8	10.4	19.1	1.6
Arch.	83	359	1218	3411	233	190	180	9.9	8.9	18.8	1.0
Galileo	79	217	85	2122	230	1625	1446	10.1	8.7	18.8	1.4
Arch.	124	1772	1987	341	1124	70	2854	8.4	9.8	18.2	1.5
Curie	65	126	368	1649	175	138	2410	8.1	9.9	18.1	1.8
Arch.	135	1918	3157	41	329	70	2753	8.4	9.3	17.7	0.9

Archimedes #119 (33/1111/233 vs 254/330/45) on Saturday morning has “classic” written all over it. It’s likely to draw attention from all of the Georgia Dome.

Curie #100 is intriguing as well, with 469 pitted against 1114. There’s been plenty of speculation that 469+1114 will be playing late on Saturday.

Breakaway has generated a great deal of excitement with some awesome, thrilling, and surprising matches. Of course, the elimination matches are certain to be even more riveting.

What a way to close out FIRST Championship in Atlanta!!

I’m surprised by how many matches are great to watch despite not having big name teams in them. Everyone seems to be stepping up their game and we’re seeing a lot of exciting matches and high scores.

Wow, Newton match 87 was awesome!

(red) 910/525/932 vs 67/668/971 (blue)

Blue wins 20-16.

I’m glad I witnessed that on webcast. I’m still blown away at the score. And to think it would’ve been higher had 910 not been disabled for a good portion of the match.

Well Curie Match 100 Ended up being rather exciting indeed. Not what some people expected I’m sure.

6v0 with 1114 and 111 cleaning up any balls 469 didn’t score and 888 helping while 231 and 288 blocked the blue goals to make sure that no balls went in blue goals. 32-0 before penalties and 29-0 after penalties. (DOGMA becasue there were so so so so so many balls in the goals)

Edit: This match Resulted in 1114 being Launched to 1st seed and 111 being thrust up to 2nd seed.

Match 119 on Archimedes at 9:09.
Poofs, Bees, Pink, Beach.

Match 119 on Archimedes at 9:09.
Poofs, Bees, Pink, Beach
Now that is how you play this game! 38 points-new high

You guys are forgetting the Kats…

I overslept, so I’ll try to watch it on video whenever the video comes out.

Don’t forget 45 and 1111. i.e. 254, 330, 45 vs. 233, 33, 1111 That match was an absolute blast! 1111 really did a great job as a recently converted deflector bot.:wink: 330 did a fantastic job seeing this and adjusting their defense. What a cool match.

We were very happy to get a tie in #110 vs. 67 – even if the tie was due to a penalty.

Unfortunately, in #141 it was our fault that our alliance got killed, and it was largely because the warranty apparently ran out on our robot – we dropped a chain, our kicker failed (although in post-match diagnostics it worked fine and we have no idea why it failed and couldn’t reproduce the failure), and our tremendously reliable lift failed to lift (due to, of all things, a loose set screw).

To answer your original question (which I know this is VERY late, but there was no wifi at the hotel/comp site after I got a match schedule), we did have a few chances for one suspension. Our first match, the team was too slow and wasn’t able to get up in time. A few matches later we had the chance, but the team didn’t come to midfield to even try to hang off of us (people think we can’t hold other robots, when in reality we can hold 4, 120 lb. robots off of our bars). A few matches later, we had the chance, but due to some good defensive playing, we were just barely unable to get to the tower. And, during one of our last matches, the team put there hooks up fast enough, but missed coming from the side to try and hook. Disappointing, but oh well. There was nothing we could have done to fix it.

As for a double suspension, we had absolutely no chances for one. Watch for it during the off season though. Were hoping we can squeeze it out before the game is completely over.

I drove for 45 in Atlanta (more specifically, match 119 on Archimedes), and by far, most amazing match ever (it’s up there with the 67, 111, and 45 match from last year that I also got to drive for). I think by the end of it I was shaking as much as our final match at Boilermaker with 868 and 2171. Great match and thanks to the other 5 teams for making it awesome.

If you’re looking for some good matches, I’d suggest not only looking at the Championship videos, but also just getting on TBA and looking at the Finals from all the different Regionals. I do suggest Michigan State Championships Qualifications Match 80. I think this is the only match of the season I’ve seen a suspended robot. 2959 off of 2337. Correct me if I’m wrong, I really would LOVE to see more suspensions.

Newton 87, Einstein 2, and of course the final Einstein were some of the best/most interesting I’ve seen.

Any match in Archi with Team 86 involved - man that was some funny stuff.