Lets start off this annual thread with a reminder about how tragically bad the Regional Qualification system is.
4728 is undoubtedly one of the best teams to not qualify for Champs. They went 9-4, ranked 6th, and made a deep playoff run at their first event. At their second event they went 18-3, with all three losses coming to the 4th alliance in the playoffs, two of which were the result of untimely mechanical failures completely outside their control. They had an average RP of 3.84 during their 13 qual matches, only missing 4 RP’s twice.
4728 would undoubtedly have qualified via the District system and they’ll truly be missed at champs.
I’d love to know who else we will be missing at the World Championships.
There are a number of really good San Diego teams that only occasionally qualify because the region is pretty stacked and there’s only one regional. There are a lot of good one, but in particular, these teams stand out to m this year.
3255 - SuperNerds (seriously, they are so good this year)
3128 - Aluminum Narwhals
6995 - NOMAD (they still have a chance at Vegas)
3647 - Millennium Falcons
2485 - W.A.R. Lords
California already has more regionals (11) than most Districts have district events… just rename it to districts, add like 3-4 more events so they aren’t overstuffed and a district champs and it’s done. I don’t understand how it’s been 3 years away for 10 years.
I know they had a big meet-and-greet thing with big money donors yesterday to get funding. Funding Districts maybe? Alternatively, I know this new venue was very expensive, so maybe it was just to keep coming back here.
Thank you @Ryan_Swanson. Maybe we will see districts in Minnesota one day…maybe. We appreciate your help throughout the event very much. We can’t wait to watch 6045 at champs and will be cheering them on.
I was actually just talking with a mentor about this today, and he said the most likely reason this isn’t already a thing is that it would block out the many international and out of California teams that compete in California regional events.
I agree with 7028. I loved watching their robot shoot their cones & cubes. That upset match was pretty insane, and I couldn’t have asked for a better alliance (our tipping aside). Your team did a great at North Star! 10,000 Lakes, here we come.