Can ANYONE explain the qualification rounds @ nats?

Posted by Matt Sorgenfrei at 03/27/2001 12:00 AM EST

Student on team #192, Gunn Robotics Team, from Gunn High School and Nokia.

Alright, I know that us west-coasters aren’t as well informed, but I am totally confused as to how the scoring will work at nationals. I’ve heard stuff about divisions and regions and all, but last time I checked this wasn’t the NCAA tourney. Anyhoo, I’d appreciate it if one of you blokes on the down-low could help me out with the answer. Cheers.
Matt Sorgenfrei

Posted by colleen - T190 at 03/27/2001 1:00 AM EST

Engineer on team #190, Gompei, from Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science and WPI.

In Reply to: Can ANYONE explain the qualification rounds @ nats?
Posted by Matt Sorgenfrei on 03/27/2001 12:00 AM EST:

At Nationals:

  • There will be 4 random divisions, of which your team will be in one

  • You will play all qualifying matches with teams IN your division, and on your divisions field (i.e. Curie division plays on the Curie field, etc… exception that each team will get at least on match on Einstein, so it is said)

  • At the end of qualifying matches, the top 4 teams in each division will be seeded… 1 will be auto-paired with 3, 2 with 4

  • Those 2 alliances will then pick their remain teams from their division only

  • Those 2 alliances play each other for “Divisional Champion”

  • The 4 Divisional Champs go on to the National Competition where finals will run same as regional (4 alliances… played out the same) til we have a national champ…

Word on when divisions will be revealed (most say Friday morning… most pray it’s sometime Thursday) is yet to be known