Chezy Champs 2021

Team 254 Presents: Chezy Champs

When: Saturday & Sunday, October 30-31, 2021 (With Friday Night Load-In)

Where: Bellarmine College Prep, San Jose, California

Registration: $300 ($600 for field-side pit)

Guess who’s back! Team 254 is excited to announce that Chezy Champs is returning! This will be an off-season FRC tournament and we will be playing the 2021 FRC game, with some modifications (TBD). As in past years, the focus of the event is on the team experience and we hope teams will have a great time while enjoying an entertaining show.

Applications

Fill out this application form. If more teams than we have room for apply before the deadline, selections will be made based on criteria that include competitiveness, locality, and other factors. Applications after August 13 will be placed on a wait list in case we have room or dropouts.

Timeline

Application Open: July 19
Application Closed: August 13
Invitations Sent by August 20

Volunteers

We need many volunteers to make Chezy Champs a success! If you are interested in helping out, please fill out this form.

COVID-Specific & Other Notes

The COVID situation in California is dynamic. Chezy Champs will comply with all applicable guidance from Santa Clara County and the State of California. Additional restrictions may be added at the discretion of Team 254 and Bellarmine including but not limited to required proof of vaccination, modified food service, etc. Any restrictions will be announced before the event begins. Event organizers & FIRST reserve the right to cancel the event in the event of emergencies or other extraordinary situations.

More information is available on the event website.

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I have never signed up to volunteer so quickly in my life!

Excited that Chezy Champs is back for another year :smiley:

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Volunteer form filled out!

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was very happy to see this event announcement, especially this year with such hunger for GREAT competitions

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Reminder that there’s about a week left to apply for CC2021!

We hope all of you and your teams are doing well and hope to see many of you in San Jose in October!

Best,
Nick

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Applications close tomorrow!

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All teams who applied should have received email confirmation that their application was received.

If you think you applied and didn’t receive an email, please send us an email at chezychamps at team254 dotcom.

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Would you be able to post a list of applicants?

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To clarify, applications close at 11:59pm PDT tonight. Any applications received after that point will be placed on our wait list.

When we send invitations, we will post a full list of invited teams. There are no plans to post the complete list of all teams who applied.

All teams who applied should have received email confirmation that their application was received. If you think you applied and didn’t receive an email, please send us an email at chezychamps at team254 dotcom.

Best,
Nick

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The event website is down for me do you know when it will be back up?

I think it’s just you

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The following email was sent to invited teams:

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Good Evening,

Congratulations, your team has been accepted to Chezy Champs 2021, happening this fall in San Jose, California. This email contains important details about the event.

Note that the event currently has a wait list. If you do not intend on coming, please let us know via email as soon as possible so that we may free up your spot.

Payment

Payment will be via credit card. Details will be sent out in the coming weeks.

Event Details

Chezy Champs is a 2.5 day tournament. The up to date list of teams is posted on The Blue Alliance.

The rough schedule is as follows:

  • Friday Oct 29 - Evening load-in and practice matches

  • Saturday Oct 30 - Qualification matches

  • Sunday Oct 31 - Qualification matches, alliance selection, elimination matches, awards

We will be playing the 2021 FRC game. Any rule changes will be announced before the event. As always, we have no plans for drastic changes to the game and don’t plan on changing anything that would affect the relative weighting or difficulty of various game tasks.

Robot Shipping

If you will be shipping your robot to Chezy Champs, please let us know via email no later than September 17th.

COVID-Specific

We are tentatively planning on the following set of COVID-specific restrictions for Chezy Champs 2021:

  • Masks required at all times

  • All attendees must be fully vaccinated as defined by the US CDC.

  • All teams limited to 20 people total (plus anyone with an assigned event volunteer role), including at least one chaperone per 10 students. The 20 people must remain constant through all 3 days of the event.

  • No non-team-affiliated spectators.

The COVID situation in California is dynamic. Chezy Champs will comply with all applicable guidance from Santa Clara County and the State of California. Additional restrictions may be added at the discretion of Team 254 and Bellarmine. Any restrictions will be announced before the event begins. Event organizers & FIRST reserve the right to cancel the event in the event of emergencies or other extraordinary situations.

More details will come as we get closer to the event. If you have any questions on the COVID specific restrictions or how they apply to your team, please reach out to us via email.

Volunteers

We need many volunteers to make Chezy Champs a success! If any of your team members are interested in helping out, please fill out this form. Assigned volunteers do not count against team quotas.

For More Information

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at chezychamps at team254 dotcom Please do not reach out directly to members of Team 254 or to Team 254’s social media for event-specific questions.

IMPORTANT - REPLY BY SEPT 3

Please reply to this email by September 3 to let us know:

  • Is your team planning on attending Chezy Champs 2021? Please include your team number in the email.

  • Approximately how many people do you intend to bring (if less than 20).

  • Will you be shipping your robot to Chezy Champs?

We look forward to seeing everyone in October!

Best Regards,

Team 254

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Love to hear it

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The team list is absolute fire! Cannot wait.

-Mike

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We here at Strike Zone are super hyped to be able to play with teams we havn’t seen in years. Can’t wait!

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Could not have said it better myself!

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Cannot say thank you enough to Team 254 for allowing our small Wyoming based team to compete at this event! See y’all soon!

-Team 3374 The Jackson Hole Robobroncs

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I cant wait to see everyone and especially the other PNW teams in person at Chezy champs.

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The following email was sent to attending teams today:

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Good Afternoon Teams,

Rule Changes

We are excited to announce the rule changes that we’ll be playing under at Chezy Champs 2021, posted here. Please review carefully with your teams as the changes are nontrivial.

Follow Up Required

As a reminder, please email us by September 3 to let us know:

  • Is your team planning on attending Chezy Champs 2021? Please include your team number in the email.

  • Approximately how many people do you intend to bring (if less than 20).

  • Will you be shipping your robot to Chezy Champs?

As always, reach out via email if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone in October!

Best Regards,

Chezy Champs

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What’s the thought process behind removing the control panel? I thought the lowered thresholds for 2021 provided another layer of strategy (see 5892’s Texas Cup alliance).

Also, who is 9999?

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