CHS Platter - Week Two - A Steamy, Cheesy Mess

**CHS Platter
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Week 1 Recap: FIRST HQ delivers the stinky cheese (by not delivering all the parts) but the CHS fights through. After working through Friday night due to the disaster that is the STEAMWORKS field, the CHS event crews received gear pegs and many other missing parts of the field Saturday morning, just in time to start the events behind schedule. We are thankful that CHS staff have team interests as a top priority. Haymarket was able to get in the full 12 matches per team, but Blacksburg had to trim the qualification schedule to 10 due to numerous delays.

This is a difficult game to watch. Sightlines are bad for the drive teams and the audience. Scouts can’t effectively keep track of robots; robots climbing on the retrieval zone side are completely invisible. While the theme this year is fun, we are worried that the GDC has created a Muenster.

As expected, Gears were the dominant flavor across the two events with only one match reaching 40 kPa and the majority of bots not touching Fuel for the entire event. Many matches were decided simply by the number of climbing robots on the alliance or penalty points.

Interesting CHSy Fact: Each event had an entire playoff alliance without a robot in the top 24 in CHSyness at their respective event.
vahay #5 - 6334, 1080, and 1123
vabla #6 - 5854, 2106, and 619

CHS Platter - Week Two - A Steamy, Cheesy Mess

As teams get used to driving their robots, and hopefully improvements are made to the pegs, expect more qualification matches to hit that magic number of rotors: 3. Most matches will be decided by the number of robots that can climb and expect to see more ties than in previous years. If you can’t climb, expect to either be passed over for the playoffs or one of your partners to try to serve you up a tasty dish of CHScake.

This week, expect more defense to be played but not effectively. With most alliances finishing the 3rd rotor with over a minute left in play it is unlikely that any defense will slow a coordinated alliance down enough to miss it. Cheese balls, I mean fuel, will be the deciding factor this week with so many matches coming to a tie in the playoffs, any points that can be scored outside of rotors and climbs are likely to provide the advantage.

Extra Sharp Prediction: No 4 rotor matches in the playoffs this week.

Greater DC
Number of Registered Teams: 40
TBA page: https://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2017mdbet
Livestream: https://livestream.com/LeeHartman/GDCEvent
CHSyness: 42(+0)

The Favorites:

**1885 (76) **- ILITE is the only team this week touting a CHSyness in the 70’s and this gear specialist will Lite up the field with their speedy gear cycles. Still hunting their first-ever event win, this purple robot is the clear favorite (if you ignore the ILITE curse).
**449 (68) **- The Blair Robot Project looks to cause some chaos on (and off?) the field with a climbing, ball-grabbing, gear-toting machine. Unfortunately our informants in the CIA got outed before they could find out what Calcifer plans to do with the fuel.
4456 (66) - The Mech Cadets captained an alliance for the first time last week and toppled the #1 alliance containing the 2016 CHSy Champions. Expect them to march onto the field this week using the last week’s experience to their advantage to bring home the cheddar.
1111 (63) - The Power Hawks usually only place in the top 25% - 45% of their events but almost always end up as a high pick in the playoffs. They have another good looking robot this year with what appears to be an active gear deployment and a climber. We also assume there is a shooter tucked away in there somewhere.

Others to watch for:

4638 (66) - The JagBots have been steadily improving over the past several years. Having placed only in the top 55% and 76% in 2013 and 2014 respectively they came back strong with top 22% and 14% performances in 2015 and 2016. Expect them to get even CHSier this year as a gear specialist this week.
422 (58) - Some teams just want to see the world burn, especially those teams with Dragons. Tall bot with an expanding hopper, climber, balls, gears, we can’t keep track, and neither can Mech Tech.
1389 (54) - After a major jump in performance in 2015 we expect another electrifying body of work from this team. The Body Electric was getting a feel for the game while visiting the NOVA competition this past weekend. If they can work out the chain issues on their octocanum expect them to perform well in their first event this weekend.
4242(55) - This all-rookie drive team from FRESH Tech was surprising in Week 1. A tiny bot with a floor gear pickup and fairly reliable climber now has some drive experience. Don’t overlook this short robot.

Thank You, keep it coming as we go thru the season.
Good luck to teams participating this week.

Thanks for the interesting predictions.

We look forward to seeing everyone this week at greater DC. Good luck!

Interesting predictions as always.

The Power Hawks are extremely excited for this weekend. After watching last week we have some big plans for tonight to make our robot even better and are looking forward to seeing all the teams and having a great time as always!

Thanks for the predictions, I love checking them out for every competition.

Can’t wait to see everyone this weekend. Good luck!

Interesting prediction and as always a little CHSY wonder who the dark horse of this event our

Good luck to everyone. This weeknd :slight_smile:

Wow intrestin

Don’t know where CHS platter gets their Intel, we only share with my mom.

We thought we had kept our dual shooter well under wraps. Was searved up on the platter last week. Hmmm?

http://static.fjcdn.com/gifs/Swiss_7c8d31_1878212.gif

Good luck to all teams this weekend in DC. Besides a ‘steamy… cheesy mess’, let’s all be thankful there isn’t any S— (NOW). I was very worried at the beginning of the week with all forecasts indicating a mess… which all has changed… and even the sun is out right now (1:40 PM EST) in Baltimore.

Prediction wise…, there are a lot of strong teams missed in the predictions, and know that Week Two will allow for some interesting strategy.

Happy MAR10 day to all.

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After week 1, It is clear being a historically strong team alone won’t take you far in this game. After the somewhat moldy predictions last week, I like that the platter seems to have a well informed opinion on the mechanical makeup of each of the teams featured. Will it end up being more accurate than last week… probably… but we will have to see.

Echoing the rest of my team, I can’t wait to see all of our friends tomorrow. Good luck to everyone!

Congratulations to 1885 on their first win and double banner event!

Woohoo!

Cling Bling is special. Congrats :slight_smile:

Gail, JesseK and the rest of 1885 what a great machine, wish I could have seen all the matches and the awards, congrats and can’t wait to see you guys at Central Va

Does anyone know if the matches will be posted on the Blue alliance.It would fun to atleast rewatch the elimination playoff matches .We came so close as the 8th seeded alliance to winning but congrats to 1885 and the rest of your alliance for coming out with the victory.

Team 2383, had not one,but two four rotor matches this weekend in orlando. One of them coming in playoffs when we scored 459 points!

1885 - Winner, 1st pick of #2 alliance, curse-breakers and chairman’s winners
449 - Quarterfinalist, 1st pick of #5 alliance
4456 - Quarterfinalist, 1st pick of #1 alliance
1111 - Semifinalist, 1st pick of #3 alliance
4638 - Quarterfinalist, captain of #6 alliance
422 - Semifinalist, 2nd pick of #4 alliance, omg your bumpers are so pretty you guys
1389 - Finalist, 2nd pick of #8 alliance,
4242 - Winner, captain of #2 alliance, cool kids with a clean, mean, ankle-biter robot

Winners predicted 2/3 * 1.85 weighting
Finalists predicted 1/3 * 1.11 weighting
Semifinalists predicted 2/6 * 0.56 weighting
Quarterfinalists predicted 3/12 * 0.19 weighting

Prediction score 6.5/10

Much improved!

Congratulations to Jesse, Gail and 1885 on breaking the curse and a double banner event. Well deserved. 4242 and 102 made a great alliance.

They are archived on Livestream, but with no team recording the raw feed I doubt they’ll make it to YouTube for inclusion on TBA.

Huh?