Competitions to look out in 2020

I am definitely excited to see Los Angeles North competition in week 1 with 3309, 1678, 973, 4414, 5012, 114, 155… it is just so stackedddd. What else should we be watching out for?

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I’m honestly just glued to LAN. Horrifying. It’s gonna be great.

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I, for one, am terrified to be attending LA North in week one.

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FiM/ONT/NE/FMA/PNW/FiT District Championship

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Seven Rivers Regional up in Wisconsin is looking scary and there are still a few more strong teams looking at getting in the next round of picks. I’m calling it the Midwest Non-District Championship right now.

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It is so scary, but so much to learn as well.

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I personally am excited to watch Granite State week 1. 319, 133, 5687, 1519, 1729 and many more are going to make it one of our most competitive district events yet.

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So am I being foolish to still want to add LA North? We have Ventura week 4. I’m equally scared and excited. :scream:

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GSD will be very interesting to watch in 2020 on and off the playing field.

133, 5687, 319, 1519, 95, 1729, 6329, 4564, 4905, 4909, 1058…

So many teams who are strong annually and a group of teams who can benefit greatly from having more time with their robots without the bag. Should be interesting to see who signs up in round two with such a stacked list. We are adjusting our priorities in light of who signed up the first time around.

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All 8 alliances should wind up with at least two strong teams…going to be fun to watch.

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After 1st selection (using 2019 points – via Caleb’s scouting database).

*I’ll note weaknesses real quick. Average misses events that might be tough from perspective of top 8-10 teams, if lower teams are not great. With only a single event selected, teams will fill in and alter this outlook quite a bit. Events with low current sign-ups are more likely to be highest or lowest value, due to averaging effect.

event avg. points
2020mitry 27.0
2020mimil 26.9
2020incol 28.2
2020isde2 25.5
2020onwat 25.4
2020miwoo 25.2
2020inpmh 25.3
2020isde4 24.5
2020caln 24.1
2020paben 23.9
2020milin 24.2
2020txaus 23.6
2020inblo 23.2
2020vabla 23.1
2020njski 21.1
2020gacar 22.8
2020mawne 22.8
2020paphi 22.7
2020onham 22.5
2020onosh 22.8
2020mimar 22.4
2020pahat 22.6
2020cthar 22.2
2020mimus 22.2
2020njbri 22.2
2020onnyo 22.2
2020onnob 22.1
2020cadm 22.1
2020orore 22.0
2020misou 21.9
2020ctwat 21.9
2020onott 21.7
2020wasno 21.7
2020txhou 21.7
2020misjo 21.6
2020vagle 21.6
2020nhgrs 22.2
2020ohmv 21.5
2020ncgui 21.4
2020miket 21.4
2020camb 21.3
2020txgre 21.2
2020waamv 21.2
2020qcsh 21.1
2020orwil 21.0
2020onto3 21.0
2020njtab 20.8
2020mdedg 20.7
2020casf 20.3
2020nyro 21.0
2020melew 20.4
2020ndgf 20.4
2020milan 20.4
2020migul 20.3
2020marea 20.3
2020mdowi 20.2
2020ilpe 19.0
2020mimid 20.2
2020isde1 20.1
2020mijac 20.0
2020wayak 20.0
2020vahay 20.2
2020wila 20.0
2020mokc 20.0
2020onlon 19.8
2020mabri 19.7
2020mawor 18.8
2020miwmi 20.1
2020mndu2 19.6
2020idbo 19.4
2020mibel 19.3
2020paca 19.3
2020miken 19.3
2020ausc 19.1
2020inmis 18.4
2020micen 19.0
2020txcha 19.0
2020njrob 19.7
2020ncwak 18.9
2020nyli2 18.9
2020wabel 18.8
2020tnkn 18.8
2020cala 18.7
2020mike2 18.7
2020gagai 18.6
2020mikng 18.6
2020azfl 18.6
2020ctnct 18.5
2020isde3 18.4
2020txdls 18.4
2020waspo 18.3
2020gacol 18.2
2020casj 18.2
2020flor 17.2
2020oktu 18.0
2020cada 17.9
2020ncgre 17.9
2020ilch 17.8
2020gadal 17.8
2020midet 17.8
2020miesc 17.8
2020txdri 17.7
2020onbar 17.7
2020njfla 17.9
2020mdbet 17.6
2020onto1 17.5
2020mifer 17.4
2020miliv 17.4
2020txpla 17.4
2020nytr 17.4
2020cave 17.3
2020mabos 17.3
2020milak 17.3
2020txfor 17.2
2020bcvi 17.2
2020onwin 17.2
2020chta 17.1
2020orsal 17.1
2020ohcl 17.1
2020ncash 17.1
2020mitvc 17.1
2020mnmi2 17.0
2020vapor 17.0
2020casd 16.9
2020azpx 16.9
2020mialp 16.9
2020mokc3 16.9
2020utwv 16.7
2020nhsnh 16.7
2020nyut 16.7
2020bexi2 16.6
2020txelp 16.6
2020waahs 16.5
2020mnmi 16.4
2020wimi 16.3
2020gaalb 16.3
2020ksla 16.2
2020txdel 16.2
2020cafr 16.2
2020mosl 16.1
2020iacf 16.1
2020mndu 15.9
2020ncpem 15.9
2020qcmo 15.7
2020code 15.6
2020hiho 15.4
2020bexi 15.4
2020caav 15.4
2020mial2 15.3
2020txnew 15.3
2020tuis2 15.3
2020txpas 15.3
2020nyli 15.3
2020txama 15.1
2020lake 14.9
2020caoc 14.2
2020tnme 14.8
2020nyny 14.2
2020alhu 14.3
2020mxmo 14.5
2020arli 14.5
2020mishe 14.0
2020nvlv 14.0
2020mxto 13.7
2020flwp 13.6
2020okok 13.4
2020abca 13.3
2020tuis 13.0
2020nysu 12.9
2020ausp 12.8
2020scmb 12.1
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Brendan, does your adjustment of priorities now put 3467 going to GSD? 319 is assessing it’s second round District Event now. Curious how other teams are looking into their crystal ball…
GSD will be sooo much fun!

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We moved GSD lower on our list. As much as it looks like a party and it’s only 10 minutes away, we know we need to do better at our opening districts than we have been in the past few years. That team list is very intimidating. Not set in stone yet. :slightly_smiling_face:

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In terms of FiM district events, I’m very excited to see Wk1 Southfield & Wk2 Milford.

Southfield currently has nine! 2019 World Championship teams (33, 910, 1188, 1481, 1718, 3414, 3538, 4130, & 5436), and two more from 2019 MSC (573 & 5048) w/ 28 registered.

Milford currently has seven 2019 World Championship teams (51, 67, 1076, 4362, 4776, 7553, & 7598), and two more from 2019 MSC (308 & 7211) w/ 16 registered.

Keep in mind this is only thru 1 round of signups. These events will only get more stacked.
Glad I’m not competing at either.

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100% feel you we did the same haha

I highly recommend watching the Israel district. Our competitions are usually very balanced, with a pretty high average level. Also, the strategy out here is always so different, to the point where it sometimes kinda feels like a completely different game.
The MC and game announcer are very fun as well, you might not understand a word but the energy is through the roof.
All in all, a pretty good district to watch (from completely impartial viewpoint XD)

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(cries in South Carolina support structure)

Smoky Mountains has this interesting amalgamation of teams thanks to being in the middle of kinda everywhere. Three HoF teams and Week 5 means wild cards are almost certainly getting burned, and while I’m not looking up every team there’s a real murderer’s row:

  • The HoF teams (Bomb Squad, Bacon, MARS)
  • Pretty much all the South Carolina Bosch teams (ROBOTZ Garage, RAM Rodz, Category 5, Viper Drive, FIRE)
  • OGs you know better than to bet against (SigmaC@T, Metal In Motion)
  • Local favorites (Robotichauns, HVA RoHAWKtics, L&N)
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MSC, as always, and my home regional at FLR.

4028 will likely stand out as well.

Me too!