**Divisions and Preliminary Match Schedules
**Blog Date: **Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:19
How We Assigned Teams to Divisions
Wondering how we assigned teams to *FIRST *Championship Divisions this year? First, we assigned Rookies, taking all Rookies signed up for Championship and putting them team by team sequentially in Divisions - one team in Division 1, one team in Division 2, one team in Division 3, one team in Division 4, then back to Division 1 again - in the order in which they registered for CMP, until we ran out of Rookies. This made sure no Division was over- or under-weighted with these least experienced of all FRC teams. Then, we took the Veterans and did the same thing. That’s it.
Preliminary, Preliminary, Preliminary
With our final team (lucky Team 48, Delphi E.L.I.T.E.) being added to the Championship roster Thursday, we have a full slate and are ready to release preliminary qualification and practice schedules. The distinguishing feature of these preliminary schedules is that they are preliminary. While we expect these schedules will be the ones we will be following at Championship, we can’t guarantee it. They could change, as an example, if a team scheduled to attend does not make it. This is rare, but has happened in the past.
**Do not use these schedules, marked ‘Preliminary’, at Championship. Every team will be receiving new schedules at the event not marked ‘Preliminary’. Use these instead at the event. They are likely to be the same, but are not guaranteed to be so.
If we need to deviate from these preliminary schedules at Championship, we will do our best to let everyone know, however, teams themselves are responsible for following the correct schedules at the event – the schedules not marked ‘Preliminary’.
We release these preliminary schedules to help teams plan their activities and to assist the bookies. (I’m joking about that last part. Please don’t bet on FRC matches.)
Just like at other events, teams can participate in scheduled practice matches without having passed full Inspection. To participate in the Filler Line, a team must have passed full Inspection.
You can find the schedules below:
- Archimedes Practice Preliminary Schedule
- Archimedes Qualification Preliminary Schedule
- Curie Practice Preliminary Schedule
- Curie Qualification Preliminary Schedule
- Galileo Practice Preliminary Schedule
- Galileo Qualification Preliminary Schedule
- Newton Practice Preliminary Schedule
- Newton Qualification Preliminary Schedule
Free Corn Dogs
There will be no free corn dogs at the *FIRST *Championship. There will especially be no free corn dogs at the *FIRST *Championship for Jared from the Poofs. No free corn dogs for you.