IMPORTANT FIRST EMAIL/Championship Schedule Change
Greetings Championship Teams:
To accommodate all FRC Championship teams, we are making an extension to our Thursday Qualification Matches.
Qualification Matches will begin at 1:00 pm and will run until 8:15 pm on Thursday, April 26th, with a dinner break from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm. The FRC Pits will be open from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm on this date.
This longer run time could mean each team might get a total of 12 qualifying matches though. 12*100=1200/6=200. Do you think we could run through 200 matches from 1-815(Thursday), then 930-530(Friday), then 930-1130(Saturday)? I think we could.
I don’t think so. To get close, either you’re running through lunch on Friday (172 matches on a 6-minute cycle) or you’re running 5-minute cycle times (which gives 195 matches not counting Friday lunch, and 207 counting Friday lunch). And the field doesn’t break down. Give Friday an extra hour and you have a chance with a particularly fast cycle time; give Friday an extra two or three hours and maybe you can do it on a normal cycle time.
However, with that kind of schedule, I’d bet on a minimum 10-match schedule and possibly an 11-match schedule. Just not a 12-match schedule.
6-minute schedules were the standard in the past, but that was with longer waits for the score, and more complex games to reset/set up. I don’t think 5 minute turnarounds are out of the question if they hurry… maybe 5.5? I think the only obstacle may be the connection issues…