IRI - 2014 Team Invitations

We will be posting the 2014 IRI Team Invitations.

For invited teams, please send an “Accept” or “Decline” to us by May 30.
We will not be sending a separate invitation email.
Please send your decision to [email protected]

We will start sending invoices next week. We know many teams need these soon to get payments processed through their schools, so we will send them before we have confirmations on attendance. The invoice will go to the primary contact noted on the application.

You can pay via paypal or by sending a check.

This was a very challenging year to select teams. There were many, many very qualified teams and we made some tough decisions. We decided to keep the field at about 70* teams so that there was a good balance of the number of matches, the work on volunteers, and strong competition.

*76 invites and usually 4 - 6 are not able to attend for various reasons.

So… team list?
:wink:

Invited Team List for 2014:

1 11 MORT
2 16 Bomb Squad
3 20 The Rocketeers
4 27 Team RUSH
5 33 Killer Bees
6 45 TechnoKats Robotics Team
7 51 Wings of Fire
8 67 The HOT Team
9 71 Team Hammond
10 74 Team C.H.A.O.S.
11 107 Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S.
12 108 SigmaC@T
13 118 Robonauts
14 125 NUTRONS
15 148 Robowranglers
16 175 Buzz Robotics
17 179 The Children of the Swamp
18 195 Cyber Knights
19 225 TechFire
20 233 The Pink Team
21 234 Cyber Blue
22 254 The Cheesy Poofs
23 330 The Beach Bots
24 334 TechKnights
25 340 G.R.R. (Greater Rochester Robotics)
26 359 Hawaiian Kids
27 368 Team Kika Mana
28 384 Sparky 384
29 399 Eagle Robotics
30 447 Team Roboto
31 469 Las Guerrillas
32 494 Martians
33 503 Frog Force
34 573 Mech Warriors
35 610 The Coyotes
36 624 CRyptonite
37 862 Lightning Robotics
38 868 TechHOUNDS
39 910 The Foley Freeze
40 1023 Bedford Express
41 1024 Kil-A-Bytes
42 1108 Panther Robotics
43 1114 Simbotics
44 1126 SPARX
45 1241 THEORY6
46 1310 RUNNYMEDE ROBOTICS
47 1318 Issaquah Robotics Society
48 1477 Texas Torque
49 1619 Up-A-Creek Robotics
50 1625 Winnovation
51 1640 Sab-BOT-age
52 1718 The Fighting Pi
53 1732 Hilltoppers
54 1741 Red Alert
55 1817 Llano Estacado RoboRaiders
56 2013 Cybergnomes
57 2056 OP Robotics
58 2175 The Fighting Calculators
59 2337 EngiNERDs
60 2451 PWNAGE
61 2468 Team Appreciate
62 2481 Roboteers
63 2590 Nemesis
64 2614 MARS
65 2848 The All Sparks
66 2867 ElkLogics
67 2928 Viking Robotics
68 3098 The Captains
69 3147 Munster HorsePower
70 3467 The Windham Windup
71 3478 LamBot
72 3683 Team Dave
73 4039 MakeShift Robotics
74 4265 Secret City Wildbots
75 4334 Alberta Tech Alliance (ATA)
76 4488 ShockWave

…I reject your reality, and substitute my own! :stuck_out_tongue:

Congrats to all the teams invited. This is going to be Yet Another Incredible IRI.

Congrats to all teams!

Especially to our CMP alliance partners 16 and 868!

We’ll see you there!

The feeling sucks to not make it, but I am so elated to see 2013 make it. I really have been waiting for them to make it for a long time, and they finally get their due.

Let’s go Cybergnomes!

I am really hoping that I am able to make it.

Great to see 3 NW District teams were selected. Go 1318, 2928 and 4488!

Wow! What an honor to be accepted! We’re very excited to go :smiley:

I see 9 Canadian teams.

610
1114
1241
1310
2013
2056
3683
4039
4334

Congratulations to everyone!

I count four MAR Teams on the list

New Jersey: 11 + 2590
Pennsylvania: 225 + 1640

Good Luck to all teams!

Really glad to see we got accepted along with our other two Florida teams 108 and 233

This is an amazing team list. Frankly, the list of teams who didn’t get in is pretty impressive itself. Some examples:

  • 12 teams who made the elimination rounds at Champs did not qualify for IRI
  • Team 1730, the #3 Alliance Captain on Galileo, did not qualify for IRI
  • Team 341, the 6th overall pick on Newton, and MAR Champion, did not qualify for IRI
  • Team 1285, GTR East Champs, and whose only elim defeats this season were to some combination of 254/1114/2056, did not qualify for IRI

I could list many other great teams who didn’t get in, suffice to say that just qualifying for IRI is a huge accomplishment.

Wow. I was shaking for a good 5 minutes after reading this. This is amazing. 3 PNW teams as well. Gonna be amazing :smiley:

Actually, 341 mentors let us know last week that they would not be able to attend, and withdrew their application.

The following teams didn’t make the cut:

48
93
111
193
217
245
292
308
341
422
461
548
744
781
829
1058
1086
1089
1285
1311
1325
1511
1675
1676
1714
1720
1730
1806
2252
2338
2502
2587
2648
2826
2832
2950
3015
3193
3301
3337
3481
3504
3548
3641
3847
3928
3940
4004
4329
4499
4587
4607
4901
4954
4967
5188

I don’t think the IRI acceptance committee (or whatever their title is?) invites any “second” twins or multiple teams from the same school. They started by only inviting one of 70/494 a couple years ago. They also rejected 193.

Makes a lot more sense. I almost wrote a post expressing my shock at them not being invited.

Correct. If there are multiple teams from one school, we invite one and trust they will all join together. That lets us extend the invitation to more teams / more schools.

Congrats to all the teams who made it this year! This is gonna be an incredible competition, I can tell.

List of the 16 FiM teams competing:

  1. 27 Team RUSH
  2. 33 Killer Bees
  3. 51 Wings of Fire
  4. 67 The HOT Team
  5. 74 Team C.H.A.O.S.
  6. 107 Team R.O.B.O.T.I.C.S.
  7. 469 Las Guerrillas
  8. 494 Martians
  9. 503 Frog Force
  10. 573 Mech Warriors
  11. 862 Lightning Robotics
  12. 910 The Foley Freeze
  13. 1023 The Bedford Express
  14. 1718 The Fighting Pi
  15. 2337 The EngiNERDs
  16. 3098 The Captains

Sorry if I missed anybody, this is mostly off the top of my head. Again congrats, looking forward to seeing you all there!

It seems like you forgot 3098 - The Captains