Congratulations to all teams on a successful FRC season. As teams are getting ready to plan their offseason projects and events; we invite you to come join us at Mission Mayhem 2015. We went on a long hiatus for six years and this season, making a return.
Mission Mayhem will have a full FIRST field and will take place at the home of The SigmaC@ts (Dillard High School in Ft. Lauderdale) on September 18th and 19th. September 18th will be a setup/load in day and we will run some practice matches at night in order to ensure that the field is in working order. The qualification and elimination rounds will take place on September 19th, allowing teams who choose to come in on Saturday morning.
We are coordinating our event with two other offseason events (Panther Prowl and Roboticon) in Florida. Criteria for the Registration are the following…
This time around we also have several committee members from most of the local teams who understands the need in South Florida. I will make another post recognizing all the committee members behind Mission Mayhem 2015. We will be releasing our website soon.
We are also open to ideas on rule changes (please make suggestions in this thread). Teams are allowed an extra 5 lbs that can be added to the robot.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me.
I recently sent out an email with the tentative agenda and information. I will be updating this thread with the information as soon as we finalize it (by the end of this week) and send out an email to the team’s as well.
Which way are we doing it, since this game the playoffs are not necessarily direct elimination rounds would we do:
Top four move on as normal?
Or are are we going to give 1 and 2 buys then 3v6 4v5 3v5 4v6 and top two move on?
I personally like the former but if we are doing the latter we should atleast give the 1 and 2 teams a chance to scrim each other just to let them work out potential kinks with communication on the alliance since it may put them at a disadvantage heading into semifinals otherwise.
From what I could see my team had a really good time at this event. Despite all the field delays (which eventually got flattened out), and no live scoring (which is very acceptable) it was a fun event throughout the entire day. The presentation of the event looked solid, the music was really good, and though out the entire day it looked like a lot of work and care went into this whole event. Hopefully next year we can see more Florida teams come to see this for themselves.
I know for a fact that even though I’m moving to Texas at the end of this year that I definitely want to fly back to see and or help with this event!