Orbit Infinite RESTART March Off Season Event

Team 1690 is pleased to announce Orbit Infinite RESTART, an Israeli off-season event that will take place on March 24th + 25th at our school in Binyamina, Israel.
The event will be comprised of 2 small one-day events, that will each feature 10 teams competing in a 2v2 version of Infinite Recharge.
To comply with COVID regulations, each team is allowed to bring up to 20 students/mentors, 2 of which are required to be volunteers in the event. To come to the event, everyone must be either vaccinated (in Israel basically everyone over the age of 16 is already vaccinated) or get tested negative within 72 hours of the event. Also, masks will be mandatory, there will be a 4 person limit in each pit, seating will be spaced out as much as possible, and no eating inside the venue (to limit unmasking time).
The following rule changes will be issued for the 2v2 format:

-No color wheel (bridge stays)
-No bumps in the middle of the field
-Each alliance starts with 5 Power Cells outside, and overflow starts at 12 instead of 15
-No bonus RPs in quals for Control Panel stages(obviously) and no bonus RPs for climbs
-1 extra RP for an alliance that scores over 40 Power Cells regardless of which port they were scored in.
-Each team plays 10 qualification matches, forming 5 alliances, no picks inside the top 5 seeds.
-Elims will be a Round Robin among the 5 alliances, with 2 alliances advancing to finals.
-The final will be a 3v3 Infinite Recharge match, with both alliances getting to pick a robot from the 3rd ranked alliance, according to ranking order in the Round Robin.

The field will be a wooden field with automatic scoring in both goals and a modified version of Cheesy Arena

Live stream is in collaboration with FIRST Updates Now, link will be posted on the day of the event.

Schedule for both days:

2021-03-24T06:00:00Z Pits open
2021-03-24T07:00:00Z Practice matches start
2021-03-24T08:00:00Z Qualifications start
2021-03-24T11:00:00Z Lunch break
2021-03-24T13:30:00Z Qualifications resume
2021-03-24T14:00:00Z Alliance selection
2021-03-24T14:30:00Z Eliminations Start
2021-03-24T16:30:00Z Finals
2021-03-24T18:00:00Z Day ends

List of teams on the 24th:
1574
1577
1690
2096
3211
5135
5614
6738
7112
8223

List of teams on the 25th:
1574
1690
2630
3065
3075
5654
5715
5987
7067
7845

See you there! (or in the live stream :wink:)

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This is great! See you there on the 24th!

I doubt that anyone will get to the 40 Power Cells RP but it’ll be interesting to watch everyone try.

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Very excited to watch this! Really hope to see high schoolers getting vaccinated here sooner than expected.

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It’s doable

Edit: just realized what you meant, fixed the wording in the original post

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We’re almost ready! Join us tomorrow 9:00 AM Israel time(3:00 AM EST) on the First Updates Now Twitch channel!

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Update:
Elims will feature a “qtr finals” between the 4th and 5th seed alliances, one of which advances to the semis. The two alliances that reach the finals will pick a third bot from the two alliances that were knocked out in the semis.

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The two things I personally hated in this game, they eliminated.
The bump in the middle and the Wheel of Fortune. :slight_smile:

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Rise and shine for robots! Day 1 is still going on. Good news for those on this side of the hemisphere: They are a bit delayed which means the event will probably go a bit longer for all of us to watch (sorry Israel)!

Watch: twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow

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We encountered a lot of technical issues with the FMS earlier today, now everything’s running well
Tomorrow will hopefully go smoother

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Standings after day 1 event quals:

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Alliance selections:

Note playoffs have been changed to a round robin and finals will be 2v2. Teams must play their other robot in the 2nd match.

Team 9999 is a placeholder and not a team.

Playoffs have started! twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow

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Congrats to the #1 alliance of 1690, 1574 and 7067 for winning the Day 1 event.

Tune in tomorrow starting at 2021-03-25T07:00:00Z for the day 2 stream! Playoffs should be happening around the time many of us in North America are waking up!

https://twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow for the stream.

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One of the many highlights of day 2 so far

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Everything is going well in day 2! Matches are running smoothly and robots are working well

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Day 2 Alliances:

Playoffs starting soon at https://twitch.tv/firstupdatesnow

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Good to see some robot action!
2 questions
What FMS are you using?
how are you doing real time scoring?

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The automatic scoring looked very similar to the setup used in competitions, but it was much less robust.

Congrats to 1690 and 5135 for winning the day 2 event.

Huge props to 1690 and the entire volunteer crew for putting this event on and giving us in the FRC community something to enjoy.

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Was it though?
It was much simpler, and got the same results(goals in competition had some issues as well), we have a laser sensor setup in the back that sends the data to the FMS over Wi-Fi using a laptop in the goal. FMS is a slightly modified Chezy Arena.