Rah Cha Cha Ruckus 2018

Announcing Ruckus 2018!

This year’s event will “POWER UP” on Saturday October 27th at the Main St. Armory in Rochester!

Team registration will open this Thursday, May 31st, at noon! Team spots are allocated on a first come, first-serve basis so register early to secure your team’s spot!
Register at http://ruckus.penfieldrobotics.com !

Discounted fees for early registration this year is $300, valid until August 5th. Fees after this date are $350.

New this year: We will be accepting “2nd robot” applications during initial team registration. This has been a popular request in past years. Applications will be processed at a later date once there has been some time for all interested teams to have a chance to register their team and “main” robots.

If you have questions feel free to contact the Planning Committee via the Ruckus web site: http://ruckus.penfieldrobotics.com

Please use the web site contact form for a prompt response to any Ruckus-related questions! I do not check PMs on CD often!

Registration is now open at http://ruckus.penfieldrobotics.com/

We hope to see many of our returning teams as well as welcome new teams!

Again, if you have questions, please feel free to contact the Planning Committee via the above web site.

Our first Ruckus 2018 team list!

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578
1360
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1507
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1559
2656
2791
3015
3951
5254
5406
Mississauga pre rookie team

Wow, that’s commitment. Has an off season ever had a international pre-rookie before?

If I recall correctly, WVROX had a Chinese pre rookie in 2016.

I know I’ve been spreading the word by saying how amazing Ruckus is! I can’t wait!

+1 if anyone is debating coming, COME! Great offseason, tons of good teams and the venue is awesome.

FRC Team 1360, Orbit Robotics, is delighted that we’ve been able to help this team get started. Several students and their lead mentor have been members of 1360 and are now ready to strike out on their own. They’re looking forward to joining us at the Ruckus. Several of them were there last year and know firsthand what a great event it is.

Thanks all for the kind words about the event – we strive to produce a fun and functional atmosphere for teams every year!

Speaking of feedback, if anyone has feedback based on last or prior years events that you’ve never shared with us, we’d love to hear from you – things that you/your team liked or things you’d like to see improved.
Would prefer to see feedback pushed to us via our Contact form (http://ruckus.penfieldrobotics.com/ - contact us link) by the team’s leader – it’s easier for us to discuss internally if pushed that way and feedback from a team is consolidated to one message.

One thing I’m particularly interested in thoughts on from last year’s attendees is if your team did or did not like the use of 4-team playoff alliances (and the championship-style rules allowing per-match subs and position picking that go along with that). This was something new we tried last year for the first time and we are considering using again this year (whichever way we go, the result will be on our Rules Changes page of the event website in the coming months).

Thanks again to all who have already registered!

I for one was a BIG fan of the four team alliances (way easier to find the backup when they’re tethered to an alliance) but since I’m on the planning committee and it was my idea I guess my vote doesn’t count. Ah well…
Anyways the Grapes of Wrath have decided to join the party! As did Northwood School Robotics!

191
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578
1360
1405
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2656
2791
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3951
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6300
Mississauga pre rookie team

I too, liked the 4 team alliances. It involved more teams in the elimination rounds and brought in a new element.

Rookie sensation 6868 has joined the fray!

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Mississauga pre rookie team

Long time, no see!
FRC 2340 has signed up!

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Add 222 and 1126 to the mix!

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Mississauga pre rookie team

Add 3003 to the list!

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6868
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2228 has joined the fray!

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6868
Mississauga pre rookie team

With 378 signing up we have 24 teams! Enough for a full tournament but we
d like to reach our goal of 42! Remember you have until August 3rd to get the $300 price after that it goes up to $350!

191
222
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378
578
1126
1360
1405
1507
1511
1518
1551
1559
2228
2340
2656
2791
3003
3015
3951
5254
5406
6300
6868
Mississauga pre rookie team

639 and 3181 have signed up as well!

191
222
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578
639
1126
1360
1405
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2228
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2791
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3015
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3951
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6868
Mississauga pre rookie team

Ruckus Volunteer Registration is now open!

4476 has joined the party!

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6868
Mississauga pre rookie team