Short Distance Alliances?

Does anyone have any examples of Alliances where all 3 teams’ workspaces are very close to each other?
The closest alliance I know of in recent years is our ISR District event #3 alliance in 2018 (1690, 3083 and 6740), where the trip around the three workshops (starting from 3083 and finishing at 6740’s shop) is only 19 km (11.8 miles), which, according to Google Maps, would take just about 4 hours on foot

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Our Tech Valley Regional winning alliance (20 2791 7651) can be visited with a 47 minute, 28 mile drive, which really isn’t that far with how spread out upstate New York is.

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Pretty much any Metro Detroit district

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2018 San Diego Regional, alliance 2 are a 13.6 mile drive from each other. Not quite as close as yours.

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1/2 of our 2018 champs alliance was in the same workshop. Not sure how often that happens outside the FRC shared spaces at Kettering and such.

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Any random Connecticut district event should produce an alliance within 30 miles of each other.

One random example off the top of my head was a 175/176/2170 alliance, all of which are located off of a 20 mile stretch of I-91.

195 / 558 / 228 once allied; Southington to New Haven is about a 25 mile drive.

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Many teams in NYC have relatively close work spaces. Looking through the alliances this year, Alliance 4 (1880, 354, 3419) had the shortest total walking distance of 8.1 miles.

At the 2017 NC Pitt County District Event 5160, 5511, and 5190 partnered together. All three teams are from the town of Cary. I don’t remember where exactly 5190s buildspace was in 2017 so I just used their location as of 2018 and 2019.

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This is going to be hard to beat. A hypothetical 3128, 3647, 5025 alliance would have a total distance of 2.7 mi. Bonus points for all being on the same street.

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If 1197, 294, and 330 ever teamed up (especially 2007-2017), you’d have a run for your money. One street with a slight detour (294’s shop door is up a side street) , I’ll have to check mileage when I get home. It’s 15-20 minutes on PCH.

I just took a look, and no luck. It looks like 1197 had to face 330 all the time though. Poor guys.

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At Vegas we (2485) teamed up with 1572 (Hammer Heads) and they’re on the same street as us.

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246 had a match this year with 125 (6.2 miles one way) and 6529 (1.3 miles a different direction). To drive from one end to the other looks like 9.1 miles. Replace 125 with another team within Boston and that number could get even smaller.

Del Mar Heights Rd Gang

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Here is a list of some 2019 elims alliances where all 3 members of the alliance are from the same city. Only 9, unless my code is wrong. Format is, Event code, Alliance city, Alliance Members.

2019tuis2
istanbul
7840
6064
6388

2019abca
Calgary
4334
6351
5078

2019casd
San Diego
2485
2658
1538

2019midet
Detroit
5577
2673
4851

2019midet
Detroit
6616
4854
5756

2019milan
Jackson
2611
4216
6635

2019txdel
San Antonio
3481
457
3997

2019txsan
San Antonio
457
4219
3345

I didn’t check actual distances between teams because I had no way of automating that process and I’m too lazy otherwise.

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Given that 5937 and 949 operate out of 948’s space, if these teams ever were on the same alliance, they’d probably win.

Then again, to my knowledge, they haven’t been on the same alliance since moving to 948’s space.

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The winning alliance at North Star this year had some very close teams…

1816 is 6.6 miles from 2549
1816 is 10 miles from 3082
3082 is 16 miles from 2549

Funny how it works with lots of teams concentrated in the Twin Cities area.

Now for the closest possible alliance, I’m thinking 216-244-288 might win. Just guessing on that one.

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Question for the OP: do these have to be playoff alliances?

'Bout that… (I’m a 330 alumnus, 1197 tor-mentor–and you know what else I do.)

And I guess it’s not that close, 5.4 miles–it’s the 3 miles from 1197 to 294 that does it. Just seems closer when driving.

See you Monday at Blast if you’re there!

2611 and 6635 work out of the same building, and 4216 is only 9.5 miles away.