🏄🏾 Tidal Tumble 2021 on the Beach | Oct 15-17 | Ventura, California

4414 is stoked to present our first off-season event, Tidal Tumble :call_me_hand:t4:

Dates: October 16-17th (Load in on Friday the 15th)
Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds

Our event will be livestreamed on First Updates Now, and we will be using 254’s Chezy Arena FMS. We will be playing 2021 Infinite Recharge.

Teams are invited to bring as many robots as they want. The event registration fee will be $200 per team, and $100 for every additional robot.

Teams and volunteers can sign up through the forms on our website: tidaltumble.com

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I hope this event happens, totally stoked for Tidal Tumble! I’m partial to the name Shorebound Showdown but I will admit it does seem a little derivative. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Thanks Andrew, so do I :wink:

Not sure what 299’s plan is for this year, but we would love to have you guys.

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Can’t wait. SIGN ME UP!!!

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What Covid protocols do you anticipate using, if any?

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Since this is a new venue, can you describe what it looks like? (Is it indoors/outdoors? Approximate team capacity, etc.)

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With everything rapidly changing, it is hard to say exactly what protocols will be in place. We will of course be following California’s Covid rules and restrictions. As of now, masking in Ventura County is not required, but this could change at any time. Our venue is fairly large, and we plan to limit the number of members per team (~15) and keep the total teams on the lower end (~18, 2nd robots getting us to 24 bots) and no spectators. Vaccination is strongly encouraged.

We will be looking to other events (for example https://beachblitz.ocra.io/) for what seem to be some good protocols for the current climate.

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Because it is technically part of the Naval base, there are some weird rules about photos. But the building is a 90,000 square foot warehouse with big roll up doors. The space has actually been approved by FIRST for a full (40+ team) regional event.

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Is that going to be an issue when hundreds of high schoolers with cell phone cameras show up? I’m assuming that’s all been pre-coordinated…

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Lol, you bring up a good point. I asked them the same thing. It is just the floor plans and building pictures that cannot be shared. During the event; videos, photos, and streams are perfectly fine :+1:

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Always great to see new events popping up, in spite of the challenges thrown at you all this past year. Really hope this turns out, and would be stoked to volunteer!

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Methinks this won’t be a problem. People are frothing for competition.

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Thanks! We would be stoked to have you :call_me_hand:t4:

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I hope so. We are definitely frothing and planning to attend as many events as we can.

bet

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When do you expect to announce if this event will happen? Are you waiting for a certain number of teams or a specific date?

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Yes when is the go/no go date? Or what is the deciding factor?

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@Aaron691 @jaredhk

I think we will know for sure by the end of this week. We got a few awesome teams signed up and it’s looking good. I’m also planning to email a bunch of teams in the socal area, it would be cool to get a few NorCal teams as well.

The deciding factor is whether there are enough teams/robots to form a reasonable amount of alliances (shooting for 24, but 18 would be fine).

We have 2-3 robots ready to compete, and five other teams have signed up (not sure how many robots they would like to bring), so definitely looking good.

We went into planning CHSy Champs with the same mentality. I personally was a bit nervous that 18 team elims wouldn’t have the same feeling as a “real competition”, but if you’re on the fence about this event (or any other for that matter) because of elims format, round robin is just as (if not more) fun as a regular elims bracket.

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Thanks, good to know. We’ll keep that in mind in case we don’t hit 24