2017 UIL Robotics - FIRST Division State Championship - Qualification

UIL Robotics

 

 

Specifications:

Invitations to qualified teams will be sent out following the conclusion of FRC and FTC seasons.

FRC

Season:
The UIL Robotics season will run in conjunction with the normal FIRST season and shall correspond with all dates, official events, and guidelines outlined by the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Game/Challenge:
Teams will participate in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Game: FIRST STEAMWORKS.

Contest:
The 2017 pilot UIL Robotics State Championship – FIRST Division for FIRST Robotics Competition is scheduled for Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. 32 UIL eligible FIRST Robotics Competition teams will qualify based on their performance at all their FIRST Regional competitions in Texas (See Qualification section below).

Robot Requirements:
Teams will follow the rules and guidelines of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Each robot must be able to fully pass inspection to be allowed to compete, although only a cursory inspection will take place. All teams must use their 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition robot, although alterations are acceptable. Robots do not need to be bagged as per FIRST competition requirements.

Team Eligibility and Membership:
To be eligible for UIL recognition, an FRC team must meet the following criteria:
1. Each member of the team must be a full-time student at a UIL member school.
2. Each student on the team must be eligible for participation as determined by applicable Texas law and school district policy.
3. The majority of team members must be composed of students in grades 9-12. The team must be identified as a high school based team.
Questions regarding eligibility for UIL recognition can be sent to robotics@uiltexas.org.

Qualification:
Teams qualify based on their performance at Texas FIRST Regional Competitions. Texas teams are ranked via points calculated using an altered District Model scoring. See Qualification Rank Scoring below. Qualification Rank Scores and Ranking will be posted on the FIRST in Texas website. The top 32 UIL eligible teams will receive an invitation to the UIL State Championship. Given that teams play at many different events over different weeks, invitation to the State Championship will take place after the FIRST Regional events have concluded. Many of the point entries are manual operations and, consequently, errors may occur in point totals. Every effort will be made to correct any errors. Teams must accept their invitation to the State Championship within one week of notification. If a team does not respond or chooses not to attend, the next highest ranked team will receive an invitation. Qualification questions can be sent to info@firstintexas.org.

Qualification Rank Scoring:
For each event in Texas that the team competes at:
1. Determine the Qualification points for the team
2. Determine the Alliance Selection points for the team
3. Determine the Elimination points for the team
4. For each “general” award the team wins at the event, add 5 points
5. Sum 1 through 4 to calculate the “Event Score.”

After Event Scores have been calculated:
1. Determine the team’s average Event Score (see above)
2. If the team wins the Chairman’s Award at any event, add 10 points
3. If the team wins Engineering Inspiration or Rookie All-Star at any event, add 8 points
4. If the team is a Rookie, add 10 points
5. If the team is a Second Year, add 5 points
6. Sum 1 through 5 to get the team’s Qualification Rank Score

Qualifying Points

Points Category Points
Qualification Round Performance 22 to 4 points, based on Number of Teams at the Event and Rank
Alliance Captains (after picking) Equal to 17 minus the Alliance Captain Number:
#1 Alliance Captain: 16
#2 Alliance Captain: 15
#3 to #8 Alliance Captains: 14 to 9
Alliance Selection Draft Order Acceptance Equal to 17 minus the Draft Order Acceptance Number:
#1 Draft Pick: 16
#2 Draft Pick: 15
#3 to #16: 14 to 1
Playoff Round Performance 5 points per match played in and won
Chairman's Award Winner 10 Points
Engineering Inspiration Award Winner 8 Points
Rookie All Star Award Winner 8 Points
All Other Judged Team Awards 5 Points
Rookies (Team Age) 10 Points
2nd Year Teams (Team Age) 5 Points


Awards and Recognition:
Teams on the State Champion and Finalist alliances will receive recognition from the UIL as UIL Robotics State Champions and Runners-Up.

Other awards may be presented both by the UIL and FIRST in Texas and will be announced at a later date.

FTC

Season:
The UIL Robotics season will run in conjunction with the normal FIRST season and shall correspond with all dates, official events, and guidelines outlined by the FIRST Tech Challenge.

Game/Challenge:
Teams will participate in the 2016-2017 FIRST Tech Challenge Game: VELOCITY VORTEX.

Contest:
The 2017 pilot UIL Robotics State Championship – FIRST Division for FIRST Tech Challenge is scheduled for Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. A total of 64 UIL eligible FIRST Tech Challenge teams will qualify based on their performance at all their FIRST Texas Region Championship tournaments. The field of 64 will be split between two tiers: 32 from schools in UIL Conferences 1A-4A and 32 from schools in UIL Conferences 5A-6A.

Robot Requirements:
Teams will follow the rules and guidelines of the FIRST Tech Challenge. Each robot must be able to fully pass inspection to be allowed to compete, although only a cursory inspection will take place. All teams must use their 2017 FIRST Tech Challenge robot, although alterations are acceptable.

Team Eligibility and Membership:
To be eligible for UIL recognition, an FTC team must meet the following criteria:
1. Each member of the team must be a full-time student at a UIL member school.
2. Each student on the team must be eligible for participation as determined by applicable Texas law and school district policy.
3. The majority of team members must be composed of students in grades 9-12. The team must be identified as a high school based team.
Questions regarding eligibility for UIL recognition can be sent to robotics@uiltexas.org.

Qualification:
Teams qualify based on their performance at their FIRST Tech Challenge Texas Region Championship tournaments. Qualification is based on the FIRST Tech Challenge Advancement Criteria. Qualification Ranking will be posted on the FIRST in Texas website. Teams must accept their invitation to the State Championship within one week of notification. If a team does not respond or chooses not to attend, the next highest ranked team in that region will receive an invitation. Qualification questions can be sent to info@firstintexas.org.

Advancement Ranking

Rank Recognition
1 Inspire Award 1st Place
2 Winning Alliance Captain
3 Inspire Award 2nd Place
4 Winning Alliance 1st Team Selected
5 Inspire Award 3rd Place
6 Winning Alliance 2nd Team Selected
7 Think Award 1st Place
8 Finalist Alliance Captain
9 Connect Award 1st Place
10 Finalist Alliance 1st Team Selected
11 Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 1st Place
12 Finalist Alliance 2nd Team Selected
13 PTC Design Award 1st Place
14 Motivate Award 1st Place
15 Control Award 1st Place
16 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
17 Think Award 2nd Place
18 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
19 Connect Award 2nd Place
20 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
21 Rockwell Collins Innovate Award 2nd Place
22 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
23 PTC Design Award 2nd Place
24 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
25 Motivate Award 2nd Place
26 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
27 Control Award 2nd Place
28 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
29 Think Award 3rd Place
30 Highest Ranked Team Not previously advanced, beginning with the Winning Division
... See Game Manual for additional advancement rankings.


Awards and Recognition:
Teams on the State Champion and Finalist alliances will receive recognition from the UIL as UIL Robotics State Champions and Runners-Up.

Other awards may be presented both by the UIL and Texas Robot Roundup and will be announced at a later date.

 

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