San Diego Region FTC Teams,
Our championship tournaments are just around the corner. Like last year, Judged Awards will be given out at our league championships and our regional championship (Promote and Compass only at the Regional). Award descriptions are here.
All judging will be in the morning, before matches start. Teams will have no more than 15 minutes with a panel of 2-3 judges. They should bring their robot with them. Teams are encouraged to be ready with a presentation that tells their story and highlights their accomplishments in each judged area, while leaving time for judges to ask questions. Judges will be prepared to facilitate the entire session for teams that have no presentation prepared. Engineering Notebooks will be collected at check-in and will be in the room with the judges when the teams arrive. They will be returned at the end of the day. Judges will continue to interact with teams throughout the matches. Due to the varied nature of the tournament room sizes, mentors will not be allowed into the judging room apart from exceptional circumstances.
Our Judges will be using the rubric piloted last year (attached). The goal is to provide additional guidance to the teams and ensure a consistent judging process. While the intention is to bring additional rigor to the judged awards, teams should also remember that FTC judged awards are subjective in nature and, per FTC rules, "scored" rubrics and all judging notes cannot be returned to teams.
Teams are also encouraged to use the FTC Self-Reflection Guide and the new FTC Engineering Notebook Self-Reflection Worksheet. These are useful tools for practice, and a useful exercise after the tournament.
Thank you and good luck in the championships this year!
Devin Breise – San Diego region FTC Judging coordinator
Teams - please find the attached standings for the 4 leagues from your top 8 scores. We are also sharing our results to ftcstats.org this year! We have some highly ranked teams in the region. Great job to all of you for making this region so great!
FIRST Dean’s List nominated students are eager to talk to YOU!
Have 2 hours to spare on Saturday Feb 10th or Sunday Feb. 11th?
Volunteers are needed at the league championship meets to interview select high school students nominated for the FIRST Robotics Dean’s List Award.
Responsibilities are as simple as interviewing up to 4 students and completing a summary statement after the interview.
All interviews take place during league championship competition
Four event locations to choose from on competition weekend!
Saturday Feb. 10th
Any team parent can help as long as you have not participated in the nomination process!
Please contact: Julie Bonnardel firstname.lastname@example.org or Devin Breise email@example.com
Or you can sign up directly at: https://www.firstinspires.org/
Thank you to our new scoring team for compiling these!
Here are the week 2 Inter-league Meet/Match results. Since we are still working on the spreadsheet to import results and sort them, we will be posting the league rankings after the Week 3 meets.
The photos can also be viewed and downloaded from: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmb7Pe8e