2014 VRC World Championship "Top 30" Skills Challenge Teams

Yesterday, we pulled the Top 30 Global Skills Challenge list for both Robot Skills and Programming Skills to invite these teams to World Championship. Since the Global Skills rankings will continue to change though the weekend of March 15-16, we thought you might like to see the list we worked with to invite teams. These are from events that were held through March 2, and were uploaded to Robot Events by March 4.

Since there was a tie at the 30th spot for Robot Skills, we decided to invite all teams that had posted a score that tied for 30th place, which means that this “Top 30” list has 35 teams on it:

Robot Skills Standings

Ranking	Score	Team#
1	107	21
2	106	2915A
3	104	2059A
4	103	7090B
5	100	185A
6	98	8000A
7	97	44
T-8	96	7090D
T-8	96	7090C
T-8	96	7090A
11	94	359A
12	94	8065C
13	93	2218A
14	93	323Z
15	92	2131D
16	91	7135
17	89	2205B
18	88	2941B
19	87	9090C
20	86	2213X
21	86	2587Z
22	85	3233
23	85	8068C
24	85	2158M
T-25	85	8066B
T-25	85	8065D
T-25	85	8066A
28	84	2K
29	83	5150D
30	83	1497B
31	83	400X
32	83	8000B
33	83	986D
34	83	8000C
35	83	4815C

Programming Skills Standings

Ranking	Score	Team#
1	66	6264
2	66	6252X
3	65	6252
4	65	9090C
5	64	2344B
6	63	1492X
7	63	7682
8	62	822A
9	62	8059C
10	61	355E
11	61	9090A
12	61	1136A
13	60	2560
14	59	5588E
15	59	8088X
16	59	1497A
17	57	26
18	57	986A
19	57	569C
20	57	2990A
21	57	1000A
22	57	2158M
23	56	359A
24	56	2323G
25	56	8068B
26	56	2223D
27	56	6966B
28	56	8088E
29	55	400X
30	54	4478B

Congratulations to teams that made this list.

I have a question regarding the CA skills spots at State championship on 3/15.

In another thread https://vexforum.com/t/ca-qualifying-for-worlds-questions/25143/1
Tarek Shraibati wrote

Now that the Top 5 Robot skills and top 3 of Programming skills from CA have already made the Top 30 world rankings, and hypothetically speaking if these 8 teams don’t take any of the 26 spots, will they still be considered for the 10 skills spots or will they be skipped and the 10 spots go to the next teams from global skills rankings filtered by CA state.

The reason I ask is one of our teams is ranked 8th in skills from CA State and we are trying to assess our chances of making it to Worlds through the available Skills spots.

Thanks in advance.

Invitations through the top 30 are ignored when making state invitations. This means that a team that has been invited through global top 30 scores may also “use” a state spot.

Thanks for your quick reply.

How do the world skills spots work for teams that have already qualified?

Does it continue down the list?

I will use team 2915A for my example. They won worlds last year and thus qualified for worlds this year. Does that in theory mean the spot they earned for skills was “destroyed”.

Why was a world qualifying criteria never published for this year?

Qualifying for the World Championships is done through competing at events as defined in the “2013/2014 VEX State Championship Qualifying Criteria” document. The REC Foundation also invites a few teams through the Global Skills rankings, previous World Championship winners, the Online Challenges and the World Championship event waiting lists. None of these have any effect on the state/regional qualifications process. There is no such thing as a “destroyed” spot.

Since this seems to be confusing some people, give us a little time to draft a thorough and official response. To be brief though, Event Partners and RECF regional managers will be ignoring qualifications for WC other than through event competition.

I suggest that the best way to deal with this is to win your tournaments, and score huge points in Programming and Robot Skills. Then, none of this will matter to you.