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:
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.
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.