I asked a RECF person but they wanted it in the public forums.
I am taking the Vexmen to worlds this year and I have some excellence award questions. We have three teams in two divisions coming to worlds.
80R and 90C are in the middle school division each winning an Excellence award at a tournament and 81M is in high school and got in through a design award at a large tournament. We’re all the same club but still have a variety of numbers (not as bad as two years ago but still not 100%).
First, the awards document says the Excellence Award is a club award now but is that constrained per division? Both 80R and 90C filled out forms for interviews already so we’ll have to work that out.
81M did not win an excellence award so if in divisions they can’t sign up on their own.
Second, what is the scoring rubric for Excellence when it is a club award? Is it the same scoring as the per robot award at local events and then an average of the all the teams attending worlds? Is it best score among the club teams moving them up (best ball in golf)? Or is it still via a single team qualifying in the top 10, being judged award finalist and then given to the club? Or is it just based upon those robots that have won excellence awards from the club earning elements in the rubric?
Best ball helps the largest, most represented teams have the best shot. Using the average of all robots from the club at worlds makes it nearly impossible to have all robots in the top qualifying spots from large represented clubs. While best single robot makes it not seem like a club level award.
Can you please give some more insight into the Excellence rubric for worlds?