Sorry that I am addressing this to you. Simply because I have no idea who else can I approach.
8059X and 8059J are currently ranked #9 and #16 respectively.
But to date, we still have not receive the invites.
We have approached our Regional Support Manager prior to this post. And she has no idea why we have not receive the invites as well.
And according to her, she tried contacting REC but no one was picking up her call, and there is no reply to her email as well.
Currently, according to robotevents, there are 7 slots left for HS Worlds, and the deadline is coming really soon.
So I really hope to get the invites asap.
I don’t want to think that there is anything more sinister than just a careless mixed up or slipped from the REC.
Well… I can register the rest of the teams first. But it doesn’t make a difference - REC should still be issuing invites for 8059X and J.
I can understand if double qualifications might require a bit more time to process, but for this case, it is straightforward. TOP 35 teams get the invites. And if I am not wrong, all the TOP 35 teams (minus 8059x and j) have already gotten their invites.
@meng I understand wanting to register all the teams together, but it would be a shame to not have some of the teams there because they did not register in time. I would recommend registering all the teams that can be registered now and continue fighting for the other two teams. I know 8059Z is already registered. Are you also connected to the 6 MS teams? If so, it would be good to get them registered while waiting to get the issues with the other two resolved.
I am sure this has been a very stressful year for the RECF and Vex with the roll out of V5 that everyone was expecting last year and the 62A controversy and the GDC recently contradicting itself and there being so many new faces at and near the top.
We had to wait almost two weeks for our skills invites after Florida middle IQ. I was in contact with my rec rep throughout the entire time and they were doing everything they could.
It does seem like a central office is going through some changes. There will be problems with any transition, but I believe in the end we will be better off. Already looking forward to next year and I hope these things can get smoothed out.
We kind of have the opposite problem in my school. The credit card swipes can only be up to 2,500. So with the five teams I was registering we had to do three different transactions. Kind of a pain but we got it to work.
Dan Mantz replied me (and I really appreciate that)… he has redirected my email to one of his staff.
So looks like things are moving… a bit… at least one more team is back on… let’s hope 8059J will be a matter of time.
For Singapore, Teachers are not allowed to use credit card for online transactions (some rules on how the government didn’t want civil servants to “profit” from points or rewards we might gained from credit cards purchases… I know it feels dumb).
So we need to rely on our singapore rep to do it for us (he didn’t charge us commission though). So I will give the go-ahead and he will then do the registration.
But I can imagine his reluctance on keep going back to the system for multiple times just for me.
That actually makes a lot of sense. I once had a physics teacher who booked all the robotics team’s worlds trips for one year. He got so many airline miles he was able to get a free four-day vacation for two to Hawaii…