Match Count for Worlds


#1

Quick question; approximately how many matches are played at Worlds?


#2

Last year was 12


#3

Last year was 10. It has always been 10 for as long as I can remember and we have gone most years since 2010.


#4

Unless they change the number of teams in a division, it will be 10.


#5

Battlesquid was probably asking about how many total matches are played. Looking at VEX DB for 2017 worlds, it was 1674, 477, and 379 for HS, MS, and VEX U (no IQ) for a total of 2530 matches, maybe more for matches without results possibly. I would expect a variation of less than 100 matches (quick inaccurate estimate). Best approximation is 2500 matches.


#6

No, I meant how many matches does a team play in. Sorry for any confusion!


#7

Well, I was kinda curious about how many matches were played anyway. 2500 matches is about 3.5 days of straight matches, which honestly wasn’t as much as I expected but still a lot. It’s about $4200 in wages if I make it 5 minutes per match and use $20 per hour.


#8

An individual team will play in two practice matches and then 10 qualifying matches. The 10 qualifying matches are usually 2 on Thursday, 5 or 6 on Friday and 2 or 3 on Saturday morning. Alliance selection starts about 11:15am on Saturday, then Division Eliminations. Around 4:00pm the Divison Round-robin finals are held in Freedom Hall.


#9

Whoops you are correct. Honestly not sure where I got that number from.