I just noticed that there are new high scores for both robot skills and programming skills challenges. Vesibay robotics now holds 1st, 2nd, and 8th in driver skills, as well as first place in programming skills.
All the scores seem to indicate that they were able to shoot all pre loads and also drive out into the field and score points.
Even more surprising, THEY ARE MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAMS
Just a note: you get a total of 64 preloads. With an insanely accurate robot you can get up to 320 points with only preloads. I know of teams who shoot fast enough to finish all the preloads with time left afterwards. EDIT: These teams also move across the field. They don’t shoot all 64 preloads from 1 tile.
Also if you check out the match scores of the 7090s you’ll notice that they have insane scores throughout the tournament that would support their matching skills scores.
Also, a video from Toss Up: 7090 has always been a major VEX competitor. They may be middle school but their robots are amazing.
I’m not saying that they 100% did it legitimately. But I personally believe that they did (unless I receive evidence proving otherwise) and I don’t think that it’s very supportive of them, or of the VEX spirit, to automatically question new high scores from events.
I am not questioning the legitimacy of this skills score. I was merely pointing it out. I 100% believe they did it legitimately. I personally checked the competition scores my self before starting this thread. One of their combined match scores was 323 points, you can’t do that accidentally.
Why do the scores point to this. There are 320 available points in the driver loads alone and their highest skills score was 310. They could have shot all of the driver loads and scored some field balls as well but I think that it is more likely that they simply made 62 out of 64 balls, especially since it was a programming skills run.
MysticalPie: Sorry if it seems I was directing my post at you–it wasn’t supposed to be. It wasn’t aimed at anyone specific, actually, and I hope it didn’t offend anyone. It’s more just a general weighing of the facts and the point was that just because a score is high doesn’t mean we should question it.
There are many teams with higher programming skills scores than robot skills. The top score for the programming skills was over the robot skills for a while. The thing I don’t understand is why they don’t just run programming skills as robot skills and get the higher score ?? I don’t know how to add the question smiley]