While at a tournament today, someone said that Kansas was getting 9 spots to worlds. I was certain that when I had check the qualifying criteria in January that Kansas was only getting 8 spots. I checked the qualifying criteria and noticed that since the January 12th update, the number of spots Kansas would receive has changed from 8 to 9.
I don’t know if any other regions had their worlds allocations changed, but I wanted teams to be aware of this fact.
Also, does anyone know what sparked these changes as there were no scheduled update the the criteria after January 12th?
Each US region got around 1 addition WC spot from the Qualifying Criteria released on Friday. Some regions may have received more than one spot if their additional spot would have made an award that previously qualified to worlds not qualify.
Yeah same here. I’m definitely not complaining about it, I mean for Colorado middle school we got bumped from 10 spots to 11, and our state tournament has standard 24 teams invited so the percent of teams at state that qualify for worlds got bumped up from 40% to 47% so we have a near 50 50 chance of going to worlds.
First, I think Worlds has a set venue capacity, so filling it based on what regions can travel is a good idea - inspire more students. Second, small and uncompetitive is a weird statement to make. These teams and their organizations showed grit during a pandemic enabling something to feel normal again. Each team’s journey is different and can not characterized solely by quantitive data. I think this year we should celebrate coming back to competitive robotics.
I am grateful to have an in-person season, albeit chaotic, at all after two years of not normal.
In general there are more IQ teams than VRC teams for MS in my region. As a matter of fact, there were only 9 MS teams at our regional championship, which did not have any pre-requisites for qualifying. But I do have to commend the teams for coming out here and competing, even with the number of teams being so small.
Southern California got bumped from 30 to 31 spots, but I’m so confused on what the other qualifying spot is going to be. There are two locations and both have the same awards. Would it just go to top ranked Skills teams?
Hmmm. I think there are a number of solid teams that stand out in the region. I doubt you will see “default” clawbots or Herobots at HS level advance from the region. I have been impressed with 48425A RoboSheen and 375X Industries focus.
SNE is advancing 25 teams - looking at the region’s top 25 global skills scores all above 300 with both driver and programming runs. I doubt any of them are clawbots.
Look forward to seeing you at SNE regionals next weekend