Hello, I’m a mentor from a team that had been on the team for the previous 3 years before accepting a mentor position from my fellow mentors. During a competitition , which my team participated in, featured a host that, had problems starting the competition due to technical problems, and then wouldn’t post results of the entire competition until the end of the group they were on(aka qualifiers, and finals). Once the competition got underway and most stats and results were posted everything ran “smooth”. During the final match, is was two of my teams robots against teams that had been know to alliance before. During the match the blue alliance started with 6 people, perfectly legal. As the match went on, team alone had 6 people in the driver box. As our team showed the video to the referees they claimed that if a student(We had a really small team this year and everyone was on a drive team) didn’t take the video they couldn’t review it. We lost the competition due to this and we fought the ruling up to the regional manager of our state .The better of the 2 teams of ours made it to states on skills.
Now at states, to prevent what happened before they had pits divided, drive boxes roped off, and drive team members had tags, very worlds like. After our teams 3rd match, the regional director of the state came over, and picked us apart for about 15 minutes, and our competition was running slow so we still had a lot of time to fix problems and auton. As I watched from a far,I heard the regional manager picking apart our code for using a pro code as a middle school team and said that we had a mentor setting up the code, in which he only scolded us about this when many other team BLANTENTLY had mentors coding. He claimed that we had to have someway of measuring our polycarbonate that we used as a rebounder. Which, again many other teams didn’t have. He then came over to us, the mentors and scolded us about what he just scolded the students for. Later the same day, we were in the semi finals and our team that we were paired with had there battery driven over by the by the opposing team having it knocked out of their robot and making them unable to compete.
So I guess what I’m asking is what should have been done for this to not happen and what do does everyone think to what happened hear