As some of you may know, there is a current signature event going on at Google in California. We noticed some interesting things happening.
There are currently teams with more than 3 skills runs.
Teams there have said that they are allowing infinite skills runs.
According to the qualifying criteria document,
Robot Skills at events must follow these guidelines:
- Tournaments and Leagues with 24 or more teams registered, must offer Driving and
Programming Skills Challenge Matches. Skills Challenge Matches are highly recommended for
- Any event offering the Robot Skills Challenge must offer exactly three (3) Driving and three (3)
Programming Skills Challenge attempts to attending teams playing in a Tournament. If in a
league, then no more than three (3) attempts at each skill may be played in each league session.
- Skills Challenge scores for all official qualifying events will be included in the World Skills
Standings on RobotEvents.com.
- Skills-Only Events are not qualifying events and will not have their results uploaded to the World
Skills Standings. These are for practice only.
Note: From time to time, the REC Foundation may make an exception to one of these criteria to better support a growing region. For more information, please contact your REC Foundation Regional Support Manager.
Is this an exception or a mistake? If it is an exception, how is this an exception? This is completely unfair to all teams, including ones that went to any other signature event that disallowed this.