I am a mentor to VRC team 3129, the Green MacHHHHine in Mountain View, California. I understand that there are major changes in qualifications for the World Championships this year, and I believe that I understand them. But I have a question about qualifying for the Excellence Award at the VRC World Championships.
In our first tournament of the season, we were excited to win the Excellence Award. Because of this, we have now qualified to compete in the California State Championships. I understand that in order to get an invitation to the World Championships this year, my team has to do well at the State tournament (we’ve read about all the ways that a team can qualify).
However, my question is this: what does my team need to do to be eligible for the Excellence Award at the World Championships? If we win one of the qualifying spots at the State Championships - but not the Excellence Award, would we be still eligible for the Excellence Award at the World Championships? Could you please clarify exactly what my team has to do to become eligible for the Excellence Award at the World Championships this year. My team is very excited about this, and we want to make sure we understand the requirements.
Thanks very much,