I have been looking on robotevents out of curiosity and i have found something somewhat interesting. Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, the only way to qualify for worlds was to get the excellence award (unless it is a level 4 competition where design and tournament champion can qualify you as well). For example, if you check here: http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/hzr-stampede.html you will notice that tournament champions did not qualify for worlds. The reason i am confused is that i looked at another competition that was held in Florida here: [http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/the-robot-apocalypse.html You will notice that the tournament champions of this competition from this competition did qualify even though it was smaller then the one in maryland. Is there any reason for this? Just a little curious lol](http://www.robotevents.com/robot-competitions/vex-robotics-competition/the-robot-apocalypse.html You will notice that the tournament champions of this competition from this competition did qualify even though it was smaller then the one in maryland. Is there any reason for this? Just a little curious lol)
Also, each state is limited to a certain number of qualifying spots every year. States can manage their qualifying spots. Chances are, Florida only has a certain number of qualifying spots and they wanted to save them/had used all but one.
Basically, each state has to work within their set quota of qualifying spots. They also have to work around the fact that each competition can qualify only a certain MAXIMUM of teams. Beyond that, states can set up qualification spots as they please.
Ah, ok, thanks for clearing that up for me! This makes a lot more sense now!
@944_Austin: Teams in Maryland are fortunate to have many event partners who are willing to run events during the year. That is a huge benefit to teams. However the drawback is that Maryland is not provided enough WC slots to cover all of the events that we hold, as defined in the RECF World Championship qualification criteria. So many events only received one WC slot when the RECF criteria states that they should have received more slots.
I assure you that your teacher is involved in discussions with other Maryland event partners about the future in Maryland and we will hopefully develop a better solution for future years. We want to continue to hold many events in Maryland and make the best use of the WC slots that we receive. There are no easy answers, but hopefully we can find a better solution.
Austin, I had told you guys about this situation early in the year. Did you not remember?
- Mr. Buckler