Sign up for your Qualifying Tournament while there is still room.
3. Qualifying Tournaments:
Chandler (Nov. 22,2014) --- 4 open slots
Phoenix (Nov. 22, 2014) ---5 open slots
Flagstaff (Dec. 06, 2014) ---3 open slots
New Mexico (Dec. 13, 2014) ---6 open slots
Laveen (Jan. 24, 2015) ---3 open slots
Goodyear (Feb. 07, 2015) ---11 open slots
Open slots in Qualifying Tournaments as of October 6, 2014.
Arizona & New Mexico can now sign up for a second Qualifying Tournament.
October 7, 2014 Qualifying Tournaments are open to all Teams.
4. COCONUTS NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!
Coconino High school
The team is fundraising by selling tickets to the upcoming Phoenix Suns game for
Wednesday, November 5th, 2014.
The team will earn $10 for every ticket sold.
There are 214 tickets available and must be sold by November 3, 2014.
To purchase tickets please visit:
Group Code: AZFIRST
The team will only receive credit after you have purchased your tickets and you email
confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to include your name, quantity of tickets, and ticket level purchased ($45, $53, or $61).
5. Tips from "Ref" Rich
Ref Tip for the week…
We are moving closer to the start of the
tournaments… and field action. You’ve gone through your pre-match
checklist. Your team and robot are are ready to go… so let’s look at
taking the field…
Remember in the qualifying matches, Blue Alliance
will place the robots first, followed by the Red Alliance. In the
Finals, it is lower seed who places first. Of course, the second
alliance to place, can waive the option to place last
and place their robots while the other alliance is doing so.
During placement, remember that each team will have
a small and large ball for the Autonomous period. Make sure you place
these balls in contact with the robot or hand them back to the referee
for placement in the ball dispenser.
Do a final check your connections, program and power, Samantha communication…
The referees will confirm that each alliance is
ready, once ready, a random number will be generated for rotation of the
center field structure, and then set the structure. Once the position
is determined, remember there is no touching
the robot or the driver controllers until after the autonomous period
when you are instructed to pick up the controllers.
We are now into the final countdown for the match to begin…
Tune in next week for more on the autonomous play and any interesting things that may pop up during the week!
Keep having fun and stay Safe!
Submit Ref questions to
SGarduno@USFIRST.org and Rich will answer all he can in the weekly ARIZONA FTC BLAST
presentation is your chance to shine as a team. This will be the only
time that you have one on one uninterrupted time with the judges to
discuss your robot, interesting
stories about your journey as a team, community outreach, and anything
else that sets you apart from the competition. A script is not necessary
if that is not how your team functions best, but it is a good idea to
have a list of points that you would like
to make sure the judges hear.
7. Donation Destination
Arizona FIRST Tech Challenge Web Site
Susan Garduno, FIRST VISTA
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