2021 PARK CITY QUALIFIER

ULTIMATE GOAL Robotics Competition—April 3, 2021

INSPIRE AWARD

  1. Winner 17387 The Boiz - West Jordan, UT

  2. 10373 Black Ops - Hurricane, UT

  3. 18231 Twisted Royals - Roy, UT

WINNING ALLIANCE

  • CAPTAIN: 12351 Nuclear Minds - Park City, UT

  • 1ST PICK: 16896 Black Forest Robotics - Aspen, CO

  • 2ND PICK: 18253 Beach Bots - Santa Monica, CA

THINK AWARD

  1. Winner 18231 Twisted Royals - Roy, UT

  2. 5026 Tesla Coils - Kimberly, ID

  3. 14147 High Voltage Couch Bananas - Eagle, ID

CONNECT AWARD

  1. Winner 10373 Black Ops - fHurricane, UT

  2. 18231 Twisted Royals - Roy, UT

  3. 14147 High Voltage Couch Bananas - Eagle, ID

COLLINS AEROSPACE INNOVATE AWARD

  1. Winner 5667 Robominers - Park City, UT

  2. 18591 Perspective - Park City, UT

  3. 14147 High Voltage Couch Bananas - Eagle, ID

CONTROL AWARD sponsored by Arm, Inc.

  1. Winner 12351 Nuclear Minds - Park City, UT

  2. 17387 The Boiz - West Jordan, UT

  3. 5667 Robominers - from Park City, UT

DESIGN AWARD

  1. Winner 18591 Perspective - Park City, UT

  2. 17387 The Boiz - West Jordan, UT

  3. 12351 Nuclear Minds - Park City, UT

MOTIVATE AWARD

  1. 5026 Tesla Coils - Kimberly, ID

  2. 17387 The Boiz - West Jordan, UT

  3. 10373 Black Ops - Hurricane, UT

JUDGES' AWARD

  • 10695 Theta Robotics - Park City, UT

  • 14329 Harry Bot-ters - Riverton, UT

  • 18029 Dungeon Masters - West Jordan, UT

FINALIST ALLIANCE

  • CAPTAIN: 5667 Robominers - Park City, UT

  • 1ST PICK: 12376 Yolk - Park City, UT

  • 2ND PICK: 10695 Theta Robotics - Park City, UT


Park City Qualifier 04/02/21 Results

It took a dedicated village of Amazing Volunteers to pull off the 2021 Park City Qualifier. Thank you for going above and beyond to ensure this event ran smoothly, and was safe and fun for everyone.

Thank you, Teams, Coaches, Mentors and Families for being part of the 2021 Park City Qualifier on Saturday, April 3rd! Congratulations to all the teams for making it through the season and adapting to the new hybrid judging format. A big congrats to all the winners and teams that placed on awards. We look forward to the Utah Championship this Saturday, April 10th. The Awards List and Rankings are posted below.

Location: PARK CITY HIGH SCHOOL

Address: 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060

3/27/21 Update:

Park City Qualifier—April 3, 2021

FTC Utah Information Submission and Protocols

Online Check-In, Judging and Inspection


Competing FTC Teams at the Park City Qualifier are required to fill out online forms, upload documents, and share links to documentation and videos before the competition on April 3rd. Below are links to the Online Check-In Form, Team Judging Materials Form, and Robot & Field Inspection Form, descriptions of what to submit for each form, and the submission deadlines.


1. Park City Qualifier Check-in Form due by April 1, 2021 at 11:59pm

A link to the following is REQUIRED:

  • FIRST Team Roster


2. Park City Qualifier Team Judging Materials Form due by March 31, 2021 at 5:00pm

Links to the following are REQUIRED:

  • Team and Robot Picture

  • Engineering Portfolio

  • Engineering Notebook

Links to the following are OPTIONAL:

  • Control Award Submission Form

  • Control Award Video

  • Judging Feedback Request Form

  • 5-minute Team Presentation Video (Recommended. This video can be used if requested. Q&A will still be live.)


3. Robot & Field Inspection Form due by April 1, 2021 at 11:59pm

Links to the following are REQUIRED:

  • Robot Inspection Checklist

  • Field Inspection Checklist

  • Robot Inspection Video

*Inspection Materials Instructions, Sample Video and Form

Half of our Judges will be remote, and half will be in-person. Judges Interviews, Zoom-style, will be scheduled and arranged during the week on or before Friday, April 2nd (before the qualifier). At the Park City Qualifier on Saturday, April 3rd between 8:30am-10:30am, Pit Interviews will happen in person before Opening Ceremony. Remote Judges will appear on video/device with an In-Person Judge. This hybrid format will allow Judges to watch matches and further interact with teams before final deliberation.

JUDGING—Email from the Judge Advisor 3/27/21


Initial Interview Schedule and Judging/Inspection Materials Submission


Dear Coaches,


For the Park City qualifier this year, we will have a mix of virtual and in-person interviews. The initial team interviews, which consist of a 5 minute team presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A will be virtual. For teams that cannot have every member present, you have the option to upload a 5-minute presentation video and request that the judges view that, followed by Q&A with the judges. Laura Monty will share with you a spreadsheet that shows your day and time assignment and has a space for the Zoom link that you will use. *The spreadsheet will be updated on Monday with the links.*


Pit Interviews will be on Saturday morning from 8:30-10:30 am prior to the matches. Some judges will be in person, and some will be virtual. Please make every effort to have your team remain at their pit during that time period. If they have to leave, please have a person or sign there to help judges find them.


Click here for the links to upload judging and inspection materials. Deadlines are listed on the PDF. *Note that judging materials are due at 4:45 pm on Wednesday.* Please make every effort to submit your materials by the deadline, especially if you have a Wednesday judging slot.


If you have any conflicts please let me know as soon as possible. Good luck to all the teams!


Best regards,

Laura Monty, Judge Advisor

llm.travel.lm@gmail.com

614-216-0797

GYM 2—PIT MAP

PREPARING FOR COMPETITION

Before Going

  • Read Game Manual Part 1 & Part 2

  • Create your Engineering Portfolio, 15 pages. Judges will rely heavily on the quality of the Engineering Portfolio to make their decisions about the Think Award. The criteria is listed in Game Manual Part 1 and from the perspective of the judges, the portfolio should cover examples and narrative to cover the criteria (this is true for all awards). Judges are looking for evidence of the award criteria in the portfolio. Organizing the portfolio with a focus on award criteria is helpful and makes it easier for Judges.

  • Use the Engineering Notebook Self Assessment, check Notebook Guidelines, check out Notebook Examples: Team 365 (.zip) | Team #4250 (.zip) | Team #5037 (.zip) | Team 6134 (.zip)

  • Learn about the Question Box (YouTube)

  • How to Prep for an Event blog post

What to Pack

  • Printed Team Roster—Roster must list all registered team members and coaches.

  • Face Masks—Park City High School requires face masks to be worn at all times.

  • Safety Glasses—FIRST requires safety glass to be worn at all times in the Pit Areas and in the Competition Areas.

  • 25'-50' Extension Cord & Surge Protector—One 6' table and will be provided for each team. Bring an extension cord and power strip for your team. Gaffers tape to tape down cords.

  • Water—Park City High drinking fountains will not be available. Please bring enough water for your team.

Inspection

Prepare for Utah Hybrid Qualifiers

Judging—See above Email from Judge Advisor

Half of our Judges will be remote, and half will be in-person. Judges Interviews, Zoom-style, will be scheduled and arranged during the week on or before Friday, April 2nd (before the qualifier). At the Park City Qualifier on Saturday, April 3rd, 8:30am-10:30am, Pit Interviews will happen in person before Opening Ceremony. Remote Judges will appear on video/device with an In-Person Judge. This format will allow Judges to watch matches and interact with teams before final deliberation.

MAKE ALLIANCE MARKERS

DIY! Alliance Marker Template from FIRST

PURCHASE ALLIANCE MARKERS

ORDER! AndyMark Alliance Markers $7 +shipping

While these are unofficial markers, they meet the criteria outlined in the manual: a 2.5" red square and 2.5" blue circle, with 12" hook tape and 6" loop tape to attach them to your robot. The markers are made of rigid, durable Euroboard. These markers will withstand the rigorous environment of game play with ease.

ULTIMATE GOAL • FIELD SETUP

THE GAME

ULTIMATE GOAL℠ presented by Qualcomm® is played on a 12 ft. x 12 ft. (3.7m x 3.7m) square field with approximately 1 ft. (0.3 m) high walls and a soft foam mat floor. There are two Alliances of two Robots each – “red” and “blue”. The field is separated by the Launch Line. The Launch Zone is located toward the audience. Within the Launch Zone are two red and two blue start lines where robots start the match with an Alliance-specific Wobble Goal. Also, within the Launch Zone is the Starter Stack Area. There are six Target Zone Goals, three red and three blue. At one end of the field are two Tower Goals each containing three Alliance-specific Goals. Between the Tower Goals are the Power Shots, with three Power Shot Targets for the red alliance, and three for the blue alliance. The Drop Zone is located outside of the field toward the audience. Scoring elements are twenty Alliance-neutral Rings.

Prior to the start of a Match, Robots must be touching the front field border wall and must be parked on top of their Alliance-specific Start Line. Robots must pre-load exactly one Wobble Goal and optionally pre-load up to three Rings.

Matches have two distinct periods of play: a 30-second Autonomous period followed by a two-minute DriverControlled period. The last thirty seconds of the DriverControlled period is called the End Game which adds new scoring opportunities for the Robots to achieve.

AUTONOMOUS PERIOD

During the Autonomous period, Robots operate using only pre-programmed instructions and sensor inputs. Alliances earn points by: Delivering Wobble Goals to the correct randomized Target Zone Goal, Parking on top of the Launch Line, Launching Rings to score Power Shot Targets, and Launching Rings to score in their Alliance-specific low, medium, or high Goal.

DRIVER-CONTROLLED PERIOD

During the Driver-Controlled period, Alliances earn points by collecting and Launching Rings; and then scoring them into their Alliance-specific low, medium, or high Goal.

END GAME

The final thirty seconds of the Driver-Controlled period is called the End Game. In addition to the Driver-Controlled period tasks, Alliances earn points by Delivering a Wobble Goal to the Start Line or to the Drop Zone, scoring Rings on a Wobble Goal, and Launching Rings to score Power Shot Targets.

THE SCORING

Autonomous Period Scoring - 30 seconds

Wobble Goal Delivered to correct Target Zone: 15 points

Parked in Launch Line: 5 points

Launched Rings into Alliance-specific Goals

  • Low: 3 points
  • Medium: 6 points
  • High: 12 points

Power Shot Targets Launched Back: 15 points/Target

Driver-Controlled Period Scoring - 2 minutes

Launched Rings into Alliance-specific Goals Low:

  • Low: 2 points
  • Medium: 4 points
  • High: 6 points

End Game Scoring - 30 seconds

Wobble Goal Delivered

  • Start Line: 5 points
  • Drop Zone: 20 points

Rings Supported by Wobble Goal: 5 points each Power Shot Targets Launched Back: 15 points/Target

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition platform for junior high and high school students worldwide. Park City High School Robotics Club is home to eight FTC teams participating in the FTC 2020-2021 Ultimate Goal Game.