We have a new structure for participation this season. Due to the amazing growth in the program we don't have the capacity to offer all teams multiple Qualifiers every year. 2016-2017 will be the Pilot Season for our new structure.
There will still be Qualifiers like we have always had but teams will be limited to ONE Qualifier. This is the full event experience with Judging, Qualifying Rounds, Alliance Selection and Finals. Teams advance to Missouri Championship based on FIRST advancement criteria. Any team hoping to advance to Missouri Championship MUST compete in a Qualifier.
New this season are Meets. Meets are smaller, quicker robot play only events. These are designed to allow teams an opportunity to try out their robot and refine before the next Meet. Teams will be able to attend TWO Meets anywhere in our region.
Regardless of where you play, your scores (QP and RP) will be used to rank your team within your Conference. Top teams within each of the four Conferences advance to one of the two Conference Qualifiers. Conference Qualifiers are full event experiences with Judging, Qualifying Rounds, Alliance Selection and Finals. Teams advance to Missouri Championship based on FIRST advancement criteria.
Read all the details in the 8 page PDF below. We also have the 2016 Competition page.