GRITS 2018

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Date(s) - 10/13/2018
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Blessed Trinity Catholic High School


GeorgiaFIRST Robotics Presents
Join us as FIRST Robotics Competition teams from Georgia, Florida and Alabama take the field one more time for Power UP during GRITS – the Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase
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GRITS is FREE and open to the public.  We invite you to bring your family for this exciting event showcasing the best and brightest in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in our state and beyond.


As an off-season event, GRITS is a great place to introduce your new team members, mentors and sponsors to FIRST.
GRITS is a great way to celebrate STEM and above all, have fun!

GRITS 2018 Schedule
Friday, October 12, 2018
5:00pm – 7:00pm Team Load-In, Pit Set-up, Field Connection (optional)
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:30am Team Load-In, Pit Set-up, Inspection, Field Connection
9:00am Opening Ceremony (Spectators Welcome!)
9:30am – 1:00pm Qualification Matches
1:00pm – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm – 4:15pm Qualification Matches
4:15pm – 4:30pm Alliance Picks
4:45pm – 6:15pm Semi Finals and Finals
6:15pm – 6:45pm Awards
7:00pm End of Event – Load Out

Event Location:

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
11320 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075
Main Gym

Event Information:

Parking at the venue is free.  Please follow signs to parking areas and entrance into event.

Event Information for Registered Teams:

**Required for ALL Competition Teams:

Consent and Release GRITS 2018

A GRITS Consent & Release form must be turned into Pit Admin for all participants working with the team- students, coaches, mentors, teachers.  This form is not required from spectators who will be watching the event.

Parking and Load-in Information:

GRITS 2018 Load In map

Concession Information:

Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits for breakfast, and chicken sandwiches for lunch along with drinks, candy, and popcorn throughout the day.

Registered Team List

Team # Team Name School/Organization Team Location
832 Oscar Roswell High School Roswell, Ga
1002 The CircuitRunners Wheeler High School Marietta, Ga
1261 RoboLions Peachtree Ridge High School Suwanee, Ga
1311 Kell Robotics Kell High School Marietta, Ga
1414 IHOT Robotics Atlanta International School Atlanta, Ga
1648 G3 Robotics Grady High School Atlanta, Ga
1683 Techno Titans Northview High School Johns Creek, Ga
1746 OTTO Forsyth Central High School Cumming, Ga
2415 Wired Cats Westminster School Atlanta, Ga
2556 RadioActive Roaches Niceville High School Niceville, Fl
2974 Walton Robotics Walton High school Marietta, Ga
3344 Space Dragons Whitewater High School Fayetteville, Ga
3635 The Flying Legion Houston County School System Warner Robins, Ga
3815 NF Raiders North Forsyth High School Cumming, Ga
4112 Eaglebots South Forsyth HS Cumming, Ga
4188 Columbus Space Program Muscogee Co School District Columbus,Ga
4509 Mechanical Bulls Lanier High School Sugar Hill, Ga
4516 Hyperion Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Roswell, Ga
4910 East Cobb Robotics East Cobb Robotics Marietta, Ga
5109 Gladiator Robotics Johns Creek High School Johns Creek, Ga
5293 The Metal Crusaders Duluth High School Duluth, Ga
5332 Toaster Tech Community Scottdale, Ga
5632 The Asimovians Columbia County 4-h Appling, Ga
5900 The Fighting Mongooses Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy Dalton, Ga
6325 Reset Robotics Reset Robotics Alpharetta, Ga
6340 Marist Mighty Manatees Marist School Atlanta, Ga
6341 Electric Eagles Etowah High School Woodstock, Ga
6705 Wildcat5e Dunwoody High School Dunwoody, Ga
6829 Ignite Robotics Geekspace Gwinnett Suwanee, Ga
6905 Tear-a-byte Alpharetta High School Alpharetta, Ga
6925 W.A.Robotics Woodward Academy College Park, Ga.
7072 OGRE Opelika High School Opelika, Al.


***************************IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ***************************

The following rules modifications will be in place for the 2018 GRITS Power Up event:

Section 4.1.2 Match Setup

The last paragraph about order of placement of robots is being removed. All robots will enter the field at the same time.

G05 – Don’t overextend yourself.

Change from “doesn’t apply to a robot fully within its platform zone at end game” to “doesn’t apply to a robot that has a majority of the robot in its platform zone at end game”.

G09 – Launching Power cubes is okay but keep it short.

Add bullet point D scenario for a legal launch to read:  If not in NULL TERRITORY or Bumpers  are not in contact with the switch fence then then when cube lands 3 feet or less away from the launching robot.  (in other words – keep in short…)

Add bullet point E scenario for a legal launch to read: if a robot is transitively in contact with the switch. (ex: robot is touching a cube that is touching the switch). This does not apply for robot to robot interaction.

G18 – Don’t mess with opponents in the Platform Zones.

Award a climb to the bot that was interfered with. Change this to award the alliance a climb, not the specific robot.

Revised G22 – One power cube per robot.

Herding power cubes during autonomous will not be considered a violation of this rule.

G25  – Plates are moved by power cubes and not robots.

If a robot runs into the scale and the scale movement does not tangibly affect gameplay, no foul will be called. If a robot is stuck under the scale and it is tipped in favor of their opponent, then no foul will be called.

Alliance Selections

Alliance Captains will not be allowed to ask other Alliance Captains to join their alliance.

One more change to the game rules for GRITS and a clarification:
At GRITS, we go straight to semi-finals for Play-offs. This means that there will only be four Alliance Captains. Normally the Alliance Captains select two other teams to be on their alliance. At GRITS they will select three other teams. So, the Alliances will be comprised of four teams. During semi-finals each of the teams must play at least one match. If the alliance makes it to Finals, then each team on the Alliance must play at least one match.


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