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New Features on FRC-Events Webpage!

Jul 14, 2023 Written by Collin Fultz, FIRST Robotics Competition Senior Program Director




If you’re anything like me, you spend a good portion of the off-season looking at the FRC-Events webpage. In case you aren’t, we wanted to share some exciting upgrades we made to the site.

One of the most common requests we hear from teams after events is to see the script the MC uses for awards during ceremonies. Two years ago, we implemented a new system called the Award Entry System (AES). AES links award information a Judge Advisor provides directly to the Field Management System (FMS) and MC at an event. This helps reduce an error of potentially typing in a wrong team receiving an award. An added benefit of AES is that now we have the ability for teams to see the script the Judge Advisor provides the MC for the award ceremony! (Some events were not able to use AES in 2022 and 2023, so there may not be 100% compliance. We’re working on those issues and hope to have full compliance in future seasons.)



Script for the FIRST® Impact Award Winning Team 135 at the FIRST Indiana State Championship


The cherry on top? We also have the historic AES information, so the 2022 award scripts are now available on those event pages as well!

While you’re on the event pages, you may also see that Team Avatars now appear on the list of teams at the event, the Qualification Rankings page for 2023 events, District Rankings pages for all seasons, season and district team list pages, and the playoff page for 2023 events. You can now see your team’s Avatar almost anywhere your team is listed on the FRC-Events webpages!

And finally, the playoff page has been updated for the Double Elimination bracket format and now includes a bracket display. This bracket is not viewable on tablets or phones. In addition to the bracket, the playoff page for the 2023 season also lists each Alliance in the tournament and its Alliance members.



The Playoff Bracket for the 2023 FIRST Championship Einstein Tournament

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