Zone Zeal was the 2002 game for the FIRST Robotics Competition. In it, robots playing in alliances of two competed to move goals and balls into various zones within the playing field.[4]

Zone Zeal
Season Information
Number of teams642[2]
Number of regionals16[1]
Championship locationEpcot Center, Disney World
FIRST Championship Awards
Chairman's Award winnerTeam 175 - "BUZZ"[3]
Woodie Flowers Award winnerDave Verbrugge
ChampionsTeam 66 - "Flyers"
Team 71 - "Team Hammond"
Team 173 - "Rage"

Playing Field edit

A zone zeal game in progress. Click on the image for more details

The playing field was divided into fifths called zones. At the beginning of the match, there were 40 balls arranged along the sides of the field in the center zone and the two adjacent zones. In the center zone were three mobile goals.[4]

The zones were numbered 1 to 5. The Blue team could score by placing ball-filled goals in zones 4 or 5, and could score a bonus 10 points for every goal in zone 4. At the end of the match, for every robot Blue had in zone 1, Blue would score 10 points. For the red alliance, it was the opposite. Balls could be scored in zones 1 or 2, goals would receive bonus points for being in zone 2, and robots scored 10 points each for ending the match in zone 5.

Scoring edit

The primary source of points in Zone Zeal was placing balls in the mobile goals, then moving the goal into the appropriate zone. For every ball in a goal, an alliance received 1 point. For every goal in the alliance's goal zone at the end of the match, the alliance would receive 10 points. Further, the team received 10 points for every robot in the robot zone at the end of the match.

Events edit

The following regional events were held in 2002:[1]

  • Buckeye Regional - Cleveland, Ohio
  • Canadian Regional - Mississauga, Ontario
  • Great Lakes Regional - Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Johnson & Johnson Mid-Atlantic Regional - New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Lone Star Regional - Houston, Texas
  • Motorola Midwest Regional - Evanston, Illinois
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center Southeast Regional - Kennedy Space Center, Florida
  • NASA Langley/VCU/School of Engineering - Richmond, Virginia
  • New York City Regional - New York City
  • Pacific Northwest Regional - Seattle, Washington
  • Philadelphia Regional - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • SBPLI Long Island Regional - Long Island, New York
  • Silicon Valley Regional - San Jose, California
  • Southern California Regional - Los Angeles, California
  • Western Michigan Regional - Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • UTC New England Regional - New Haven, Connecticut

The championship was held at Epcot Center, Disney World, Orlando.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "FIRST Robotics Competition 2002" (PDF). FIRST. pp. 10–11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. ^ "2006 Annual Report" (PDF). FIRST. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ "FIRST History". FIRST. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b "The Game" (PDF). FIRST-A-HOLICS. Retrieved 17 September 2011.

Further reading edit

Smith, Emily (June 2002). "Teamwork with the Next Generation" (PDF). Mechanical Engineering magazine. ASME International. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2011.