A spreadsheet-based tool to help Lead Queuers manage the robot and match flow at events. Make a copy
Keep track of the whereabouts of each team
Visually identify the pit locations of teams needed for upcoming matches
Automatically generate playoff match information, before the FMS
Optionally share data with queuing staff
One (1) handheld device with internet access (mobile data, if possible since event WiFi is unpredictable)
A Google account for the Lead Queuer (free)
If using an Apple or Android tablet or phone, install the "Google Sheets" app
Access to the pit map prior to the event preferred
Setup and usage
Prior to the event
Make a copy of the Google Sheet using the link above.
Configure the pit map on the "Map" tab according to the instructions once it is available
Tip: If the pit layout isn't ready, ask event organizers if they at least have a blank
version. This will let you create the structure which takes the most time. You can always
input the team list later.
Once your path is established for teams, go to the "Configure" tab to create options for where teams
can be. There's a good list of common choices already there. You can hide the sheet when you're done.
Add the match schedule to the ScheduleSetup tab using the defined format. Entering your event code
in the designated box will automatically provide you with a link to the match schedule to copy and paste.
Note: This schedule usually isn't ready until late the night before or early the first morning of
qualification matches. Just make sure you can access a device at some point after the match schedule
is released before the first matches. A computer is recommended for this step.
During the event
During qualification matches, the Lead Queuer will enter the status of teams onto the "MASTER QUEUING STATUS"
Optionally, share the document with your queuers (only give them "View Only" permissions) so they can
check the status without asking you.
During alliance selection, enter the data as it becomes ready on the "Alliances tab"
During playoff matches, switch to the "Playoffs" tab. Do the same thing as qualification
matches, but be sure to select the winner of each match to generate the schedule for the upcoming matches.
Entering everything in real time will ensure you have the schedule as fast as possible.
Since the schedule always follows the same format with a bracket, you can know which
alliances will play which other alliances and what color each alliance will be before the schedule
is even posted. This is very helpful in the fast-paced elimination rounds.
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