Great ROBOT League Championship!

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The ROBOT League of Tampa Bay held an exciting League Championship last weekend for the top League teams, that saw the highest score in the Block Party game anywhere this season (396!), great matches, GP teamwork and smooth operations all day long. League chair, Hans Wolf, shared the following with League teams:

What an exciting and competitive league championship last IMG_1710Saturday, January 11, 2014. I would like to thank all of the teams and volunteers for making Saturday’s event fun and exciting. There are a number of volunteer’s that have helped at every tournament this year but I would like to send a special thank you to three individuals because of the amount time they spend prior to the tournament.

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Thanks to our awesome volunteers!

The following several individuals are instrumental in make sure we are properly prepared for each of our tournament this year:

1. Alison Roth for helping as the Volunteer Coordinator at thee of our tournaments and Event Director for the Middleton event.

2. John Coffeen as the Judge Advisor for the ROBOT League and with Steve Willingham helping ensure we have the judges needed at each tournament.

3. Maurice Dobbins as the Lead Referee for the ROBOT League along with Mark Wasserman have been instrumental in the improvement of the consistency of the refereeing in all leagues across the state.

The quality of the teams and robots on Saturday was outstanding. Prior to Saturday’s league championship, we IMG_1603had three matches in which teams scored more than 200 points:

  • Teams 7203 and 7581 scored 202 points at the Middleton Madness league meet.
  • Teams 7710 and 6433 scored 283 points at the University Area Center league meet.
  • Teams 7203 and 7719 scored 239 points at the University Area Center league meet.
  • Teams 7263 and 6433 scored 208 points at the University Area Center league meet.

I also want to highlight that all but one of the above teams are rookie teams. Very impressive contribution from our rookie teams.

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Record High Score!

We had more than four matches scoring over 200 points by the fifth match last Saturday:

  • Four of the first 5 matches scored over 200 points.
  • Sixteen of the 25 qualifying matches had teams scoring more than 200 points.
  • All of the alliance round matches had teams scoring more than 200 points and 3 of the 4 alliance matches had a team scoring more than 300 points.
  •  I also have to highlight our high score match of the day which was 396 points scored by teams 6433 and IMG_15784997. I believe this is potentially a world record high score. However, I also want to highlight the performance of the team teams that lost that match. Teams 1369 and 7017 scored 247 points and still lost that match.
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Thanks to all our great family, friends and supporters!

Competition for the judge award was also very competitive. The Judging on Saturday was not an easy task and there was not much separation in scores: The scores for the top three Inspire Award ranked teams were separated by only 1 point.

  • The scores for the top seven Inspire Award ranked teams were separated by only 4 points.
  • The scores for the top three Design and Innovate Award ranked teams were separated by only 1 point.
  • The scores for the top three Connect Award ranked teams were separated by just over 2 points.
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There was singing …

The following are the award winners from the Saturday ROBOT League Championship:

  • Winning Alliance: 4997 Masquerade and 3846 Maelstrom
  • Finalist Alliance: 2845 Team Duct Tape and 6433 Neutrinos

Inspire Award:

  • Winner: 6433 Neutrinos
  • Second Place: 4997 Masquerade
  • Third Place: 2845 Team Duct Tape

IMG_1802Think Award:

  • Winner: 7710 Hydra C
  • Finalist: 4469 Hydra B and 1369 Minotaur

PTC Design Award:

  • Winner: 3846 Maelstrom
  • Finalist: 4997 Masquerade and 6433 Neutrinos

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award:

  • Winner: 4997 Masquerade
  • Finalist: 3846 Maelstrom and 6433 Neutrinos
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There was dancing!

Control Award:

  • Winner: 2425 Hydra A
  • Finalist: 4997 Masquerade and 6433 Neutrinos

Connect Award:

  • Winner: 2845 Team Duct Tape
  • Finalist: 6433 Neutrinos and 4997 Masquerade

Motivate Award:

  • Winner: 1369 Minotaur
  • Finalist: 4469 Hydra B and 7719 Team RISE

Judge Award:

  • Winner: 2868 Smoke & Mirrors

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With very special thanks to ROBOT League of Tampa Bay Chair, Hans Wolf!

Congratulations to the following ROBOT League teams have earned a spot at the Florida FTC State Championship at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University on February 1:

  • 1369 Minotaur Tampa
  • 2845 Team Duct Tape Odessa
  • 3846 Maelstrom Tampa
  • 4997 Masquerade Tampa
  • 6433 Neutrinos Lakeland
  • 7203 KNO3 Tampa

A second League Championship is being held on January 18th at Polk Sate College located at 3425 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland FL 33803, with a field of 14 teams,  to give all League teams an opportunity to experience a League Championship.

Go Teams!

 

 

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