More Awards for Marlbots at Robotics Qualifying Tournament
The Marlborough Robotics Team took part in their second Qualifying Tournament last Saturday against 23 other teams at Perris High School. Our students had a fantastic day... Click on title to read about the awards and honors the girls brought home!
From Robotics Coach and Science Instructor Andy Witman:
The Marlborough Robotics Team took part in their second Qualifying Tournament last Saturday against 23 other teams at Perris High School. Our students had a fantastic day, with those present working together to bring home the following honors:
- Promote Award: For creating a compelling, 1 min PSA video that addresses the prompt "Now that I've succeeded in FIRST..." You can watch the video again here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCdxVnMJ1X0
- Winning Alliance in the Robot Game: Our team had a great robot that won 4 of 5 qualifying rounds to enter the elimination rounds as the number four seed. Our one loss was due to a lost connection that left our robot helpless on the field. During alliance selection, we were invited to join an alliance with the number one seed and we accepted. Although our connection problems persisted throughout elimination rounds, our alliance partners won the remaining rounds and our alliance finished first.
- Think Award: This is the second most prestigious award given out at an FTC Tournament. It is given to the team that most effectively conveys and documents the process that the team took to create their robot.
- Other Honors: Each team can only win one judged award at a tournament, and we were ineligible for the Inspire award (highest honor) because the team already won it at a previous tournament. Therefore the Think award was the highest honor our team could receive. However, our team made a huge impression on the judges and received the following commendations in the awards ceremony:
- 2nd Place Control Award: For using sensors and programming to improve robot performance
- 2nd Place Motivate Award: For outreach in their community
- 2nd Place Innovate Award: For a unique robot design that is effective in competition
- 2nd Place Inspire Award: For excelling in all areas of the competition
Now that qualifying is over, the next tournament will be the Los Angeles Regional Championship, which will be Saturday, February 27th at Monrovia High School. There our team will compete for a chance to advance to the Western States Super Regional in Oakland.