Great job to everyone that competed at this tournament and all the volunteers that made it run so smoothly. Just like the Jumpstart tournament, pit runners and the check-off boards next to the fields were extremely helpful. Additionally the 4-field setup was extremely quick (almost too much, as getting in judging/skills challenge was a little difficult). Anyways, here is the award rundown as best I can remember:
You got the match where 2W and their partner fell. I was so happy when that happen you can even hear me yell “Best Match Ever!” but that was quickly kill when they beat my alliance partners :(. Almost got another ticket to worlds.
Top 4 teams? Can’t quite agree with that, I’m afraid… there were some great teams in that match, but the 149 teams from Courtenay were awesome, too. One went undefeated in qualifying, captained the #2 alliance, and together they were one loose potentiometer wire away from knocking the whole Vancouver/Seattle World Champion/World Finalists thing out the window.
Even if they had won their first match in the semis, they might not have been able to knock off the winning alliance, but at least one of the 149 bots was a top four machine… and this despite the fact that it was their first tournament of the season.
I predict we’ll see an Isfeld team take a BC Championship “A” division title home with them… if not this year, then in the next two years. Those guys just keep getting better… sooner or later the “big city” teams will have it brought to their attention in… an… undeniable way.
Absolutely. I’m not sure if we’ll be able to categorize the “top 4” teams just based off of last year’s performances. Isfeld had a very impressive performance. Definitely an up-and-coming team that has a chance at unseating the veterans in the very near future. Their designs were clean, reliable and well-executed. Their autonomouses were consistent, scoring 5 or 6 sacks each time. I believe their game strategy needs a little bit of work, but everything else seems on track. I can’t wait to see what they bring out in the next few competitions.