The Northwest Maryland VEX Robotics Competition, held on Oct 31at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, MD, was attended by 27 teams. Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable day. Congratulations to all who competed. To compete in event this early in the season is an accomplishment!
The elimination rounds were quite exciting. As it turned out the robots of both the #1 and #2 Alliance Captains experienced catastrophic failures during the semi-finals. Who knows if the outcome would have been any different if these failures had not occurred? The outcome is never a sure thing, no matter how strong a team or alliance may appear.
So, without further delay, here are the results:
Tournament Champions: (Alliance #3)
Teams 960A- Event Horizon, Perry Hall HS, Baltimore, MD
Team 42A- Mostly Harmless, Virginia 4-H, Haymarket, VA
Team 12A- ACME Robotics, Potomac School, McLean, VA
Tournament Finalists: (Alliance #4)
Team 341B- Iron Eagles, Annapolis Christian School, Severn, MD
Team 1226- MARS Robotics, McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD
Team 1748A- Dunbar/ Patterson HS Lab Rats, Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, Baltimore, MD
Excellence Award: Team 341B- Iron Eagles B, Annapolis Christian School, Severn, MD
Robot Skills Champion: Team 12B- ACME Robotics, The Potomac School, McLean, VA
Programming Skills Champion: Team 12F- ACME Robotics, The Potomac School, McLean, VA
Amaze Award: Team 177- Twisted Botz, Twist Robotics, Gloucester, VA
Create Award: Team 24B- Super Sonic SPARKS B, Carroll County 4-H Program, Westminster, MD
Energy Award: Team 24A- Super Sonic Sparks A, Carroll County 4-H Program, Westminster, MD
Various reports from Tournament Manager are also attached. Once I sort through pictures that were taken, I may post any that may be of interest to readers.
Finally, this event was used as a small scale test-run for the two-day Mid-Atlantic VEX Championship, to be held February 26 and 27 in the same facility. Yesterday we barely used 20% of the floor space. In February we hope to fill Shipley Arena with up to 150 teams for two days of competition.
Congratulations to Teams 960A, 42A, 12A, 341B, 12B and 12F. They have earned a spot in the VEX Robotics World Championship, April 22 thru 24, 2010 in Dallas!
Awards.pdf (7.01 KB)
Elimination Ladder.pdf (14.7 KB)
Elims Match Results.pdf (8.54 KB)
Rankings.pdf (7.77 KB)
Qual Match Results.pdf (19.8 KB)