Thanks to Jason Morrella,and Elise Wallworth with iD Tech Camps for donating a scholarship for a student to attend training at the iD Tech Camp this summer. It will be awarded to the winning Excellence team at our competition. Ms Wallworth will be attending the event and will be awarding the scholarship to the winning team.
Thanks to everyone and the volunteers that helped put on the contest. I would also like to thank the teams that made the 4-6 hour trip to come to the event. We had a team from Kilgore, 2 from Greenville, 1 from Galveston, 1 from Arlington, and 1 from Del Valle.
I have a partial list of the awards from Saturday. I will post all the winners later when I get back to school and pull them up.
Programming Skills - Team 9999 (53 points)
Robot Skills - Team 1429B (103 points)
Finalist - Team 2587D
Fiinalist - Team 2587Z
Tournament Champion - Team 1429
Tournament Champion - Team 1429B
Excellence - Team 1429B
I would also like to thank the college teams that showed up and competed. Congratualtions to the University of Houston team for taking home the challenge win.
i really like those wooden awards. They cam out really clean (no errors or anything) i think cnc can help with that a little bit ;). They would look really cool in a collection of the standard vex aluminium awards.
Texas has experienced amazing growth this year. With at least 8 different VEX events and over 110 teams. This was a huge step up from 20 teams last year with only 2 events.
This was by far the best VEX event in Texas this season. The volunteers were amazing, everything went on time and the VEX teams were the best in the state of Texas.
The only major problem was the College Beta hardware which none of the colleges ended up using because of software/hardware problems. (that’s for another thread and discussed in detail on the RobotC Forums )
Congrats again to 1429 and their teachers (Paul & David) for putting on an excellent VEX event.
p.s. Both the teams I mentor - Rice and 2587 made it to finals and won their first match ! But reliability and drivetrain bugs always sneak up at the worst time.