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09-26-2007, 10:26 PM
This season's Potomac Vex League schedule is posted here:
We are looking forward to a busy season and to drawing teams, clubs and school groups from the entire DC, MD, VA region.
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See you on the field!
10-23-2007, 10:48 PM
PVL Battlefield High School Tournament
The request for the space has been submitted; but the reservation has not been confirmed yet.
Saturday Nov 17, 2007
Location: Battlefield HS, Haymarket, VA
Time: Doors open at 8:00. Matches Start at 9:00,
Fee: $50 or less per robot entered.
The Nov 17th Tournament at Battlefield HS in Haymarket VA is now a sure thing. If you wish to attend, send an EMAIL to me (my address can be gotten from my signature info below) and to Ms Gail Drake at Battlefield HS (get her email address here http://www.battlefieldhighschool.org/Faculty/faculty.htm).
Here is the info you need about the event, and the info that we need in your email.
Game: 2007-2008 US FIRST FTC QQ Game
Check in: 8am
Games Start: 9am (aim to finish by 5pm)
Two Playing Fields,
Matches defined as in previous PVL and FIRST tournaments (Quals with random allies followed by a draft and elimination rounds)
6 Game Guarantee
$20 Fee for first robot from a team/club/class
$10 Fee for each subsequent robot from that team/class/club (your team can enter more than one machine...
Tell us your
TEAM Name/Number: _______________________________________
Number of robots you are bringing: _______________________________________
Adult Coach: _______________________________________
Coach Contact Email: _____________________________
Coach Contact Phone: _____________________________
10-27-2007, 07:14 PM
I find it difficult to quickly scan through the official FIRST FTC Q&A, so a couple of nights ago I cut and pasted all the items that exist for the "Game" and "Robot" sections into the attached text file. It's ugly, but it is easy to search and is compact when you print it.
They are not! a substitute for digging into the official Q&A Forum regularly, but they are a handy snapshot of what is in them right now.
11-04-2007, 07:09 PM
MD, DC, and Virginia teams (and PA? DE? NJ? WV?),
Start getting your game faces on!
The Nov 17th, Battlefield HS / PVL Quad Quandary Tournemant is just 2 weeks away.
Rings are being painted and TWO fields are being readied for matches ....
11-17-2007, 08:29 PM
To everyone who came to the Battlefield HS / PVL tournament today - GREAT JOB!
To everyone who missed it... You missed a good time. :-) I think everyone who entered agrees that it was $20 well-spent.
I hope everyone who came had a great time and that you are all using what you learned to either prepare for a FIRST FTC Championship (UVA Dec 1st or CSM Feb 23rd), or for the next PVL event (watch this thread and/or the www.RobotEvents.com web site to stay up to date on the PVL events).
24 robots (:eek: wow!) played FIRST's Quad Quandary during the day, on two fields. Between 9:30 and 1:30, each team got to enjoy 7 qualification matches; and the alliance-draft sent the top 8 and their chosen allies (8 alliances of 2 teams each) into the single-elimination elimination-rounds that crowned the kings/queens of the hill.
Middle Schools, High Schools, 4-H Clubs and other independent teams came from as far away as Carroll County Maryland, Spotsylvania Virginia and Deep Run Virginia to mix it up with Prince William County Virginia teams. They arrived with tricked out squarebots, claw-toting custom chassis, a holonomic entry, and variations on the perennially popular conveyor belt designs; and they all appeared to have a good time learning, competing, and cooperating.
Some of the simple design were surprisingly effective in this early season event... Some of the more sophisticated designs were executed well enough to be worth the effort too. I think everyone realizes that this was a good tune up, and that now they need to turn things up a notch for their FIRST Championships...
See you at UVA in Charlottesville Nov 30th and Dec 1st for the FIRST FTC Virginia Championship!
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