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Jeff Waegelin
10-24-2001, 09:53 AM
Congratulations to all the winners of the West Bloomfield Regional. You all did a great job.

Don't worry, we'll beat you next week ;)

Jim Meyer
10-24-2001, 02:29 PM
We had to leave early. Does anyone have a list of what teams won what?

Thanks in advance.

Mike McIntyre
10-24-2001, 10:54 PM
The answer, of course, is that EVERYBODY won! What awards were given? Unofficially, Lake Orion took first, Avondale was second, and Cranbrook/Kingswood was third. The GM Technical Excellence Award went to OTCNE, Berkley was named the "Most Beautiful Bot", Rochester Adams won the "Spirit of the Competition" Award, OTCNW & OSMTech had the "Best Play of the Day", and Avondale won the "Judges' Award for Victorious Perseverence".

sasquatch
10-25-2001, 08:34 PM
What are the requirements for the GM award

Mike McIntyre
10-25-2001, 11:26 PM
The GM Award for Technical Excellence has a very general criteria that looks for design features and applications on the robots that show imagination or some other special technical attribute. The judges at W. Bloomfield cited the turret system, versatile end-effector design, and the unusual use of pneumatics in awarding OTCNE the prize. The judges are comparing apples and oranges here, but they do not use competition results as their main criteria: that's what the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards are for. Teams can win more than one award (witness Avondale). Each tournament has a different mix of judges, so there's no telling what will catch the eye of the next group. Did anyone else hear the head judge say that they decided not to give awards to teams that were not following the safety rules? I didn't catch the exact wording but I love the sentiment!