There were lots of awesome plays at the championship event, but only one really sticks out.
In Archimedes during eliminations, 233 blew my mind away and I want to congratulate their quick thinking and awesome driving. In one match, another team tried to cap their home left goal. 233 flew back to push them, but couldn’t. In a split second, they decided to stop on the human load zone, a few inches away from the other robot. I stood up in awe when this happened, knowing that a second later, the other team would foolishly drive back, hit 233, and get a 30pt penalty that would win the match for the other alliance. Maybe it’s an evil manipulation of how the penalty system works, but to me, it was the smartest driving I’ve seen.
(Biased but I’ll still post)
During a match on Curie versus 33, 269, and 301, we, 461, were allied with 7 and 1510 on the blue side. We had problems with our robot all day and match 63 was no different. After auto-mode, our arm would only go up and down and it would not extend or retract. So I, being the driver, made the on the fly decision to pick the v-tetras off the floor. We capped the first one, and saw that the opposing side had (from left to right) 4-4-and-1 tetra on their home row. We picked up the second v-tetra and made a dash for their side. we made contact with team 301 and pushed them back. We proceeded to cap the goal with one on the floor with about 15 seconds left in the match. 269 had a tetra and tried to cap over ours. they had it on the goal, but they pulled back early and did not score. Our ally drivers, came up and asked “who stacked that one?” after the match. Final score was red-50, blue-53. Even though our robot did not work we were able to assist our alliance and pull away with a win. Unfortunately, neither team 7 or 461 was picked for alliances, but congrats to teams 1510, 33, and 269 for making the eliminations of Curie!
I don’t recall what match it was - Newton tournament, possibly quarterfinal two - but the match where the 67/330/503 alliance capped all of the goals and finished with 132 points was the single most impressive match I’ve seen all season.
Everything I had seen in the matches made me think the key was multistackers.
I WAS WRONG.
The best play was the 330,67, and 503 Shock and Awe rampage they pulled on us.The speed with which they executed the capping in the match was almost unavoidable. The 132-44 shows that they were the teams to beat.
Play of the Day would easily goto to these three teams.
thanks that was fun to do becuase they did it themselves and left them in the position for that to happen. but we were getting out stacked so we had to do something so we saw that and had to do it to assure the win
I thought it was incredible in two matches on the Galileo field, the blue alliance managed to cap all 9 goals, one match the final score being 110-9. I don’t know if this happened on any other fields, but still an impressive feat.
haha thanks. I’m still shocked that we were able to do that. When that tetra was release from our arm onto the goal it felt like we were in slow motion. I was so shocked that it landed perfectly and we didn’t knock over the whole stack.
I would have to say 1002 spinning in circles for 2 stragiht matches at like 75 RPM. it was an amazing defensive strategy. Nobody was able to cap 3 of the goals because of us. But really that was an accident.
I loved any of the last second caps that ruined/created rows.