At WMRI, alliance 6 beat alliance 1 in the first final match. Alliance 1 calls a timeout because 107 “lost a motor” (the only explanation I heard). 6 minutes later they still can’t run. Alliance 6 asks if they can use their timeout, but cascading timouts are not allowed. F2 is played with an unattached trailer. Alliance 6 totally ignored the lone trailer, and only scored in the trailers attached to the other two robots. Alliance 1 wins; alliance 6 then calls their timeout. 107 comes back on the field.
Finals match 3 is played, and it appears alliance 6 has won. But there was a failure on one of the scoring modules, and somehow that trailer got emptied before a hand count was done. No one can be sure how many cells were in the trailer. So it is decided that final match 3 will be replayed. Then one of the mentors from alliance 1 asks for a conference, and the alliance agrees that it appears they should have lost. They concede the match, and ask that they do the replay only for fun.
Congrats to 1243/2075/904 on the win, and to both them and 107/1918/518 on the marvelous display of gracious professionalism shown and returned. All are true winners.
And because someone will ask:
1 - 107/1918/518 2 - 494/703/74 3 - 2188/85/1254 4 - 141/74/2405 5 - 2771/2617(using team 70's robot)/2851 6 - 1243/2075/904 (only 18 teams at the event) QF: 4 beats 5, 6 beats 3 (3 games each) SF: 1 beats 4 (2 games), 6 beats 2 (2-0, first game a tie) F: 6 beats 1 (3 games)