So, yet another regional, the last one for me (wow, it goes so fast…)
Anyway, here are some thanks and congrats I want to make to fellow teams out there…
-Congrats to 122, 435, and 401 on winning the regional!
-Thanks to 1297, who picked us for the finals, and to our great alliance partner, 1545.
-Congrats to 623 for winning the website award!
-Congrats to our new friends at SARTANYAC 1541 on their Rookie Inspiration and Controls award! Thanks for your funny, warped sense of humor at the competition, and for being great alliance partners!
-Thanks and Congrats to 388 on the Engineering Inspiration award, and for hanging out with us all this time!
-Thanks to the great volunteers this year!
Here are some comments and suggestions…
-While I understood the reason behind it, the removal of the front isle in front of the stands really inhibited the movement around the stands and going to the pits/stands from the stands/pits was as much fun as in Atlanta or Houston.
-Music was turned down, thank god. We could actually unwind in the pits a bit and rest before a match. It was very nice and I loved this.
-Inspection was great, as always.
-Pits were larger this year, or was that just us?
-On penalties, more consistency is needed. While I know ref’s arn’t Omnipotent, some things need to be catched to prevent bad play.
-ECPI gave us free internet workstations, unfortunately, they were dominated all day by a few people posting on blogs, IMing, playing games, or other useless stuff, leaving those who needed to check rules, Chiefdelphi, or their mail in the dust.
-FIRST Vex is AWSOME!
-I think we’ll see two types of matches, the caping and dropping matches, and bashing matches where one alliance would bash the hell out of the other alliance partners and not give up. This last one needs to end, it’s bad for FIRST, the robots, and the game.
-FIRST needs to polish the scoring/display system with better information. While it does say what alliance color wins, it doesn’t list the team numbers of that alliance, for example.
-Dave’s speech was awsome, like always, and he did say something about this snow we have been having…:ahh: