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Big Bad Bob and The Resistance ready to do battle in St. Louis


by Tim Croes
Staff Writer - The Baysider
April 24, 2014
ST. LOUIS, MO — The teams from Kingswood Regional High School and Prospect Mountain High School have arrived in St. Louis after traveling 1,200 miles on a bus together, and they will be battling 98 other teams in the Archimedes division in hopes of reaching the Einstein Championship.

Each team will battle in a total of 10 qualifying rounds and will be joined by two teams in these two-minute battles.

Qualifying matches go all day Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25, and the morning of Saturday, April 26. Then the top eight teams will draft their teammates to compete in the quarterfinal matches.

Team 319, also known as "Big Bad Bob" will have its first match at 10:18 a.m. on Thursday, with additional matches at 1:12 p.m, 2:06 p.m., 3:36 p.m. And 5:12 p.m. Bob will then play in matches on Friday at 10:06 a.m., 1:30 p.m, 3:36 p.m. and 5:12 p.m. They finish up with one match on Saturday at 9:09 a.m.

The Kingwood team, Team 4925, also known as the "The Resistance," played in its first match and won 131-106. Their other additional Thursday matches are at 11:24 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. On Friday they have matches at 9:30 a.m., 11:06 a.m., 11:54 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:18 p.m. They wrap up their qualifying matches with one match on Saturday at 9:33 a.m.

All times are Central Time Zone, one hour behind Eastern Time.

Their matches can be watched live on the USFirst.org website and the direct link is: http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/robotics/first/st-louis-2014/archimedes-flash.html.

Tim Croes can be reached at tcroes@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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