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Robotics teams continue action on Friday in St. Louis


by Tim Croes
Staff Writer - The Baysider
April 25, 2014
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — After two days of competition at the U.S. FIRST Robotics World Championship, the teams from Kingswood Regional High School and Prospect Mountain High School improved their records, but both only have one match left on Saturday, April 26 in hopes of making it to the quarterfinals.

Team 319, also known as "Big Bad Bob" finished the action on Friday with a 3-1 record for the day, and an overall record of 5-4. Their final qualifying match was scheduled for 9:09 a.m. on Saturday (Match 160).

Team 4925 from Kingswood, also known as the "The Resistance," came away with a 2-3 record after Friday's action and improved to 3-6 overall. Their final match was on Saturday at 9:33 a.m. (Match 164).

The match times listed are Central Time. Matches can be watched live on the USFirst.org web site and the direct link is: http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/robotics/first/st-louis-2014/archimedes-flash.html.

The scoreboard indicates which match is being played.

After the qualify ing matches on Saturday, the top eight teams will draft their teammates to compete in the quarterfinal matches. In the championship round, each of the top eight seeds will draft a total of three teammates to play in the best of three quarterfinal matches. At any team during the competition the teams can rotate which three robots will be competing on the field.

This means that a total of 32 teams will be competing in the quarterfinals. From the Archimedes division a champion will be crowned and they will advance to the Einstein Championship to square off against the champions from the Curie, Newton and Galileo divisions.

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

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