Reading Robockets Team Update

NE FIRST Tournament

Yesterday, NE FIRST held Day 1 of the NE District North Shore Regional Event at Reading Memorial High School.  Forty teams are competing from all over New England in a challenge this year called FIRST Stronghold.  In FIRST STRONGHOLD, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it.  Click below for an explanation of the event.

After 54 of the 78 qualifying matches played, Reading is currently ranked 4th out of 40 teams with a 7-2 record.  They will be competing three more times on Sunday before the knockout rounds begin.

It has been an exciting first day and several pictures of the event are below.  The first match begins this morning (Sunday) at 9:15 a.m.  You can also catch all of the actions and results at the link below.

http://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2016marea

Reading is team 4761.

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