Chichester Round Up Qualifier

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We took 10 robots to Chichester Middle School on Saturday 25 September for the second Round Up VEX Qualifier (first one was back in May). We had about 20 roboteers and 14 adults that had a great day. We had spent the summer designing and building robots and this was the first outing. For most of the people there it was also their first time at a VEX event. A number of our veteran parents volunteered to do scoring and queue management. There were 18 teams from 4 different schools.

We qualified two teams for World Championships at Disney in April. Team 81 will be a repeat competitor, Team 96 are mostly new roboteers. We also picked up some important awards. Team 84 was on the second place alliance and they were singled out for their build techniques. Our second girls team, (all of them new) picked up the design award for their omni-bot with lifting basket. Team 81, who also won an excellence award last season, wowed the judges with their overall performance in design, build and performance on the field. Team 96 showed the field that a strong defense when pared with a strong offense is a winning combination.

We've branded the teams this year the VEXMEN, the roboteers picked team names from the universe of X-Men comic characters.

We are off to a great 2010-2011 season! Our next event is 9 October at the Delaware County Christian Academy Round Up Qualifier.


Tournament Champions (Qualify for the World Championship)

  • 1267B - Delaware County Christian School
  • 357 - Upper Darby High School
  • 96 - Downingtown Area Robotics - Professor X

Judged Awards

  • 81 - Downingtown Area Robotics - Gambit - Excellence Award ( Qualify for the World Championship )
  • 1267B - Delaware County Christian School - Amaze Award
  • 84 - Downingtown Area Robotics - Cyclops - Build Award
  • 90 - Downingtown Area Robotics - Lady DeathStike - Design Award
  • 98 - Downingtown Area Robotics - Magneto - Judges Award
  • 740B - Chichester School - Judges Award