DTCC Winter Classic 2018 Results

Eight teams from three of the Delaware Technical and Community College campuses played in the DTCC Winter Classic sponsored by AT&T. The event was the culmination of DTCC Robotics Academy Program.

Teams were:

8 – Bound Bots – Wilmington
7 – Ultimate – Wilmington
6 – Fusion Robotics – Wilmington
5 – Akinators – Wilmington
4 – The Kingsmen – Terry (Dover)
3 – The Acers – Terry (Dover)
2 – Kolala-fication – Owens (Georgetown)
1 – A.C.C.D.G – Owens (Georgetown)

After 22 Qualification matches, the Elimination part of the tournament started. Lots of great matches in the Semifinals, with a 34 point tie. The best of 3 format had both Semifinals going to three matches.

In the end the #1 alliance of Ultimate and Akinators winning the close score finals against A.C.C.D.G and Kolala-fication.

Guest Judges for the event were from Penfield Robotics, Penfield NY and the local area. The professional engineers from GM had great conversations with the roboteers about the robot design, strategy and what their plans were for improving the robots.

The Kingsmen won the Judges award for their very detailed Engineering Notebook.

Ultimate was the Excellence Award winner with their outstanding performance (#1 Seed, Tournament Winner and top marks in their interview). They will attend the Turning Point at Caesar Rodney

Robotics Academy at Delaware Tech

AT&T awarded Delaware Tech for the fall Robotics Academy where 45 high school students from 16 Delaware high schools statewide learned about STEM-based concepts while being exposed to a college campus environment. Students worked in teams to execute an engineering design, build a robot, and solve new challenges they faced along the way. Students persevered through prototyping and design iteration to execute the robot that will compete today. The Academy focused on using a myriad of disciplines such as science, math, programming, and engineering. By working in teams, students enhanced lifelong soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, and communication. In addition students had the opportunity to hear from local experts such as the Chief Roboteer from STEM Robotics, virtually connect with a coding company across the country, or tour a local facility to learn about the industry needs and how robotics are pivotal in the world today.

Wicomico Winter VEX Tournament – Turning Point

On December 15, 2018 Wicomico County Robotics Club hosted their annual Winter VEX Tournament. The game was Turning Point the VRC 2018/19 game.

21 teams came from as far away as Washington DC and Hagerstown, MD (Hagerstown is over a 3 hour ride from the event location).

Congratulations to teams:

  • 9080H Green Machine from South Hagerstown High School (Excellence Award)
  • 183A Synobotz A Team and 183Z Synobotz Z team from Carroll Educational Robotics (Tournament Champions)
  • 3389E Tec-Tigers from Wicomico County Robotics Club (Sportsmanship & Design Award)
  • 23098A CMIT Tigers from Chesapeake Math and IT Public Charter School (Judges Award)
  • 183Z Synobotz Z team from Carroll Educational Robotics (Skills Award)

All teams did a fantastic job and the hosts thank you for attending the tournament.

Many thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, mentors, and parents who assisted in making this day a success. A special shout-out to team 9080, UMES, and NASA for lending us fields and field pieces.