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2016 FRC Blogs: Queen City Regional

Written by Saniyah Shaikh on April 3, 2016 in 2016 FIRST

This weekend, March 31st through April 2nd, the AdamBots competed at the Queen City Regional in Cincinnati, Ohio. The regional was a lot of fun, and we had a chance to meet teams from all over the United States and abroad that we normally would not see, including a team from Japan, and one from Canada. The regional was a great success for our team because, after a long and hard fight, we qualified for the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, Missouri!

On the first day of the event, Thursday, March 31st, we competed in practice matches and had many opportunities to perform maintenance on our robot and perfect our strategy. One of our mentors, Mrs. Sochanski, created a fun scavenger hunt for AdamBots to do in the morning, allowing us to meet and interact with all the different teams.

On the second day of the event, Friday, April 1st, we competed in our first seven qualification matches. We had one of the highest scoring matches of the day at 136 points, and we also had multiple matches in which we earned 4 ranking points. At the end of the day, we were ranked 12th!

On the final day of competition, Saturday, April 2nd, we completed our last three qualification matches in the morning and competed in the playoffs in the afternoon. At the end of the qualifications matches, we were ranked 2nd. We became the captains of the second alliance and chose Team 868, the TechHOUNDS, and Team 4256, the Cyborg Cats, as our alliance partners.

We qualified for the semifinals after winning our quarterfinal matches against the seventh alliance with scores 165-132 and 169-104. We moved on to the finals after winning our semifinal matches 129-112 and 173-121. The finals were tougher because we lost our first finals match, 123-155. However, we focused on breaching the defenses and weakening the tower in the next match, and we won 160-117. In the final match of the Queen City Regional, we won 177-130, becoming the winning alliance and qualifying for the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis.

Winning Alliance

The Winning Alliance: Teams 868, 245, and 4256

In addition to winning the competition, we also won the Entrepreneurship Award due to the hard work and dedication of our talented Business Plan Team!

Business Plan Team with Entrepreneurship Award

The Business Plan Team with the Entrepreneurship Award

We are extremely excited to be traveling to St. Louis at the end of April to compete in the FIRST World Championships, and we can’t wait to see the amazing teams there!