For the second year in a row, Williston Wildcat Robotics has secured a berth in the 2014 FIRST Tech Challenge Massachusetts State Championships! Williston placed first in a field of 40 other New England schools competing in the new FTC Scrimmage format. Full Scrimmage results can be found HERE.
This year, USFIRST.org introduced a Scrimmage format in addition to the existing Qualifier format. In the Scrimmage format, FTC Teams compete in up to 5 Scrimmage events and the total Qualifying Points from each team’s best two events determine their ranking. The top two teams from the Scrimmage format advance to the State Championships.
Williston Wildcat Robotics narrowly beat out the second place 2 Bits and a Byte team from Lexington High School. While our Qualifying points ended in a tie, the difference was determined by each team’s Ranking Points. Ranking Points are accrued through various scorning opportunities within each match.
Event though Williston has won a berth at States, the team will be traveling to a second Qualifying event at The Ursuline Academy on February 8th to further refine our robot and the skill of its drivers. It will also give us an opportunity to strike terror in the hearts of our competition.
The Massachusetts State Championships will be held on March 1st at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA.