Newsletter #18

April 30, 2013

Middleton Robotics Parents, Students, Sponsors, & Volunteers:

Congratulations to FTC Team 3846 Maelstrom for being the Edison Division World Champions and coming in 2nd place at the FIRST World Championships, bringing home more hardware for Middleton’s robotics trophy case. Team 3846 made it through the qualifying rounds in second place with a record of 7 wins and 1 loss. This is where the story gets interesting. During the alliance rounds on Saturday morning, Team 3846 teamed up with a team from Seattle that was defeated by our team 4997 Masquerade in last year’s World Championships.

For the last three years, Middleton has sent an FTC team to the World Championships and all three years our teams have made it to the alliance rounds on Saturday morning. Each season starts with in September with 2,800+ teams from the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Bulgaria, China, India, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan. Only 128 teams qualify to attend the World Championships and two days of qualifying matches causes this is number to be reduced even further to just 24 teams for the alliance rounds on Saturday morning. Team 3846 was able to quickly make their way through the first two rounds of the ladder system and into the FTC World Championship finals. Unfortunately, the offensive powerhouse from the Franklin Division was able to outscore our alliance and Middleton ended the day one round short of being the first ever repeat FTC World Champions.

The following are the other items highlighted in this newsletter:

1. Sponsor Appreciation Event – May 2, 2013

Newsletter Details:
1. Sponsor Appreciation Event (May 2, 2013) – As we wind down the 2012-2013 robotics season, it is time to thank all of our sponsors for their outstanding support. We have invited all of the Middleton Robotics Club Sponsor to attend a review of the club’s 2012-2013 results from 6-7:30pm. We are looking for parent volunteers to help organize the event and more importantly, we are looking for students to talk to the sponsors about how important the robotics club has been to them. If you would like to help with the sponsor event, please send me an email by April 27, 2013.

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