April 17, 2010
Our team’s most successful season in our history so far came to a conclusion today at the 2010 FIRST World Championship Event.
We were placed in the Archimedes division, arguably the toughest and most stacked of the four divisions at the Championship Event. Despite this, after ten qualification matches we were the only team in our division to go undefeated with 8 wins and 2 ties, ranking us 6th out of 87 teams — the highest our team has ever seeded at the Championship Event. After choosing the team we won the Sacramento Regional with — rookie Team 3256 the WarriorBorgs — and the 2010 Championship Chairman’s Award Winner — Team 341 Miss Daisy — to join our alliance, we went on to compete in the elimination matches.
As the 6th seeded team, we went up against the 3rd seeded team, a powerhouse alliance of teams 1124, 968, and 2854. We won the first match 16 to 10, but unfortunately lost the second with a close 6 to 9, tied the third 8 to 8, and finally lost the fourth in another close match 10 to 12.
Despite this abrupt end to our season, our team is extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished during the 2009-2010 season, totaling ten awards since the 2009 CalGames, including the FIRST Triple crown at a single regional — Regional Chairman’s, Regional Champion, and Woodie Flowers — as well as triple qualifying for the FIRST Championship Event. We are also really glad to have made many new friends within the FIRST community, especially Team 3256, with whom we hope to continue our relationship for long time. We hope that many of the lessons we’ve learned, friendships we’ve made, and accomplishments we’ve achieved will continue to help better Team 604, and in turn help us better reach out into our community.
The 2009-2010 season has ended. But since here at Leland Robotics, robotics is year-round, and there is no time to rest! The 2010-2011 season starts right now!
Go Team 604!