On Oct. 6, the Watertown High School Robotics Team competed in Beantown Blitz in Revere where after a long day of competition they were able to advance to the final match and achieve a second place alliance finish in a closely contested final!
Seventeen teams from around the New England region attended the competition and joined in three team alliances against other alliances to score points with their robots by strategically and efficiently placing game cubes in Exchanges, Switches and Scales.
After competing in nine qualifying matches, the team moved on to the elimination matches. In the semifinal match, the WHS Robotics team’s alliance handily won the round 20 in a best of three.
The final round was tense as the team’s alliance lost the first match but altered their strategy and won the second match, forcing a third, winner-take-all match. The final match started with both teams trading the lead, until the two other teams on the alliance with WHS both had fatal mechanical issues.
WHS Robotics was the “last robot standing” on its side and made a valiant effort to rack up points. But the insurmountable numbers advantage resulted in the loss of the final match, leaving the WHS alliance with second place for the day. Team members and supporters were thrilled with the team’s performance and look forward to coming home with a championship in future competitions.