Congratulations 2nd Place Finish! On to Districts Jan 10th in Dublin.

We had a blast yesterday.  It was a well run tournament with lot of great teams and a fun supportive atmosphere.  Relax and enjoy the fruits of your hard work:  #2 out of a field of 16 is a tremendous accomplishment for a new team with less than 2 months to prepare.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here is a 44,000 word essay that describes the agony of defeat, the thrill of victory and the great time overall we just had at the Bobcat FLL Tournament (minus the early morning ice storm):

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( Project Poster – Teaching Local History via Augmented Reality )

Poster_robot_web( Robot Poster:  The Many Lives of FlopBot )

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( The Venue:  Grandview Heights Larry Larson Middle School )

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( Our Gracious Hosts and Volunteers : The Grandview Heights Bobcats – Thank You )

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( Gambier GIgaFlops Representing )

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( Solvi and Makenna put on their Game Day Faces )

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( Gambier GigaFlops in the House )

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( At the Practice Table for Last Minute Tune-Ups )

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( Problems Arise:  Our Robot shouldn’t rip the Door off like HAL 9000 )

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( Warm-up Performance are a Source of Concern )

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( Rehearsing our Project Skit in the Hallway )

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( Makenna and Spencer with our Project Poster )

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( Round 1:  Chaos from the Judges Perspective )

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( Round 1:  Mt. Vernon St. Vincent’s Brick Busters at the Competition Table )

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( Round 1: Getting our Heads in the Game )

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( Round 1:  A good crowd in attendance )

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( Round 2:  16 teams with 3 runs apiece )

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( Round 2:  A well-run Tournament )

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( Round 2:  Photobombed by the Bobcats in Waiting Pen, we took a Snap of them )

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( Round 2:  Learning about Rules in Setup Time )

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( Round 2:  In the Hole with only 40pts in Round 1 and Hoping for a Comeback )

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( Round 2:  Robot Pit Stop Teamwork )

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( Round 2:  In a game of millimeters, can FlopBot do it? )

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( Round 2:  Not this time )

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( Round 2:  Another Disappointing Round of 70pts and 9th Place )

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( Round 2:  Our Score Calculation Fails to Impress )

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( Round 2:  More Action at the Main Table )

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 ( Round 2:  Why isn’t FlopBot Working? )

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( Round 2:  Flash Mob Break )

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( Round 2:  Blowing off Steam Gangham Style )

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( Round 2:  Sharing our Project with Team JazzBots and their far out costumes )

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( Round 3:  Last Chance to Make Adjustments)

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( Round 3:  Grace Under Pressure )

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( Round 3:  Desperate Time & Desperate Measures – Makenna pulls out her Lucky Lollipop )

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( Round 3: The Table Judge Clarifies a Question on Points )

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( Round 3:  FlopBot pulls out a Winning Score of 150pts )

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( Round 3:  Confirmation from the Big Board, Gambier GigaFlops #2 )

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( Round 3: We’re going to Disneyland! – hopefully )

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( Round 3:  Awaiting the final score tally )

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( Round 3:  Hoping our Morning Judging Score will be enough to Advance )

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 ( Closing Ceremony:  Mt. Vernon St. Vincent advance as well, Well Done Blue Streaks )

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( Closing Ceremony :  Gambier GigaFlops 2nd Place Overall )

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( Closing Ceremony:  Congrats Gambier GigaFlops )

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( Closing Ceremony: Our Invitation to the District Tournament Jan 10th in Dublin, OH )

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