Yesterday at Emmaus College we saw the largest VEX tournament ever ran in Australia. There were 20 teams from across the Melbourne region battling it out for robot glory in the final Melbourne VEX Starstruck tournament of the season. The tournament started at 10am in the morning with 25 intensive qualifying matches. I was blown away by how much the robots improved from our first tournament season. Almost every team had an autonomous routine that ran the whole 15 second autonomous period and each robot was scoring points. This is compared to the Camberwell tournament back in August where only 2 robots had autonomous programming. Special mention needs to go the Highvale D team, an all-girls rookie team who could constantly score 7 points during autonomous.
The tournament champions were Hillcrest Christian College 7479, Emmaus College 6149 and Camberwell High School 4913C. This powerhouse alliance worked hard through the finals to take the tournament championship title. The Judges Award was awarded to Highvale D, there all around excellent robot was very well designed , and not only did it have the best Autonomous it was the only robot in the tournament that could high hang. The Autodesk Design award was awarded to Camberwell 4913B. 4913B had a very well documented unique claw design that proved to be very efficient throughout the tournament. The highest award in the tournament was awarded to Hillcrest Christian College 7479 for all around good robot build, design, sportsmanship and high tournament rankings. 7479 will have to work hard over the next few weeks if they want to keep the Excellence title at the Dec 3rd Nationals.
Pictures from the Tournament ---> https://goo.gl/photos/hQcQHTi6jRREqSZ59