The second league event was held at Jenison High School. The matches are getting faster, there is more moment on the field and the competition is getting tougher as teams have been making improvements to their robots.
League nights are scored differently from tournaments. While league finalist will be qualified for the regional tournament, the scores are averaged over four weeks so there is less pressure as the teams start to build their robot.
Tournaments are one day events so teams have to perform their best that day. There are usually more teams and the energy level is much higher. Our first tournament will be at Grandville on October 29. See the events page for details.
Notice in the photo below that all of the teams competing in that match are from Hudsonville. Teams are scored individually but they compete as alliances and the alliances are selected at random before the event. Any team from any school can be paired with any other team. This creates a collaborative environment because students need to learn to compete with a different team for every match.