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David Levy <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:43:53 -0500
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    I wasn't aware of any problems.  It was a very relaxing day thanks to you and the other volunteers!

    David Levy
    coach : Team 3546 Super Nanobot Extremes
    design judge : Rocky Run regional

 On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 21:49:05 -0500, VA/DC Referee Advisor wrote
> FLL Coaches,
> 
>   I'd like to pass my thanks on to you and your teams for the great job they did today, and for the patience everyone showed today when the published schedule went awry.  Desh and I had a lot of discussions about what makes a good tournament for the teams and how the schedule can tie all the pieces together so that teams aren't rushed, but also don't have to spend a lot of time waiting for other things.  We'll be more careful about both checking for problems and doing version control in the future.  
> 
>    As a side note, it turns out that building a tournament schedule is a lot like getting over the dynamometer--you have to approach it very carefully in order to keep making progress and avoid spinning your wheels... :-)
> 
>   It was really wonderful to meet all the teams today, and to see their wonderful creativity and accomplishments--whether trying one mission or all of them.  This year's robot game is the most complex navigational challenge that I've seen as a volunteer, and the teams did a great job of figuring out what they could do with it and taking pride in that, as well as thinking about how to keep improving.
> 
>   I think that FLL is a great program, and take my hat (parrot or not!) off to all the coaches and mentors who do all the work to make it possible.  I look forward to seeing everyone again in the future.
> 
> Steve Scherr

 

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