I wasn't aware of any problems. It was a very relaxing day thanks to you and the other volunteers!
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
> 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
> 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.
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.
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