US Robotics Go 2-2 in Live Remote Tournaments
The Harvey Upper School robotics teams are now 2-2 in Live Remote tournaments this season.
In only his second robotics competition and driving solo for RoboCavs team 6277B, senior Zi Glucksman made the difference in a close final match of 142-139 to win the Live Remote competition conducted by Louisiana State University at Alexandria the first Saturday in March. Harvey competed against teams from Louisiana, Washington, Georgia, New Jersey, California, Arkansas, Illinois, and British Columbia, Canada.
After match play and being paired with weak partners against powerful teams, 6277B was seed No. 10. Harvey RoboCavs team 6277D consisting of juniors Alex Piper, Giselle Groff, and Wendy Lichtenberg, finished match play seeded No. 6 among the 13 teams competing.
Four alliances proceeded to the elimination round, with 6277D choosing 6277B as their partner. This proved to be a smart choice, as Zi scored the most autonomous points in the competition and played the second strongest schedule of opponents. In the first elimination match, the Harvey team battled against the top two seeds and won in a shocking upset 166 to 138.
Harvey defeated the No. 2 alliance in the finals in a much closer match of 142-139, giving the RoboCavs a record of 2 for 2 in Live Remote Tournaments this season. Zi won the 6-point autonomous bonus which was the difference in the match.
The Harvey School will have several more live remote and remote skills competitions in the coming weeks and will host a Live Remote Tournament April 10 and the Southern NYS Championship April 17.