The Monadnock 4-H Robotics Club will be competing at the FIRST Championship in Saint Louis, MO on April 27- 30! This is an outstanding achievement. Out of 3,128 FRC teams across the world, only 600 will be invited to attend this event.
Team 1729 is composed of students from both the Conval and Mascenic school districts. The team reached quarter finalist standing at the FIRST STRONGHOLD Granite State District event held in Windham, NH on March 4-6. They then won both the coveted Finalist and Team Spirit Awards at the competition event at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on March 13, 2016. The team then competed at the New England District Championship in Hartford, CT on April 13-16 and placed high enough to be invited to the FIRST Championship.
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Cheer us on as we compete April 27 - 30 the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO! You can watch all the excitement at #FIRSTChampLIVE.
Team 1729 will join 600 other teams in four days of intense competition. Practice matches will be on Wednesday evening for just two hours. Qualification matches run on Thursday and Friday. Saturday morning starts off with division alliance selection and continues with division playoffs. The winners of each division playoff will compete Saturday afternoon to determine the best teams.
In FIRST STRONGHOLDSM, two Alliances of three robots each are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture the opposing tower. Robots score points by breaching opponents’ defenses and scoring boulders through goals in the opposing tower. During the final 20 seconds of the Quest, robots may surround and scale the opposing tower to capture it. For more information, please see: 2016 STRONGHOLD.
Team 1729 has been making hugely popular FRC logo earrings during the 2016 season and handing them out at events. Frequently we've given away them all away within the first couple of hours of an event. Many people have asked if they could get a pair later on. We're happy to make them available now. In an effort to continue fundraising, we're asking for a $5 donation for each pair. Please mail your payment, the number of earrings requested and along with your mailing address to: Monadnock 4-H Robotics, PO Box 184, New Ipswich, NH 03071. We'll get them back to you as soon as possible!
Thank you to all of the organizations and individuals who have stepped up and donated! Without your support, we would not be able to attend the New England District Championship last week. We are deeply grateful for the good wishes and encouragement that we have received. We continue be thrilled and moved by our community's generosity as were prepare to go to St. Louis for the international championship.
Our team does not charge a membership fee, and is entirely grant and donation funded. As such, we look to the community and region around us for support. We are asking for your support for our team. Your tax deductible donation of any size will add to the stability of our team and our ability to deliver robotics experiences throughout the region. Thank you in advance for your gift to our team. We (mentors and students) are all excited to learn what the Championships will bring, and look forward to sharing our engineering challenges, successes, (sometimes even failures!) and achievements with the whole Monadnock Region!
Please donate though the Team 1729 GoFundMe Campaign or by mailing a donation to:
Monadnock 4-H Robotics
PO Box 184
New Ipswich, NH 03071