Monday, December 8, 2014


The Patriot Engineering Team from George H.W. Bush Elementary in Addison, competed in the FIRST Lego League Qualifier Tournament, contested at University of Texas at Dallas, in Richardson.  The event was held on Saturday, December 6th, and featured a 32 team field of FLL competitors.  After three rounds of robotics action, the Patriot Engineering Team emerged with a top ten finish, and secured a spot in the next round of FLL Tournament action !

After finishing the first round with a middle of the pack performance, the team turned in a clutch performance in the second round, placing the team in the top five.  After scoring another great performance to finish the third and final round, the team remained solidly in the top ten and was selected to advance to the Super Qualifier Tournament, scheduled for January 17th, at the Trinity High School in Euless.

The team was faced with a few programming challenges, which resulted from a variance in the team's practice table and the actual competition tables.  The team will adjust accordingly, and will correct the issue before the next event.  With the experience of the tournament, and additional scoring opportunities that a few program changes will provide, the team feels confident that the robot performance can be improved.

The Patriot Engineering Team would like to thank all of our supporters, who have contributed to the 2014-15 FLL competition effort !!

Patriot Engineering Team prepares for FLL competition at UTD Richardson.

Patriot Engineering Team representing Addison, Texas and Bush Elementary, during FLL Regional Qualifier.

University of Texas at Dallas, FLL Regional Qualifier Tournament fields.

Action in the Patriot Engineering Team pit #13.

Patriot Engineering Team members take to the floor during FIRST Lego League tournament action at UTD.

Patriot Engineering Team on deck, during the University of Texas FLL Tournament.

Patriot Engineering Team from George H.W. Bush Elementary, prepare for FLL Tournament action at UTD.

Lane Duncan takes a moment to focus, during round 2 FLL Tournament action at UTD.

Patriot Engineering Team received props for their robotics cart, during FLL tournament action.

Lane Duncan works the PET robot, during FLL competition at University of Texas.

Patriot Engineering Team, Grayson Jones, Lane Duncan and Mason Dicks.

Patriot Engineering Team receives honors for their top ten finish, and advances to the next round of  FLL Competition.

Patriot Engineering Team celebrates a top ten finish, on their way to the next round of FLL competition.

Patriot Engineering Team, Mason Dicks, Grayson Jones and Lane Duncan.

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