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TYRA Robotics Tournament Kickoff Saturday December 2nd

TYRA Robotics Tournament Kickoff Saturday December 2nd
  • PublishedNovember 2, 2023


From: Bryan Cole STEM/Robotics and CS Director/TYRA Coordinator

 

We are hosting the Texas Youth Robotics Alliance (TYRA) Kickoff Tournament at SSMS on Saturday, December 2nd.  (agenda attached)
 
This tournament is using Peggy Reimers from TCEA’s ruleset, Hi, Bye, Pizza Pie! (attached)  
In this ruleset, teams of robotics students will form random alliances with other teams to run qualifying matches that score points based on manipulating objects autonomously and with driver control to complete specific objectives.  After they run 3 matches each, the top scoring teams are allowed to pick an ally to compete in a bracket, knock-out style tournament against each other, until we get a championship alliance!  We run 2 divisions, Intermediate and Advanced.  
 
Mr. Moreno’s Intro to STEM students at SSMS have been working hard to get their robots ready for this tournament, and we have teams from Clarksville, Mount Pleasant, Eustace, and Red Lick as well, with more registering all the time!
 
If you are interested in volunteering to help with this tournament, please fill out this form before Friday, November 10th.  It should only take you a few minutes, and will guarantee you an awesome, free TYRA volunteer shirt in your size, and a free catered lunch on the day of the tournament.   
 

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