Robotics teams compete at Albany Civic Center
    More than 30 teams vie for berths in district competition

    By Tammy Fletcher [email protected]  Mar 16, 2019 


    ALBANY — Young minds own the future. And when those young minds create mechanical precision, 
    that is a thing of beauty.Those concepts have never been more apparent than at Destination Deep Space, 
    the 2019 Procter & Gamble Peachtree District Qualifier for Georgia FIRST Robotics at the James H. Gray Civic Center
     in Albany this weekend. Thirty-plus robotics teams converged on the location to compete for points needed to advance 
    to various district championships.Event Chairman Jason Beaver said that this year’s competition is the fourth hosted in 
    Albany. He noted that of the more than 30 teams participating, nine are area teams, including teams from Dougherty and 
    the surrounding counties of Lee, Worth, Terrell, Calhoun and Tift.The local teams work out at the 
    Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy in Albany. The 4C Academy, a local charter school, works closely with 
    industry and business to produce high school graduates who are college- and career-ready.Each of the teams in the 
    competition is heavily supported by mentors, coaches and volunteers. The teams first meet in January each year. Six weeks 
    and many late and early hours later, each team will have built a robot to enter into competition.Some teams are rookie teams 
    and some are multiyear teams, and points are awarded with years of competition as a criteria. Points are also awarded based 
    on functionality and inspired engineering. Teams are competing to gather points to advance to their respective district championship.
    Industry and business are key supporters of the competitions. Future technology controls research and development, which are vital 
    to tomorrow’s profits and business viability. Manufacturing and business leaders have exhibited an understanding that this country’s 
    youth is an asset to encourage and support.

    District teams are ranked against all teams in their district and the final rankings, once all district events have been played,

    are used to determine eligibility for District Championships and/or the FIRST Championship. .

    Total Points: 8
    Rank: 38 of 85 teams in the Peachtree District (Full Rankings ) 

    Qualified for District Championship:
    Qualified for FIRST Championship: No

    Team 5840 had the following district points activities in the 2019 season:
    Event/Activity Total
    PCH District Albany Event presented by Procter & Gamble 29
    PCH District Columbus Event 46
    Peachtree District State Championship 12

    If Team 5840 is tied with any other Peachtree teams in total District Ranking Points, the tie will be broken using the following criteria:


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