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02/27 Strong Second Half Helps Men’s Basketball Defeat Globe Tech, 91-62 8 AM

February 19, 2016 - 10:01
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WHAT                   :               Middle and high school students from Katonah, NY; New Rochelle, NY; The Bronx, NY; and, Jamaica, NY will descend upon BEST, INC. at 71 Lincoln Ave. New  Rochelle, NY on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for BEST Inc.’s Third Annual Open Robotic Tournament. Approximately 16+ teams will come together for a non-stop, action-packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from VEX EDR. Participants will square off in the game VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net, which is played by scoring colored balls in high and low goals; and, by elevating robots in a designated climbing zone. VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net was developed by VEX Robotics, Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, leaders in educational and competitive robotics.

BEST, Inc.’s Third Annual Robotic Tournament is one in a series of tournaments supported by the REC Foundation and various national, regional and local sponsors. The competition season culminates each spring, with the top performing teams from local and state VEX Robotics Competitions competing against each other at VEX Worlds. At VEX Worlds, these exemplarily teams will have the opportunity to challenge their top-ranked peers from over 30 countries around the world, including Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

COMPETING

SCHOOLS             :               The Harvey School Katonah, New York

BEST, INC.  New Rochelle, New York

St. Catherine Academy  Bronx, New York

Thom. Edison High School  Jamaica, New York…and more to come

INTERVIEW / PHOTO

OPPORTUNITY  :               1:1 interviews with students, event organizers and local sponsors will be available throughout the competition. Photos of student-built VEX robots and teams interacting with their custom robots will be available upon request.

WHERE                 :               Family Life Center, Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle

                                                71 Lincoln Ave, New Rochelle, New York 10801

WHEN                  :               Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Practice Rounds / Skills Challenges

 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Qualifying Rounds / Finals

CONTACT            :               NAME : Al Vickers           

                                                PHONE :646 537-5071

                                                EMAIL   : [email protected]

                                                NAME   : Phyllis Shelton

                                                PHONE : 646 201-6597

 

                                                EMAIL   : [email protected]