Are you ready to witness the future of robotics? Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2nd, as the Texas Youth Robotics Alliance (TYRA) Kickoff Tournament is set to take place at SSMS. This thrilling event will showcase the talent and innovation of young robotics students from various schools across the state. Get ready to be amazed!
The tournament will follow the ruleset known as “Hi, Bye, Pizza Pie!” developed by Peggy Reimers from the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA). In this dynamic ruleset, participating teams will form random alliances with other teams to compete in qualifying matches. Points will be awarded based on the successful manipulation of objects, both autonomously and with driver control, to fulfill specific objectives. After three matches, the top-performing teams will have the opportunity to select an ally and engage in an exhilarating bracket-style knockout tournament until a championship alliance is crowned. The event features two divisions: Intermediate and Advanced, ensuring a competitive and thrilling experience for all participants.
Excitement is already brewing as students from Mr. Moreno’s Intro to STEM class at SSMS, along with teams from Clarksville, Mount Pleasant, Eustace, and Red Lick, are working tirelessly to prepare their robots for this highly anticipated tournament. As word spreads, more schools are registering their teams, promising an action-packed event like no other.
If you are as passionate about robotics as we are and want to be part of this incredible event, consider volunteering for the tournament. Fill out the volunteer form by Friday, November 10th, and not only will you have the opportunity to support these young innovators, but you will also receive a personalized TYRA volunteer shirt and a scrumptious catered lunch on the day of the tournament.
Get ready to witness the power of collaboration and innovation at the Texas Youth Robotics Alliance Kickoff Tournament. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event that showcases the limitless possibilities of STEM education and the bright future of robotics!
Q: What is the Texas Youth Robotics Alliance (TYRA) Kickoff Tournament?
A: The TYRA Kickoff Tournament is an annual event that brings together robotics students from different schools to compete in an exciting robotics competition.
Q: What is the “Hi, Bye, Pizza Pie!” ruleset?
A: “Hi, Bye, Pizza Pie!” is a set of rules developed by Peggy Reimers from the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) that governs the competition at the TYRA Kickoff Tournament.
Q: How does the tournament work?
A: Teams of robotics students form random alliances and compete in qualifying matches. The top-performing teams advance to a knockout-style tournament to determine the championship alliance.
Q: How can I volunteer for the tournament?
A: Fill out the volunteer form before Friday, November 10th, to secure your spot. Besides supporting the students, volunteers receive a personalized TYRA volunteer shirt and a catered lunch on the day of the tournament.