Yesterday, the Army Ants volunteered to help run the 2017 Central Missouri FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament held at Jefferson Middle School in Columbia, MO. This year, we had 27 Army Ants Students taking up the positions of judges, referees, queuers, timers, field reset, and score keepers. With all the help we had, the tournament ran incredibly smooth with all the tables running right on time. Here’s a few photos Amanda Ngo (most of them are hers) and Yousuf El-Jayyousi took while at the tournament.
Teresa Tang serves as a referee in the background while Andy Gillis (referee) and Daniel Barnett (timer) look over the field before the next round.
Matthew Grieshabor helps queue FLL teams before their matches.
The head queuer, Louise Schul, relays to Vincent Elfrink which teams need to queue next.
Army Ants Student and referee, Yousuf El-Jayyousi, explains details regarding the rules to competitors.
Leo Zhuang and Louise Schul come up with evil plans to take over the world while Jonathon Zars keeps a lookout.
Malek Necibi works on resetting the field after a match.
Alice Tang inputs scores into a computer to display to all the teams.
You can't find Teresa without her buttons!
Andy Leutkemeier drives the Army Ants' 2017 robot, Ralph, at the tournament for incoming high school students.
The Army Ants guys attempt the four person table trick.
The Army Ants guys failing the four person table trick.
The Army Ants girls attempt the four person table trick.
The Army Ants girls failing the four person table trick.