VEX National championship – ExCel London

Up at 5:30 this morning and on the road by 7:30 to arrive at the ExCel arena, London just after 9:00 with our four teams.

The pitch looks good this year, much larger than last year and the tournament has grown considerably. Some new faces and lots of familiar ones to. The teams quickly get back into the swing of things and we are unto the pitches for qualification before we know it.

All teams look competitive and make good starts to the day with 100% records but inevitably two of the teams are matched together and the unbeaten run comes to an end for 3116B. not long after a technical issue means 3116 losses their first match and 3116C lose out in a very closely fought match. 3116A remains unbeaten but have somehow managed two draws!

As the days competition draws to a close, all four John Warner Teams are in the top 10 – the schedule is uneven for the day but the best we can make out is that we are in 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th places. Not a bad start and with out a couple of minor issues 3116 may well have been top.

Cheshunt school have overcome some early issues to place in the top three and East Barnet have a strong team with Virus doing well with a similar design to Cheshunt and Polaris doing well.

The highlight of the day was a visit by Prince Andrew who took a keen interest in the game and the work the students have  done. Brandon got to have a quick “chat”.

Prince Andrew VEX


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