The air was chilly with a faint sea-breeze wafting up to the hotel. Team 696 had gathered all their belongings and packed it onto the bus as it was their last day in Ventura.
After a final breakfast meal at Denny’s, Team 696 headed to finish what they started. After the final qualification matches finished, alliance building began. This is the point where the top ranking teams choose other teams to form an alliance with to go through elimination rounds with.
Team 696 was chosen, but gratefully declined. The team which Circuit Breakers were going to ask to join their alliance was also chosen but declined, meaning they could not be on the same alliance anymore.
Nevertheless, Team 696 chose two other teams from the group of highly potential and hard-workers that is FIRST Robotics teams, making a full alliance.
The matches were close, but Team 696 ended up getting eliminated before the Final round. Staying till the end, Team 696 gave encouragement to the remaining teams.
After the awards’ ceremony, Circuit Breakers packed up and were headed for home. While they had lost, spirits stayed positive on the ride home, congratulating each other and speaking praise about the other teams.
Once back at Clark, Team 696 members were given a short speech that warmed everyone’s hearts. Then they all went their separate ways to get a good night’s sleep.