The Relic Recovery regular competition season is rapidly coming to an end. Saturday, 13-January-2018 marked the last meet of the El Dorado League of North Texas. Saturday, 20-January-2018 will be the El Dorado League Tournament. From that tournament, two teams will advance on to the Regional Tournament, which pits them up against teams from all across the state of Texas for a chance to advance to the US South Super Regional Tournament in Athens, GA.

##### FTC 11242

(ERROR 451)

My veteran team, established just last year, has accrued 22 qualifying points and 702 ranking points. They are currently in 2nd place in the points standings behind FTC 9403, who also has 22 qualifying point, but has 715 ranking points.

I am extremely proud that FTC 11242 closed the game in ranking points from 39 points to 13 points! If both teams perform at the level they did on Saturday, it is possible for FTC 11242 to regain 1st place in the season standings going into the Alliance Selection for the elimination rounds.

##### FTC 12645

(S.C.R.E.W. (Succeed, Conquer, Repeat Every Week) Ups)

My rookie team, established this year, has accrued 16 qualifying points and 617 ranking points. They are currently in 4th place in the points standings, which is where they were when they entered this meet.

I am also extremely proud of how this team has performed. They are a great group of kids who I am excited to see move on to my veteran team next year.

##### Team Analysis of Season & Projections

FTC 127 has earned 6 qualifying points at all 3 of the league meets. I would anticipate they will earn 6 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 5443 earned no points in the first meet, 4 in the second, and 6 in the third. I would anticipate they will earn 4 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 9402 earned 2 points in the first meet, 4 in the second, and 6 in the third. I would anticipate they will earn 4 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 9403 earned 6 points in the first meet, 10 points in the second, and 6 points in the third. I would anticipate they will earn 6 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 10143 earned 6 points in the first meet, 2 points in the second, and 4 points in the third. I would anticipate they will earn 4 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 11085 earned 4 points in the first meet, did not participate in the second, and 6 points in the third. I would anticipate they will earn 6 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 11242 earned 10 points in the first meet, and 6 points in both the second and third meets. I would anticipate they will earn 6 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 12645 earned 6 points in the first and third meets, and 4 points at the second meet. I would anticipate they will earn 4 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 12650 earned 6 points in the first meet, 4 points in the second, and no points in the third. I would anticipate they will earn 2 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 12992 earned 4 points in the first meet, did not participate in the second, and 2 points in the third. I would anticipate they will earn 2 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

FTC 13915 did not participate in the first or second meets and earned 6 points in the third. I would anticipate they will will earn 6 points in the qualifying rounds at the league tournament.

If this is how this plays out, then the qualifying points would be as follows going into the alliance selection at the league tournament:

- 1st / 2nd Place (28 QP) – FTC 9403 and FTC 11242
- 3rd Place (24 QP) – FTC 127
- 4th Place (20 QP) – FTC 12645
- 5th / 6th / 7th Place (16 QP) – FTC 9402, FTC 10143, and FTC 11085
- 8th Place (14QP) – FTC 5443
- 9th / 10th Place (12 QP) – FTC 12650 and FTC 13915
- 11th Place (8 QP) – FTC 12992

It should be interesting to see how the different teams perform as we come to the conclusion of the season. Check back next week to see how close my projections were to reality.