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Crunch Time for Final Qualifying at the Spaceward Games

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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It’s 8:15 pm Mountain Time here at the Spaceward Games and final qualification is underway. Teams provisionally qualified to get to this point but the four remaining teams, LaserMotive, the University of Saskatchewan, McGill University and Centaurus need to qualify by midnight to be eligible for the finals. That leaves a precious 3 1/2 hours to get their climbers ready. It should be noted that these teams have the most sophisticated climbers in the competition. While three teams have qualified so far, Technology Tycoons, Kansas City Space Pirates and UBC, they all used simpler solar powered climbers. The teams remaining are using laser or microwave power beaming systems. A years worth of work for these teams is about to be tested, hopefully they can pull it off.

The order for tonights qualifying is:

1. LaserMotive
2. Centaurus
3. McGill University
4. University of Saskatchewan

PS Because of darkness our webcams are offline until tomorrow.

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