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Week Zero 2024

On February 17th, the drive team members of CHOP SHOP 166 headed to Bedford High School to participate in the Week Zero event.  The annual event is a chance for teams to test their robots on an actual game field and for FIRST to test the game field in a real competition.

With a 1 - 2 record and being ranked 23, it was not looking great for us to be selected in the playoffs, especially since we did not have a functioning robot in any of the three previous matches.  Captains of Alliance #4, team 2423 “The KwarQs” took a chance and selected us as their third alliance partner. We joined team 4909 “Bionics” and headed into the playoffs.  

Now with a fully functional robot and a strong alliance, we formed a solid game plan where we would use our three piece auto to start and just give it our best.  We won our first two playoff matches but we were ultimately eliminated in the final round before the “Finals Matches.” 

Our performance in the playoffs left us feeling very good about the upcoming season.  We are looking forward to our first event, PINETREE, on March 15th.  


Team 166 finished 35th out of 78 in the Johnson Division with a record of 5-5. We had some issues in a couple of matches which led to us not being selected for the playoffs. Although we did not win any awards at the championship, our Impact team delivered their best presentations of the season.

Congratulations to everyone who competed this season, especially to the 4 New England teams who made it to Einstein!

We will be see you in the offseason.