Nov. 4 - Kickoff
At 6:30 p.m., the kickoff started with Jean-Philippe introducing himself and the organizers of the CRC Nemolition 2014. After, he raised the curtains and unveiled the playing field. The playing field is huge. It was practically the size of a basketball court! It lay along the length of the stage, and it was still a tight fit. Jean Philippe soon began to call the schools to receive competition kits containing a few essentials to the competition, such as model cubes and the new vex controllers whom resemble a lot to the Xbox controller. He then started to explain some of the general rules of the competition (7:38 p.m.). A few to note in advance is the fact that the ramps leading to the second floor are steep, and the moveable ramp that can be used to access the third floor is cruel. On the first floor, there will be yellow foam prisms of different dimensions. On the second floor, there will be small, plastic buckets filled with 1L of concrete. Finally, on the third floor, there are the beach balls.
After the rule explanation (at 7:54 p.m.), Jean-Philippe opened up to questions, where we learned two more things. First, Jean-Philippe apparently built the entire structure with a benchsaw and a drill. Secondly, the competition name "Nemolition" means "no name construction" since the organizers couldn't really come up with a name for this year.