Eight BC Teams Headed to 2017 VEX World Championships
39 BC secondary school robotics teams vied for top spots and an entry into VEX World Championship at the BC Provincial VEX Competition March 1, 2017. The best in BC, teams from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island earned spots at the Provincials by finishing first or second in competition play, or by winning the top adjudicated awards.
The bleachers at Seaquam Secondary were packed, as the crowded cheered on the two top alliances, led by Ten Ton Robotics team 1010R from West Vancouver Secondary and Robosavages 2D from Gladstone. The 1010R Alliance included another TenTon team,1010Z, and 2S RoboSavages. The 2D alliance included two Comox Valley teams, NIDES Navigators 7842D and Byte Me Robotics 50000. Both alliances fought hard, robots tossing big orange cubes back over the fence as fast as the other team could throw them. Both sides show just how capable a student designed robot can be, but in the end the 1010R Alliance won. All six teams now head to the 2017 VEX World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
Judges were impressed with the caliber of design, build, and innovation demonstrated by all of the teams competing and recognised 7 teams. Two of these awards qualify the teams for further international competition. The Design Award given to Gladstone 2Y’s sends them to Worlds as does the Excellence Award, the competition’s highest recognition, given to Ten Ton 1010X. Watch the final matches – Match 1, Match 2, Match 3.
Here’s are all of the award recipients: