Humber College District Event 2019
We started our 2019, Deep Space adventure at Humber College on March 8th-10th. At Humber, we went 11-1 during qualification matches and we ranked second overall at the event. This was the 1st Humber District event and our first event of the season.
We were the first pick of the first alliance, which partnered us with our alliance captain, 1114 – Simbotics, and Team 771 – SWAT. We finished Eliminations undefeated and we took home our first blue banner of the season. We also won the Quality award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation. The Humber College District event laid a strong foundation for the rest of the season.
University of Waterloo District Event 2019
We moved into our second event at the University of Waterloo, our home event, on March 21st-23rd. During the qualification matches, we went 10-1-1 and once again, ranked 2nd at the event.
Mirroring Humber, we were once again first pick of the first alliance, but this time we were partnered with our alliance captain 2056 – OP Robotics, and Team 5672 – First Nations-Stem. Sticking to the pattern, we were undefeated in eliminations and won our second blue banner of the season. This win was of huge significance as not only was this our home event, but we expand our win streak at this event to two. We also won our second award of the season, the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors. The University of Waterloo District event created a great momentum going into provincials.
FIRST Ontario Provincial Championship – Technology Division 2019
We were ranked fourth going into the FIRST Ontario Provincial Championship (FOPC) and were excited to play against the top 80 teams in Ontario. The 80 teams were divided into 2 divisions, and we ended up in the Technology Division and playing against the 39 other teams placed in our division. During qualifications, we went 9-3 and ended ranked 3rd going into eliminations.
Following suit with the other events we played, we once again were the first pick on alliance one with a familiar alliance captain, 2056 – OP Robotics, and Team 4907 – Thunderstamps. We played exceptionally well in eliminations, going undefeated and never scoring less than 100 points a round. We won our Division, awarding us with our third blue banner, and ended the competition as finalist.
Congratulations to 1114 – Simbotics, 1241 – THEORY6, and 771 – SWAT, on winning the FOPC. Also, congratulations to 5672 – First Nations-Stem, 772 – Sabre Bytes Robotics, and 4525 – Renaissance Robotics, on winning the District Chairman’s Award. We ended our time at FOPC celebrating our latest award, the Excellence in Engineering award, and the news that we will be participating at the World Championships in Detroit, MI, US.