BC was represented by eight VEX teams at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville Kentucky this weekend. There were over 500 teams from 31 countries competing in the High School category. The teams were divided into five divisions.
In the Math Division, BC was represented by 1039A, the Robo-Raiders, from Comox, who finished 6-4, and 9181B, the Seaquam Seahawks who went 8-2 in qualifying and finished as Quarter Finalists and Captains of the #8 alliance.
In the Arts Division, BC was represented by 9594C, Mechanical Synergy from West Vancouver, who finished qualifying with a perfect 10-0 record and were Captains of the #1 alliance. They finished as division finalists, after taking the final to a tie-breaking third match.
In the Engineering Division, BC was represented by 2Z, from Gladstone, who finished qualifying with a 6-4 record and joined two Chinese teams for a run to the division final which also went to a tie-breaking third match.
In the Technology Division, BC was represented by 6264D, from Shawnigan Lake School, who finished with a 5-5 record, and 2S from Gladstone who finished with a 4-6 record and were recipients of the “Community” Award.
In the Science Division, BC was represented by 2R, from Gladstone, who finished with a 4-6 record and 6264 from Shawnigan Lake who finished 3-6-1.
Overall BC teams finished with a 46-33-1 record in qualifying rounds, for a .581 win ratio. This was the fourth highest win ratio of the major regions (with more than three teams at worlds). We were edged out by Ontario (who had three teams in the final matches!), Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Alberta, with just three teams at the event, also had a strong showing with a .767 win ratio.
While a fourth place finish is fabulous, BC has held the top spot in win ratio for the previous three years. Let’s get it back!