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2018 Windsor-Essex Great Lakes District

Team 1114 Simbotics and Simbot Smokescreen competed at our second event of the season, the Ontario District Windsor Essex Great Lakes Event, alongside 36 other very competitive teams. During the qualification matches, we earned a match record of 9 wins and 3 losses, placing us in the fifth seed. In alliance selections, we were picked by the first seed, Team 610 Crescent Coyotes and were joined by Team 6331 Sabotage to complete our alliance. During semi-finals we faced a highly determined fourth alliance and mechanical issues that were unable to be fixed in time for the tiebreaker match, resulting in the end of our playoffs run. Simbotics was thrilled to be awarded with the Gracious Professionalism Award sponsored by Johnson &...

2018 Ryerson District

 At the Ontario District Ryerson University Event, Team 1114 Simbotics competed at our first event of the season, along with 36 other highly determined teams. Throughout the qualification matches we achieved an 11-1 win-loss record seeding us 2nd overall. During alliance selection, first seed Team 5406 Celt-X picked us along with rookie Team 6878 SJB Odyssey. The event finished with our alliance finishing as the champions of the event, as well as Simbotics being awarded with the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi. Congratulations to event finalists, teams 6917 The Voyageurs, 2706 Merge Robotics, and 4039 MakeShift Robotics, as well as the district Chairman’s Award winners Team 4039 MakeShift Robotics.

2017 STEMley Cup

This fall Simbotics attended the STEMley Cup offseason robotics competition. The team placed second after qualification matches with a record of 5-1 and was selected first overall in alliance selection. Along with our partners, Team 2056 OP Robotics and Team 6135 Arctos, we won the event.

This was the third STEMley Cup event, and the third time we have left hoisting the cup!

Prime Minister's Science Fair

This September the robotics team from Governor Simcoe SS earned the opportunity of a lifetime; a trip to meet and discuss policy with none other than Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Governor Simcoe and their robotics team known as “Team 1114 - Simbotics” was chosen as the sole high school representative from a group of over 200 Robotics Competition teams/schools across Canada. The team was selected for their consistent excellence in Robotics including a World Championship victory and being a member of the Hall of Fame. Two student representatives, Kate O’Melia (Grade 12) and Evan Bernat (Grade 11) along with industry mentor James Cerar, made the all expenses paid trip to Ottawa for the event. While in Ottawa...

2017 World Championship - Darwin Division

Team 1114 competed at the St. Louis World Championships which consisted of 405 teams from all over the world. We were placed in the Darwin division where we were put against 67 (adjective) other teams. By the end of the qualification matches our team ranked 3rd seed with a win loss ratio of 7 wins and 3 losses. During alliance selection we selected teams 610 Crescent Robotics, 359 Hawaiian Kids, and 6387 Discobots Canada. After tough competition we ended as finalists in our division. Afterwards, the champions of each division moved on to Einstein in order to find the world champion. We would like to congratulate our division champion, and Einstein finalists, teams 1986 Team Titanium, 3310 Black Hawk Robotics, 3719 STEM Whalers...