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1114 showcasing its ability on the Cheval de Frise

2016 World Championship - Carver Division

Team 1114, after a long and challenging season, came face to face with the Carver division where we were pitted against some of the best teams in the world. After the first day, we found ourselves wondering how we could increase our performance for the rest of the competition. We returned the next day having spent hours analyzing the last day’s data to formulate the best strategy and make us more competitive. At the end of the qualification rounds we ranked 27th out of 75 total teams, with a record of 6-6, where we were first picked by team 27, Team RUSH and second picked team 20, The Rocketeers. We continued to push through the playoffs, but were ultimately defeated in the quarterfinals. We had a great season with some fantastic...

Simbotics Sentinel showing off its hanging skills!

2016 Waterloo Regional

Continuing on with the 2016 season, team 1114 showed their stuff in the Waterloo Regional! This highly competitive event features 30 teams, all fighting for their chance to move on to the First Robotics World Championships in St. Louis, MO. Due to the communication and repeated teamwork of our team, we scored over 100 points in almost all qualification matches. We finished qualifications as the first seed, after an impressive 11-2 win/loss ratio. Governor Simcoe partnered up with our sister team, 2056 Orchard Park Robotics, and rookie team, 5912 Heritage Robotics to take on the other elimination round alliances. Together we finished as regional finalists, with 1114 taking home the Gracious Professionalism Award, sponsored by Johnson...

2016 Greater Toronto East Regional

Team 1114 Simbotics, entered the Greater Toronto East Regional as our season's first competition. We started off the event with a 7:3:0 win loss ratio during qualification matches, ranking us in seventh seed. During alliance selection, we were first picked by second ranked team 1241 THEORY6 and also had team 2935 NACI join our alliance. We finished the event as Regional Finalists and were also awarded the Creativity Award.

2015 World Championship

On Wednesday April 22nd we arrived at St.Louis, Missouri, excited to compete with 607 of the best robotics teams from across the world at the World Championship. We were competing in the Curie subdivision with 75 other teams from Canada, America, Australia, Israel and China. On practice day of the competition we experienced some minor issues but quickly regained focus and practiced our tote-stacking and our three bonus tote auto. We ended off the day excited for tomorrow's qualification matches.

 

It was amazing to see the amount of teams that had new or improved “canburglar” mechanisms; it seemed as though every team had made major improvements to their robot and gameplay. The...

2015 Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional

Team 1114 was thrilled to attend our final regional of the season, The Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional. Forty-eight teams attended from all across North America, including teams from California, New York and Michigan.

 

The first day of qualifications went well with many alliances scoring over 120 points. We witnessed a higher level of teamwork and efficiency. In our first qualification match we experienced a rough start, however we quickly regained focus and achieved a qualification average of 144.1. We ended the day ranked second.

 

In our final four matches we managed to increase our average to 165.9, ‘swiping’ the first seed. This...