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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...

Congratulations Geoff!

2017 Ontario Provincial Championship

Team 1114 competed at the Ontario Provincial Championships, alongside 59 other highly competitive robots. This competition displayed the innovation and ambition of FIRST Canada teams. Congratulations to Geoff Allen, our lead Mentor, for receiving the Woodie Flowers award! At the end of qualifications, our team had a win-loss ratio of 9-2, landing us in the 2nd seed position. During alliance selection, we picked team 188 Blizzard to join our alliance, as well as our second pick, team 2609 BeaverworX. After tough competition, we ended the competition as quarter finalists. We would like to congratulate the championship finalists, team 4939 Allspark9, team 2200 MMRambotics, and team 4976 Rebelsour, as well as district championship...

Team 1114 for Spirit Award!

2017 University of Waterloo District Event

For our second district event of our 2017 season, we competed at the Waterloo District Event. Managing to obtain a win-loss ratio of 9-3-0 during the qualification matches, we seeded second overall. During alliance selection, our sister team, Team 2056 OP Robotics had seeded first and picked us as their alliance partner, along with Team 6481 Deus ex Machina. We finished the University of Waterloo event as district event champions and received the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Congratulations to the event finalists, teams 4678 Cybercavs, 3683 Team Dave, and 4814 Incubator, as well as the district Chairman’s Award winner, Team 4525 Renaissance Robotics.