Glenfield College were at the VEX Robotics NZ Nationals 2016. They worked for two and a half very busy days, competing with groups from all over the country.
We had 6 teams representing the college. The competition was divided into 2 divisions and we had 3 teams in each division. With 67 teams from schools as far away as Christchurch competing.
Four of our teams made it through to the quarter finals of their division. Three through to the semifinals. 2918A went on to be the division champion and 2918E the division runner up. 2918A
went on to be in the runner up alliance in the national final.
2918A Jason Collingwood and Stedtson van Rensberg
2918B Levi Chapman and Keegan Corbet
2918C Cameron Selby and Matthew Steyn
2918D Caleb Lunjevich and Evan Ismael
2918E Hemant Toora and Filip Ograbek
2918F Adam Macintyre and Raphael Russell
It should be noted that Jason and Stedtson with 2918A gave the ultimate winners a run for their money and pushed them to their limit. It was so close in the decider, that the points were checked
several times to ensure no mistakes were made. Jason is going to the world championships to defend our Excellence Award gained in 2015.
Hemant and Filip with 2918E performed well in their division and it is possible that Hemant might have/has qualified for the world championships with his excellent driving skills.
Our year nine robot driven by Caleb and coached by Evan performed creditably with the students only having been in the college for 4 weeks and building their own robot in this time
Levi and Keegan 2918B were consistent competitors and ranked 5th in their division. Their support for others was really appreciated by all. Adam Macintye and Russell were enthusiastic competitors and could be relied upon to do their best.
Cameron and Matt did their best to overcome design issues and provided good opposition for competitors.
It was great to see the support team members gave each other during the competition.
VEX robotics coordinator at Glenfield College