Last weekend the VEX Robotics Nationals were held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. There were 51 teams competing from all over the North Island. The South Island held their championships separately this year, due to Covid disruptions in Auckland. Glenfield College had four teams competing, along with two teams from Glenfield Intermediate. The preliminary rounds saw 10 matches played by each team and we did very well.
The playoffs saw an alliance of 2918G and 2918D play through to the semifinals before being eliminated and an alliance of 2918H and 97255A play through until the quarterfinals before being eliminated. 2918G won the Amaze Trophy for consistency of build, quality of the programming (Joshua used AI to keep track of the position of his robot during Autonomous) and excellence of game play. Although we were not tournament champions this year, I was delighted with our students collegiality and their ability to be friendly and helpful to others – a true reflection of the Glenfield Way.
2918G (Joshua Green, Sam Legg and Tom Chapman) placed 1st
2918D (Luke Oborn and Antonio Yelcich)placed 5th
97255A(GIS) (Zoe Croft, Nate Carroll and Jacob Freestone) placed 9th
2918H (Henry Croft and Thomas Dickson) placed 16th
2918E (Daniel Herbert and Anton Olliver) placed 45th
and 97255B (GIS) (Rosie Oborn) placed 46th