The 2019 British Columbia FIRST Tech Challenge Championships were held on Saturday February 23, 2019.
The match scores and results are in the PDF linked below.
Each team played in five qualifying matches. Combined with their results from two previous league events resulted in a total of 15 matches played.
Team rankings after qualifying matches:
|7||12598||Green Jelly Beans||16||1738||271|
|10||15639||Meadowridge Robogryphs 2||12||1219||204|
|13||11843||Island Connect Ed||12||986||220|
|16||12156||Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry||10||1119||176|
The top four teams were Alliance Captains. These Captains picked one other team to be their Alliance Partner in the elimination rounds. The four alliances were:
- 15013 Friction, with partner 417 S.K.I.D.
- 12583 Trinity, with partner 12598 Green Jelly Beans
- 3491 FIX IT, with partner 11589 Fusion
- 14343 Escape Velocity, with partner 12354 Belmont Bytes
Congratulations to team 12583 Trinity, Captain of the Winning Alliance and their Alliance Partner, 12598 Green Jelly Beans.
In addition to the robot game, teams were evaluated for a number of judged awards that were presented at the end of the day.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Before the team awards, there were some individual awards. The first was for Volunteer of the Year award, given to Eric Davies.
FIRST Dean’s List Finalists
The students who earn FIRST Dean’s List Award status as Finalists, are great examples of student leaders who have led their Teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission. These students have also achieved personal technical expertise and accomplishment. It is the intention of FIRST that these individuals will continue, post-award, as great leaders, student alumni, and advocates of FIRST. Congratulations to:
- Ines Khouider
- Christian Turpin
During the competition, the judging panel may meet a Team whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, but doesn’t fit into any of the existing award categories.
The first Judges’ Award is for “Perseverance”, congratulations team 15883 Fluxion.
The second Judge’s Award is for “Going the Distance”, congratulations team 11843 Island Connect Ed.
The Control Award celebrates a Team that uses sensors and software to increase the Robot’s functionality on the field. Congratulations to team 12598 Green Jelly Beans.
This judged award celebrates the Team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through Team building, Team spirit and displayed enthusiasm. Congratulations to team 11589 Fusion.
This judged award recognizes design elements of the Robot that are both functional and aesthetic. Congratulations to team 12354 Belmont Bytes.
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award
The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award celebrates a Team that thinks outside the box, and has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. Congratulations to team 3491 FIX IT.
This judged award is given to the Team that most connects with their local science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) community. Congratulations to team 14343 Escape Velocity.
This judged award is given to the Team that best reflects the journey the Team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. Congratulations to team 12583 Trinity.
The Inspire Award is the top judged award and is given to a team that best embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The Team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST Team. This Team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. The Inspire Award winner is an inspiration to other Teams, acting with Gracious Professionalism® both on and off the Playing Field. This Team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other Teams, sponsors, their community, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this Team will have showed success in performing the task of designing and building a Robot.
The third place Inspire Award goes to team 3491 FIX IT.
The second place Inspire Award goes to 12584 Trinity.
Congratulations to our Inspire Award winner, team 417 S.K.I.D.