The 2021 British Columbia Remote FIRST Tech Challenge Championships were held the first week of May 2021. This season, our teams played their matches remotely and submitted their scores. Watch the video of the Season Celebration and Awards.
Congratulations to our top ranked teams for Robot Performance.
1st 16205 Lightning Bots Coquitlam
2nd 16140 TechnoDynamics Burnaby
3th 16353 Reynolds Reybots Victoria
4th 16195 Guild of Builders Victoria
Check out the rankings and robot scores for all our teams. Some of our teams have shared videos from their matches throughout the season.
3491 FIX IT
16205 Lightning Bots
16287 Forces Unknown
18191 St. Patrick’s Incline Robotics
18502 St. Patrick’s Marlo’s Machinery
18589 St. Patrick’s Celtic Silverfish
In addition to the robot game, teams were evaluated for a number of judged awards that were presented at the end of the day. Before the team awards, there were some individual awards.
Five FIRST alumni ( Aila Simpson, Alec Krawciw, Guy Stoppi, Kath Silversides, Kiel Strang ) were presented with $500 honourariums. These college and university students have continued to be part of FIRST and have volunteered throughout the season.
Volunteer of the Year Award
The Volunteer of the Year award was given to Head Referee Kiel Strang who adapted and created a whole new way of Refereeing. It meant lots of time online, watching videos and helping teams figure out how to run their own competitions this season.
The Judges Award is given at the discretion of the Judges to a Team they have encountered whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, yet the Team does not fit into any of the existing Award categories.
This team had an ambitious start to the season, with big goals in mind. With one month left in the season, they realized that their individual mechanisms did not integrate. Throwing out their old ways & original robot, this infestation of students swarmed to create something new. They will not be removed that easily.
The Judges award for ‘a Hard Reboot’ goes to… Team 18589 Celtic Silverfish
The Design Award expands on this year’s challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots.
This team prioritzed their robust design and transferable technical skills. A speedy robot, with an FRC-inspired drive; this team clawed their way into the conversation. Not only did the robot slurp up rings, it delivered cookies to classrooms for a cause while screaming like a Banshee.
The Design Award goes to Team # 16353 Reynolds Reybots
The team that receives the Motivate Award has the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team.
This team reached out over social media to spread news about themselves! FIRST events are known for their dances, and this robot’s dance even became popular on Youtube. These kids clearly had X-ray vision when it came time to decide on their omni-drive.
The Motivate award goes to Team # 16195 the Guild of Builders!
Control Award, Sponsored by Arm Inc.
The Control Award celebrates the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system.
These guys don’t spin their wheels! We were impressed with this team’s enthusiasm and their ability to explain in detail. With their eye on the prize, they count all the Pixels. Like dark matter, this team is a force to be reckoned with and in pointed in the right direction. This team is sure to shoot more than just waffles next year!
The Control Award goes to Team # 16267 Forces Unknown
Collins Aerospace Innovate Award
The Collins Aerospace Innovate Award celebrates a team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.
Innovation is never a straight shot, but this team’s engineering notebook kept firing after every paragraph. The dynamic angle to their season’s trajectory knocked over the judges like a powershot. The bots they created are not bound to the physical world. While the physical robot used odometry to reach its targets on the field, their discord bot was a key author for their notebook.
The Innovate award goes to Team # 16140 TechnoDynamics
The Connect Award is presented to the team that the Judges’ feel most connected with their local community, FIRST and the business world.
Expanding engineering skills was a priority for this team. By setting personal goals, they leveraged their community connections to create engaging workshops and received exciting professional advice. These partnerships with the technical community promoted FIRST and were PARAmount to their success.
The Connect award goes to Team 16031 – Parabellum
The Think Award is given to the team that the Judges feel best reflects the journey of the engineering design process.
This team has not only been thinking about their goals, but documenting their successes for this past year. They weighed out their decisions in order to decide on game strategies & identify the key methods on how to maximize their scoring potential. Their choices were calculated, their process was iterative, and they could convey their ideas concisely. With teamwork & a mop in their hands, you can count on these guys to ‘clean-up’ the competition.
The Think award goes to Team # 18799 Clean Up Crew
Dean’s List Finalists
FIRST Dean’s List Finalists are outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary. FIRST Dean’s List Finalists, recognized here today, will represent British Columbia in the running for the 2021 top 10 Dean’s List Winner .
- Cheryl Chen 16031 Parabellum
2. Anthony Zang 16140 TechnoDynamics
The Inspire Award is presented to the Team that the Judges felt truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program.
Inspire 3rd Place
The winner of Inspire 3rd Place award is team 16140, Technodynamics.
Inspire 2nd Place
The winner of Inspire 2nd Place award is Team 16031, Parabellum.
Inspire 1st Place
With a clear, complete, and humorous portfolio, this team excelled at onboarding, planning, engineering, and outreach. This team strives toward the Ultimate Goal of inspiring others to get involved and get excited about FIRST. With a rock star robot, team branding that glows, & strong community partnerships, the judges were struck by this team’s presence. Whether its your robot, a presentation, or volunteering at an event, this team is like an all purpose multi-tool. It ain’t easy being green, but they’re not going to “Wreck it”, because you’ll always want to…
The Inspire Award goes to Team # 3491 – FIX IT!