The BC/YT FIRST LEGO League Challenge Championships was held on Saturday March 11 2023 at Meadowridge School in Maple Ridge. 33 teams competed in a fun tournament with lots of interesting robots and lots of great innovation projects.
The most impressive model for any of the innovation projects must have been the water-powered car by team U-BOTS. Not too many people will have seen anything quite like that at any tournament!
Photos from the event are in this Google Drive folder.
The YouTube live stream of this event can be found on the FIRST Robotics BC YouTube channel.
Coaches and mentors inspire their teams to do their best, both as individuals and together, and without them, there would be no FIRST
LEGO League. This award goes to the coach or mentor whose leadership and guidance is clearly evident and best exemplifies the
FIRST Core Values.
T Rex Technicians
This award celebrates a team that made significant progress in their confidence and capability in both the Robot Game and Innovation Project and are a shining example of excellent Core Values. They demonstrate that they understand that what they discover is more important than what they win.
Engineering Excellence Award
This award celebrates a team with an efficiently designed robot, an innovative Project solution that effectively addresses the season Challenge, and great Core Values evident in all they do.
Rising All-Star Award
This award celebrates a team that the judges notice and expect great things from in the future.
This award celebrates a team that embraces the culture of FIRST LEGO League through team building, team spirit, and displayed enthusiasm.
Robot Performance Award
This award celebrates a team that scores the most points during the Robot Game. Teams have a chance to compete in at least three 2.5-minute matches and their highest score counts.
The Robot Performance Award 2nd Place goes to:
Team: 55928 Sunrise
High Score: 330
The Robot Performance Award 1st Place goes to:
Team: 50936 Teamsters
High Score: 375
Core Values Award
This award celebrates a team that displays extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit, knows they can accomplish more together than they could as individuals, and shows each other and other teams respect at all times.
The Core Values Award 2nd Place goes to:
MDR Royal Crowns
The Core Values Award 1st Place goes to:
Innovation Project Award
This team utilized diverse resources for their Project to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of the problem they identified, developed a creative, well researched solution and effectively communicated their findings to judges and the community.
The Innovation Project Award 2nd Place goes to:
The Innovation Project Award 1st Place goes to:
Robot Design Award
This team used outstanding programming principles and solid engineering practices to develop a robot that is mechanically sound, durable, efficient and highly capable of performing Challenge missions.
The Robot Design Award 2nd Place goes to:
The Robot Design Award 1st Place goes to:
This most prestigious award celebrates the team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience by fully embracing the FIRST Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and the Innovation Project.
The Champion’s Award 2nd Place goes to:
The Champion’s Award 1st place goes to:
Teams Advancing to Canada Cup
Innovation Edition, May 14 2023, Remote Event
The Canada Cup will focus solely on the Innovation Project; no robot game is involved. The five teams that were ranked highest in the Innovation project category were invited.
- 50936 Teamsters
- 55927 RainDrop
- 56903 Nuclear Worms
- 58441 MKG – Mercier
- 56148 U-BOTS
46081 Yukon AllSparks were also invited but had to decline their spot due to a scheduling conflict. Should this happen to another team, the next eligible team will be invited instead.
Teams Advancing to International Tournaments
Our area received three invitations to three different international tournaments. Each of these will have 80+ teams participating. The biggest tournament is the World Festival in Houston with 106 teams, half of them from outside of North America.
The top-ranked team 50936 Teamsters got to pick which tournament they wanted to go to, and they chose:
- FIRST LEGO League World Festival at FIRST Championships in Houston, Texas, April 19-22
The second-ranked team 46081 Yukon AllSparks chose the
- Western Edge Open Invitational in Long Beach, California, May 12-14
The third-ranked team 55928 Sunrise will go to the
- FIRST LEGO League WPI Open Invitational in Worcester, Massachusetts, June 9-11