2017-2018 - FIRST Power Up

TEAM CAPTAINS: ABRAHAM F AND ELLIOT D

"OLIVIA"

Outstanding Launcher Inside a Video-Game Inspired Arcade

The Game Description

In FIRST Power Up, two alliances of three teams, attempt to place power cubes on large balancing scales to tip the scale towards their side and gain ownership. Alliances can also trade power cubes for power-ups, giving them a temporary advantage in a match. At the end of the match, robots can climb the tower attached to the center balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points.

Waterloo District

At this competition, we ended up becoming the captain of the 4th alliance for the elimination matches! We are thankful to our alliance partners, teams 2852 and 4814 for joining us. Our alliance faced tough competition and we were unfortunately eliminated in the semi-finals.

McMaster District

At McMaster, we played very hard and ended up being the third pick for the 8th alliance. Thank you to our alliance partners, teams 6070 and 6632 for picking us. Again we faced tough competition but were unfortunately eliminated in the quarter-finals. More exciting news from this competition was that May, the team captain of our sister team 1374 was awarded as a Dean's List Semi-Finalist in Ontario and qualified to go to the provincial championships.

Ontario Provincial Championships

This year we were fortunate enough to have accumulated enough points throughout the competition season to earn us a spot at the Ontario Provincial Championships at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. We were a part of the Science Division and played very hard and ended up being the third pick for the 2nd alliance! Thanks to our alliance partners, teams 610 and 4678 for picking us. We were unfortunately eliminated in the semi-finals, but we had lots of fun while we were there. More exciting news from this competition was that May, the team captain of our sister team 1374 was awarded as a Dean's List Finalist in Ontario and qualified to go to the FIRST Championships in Detroit.

FIRST World Championships

Although our team did not qualify for the FIRST World Championships in Detroit, a few members of 1334 and 1374 went to experience it. We were able to see the massive amount of teams and the tough competition that they all faced. We also cheered on the fellow Canadian teams that had qualified. We were also there to cheer on May from our sister team 1374 as she competed for the Dean's List Award. We had lots of fun while we were there and here's hoping we qualify for it one of these years.