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Welcome back…now back to work

We have started our robots for VEX Skyrise.   Everyone is trying out various designs.  The First competitions will happen during November, hopefully we will be ready by then.

Schools out for summer…Enjoy the break

Well the year is over the new game is out and now we take our summer break.

Enjoy your, break and we will see you in september.

Robosavages’ VEX Toss Up BC Season Review

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With the conclusion of the VEX Toss Up season in BC, the Gladstone Robosavages have finished the year with a total of 48 awards from 7 different tournaments.

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BC Fall Qualifier Results!


Thirteen Gladstone Robosavages teams attended the BC Fall Qualifier at McMath Secondary today in Richmond. We continued our strong start to the Toss Up Season, with 9 of the 13 teams making the elimination round. When the dust settled, the Gladstone alliance came out on top versus the Isfeld alliance. It was a close best of 3 that was decided by a few points each match. High hanging with a ball is scary.

2D – 1st seed (7-0)
Excellence, Programming Skills, Tournament Champions
2K – 8th seed (6-1)
Design, Robot Skills, Tournament Champions
2N – 53rd seed (2-5)
Tournament Champions
2Z – 4th seed (7-0)
Judge’s Choice Award

I would also like to congratulate other teams that were just shy of getting an award, 2A, 2B, 2F, 2H, 2M, 2S, 2T, 2V, 2W.

Big thank you to Mr. Ablett, our parents and our sponsors. Our success is driven by them.

See you guys soon at the BC Christmas Qualifier!

British Columbia Fall Qualifer @ McMath Secondary

The second toss-up tournament in the Pacific North region will be held at the R.A.McMath Secondary School school in Richmond. It will begin at 10 am on Saturday the 16th for all spectators.


British Columbia Fall Qualifier
Dates: November 15, 2013 – November 16, 2013
Venue: R.A.McMath Secondary School
Address: 4251 Garry Street
City: Richmond
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Zip/Postal Code: V7E 2T9

We will be sending a total of thirteen teams that consist of juniors and seniors. For many of our juniors, this will be their first tournament!

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From our School Site Gladstone Dominates World Robotics Championship! Anaheim, California (April 21, 2012)

Vancouver’s Gladstone Secondary School is on top of the world this weekend, after taking home first and second place finishes at the VEX Robotics World Championship. This is the first time that a Canadian team has earned the top spot, but even more remarkable is that for the winning “Robosavages” team their toughest competition came from their own classmates.

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Robosavages Win 2012 World Championship

Yes it is  true ! 2W wins the World Champions with 569 and 2900A as their alliance partners! 2D places second with team 10B and 1973 D.

Very surreal right now but take a look at the following links

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A new name?! ROBOSAVAGES

Gladstone robotics, will refer to its teams as Robosavages.   The name change is to differentiate us from other schools named Gladstone (there are a few) and most importantly to pay tribute to Mr Michael Savage, a former teacher at Gladstone who worked with Mr Ablett to start our engineering classes which lead to our participation in VEX robotics.  Mr Savage passed away in 2004 after a battle with cancer. 

2nd place VEX Robotics World Championships 2011 Programming Challenge

Months of work and countless hours of strategizing, designing, building and programming have lead to an amazing result.

Team 2 A placed 2nd in the world in the Programming Challenge.

They were narrowly outscored by the defending world champ and our team beat the 3rd place team by nearly 40 points.

We are very proud of the students and their efforts.

Congratulations Gladstone!