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BC Christmas Qualifer at University Hill High School at UBC

Our next tournament is at University Hill High School on Saturday Dec 7th and we are taking 15 teams!  There are 62 teams currently registered so it will be a big tournament again.

The tournament is called the British Columbia Christmas Qualifier (or BCCQ).


British Columbia Christmas Qualifier
Venue: University Hill Secondary School
Address: 3228 Ross Drive E. Mall
City: UEL – Vancouver
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Zip/Postal Code: V6S 0C6

The Event will start at

Friday, December 6th, 2013 (this is optional )
Technical inspections & Practice fields open 6pm – 8pm

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Doors open at 7:30 am

Technical inspections & Practice fields open: 7:45am – 9:30am
Qualification Rounds: 10am – 3pm
Elimination Rounds: approx. 3:30 – 5:00pm
Awards: 5pm

Great Results from the BCSO

The Robosavages had a great first tournament this season.  The event was held at Enver Creek Secondary in Surrey B.C. and they even did a better job than last year at hosting PYRS first event of the BC season.

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Our First Competition of the Year, BCSO

oldGladJpg3The BC season opener will be held this weekend.

We will be taking 9 teams (we hope…still not all finished) and competing with a 37 other teams from around the province.

Information can be found here

British Columbia Season Opener
Dates: October 19, 2013
Venue: Enver Creek High School
Address: 14505 – 84th Avenue
City: Surrey
State: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Zip/Postal Code: V3S 8X2


Idea Factory for VEX Toss Up

Thursday night (Sept 19th) we will be hosting an idea factory in the Robo Dojo, I expect that some students and teachers from other schools will take advantage of the offer to come see the new game set up.

The room will be open from 3:30 to 8:00 pm with two rule discussions at 4 and 5 pm officially but we informal ones as the night evolves also…

Please contact me at so i know you are coming.



Welcome Back to the Robo Dojo and VEX Robotics

Summer break is over, school has started and we are back in the Robo Dojo (room V105).  We have the new game set in the room (thank you Mr Balcom) and have started building our robots for the new Toss Up game.

Over the summer our amazing students also did this welcome back video and for a brief few seconds even features our shop and a few Robosavages at the 1:07 mark

Also our first tournament is Oct 19th an we are building as fast as we can and hope to have many teams there.

Now Back to work…

3rd Place Finish at 2013 VEX World Championships

After the dust had settled the Robosavages have much to celebrate again this year.

To recap we had 5 teams playing in 5 different divisions…
3 of our teams made the playoffs ( only 25% of teams make it to the playoffs)(and we have made the playoffs in 5 of the 6 years we have gone)
1 of our teams won the Engineering division
1 of our teams came 3rd in the world.
We also won the Engineering Division Create award and the Science Division Teamwork award.  These are both the first time for us winning those kind of awards when at the worlds.
So thank you very much to all of our families and our sponsors to for helping us get here.
What an amazing end to an amazing year…
Thank you everyone.

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. 

World Qualification for 5th year in a Row.

Gladstone teams did great at the December 10 th tournament in Richmond B.C.

We had one team on the World qualifying side of the tournament ( ty WASABI for picking us as partners) and one team in second place (ty Exothermic!).   We had teams win the consolation finals and come in second there also.  We won one of the judges awards for engineering.

We also had 17…yes 17 teams of the 64 that were there, which is a record for our jurisdiction and maybe a Canadian record too.  We have asked VEX to see if there are any public schools in the USA that have more teams than that…maybe its a world record?…

We did qualify 2Z for the VEX Robotic World Championships, April 18 to 21st 2012, in Anahiem California at the Disneyland Convention Center.  So yes, I guess we are going to Disneyland.

This means Gladstone has qualified for the Worlds 5 years in a row…Which is a record for the Pacific Northwest and also maybe a Canadian Record…hmmm…better ask VEX if that is a world record too?.

More Details about all tournament soon to follow…