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VEX 2019 World Championship Qualifiers at New Hampshire Events

 

 

By David Kelly, Founder at Robotics Maker Space, LLC

This past weekend at Manchester Community College (MCC) robotics teams from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York competed in the VEX U competition. This brought an end to the qualification events for VEX robotics in New Hampshire. There are a 180 VEX robotics teams in the state at three levels. There is the VEX IQ challenge which takes place at the elementary and middle school levels, the VEX Robotics Competition takes place at the middle and high school levels, and the VEX U competition,which is it for college students. There were 14 robotics competitions which took place in New Hampshire this season. These took place in all different regions of the state.



These competitions allow students to qualify for the state championships held at MCC. The VEX Robotics Competition state championship was held on February 16th and 8 teams qualified to attend the VEX World Championship in Louisville Kentucky. The state championship for the VEX IQ Challenge was held on February 17th and an additional 8 teams qualified to travel to the VEX World Championship. This past weekend two of the VEX U teams also qualified for the World Championship. New Hampshire teams still have an additional chance for a spot down in Louisville. This will take place at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Signature Event which will be held March 7th through the 9th in Worcester, Massachusetts. At this event, 96 teams from all over the United States will be competing for three additional qualification spots to the VEX World Championship. In addition, teams will be able to compete at the National Robotics Week events in April at Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, New Hampshire. Pembroke’s VEX Robotics Competition will be on April, 16, 2019 and their VEX IQ Challenge competition will be held on April 17,2019.

This will give a great opportunity for teams to play this year’s games one more time before the next year’s games are released at the 2019 VEX World Championship, April 24-31, 2019.

NH Qualified teams for the VEX World Championship 2019:

VEX IQ Challenge State Championship

Design Award (VIQC)

4040A Bears, St. Joseph Regional Junior High School, Manchester, New Hampshire

Middle School Excellence Award (VIQC)

2701A Lancers, Henry W. Moore School,Candia, New Hampshire

Elementary School Excellence Award (VIQC)

603A SPLAT FORCE, RIZE Robotics, Goffstown, New Hampshire

Teamwork Champion Award (VIQC)

2820C RoboCats, Oyster River Middle School, Durham, New Hampshire

4040A Bears St. Joseph Regional Junior High School, Manchester, New Hampshire

Robot Skills Champion Award (VIQC)

2820C RoboCats, Oyster River Middle School, Durham, New Hampshire

Robot Skills Second Place Award (VIQC)

4040A Bears St. Joseph Regional Junior High School Manchester, New Hampshire

STEM Research Project Award (VIQC)

2820E Robocats, Oyster River Middle School, Durham, New Hampshire

VEX Robotics Competition State Championship

Tournament Champions (VRC)

134G Team Discovery -Golf, Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, New Hampshire

134J Team Discovery – Juliet, Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, New Hampshire

Design Award (VRC)

5106C KennettCoders-Checkmate, Kennett High School, North Conway,

New Hampshire, Finalists (VRC)

40B Sonic Mule, Trinity High School, Manchester, New Hampshire

134C Team Discovery – Charlie, Pembroke Academy, Pembroke, New Hampshire

Robot Skills Champion (VRC)

3773U Autonomous Falcons, Bow High School, Bow, New Hampshire

Excellence Award – Middle School (VRC)

4886B Beefcake, Thetford Academy, Thetford, Vermont

Excellence Award (High School)

3773U Autonomous Falcons, Bow High School, Bow, New Hampshire

VEXU Qualifying Tournament

Excellence Award (VEXU)

VCAT VCAT Robotics, Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, East Elmhurst, New York

Tournament Champions (VEXU)

AIR  AIR Aquidneck Island Robotics, Worcester, Massachusetts

About the Author:

Dave Kelly is a retired experienced Science Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Strong education professional skilled in Science Education, Coaching, Secondary Education, Physical Sciences, and Lesson Planning, VEX Robotics. Presently involved in teacher training.

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