For the past few years I’ve been inviting teams to come play at BCIT, and presenting some statistics to support why it is, statistically, a more difficult tournament than Worlds. With the change to state/provincial qualifying, the BCIT “A” Division is no longer the BC Championship, but the Pacific Northwest Championship. In any case, I’d like to present some statistics on how BC teams fared at worlds, and extend the invitation to any teams looking for top level competition in the run up to next year’s world championship to come try the field in “A” division at the Pacific Northwest Championships at BCIT.
So… BC sent 10 teams to worlds.
1136A “Flying Circuits” from Courtenay: 9-1 in qualifying, #1 in division, division champs, third overall (in the past three years BC teams have received a first place, second place, and two third place finishes)
9594M “BISCUIT Robotics” from Collingwood: 9-1 in qualifying #3 in division, division quarterfinalists, AMAZE award winner
2Z “Robosavages” from Gladstone: 9-1 in qualifying #5 in division, division quarterfinalists
2D “Robosavages” from Gladstone: 7-2-1 in qualifying, #6 in division, division semi-finalists, AMAZE award winner
2K “Robosavages” from Gladstone: 6-3-1 in qualifying, #21 in division, division finalists
2A “Robosavages” from Gladstone: 4-5-1 in qualifying, #55 in division, AMAZE award winner
7842D “Navigators” from North Island Distance Education: 8-2 in qualifying, #5 in division, division semi-finalists
7793R “Hamber Bots” from Vancouver: 5-4-1 in qualifying, #34 in division, division semi-finalists
6264 “Shawkbots Alpha” from Shawnigan Lake: 5-5 in qualifying, #38 in division, THINK award winner
4549C “Envertronics” from Surrey: 5-4-1 in qualifying #30 in division
So to sum it up, the ten teams from BC went 67-28-5 in qualifying.
Did any other region’s teams have a better win ratio?
50% of BC teams finished in the top 8 in their division
70% of BC teams played in divisional playoffs including
1 division champion
1 division finalist
3 division semi-finalists
2 division quarter-finalists
40% of BC teams received a judged award including three of the five AMAZE awards handed out at the tournament
So you can imagine how tough the competition was at the BC championships! Unfortunately I can’t invite teams from outside BC to take part in the provincial championships, but I can invite you to plan to attend the Pacific Northwest Championships next year. I don’t have the date for 2015 fixed just yet… it is usually early March. It’s great preparation for worlds… and I’ve got the stats to back it up!