VEX Robotics Competition

3 December 2021

Last Saturday marked the largest in-person VEX Robotics Competition to be held in three years (due to Covid-19) and we were pleased to have been able to be a part of it.

With our biggest show of force yet, we took 5 teams to the event held at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet The day saw 30 teams and over 120 competitors compete in 160 qualifying matches,16 finals rounds, as well as three skills drives each. It is fair to say it was a full-on and fast-paced 7 hours of competition.

While the level of competition had increased massively at this event with many teams clearly putting in the hours on their robots since our last competition, NLCCS team Wild Dogs managed to secure 3rd place in the team finals with North London Cybernetics Squad taking 6th and newcomers 404VNF coming in at 7th. All the NLCS teams performed very well against some tough competition, but also know there is a way to go to compete with many of the teams who have previously seen success at national and even world championship events.

With the Christmas break and the exciting move of the EDT department drawing this term’s VEX sessions to a close, it will be up to the teams to take their robots home and adapt them over the break, ready for the next regional competition in the new year. I can’t wait to see what they come back with.

Mr Hutchings, Head of Engineering, Design and Technology