West Vancouver Schools TenTon Robotics Team Places Second at World Championships

West Vancouver Schools TenTon Robotics Team Places Second at World Championships

North Shore robotics programs are producing world champions (video from North Shore News)

North Shore robotics programs are producing world champions (video from North Shore News)

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Mechatronics Robotics 2022-2023

WVS Premier Mechatronics Robotics Academy had 2 VRC HS teams (1010X & 1010N), and 1 VRC MS team (10012X) participate.


Tournament Champions: 1010 X – Thomas Lee, Joanne Moon, Madeleine Reynolds, Sunny Xu

Tournament Finalists: 1010 N – Liam Teale, Arlo Maquire, Brad Cho, Robin Kim

Robot Skills 3rd place, Semifinalists: 1012 X – Lucan Chugani, Ryan Agnew, Yuanda Zhang

The teams worked hard during the summer, WVS Robotics teachers (Mr. Todd Ablett & Dr. Mahesh Chugani) opening the classrooms to supervise the students who wanted to work on robotics and enter this competition. The teachers were excited as well as they set up the new game so the teams of students could come and practice!

In West Vancouver Schools, we thrive on looking for ways to provide opportunity for students, especially when they ask if they can ‘come to school during the summer break.’ We know the benefits for these students are many as not only did they increase confidence in their knowledge, skills, and abilities leading into the start of the school year, but they also found working on their robots a whole lot of fun! This experience was not additional schoolwork because they were engaged in an activity they so enjoy.

Mechatronics Robotics 2021-2022

VEX 2021-2022 World Championship Results


  • One of our five elementary teams: Ten Ton Robotics, were crowned world champions alongside a team from Gateway Science Academy based in St.Louis, Missouri
  • Tournament consisted of over 500 teams from across the world
  • West Vancouver had four teams make the playoff round and two teams advanced to the championships
  • Ten Ton Robotics won the following awards:
    • Teamwork World Champions (1012X)
    • Teamwork Engineering Division 2nd
      Place (1012N)
    • Amaze Award Engineering Division (1012N)
    • Teamwork Arts Division Champions (1012X)
    • Teamwork Innovate Division Champions (1012Y)
    • Create Award Design Division (1021W)
    • VRC MS Robot Skills 3rd Place (10012W)
    • Think Award Engineering Division (10012W)
    • Division Finalists Arts Division (10012Y)
    • Division Finalists Research Division (1010N)
    • Build Award Research Division (1010N)

Mechatronics Robotics 2019-2020

VEX EDR Robotics Tournament
November 16, 2019
Collingwood Secondary


  • 32 out of the 56 teams at the tournament were from Ten Ton Robotics
  • 7 out of the 8 teams in the Semifinals were from Ten Ton Robotics
  • 13 out of the top 15 teams in the Skills Challenges were from Ten Ton Robotics
  • Ten Ton Robotics won the following awards:
    • Tournament Champions (1010A)
    • Tournament Finalists (1010Y & 1010U)
    • Amaze Award (1010N)
    • Build Award (1010V)
    • Design Award (1010U)
    • Think Award (1010A)
    • Judges Award (1010Y & 10012U)

See what happens in a robotics tournament.

Learn more about the VEX Robotics World Championship that our students have been attending over the past few years.

Mechatronics Robotics 2017-2018

VEX World Championships
April 25-28, 2018
Louisville, Kentucky

25,000 students from 40 different countries participated in the world’s largest robotics competition – the 2018 World Championships.  The West Vancouver Schools Premier Mechatronics Robotics Academy qualified 3 teams who attended the competition in Louisville, Kentucky, April 25-28, 2018. These students represented our district along with the so many of the world’s best builders, programmers and creative problem-solvers in competitive robotics.   All 3 teams, Team 1010 B, 1010 N and 1010 X, made their division playoffs.   Team B achieved a world record with the highest combined points score in a match.  Team N progressed to the Semi-Finals for their division.  Team 1010 X won their Division, won the Semi-finals and placed 2nd in the World in the finals to China and another Canadian team from Oakville, ON.

Watch the live feed and cheer for our 3 teams in Kentucky. The new VEX game will be announced at this event… you’ll find plenty of streaming video here: https://livestream.com/vrctv1

Global News Coverage
April 16, 2018

VEX tournament
April 7, 2018

See the coverage from the Vancouver Sun here.

BC VEX Robotics Championships
March 3rd, 2018
Delta, BC

Team 1010 won three spots to this years VEX World Championships in Louisville Kentucky, USA:

1010A 1010B 1010G 1010K 1010N 1010X 1010Z all made the playoffs.
1010X and 1010Z were alliance captains.
1010X 1010N 1010B were the eventual tournament winners, taking 3 matches to defeat a very strong alliance of 2U 2S (Gladstone) and 7842F (Nides). The final match of three saw a total of 243 points.
1010N also won the Build Award.
1010X was the only undefeated team during the qualifier, and also ended up with 601 sp in 8 matches. They also won the Excellence award.

Mechatronics Robotics 2016-2017

VEX World Championships
April 19-22, 2017
Louisville, Kentucky


Three robots from West Vancouver’s Mechatronics/Robotics academy (Ten Ton Robotics) competed at the 2017 VEX Robotics World High School Championships in Louisville, Kentucky April 19-22, This is the world’s largest robotics completion with teams representing 44 countries from around the world. Read more here.

BC VEX Robotics Fall Qualifier
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Fraser Heights Secondary School, Surrey B.C.

BC VEX Fall Qualifier

BC VEX Fall Qualifier

The West Vancouver Schools Premier Mechatronics Robotics Academy was able to field 14 teams (an academy record). Two teams were comprised of students who competed last year, three teams competed at Alpha Secondary School, October 15, 2016 and this tournament was the first ever for nine of our Academy teams.


In these local tournaments, teams end up playing in alliances of three, which means three teams are first place finishers and three teams are second place finishers.

Team 1010K:    Tournament Champion
Team 1010R:    Tournament Champion
Team 1010Z:    Tournament Finalist
Team 1010Y:    Tournament Semi-finalist
Team 1010A:    Tournament Semi-finalist
Team 1010Y:    Amaze Award

Additionally, Team 1010K and Team 1010R both qualified for the BC VEX Provincial Championships!

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