Years 4-9 SUMO Robotics Inter-School Competition

This semester, students from Years 4-9 have been attending weekly SUMO Robotics sessions, using LEGO Spike Prime kits.  They have worked very hard to both design and create their robots and then install the code to allow the robot to ‘battle it out’ with other robots in a small SUMO ring that is approximately 78cm in diameter.

This culminated in an inter-school competition on Wednesday 26 October, hosted here at the College.  Staff and students from Saint Stephen’s College, Hillcrest Christian College and The Southport School attended ready to compete in an informal scrimmage morning.  It was a wonderful opportunity for all students to become familiar with the competitive robotic environment, ready for formal competition next year. We hope to host a SUMO Robotics Competition at the College in Term 3, 2023. It was wonderful to see the comradery between the schools and witnessing students helping each other with their robots and code sequences. 

Representatives from A.B. Paterson College were:

  • Preston Williams 9M
  • Hunter Giemzo 7M
  • Jonathan Wang 7D
  • Dominiq Kamenoff 7M
  • Coco O’Malley 6H
  • Ethan Pilkington 6M
  • Bennett Longhurst 5S
  • Caelum McCleery 5W
  • Eric Zhang 5L
  • Sahishnu Sriram 5B
  • Lucas Wang 5B
  • Maxim Nadezhdin 4T
  • Ewan Ramsay 4H

Congratulations to our Years 7-8 Champions - Hunter Giemzo 7M, Jonathan Wang 7D, Dominiq Kamenoff 7M - who placed FIRST and were awarded the Gold Coast SUMO Robotics Competition Champion trophy, donated by our Esports friends at The Fuse Cup.

Thanks must also go to our Year 6 referees, Nicholas Patterson, Hudson Schultz, Peiwen Liang and Matthew Lee, who were instrumental in the smooth running of our morning.

We would also like to thank our Maintenance and IT crew for their support, along with our canteen for a wonderful morning tea and our fabulous support staff here at A.B. Paterson College.  Days like this do not happen without the help of many.

Here’s to a bigger and even more exciting robotics competition for our students into 2023! Learning skills that will last them a lifetime.

Beth Claydon | Head of Digital Literacy & STEAM