Scroll down to read through the history of our club and learn some fun facts about us along the way!


Toss Up

This game involved a lot of balls: big and small ones. Points are obtained when the different size balls are scored in the goal zones (canister looking things) or middle zones. This was Seaquam Robotics' first official participation in the VEX Robotics Competitions. Founding teams 9181A and 9181B competed in the BC Fall Qualifier. Initially named SVCRC, Seaquam VEX Competition Robotics Club laid the foundation for the amazing growth of this program.

This year there were only two teams in the Seaquam Vex Competition Robotics Club, 9181A and 9181B. Interestingly, these teams were intially named the “Seabots” and “Team Dream” respectively, but this naming scheme was later abandoned.

What milestones were achieved this season?

This year cemented Seaquam's legacy in Robotics. Both of our teams, 9181A and 9181B qualified for the British Columbia Provincial Championship, a significant milestone for our program then.

What is the most memorable moment of this season?

"Every single member who participated in Toss Up had never worked with VEX before, and most members hadn’t ever experienced these types of engineering development processes. As such, this and the following year were mainly spent as learning years."
- Bradley, Schellenberg (Former Seaquam Robotics Student)

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Skyrise was an interesting game. It involved stacking hollow cubes and owning posts. Points are scored by placing cubes on the floor goal or stacking on a post. Team 9181A competed in a total of 3 tournaments and 9181B competed in a total of 4 tournaments qualifying for the BC Provincial Championships. Striving for more, the Seaquam Robotics program formed 2 more teams: 9181C and 9181Z, who both successfully competed in qualifying tournaments.

This year, Seaquam focused on building their foundational knowledge, a goal which involved learning more about the Design and engineering process as well as researching more innovative design techniques.

What is the most memorable moment of this season?

Looking back, the 9181C team Skyrise reveal has to be the best part about this season. When researching Seaquam Robotics History, one will eventually find this video. This was before making reveals for robots was the norm as it is today. The video is on the right, or click here to watch it!

How many and which teams were there this season?

Building on the teams of last year, 9181C and 9181Z were also added to the roster.

Nothing But Net

Ready, aim, fire! Nothing but Net was the first projectile VRC game for Seaquam. The rules of this game were relatively simple: shoot as many balls as possible into the net of your colour. 9181A, 9181B, 9181C and 9181Z all competed. A new team, 9181D, was formed.>One of the most interesting aspect to this game was the robots elevating. Essentially, a team would have to lift the other robot up, which would score a significant (25 for low and 50 for high) amount of points. This made the game Nothing But Net extremely entertaining to watch, as it tested build quality while also allowing for competitive matches that were down to the wire.

This was the also last year of Seaquam Robotics as an after=school club, as the Delta School district officially recognized Seaquam Robotics as an academic program instead of an after-school club.

What is the most memorable moment of this season?

“This was the first year that Seaquam Robotics qualified for and attended the World Championships. 9181B, my team, had won the provincial championships after dethroning Gladstone Secondary – those who had held the provincial (and sometimes world) champion title for nearly a decade before us."
- Bradley Schellenberg, Team member of 9181B

A photo of their team and their robot is on the right hand side of the webpage.

What changed in the Seaquam Robotics Program?

After qualifying for the World Championship, Seaquam was now seen as an international competitor in the Robotics world. This enabled the Delta School District to recognize Seaquam Robotics as an academic program instead of just an after-school club.

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In Starstruck, points are scored by throwing stars and cubes over the fence to the opponent’s side. All Seaquam teams competed rigorously in many qualifying tournament, with 9181B and 9181Z qualifying and competing in the Provincial Championships.

This year Seaquam also obtained a few notable sponsorships, stemming from the success of our team 9181B the previous year. With the help of our generous sponsors, Seastar Solutions and General Fusion, Seaquam was able to show their excellence in the robotics world. On the right is a photo of team 9181B holding a trophy for an award which they won in this season.

What made this season unique?

The game this year was extremely different from any seen before. Previously, strategies mainly involved trying to score points for yourself. In this game, the strategies evolved to include tactical offense and defence, a component of this game which became vital in competitive play. That made this game much more different than any of the others, as it involved more critical thinking throughout the match duration.

9181B holding starstruck award

In The Zone

In the Zone is a stacking game, where points are scored by stocking cones and putting the mobile goals in the right place. Seaquam had a successful year, where all 5 teams competed ambitiously. 9181B and 9181Z qualified for the BC Provincials. After a successful career of 4 years, one of Seaquam's founding teams, 9181B, retires as the team graduates highschool.

The competition this year was also significantly difficult, as the provincial champions of British Columbia eventually ended up placing second in the final Worlds' Championship that year. The photo on the right depicts Joshan, a member of team 9181Z and his team's robot competing in the game

Why was it hard for Seaquam to compete this year?

The biggest problem was mainly funding. Other programs were able to charge the students for the products that they would end up buying, but in Seaquam we were limited by small class sizes and conservative funding towards our flourishing program.

How many teams were there this season?

There was a total of five competitive teams this year. 9181A, B, C, D and Z were all competing this season, with 9181A, 9181B and 9181Z making it to provincials.

9181Z competing at Provincials

Turning Point

Flip, shoot, king of the hill! During this season where it was a mix of projectiles and area control on the field, Seaquam had their most successful year yet. The program became bigger than ever with more people and community recognition. Biggest achievement yet was that Seaquam qualified more teams then they had officially registered for Provincials (which then involved borrowing a license plate from Shawnigan, RIP 69991C)! Not only did Seaquam do exceptional qualifying for provincials, 3 teams qualified and competed at Worlds this season. A photo of teams 9181Y, 9181Z and 9181C playing cards with each other while waiting for their flight at worlds is depicted on the right, as well as the entire program on the bottom right.

This year was also the introduction of the new V5 ecosystem. This change was difficult at first to adapt to, but in the end it became much more simpler to use compared to the old electronics.

What is the most memorable moment of this season?

In the Robotics program we value safety. This year involved robust balls hurdling at high-impact velocities. To make sure there would be no damage to the window behind our field, our teacher tested the netting. The ball did not hit the window so we assumed it was safe. Somehow, the window still broke. RIP Window (2018).

What milestones were achieved this season?

"In turning point, we had 3 teams qualify for Worlds and I think 7 out of our 6 total teams qualify for provincials. This was a major increase compared to previous years and it led to our program doubling in size the next year."
- Aryan Neb, Current Member of Team 9181C

Photo of 9181 at Chicago airport after their Worlds Trip Photo of Seaquam Robotics members

Tower Takeover

This game was stacking, stacking and sometimes a little bit of scoring in towers. Cubes would be placed in stacks in the scoring zones, with cubes also being controlled in the towers, which multiplied the existing cubes in the goal zones. This game was much simpler compared to last year, where there were so many methods of scoring that it became confusing to score points for a game.

For Seaquam, there were two main changes this season. Our teacher, Mr. Bryce Hamade, had to unfortunately step down from his position as his responsibilities as a father was increasing (he had twins!). This meant a new teacher, Mr. Lanz Singbeil was now the head of the Robotics program. Furthermore, the program effectively doubled in size, as there previous year's success and the continued support of our administrative staff allowed for a significant expansion to the program. A photo of a part of the program at Last Chance can be seen on the right. Unfortunately, this year was significantly effected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which cancelled the World Championship.

What milestones were achieved this season?

At the Mainland Regional Championships, 9 of our teams competed. Of these teams, Four made it to Semi-Finals, Three made it to the Finals, One won the competition, One won the skills competition and Four qualified to the World Championships.

What is the most memorable moment of this season?

This year, we attended the Shawnigan Lake tournament. Out of the nine awards given out at this tournament, Seaquam won a total of 6 of them. At this competition, Seaquam went Sicko Mode.

What impact did COVID-19 have on this season?

COVID-19 impacted VEX Robotics heavily. Teams that qualified for the World Championship were not able to attend, which was especially difficult for team 9181Z, as this was their senior year in robotics and would not attend the world championships again.

Photo of Seaquam Robotics members at Last Chance Photo of Seaquam Robotics members with Delta mayor

Change Up

This game involves scoring balls and essentially playing tic-tac-toe. The COVID-19 Pandemic has severely affected the robotics program this year, as only online Competitions are available. Furthermore, each teams shop time has been significantly reduced to ensure social distancing protocols. As a result, there has been a much greater focus on creating resources for the next generation of robotics students. On the right is our youtube channel, which is one of the many resources created in this time.

This is also the last year for teams 9181C, 9181D, 9181S and a few individual members of teams as they are all graduating from the robotics program. On the bright hand side, unlike other robotics programs, we are still able to meet in person (for now) and work on our robot.

What are our goals for this season?

"I think with the pandemic being in full-effect, there has been a shift in our program. Many of the seniors who would normally be focused in competing are actually putting their foot down on making the Robotics program better for future students. I think the goal for Seaquam Robotics this year is to make the program better for the years that are in the future."
- Aryan Neb, Senior and Member of team 9181C. A link to our Youtube channel is provided on the right.