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RoboCup NSW Open 2019 report and results
Thanks to Karl Easton from
Kellyville Ridge Public School, and first-timer at RoboCup for this wonderful report on the NSW Open:

Yes, it's all over for another year. 179 Teams, 600 students representing some 57 schools spread across NSW State, Catholic and Independent schools. A new (much larger) venue this year at Sydney Olympic Park saw a host of eager young 'roboticist's' plying their trade, with some deep problem solving. But at the end of the day it was all about having fun, helping each other and tackling challenges.

Congratulations must also go to the NSW RoboCup Committee –
Greig Tardiani, Karen Binns, Wilson Cheng, Liam Dunphy, Kris Choy, Melissa Hall, David Grant, Joanna Burk, Jason Flood, Brenda Gahan and 
Pam Grover – all instrumental in organizing this years event. A lot of hours go into this event not only on the day but behind the scenes there are many sleepless nights. Many of you will know these names as they are movers and shakers in the area of STEM education. Thanks also to their volunteers.


As a first timer; it was exhilarating, with lots of good take home info and tips not only offered by the judges (great at spending time with the kids pointing out areas to work on) but also opportunities to network and see what other schools were doing.
Karl hosts the DET Robotics Yammer group and brought 9 teams to RoboCup to enter Rescue this year.

Results for all competitions: NSW Open 2019 results

 More information on RoboCupJunior NSW or future events: pam.grover@det.nsw.edu.au

RoboCup T-shirts are on sale for $20 each (including postage).
Pay here: https://robocup-junior-australia-nsw.square.site/product/t-shirt-2019/4?cp=true&sbp=false​
then email pam (above) with details of size, quantity and postal address. All sizes available from Child 8 to Adult L. 

 RoboCup T-shirt

RoboCupJunior NSW has the following events scheduled for 2019: 

Date
Event
29 March 2019
Central West NSW Regional Workshop
Mullion Creek Public School (near Orange)
2 May 2019
Sydney Regional Workshop (1) - registrations now open!
Melrose Park Public School, West Ryde    https://robocupjunior.org.au/sydney
6 May 2019
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
3 June 2019
Hunter Regional Workshop series https://robocupjunior.org.au/hunter
These are Free Workshops, that are supported by the Kirby Foundation, for Low-SES Participants. They will be delivered in Term 2 across the Hunter Region and beyond.
14 June 2019
South Coast Regional RoboCup Junior competition
Moruya High School    https://robocupjunior.org.au/NSW_southcoast
17 June 2019
Central Coast Sub-regional Event
Central Coast Grammar School       https://robocupjunior.org.au/hunter
27 July 2019
12.30 - 4.30

Sydney Regional Workshop & Challenge   https://robocupjunior.org.au/sydney
St George Christian School - 70 Bellevue Parade, Hurstville
(22 June 2019 has been rescheduled to 27 July 2019)
7 August 2019
Hunter Regional RoboCup Junior competition
University of Newcastle https://robocupjunior.org.au/hunter
19 - 20 August 2019
 
Plus don't forget:
Edutech - 6-7th June 2019 http://www.edutech.net.au/ (We will be there with demonstrations and ready to answer your questions.)
International RoboCup competition, 2- 8 July, which will be held in Sydney this year. https://2019.robocup.org/

NSW Committee Office Bearers                                     

  • Co-Chairs: Greig Tardiani, Karen Binns
  • Treasurer: Wilson Cheng
  • Secretary: Pam Grover
  • Soccer coordinators: Liam Dunphy, Kris Choy
  • On Stage (Dance) Coordinator: Melissa Hall
  • Rescue coordinators: Karen Binns, David Grant (Maze Coordinator)
  • Training, development & sponsorship co-ordinator: Joanna Burk and Brenda Gahan
  • Volunteers coordinators: Pam Grover
  • Nation committee reps: Greig Tardiani, Karen Binns and Brenda Gahan
  • Regional committee members: Jason Flood (Hunter Region), Cathie Webber (South Coast)