Tigers on the Move- Early Bird Regatta, World VEX Championships and CAIS Rugby Tournament

This weekend many of our Tigers were on the road competing.  Ridley Robotics took on teams from around the world at the VEX Championships in Anaheim, California, the girls and boys rugby teams were in Lennoxville, Quebec for the CAIS Championships and our rowers had their first regatta of the season.

VEX Championships
Team 1509 finished with a winning record of 6-4 and finished 32nd out of 86 teams in the Engineering division. A Canadian team in their division went on to finish as the overall champion. Team 1509E finished even stronger, going 6-0 in their last 6 matches to finish 13th in their division. Neither machine was able to win their way out of their division to the overall finals but showed true Tiger spirit until the final match. One major kudo for our team was winning the Build Award trophy for team 1509E. Only 5 of these were awarded at Worlds (one per division) and recognized construction integrity and clever design!

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CAIS Rugby Tournament 
Both female and male rugby teams were in Lennoxville, Quebec for the CAIS Rugby Championships.

The girls rugby team faced some stiff competition throughout the tournament beginning with a game against the 2013 CAIS National Champions Bishop’s College.  The girls went on to play three additional games, but did not come out on top.  However, the team continued to grow and develop, gained new skills and a deeper understanding of the game, and had fun playing rugby.

girls rugby

The boys rugby team took on St. Andrews in their first game of the tournament and despite a hard fought battle lost 25-0.  In game two they faced BCS and lost 21-10.  Up against WIC in the third game Ridley was victorious in an overtime thriller winning 17-15. On Sunday morning in the Bowl Division finals the Ridley boys defeated Seminare de Sherbrooke 17-10 clinching the division title.

Boys Rugby

To read more and to view pictures from the tournament, please click here.

Rowing Regatta
It was cool but sunny with a steady headwind—ideal conditions for the 1st of the year regatta! Here are the results from the weekend:

Jr Men’s 4x: 2nd (Jr Men’s Lightweight 4x – 4th – same race).

Sr Women’s 4x: (development boat) 4th.

Sr Men’s 4+: 1st.

Jr Men’s 72kg 8+: 2nd.

Sr Women’s 1x: 3rd.

Jr. Women’s 8+: 3rd.

Sr Women’s 2x: 6th.

Sr. Men’s 8+ (development crew): 4th.

The next race for our rowers will be the Mother’s Day Regatta in Port Dalhousie.

Senior Men's Four
Senior Men’s Four