Nemolition 2014 Results

Overall Champion Trophy

Collège Montmorency

Overall Finalists

2nd: Marianopolis College

3rd: Macdonald High School

Best Rookie: Centennial Regional High School


1st: (Game Champion): Collège Montmorency

2nd: Lower Canada College

3rd: Dawson College

Tie for 4th: Macdonald High School and Collège Bois-de-Boulogne Team 1

6th: Collège Bois-de-Boulogne Team 2

Video (Junior)

1st: Macdonald High School

2nd: Bishop’s College School

3rd and best rookie:  Centennial Regional High School

Video (Senior)

1st: Collège Bois-de-Boulogne Team 2

2nd: Marianopolis College

3rd: Collège Bois-de-Boulogne Team 1

Web Site Design (Junior)

1st: West Island College

2nd: Lower Canada College

3rd:  Centennial Regional High School

Web Site Design (Senior)

1st: Marianopolis College

2nd: École d’éducation internationale de Laval

3rd:  Dawson College

Best Rookie: Cégep Gérald-Godin

Online-Journal (Junior)

1st: Macdonald High School

2nd: Lower Canada College

3rd:  Collège Sainte-Marcelline

Online-Journal (Senior)

1st: Marianopolis College

2nd: Collège Montmorency

3rd and Best Rookie:  Cégep Gérald-Godin

Kiosk (Junior)

1st:  Macdonald High School

2nd and best rookie: Centennial Regional High School

3rd: Bishop’s College School

Kiosk (Senior)

1st:  Collège Laval

2nd:  Marianopolis College

3rd: Collège Montmorency

Best Robot Design Concept (Junior)

1st: Centennial Academy

2nd: Macdonald High School

3rd: Collège Sainte-Marcelline

Best Robot Design Concept (Senior)

1st: Collège Montmorency

2nd: École d’éducation internationale de Laval

3rd: Marianopolis College

Best Rookie: Cégep Gérald-Godin

Best Robot Construction (Junior)

1st: Macdonald High School

2nd: Centennial Academy

3rd and Best Rookie: Centennial Regional High School

Best Robot Construction (Senior)

1st: École d’éducation internationale de Laval

2nd: Collège Montmorency

3rd: Marianopolis College


Awarded to the team that demonstrates the most sportsmanship throughout the competition, as voted on by the participating teams; presented by Bishop’s University:

1st:  Collège Montmorency

2nd and Best Rookie: Centennial Regional High School

3rd:   Macdonald High School

Programming Competition

Best performance in the autonomous task challenge

1st: Collège Montmorency

2nd: Marianopolis College

3rd: Macdonald High School
Best Rookie: Collège Notre-Dame

Never Say Die / Lâche pas la patate Trophy

Team that struggles but refuses to give up

Pearson Electrotechnology Centre

Best Tutorial

Vanier College

Congratulations once again to all the schools that took part in this year’s competition for their outstanding participation!

CRC in the News

Nemolition and the CRC are getting some coverage in the news.

General Public at Nemolition

Members of the General Public

You are welcome! There is no admission fee: just show up!

The competition schedule is posted below. If you had to pick just one day to attend, Saturday will probably be the most exciting: you’ll be able to tour the kiosks (before 3 pm), talk with teams in the pit area, see public presentations of the video winners and watch the final competition rounds.

There will be a printed programme booklet available at the door, but feel free to peruse the Nemolition 2014  Official Rulebook, as well as this web site, to see what the students have been working toward.


Nemolition 2014 will will be held February 20 to 22 at Vanier College (821 Sainte-Croix, Montréal, QC H4L 3X9).

Once you get there, just look for the CRC logo, red banners and helpful volunteers directing you to the competition area.

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Competition Schedule


8:30 am – 12:00pm Teams arrive following the move-in schedule. Kiosk construction.

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Free time (practise on the playing field if possible)

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Opening ceremonies

6:30pm – 9:10pm: First block of heats

9:10pm – 10:00pm: Preparation for closing



9:00am – 11:30pm: Second block of heats

11:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch + half of video showings + programming competition

1:30pm – 4:00pm: Third block of heats

4:00pm – 6:30pm: Alumni gathering + of video showings + programming competition

6:30pm – 9:00pm: Fourth Block of heats

9:00pm – 10:00pm: Preparation for closing



8:00am – 9:00am: Repechage round

9:00am – 11:00am: Knockout round

11:00am – 12:00pm: Lunch

12:00pm – 3:00pm: Quarter-finals

3:00pm – 5:00pm: Semi-finals and kiosk takedown

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Finals (5 heats)

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Debriefing

6:00pm – 7:30pm: Banquet


7:30pm – ??:??pm: Awards ceremony

Nemolition 2014 – Rulebook Update 2

You need to act!

The due date for high school division registration is coming quickly. We’ve pushed it back a bit; you now have until January 14th to let us know which division you wish to play in. Otherwise, you will end up in the senior division.

Updated Rulebook

Nemolition Rules (English) REV2

Also, you will find a new version of the rulebook with the following changes:

  • Addition of rules 5.1 to 5.4 that clarify the custom playing pieces.
  • Addition of rule 6.1 that clarifies the amount of prisms in play.

Getting More Playing Pieces

Furthermore, if your team is interested of buying some extra playing pieces, you can do the following things:

  • Foam: Go to any hardware store and buy some construction foams. You can use construction glue and an exacto knife to create your own foam pieces afterward.
  • Bucket: Buckets are made using cement sable concrete (can be found in any hardware store). For the bucket itself, you can find it at Canadian Tire (part number: 049-5891-4.)
  • Beach balls: You can buy extra beach balls directly from us. They will cost you 3$ each.


We strongly suggest that you take the time to visit the Q&A frequently. You can ask your questions and read questions from other teams.

Official Rulebook

Welcome to the CRC Robotics Competition!

Nemolition 2014 Full Rules (PDF)

NOTICE: There is a new version of the rulebook available.

On behalf of the Educational Alliance for Science and Technology and the CRC Robotics Organizing Committee, welcome and congratulations to all the participants on joining your school robotics team and embarking on the CRC Robotics journey!

Take it from some of the current leaders of the CRC Robotics Organizing Committee who were former student participants in the CRC: you will remember this unparalleled experience for many years. In fact, many of the over five-thousand CRC Robotics Competition alumni will tell you that participating in the CRC was the most memorable, useful, important and fun part of their high school and CEGEP lives.

This is now our 13th competition and we are very excited about the game this year. Thanks to the help of our great volunteers, we now have much more to show off this time around! They have made it possible to improve aspects of the competition that we could not have improved otherwise.
We regret to announce that Peter Szilagyi will be taking the year off for personal reasons. Nevertheless, the CRC will be working at full pace towards Nemolition 2014.

We wish to welcome and thank the many teachers, parents, mentors and volunteers for embarking on this journey, and for all the hard work you will put into enriching your students’ lives with this activity.

We also wish to thank the Director General of Vanier College, Mr. Gilbert Héroux, and his team for their warm and for the time and energy they’ve put in towards the success of this event.

We also wish to acknowledge all of our partners without whom the CRC could not exist.

Good luck to all, and see you at Nemolition 2014 from February 20th to 22nd 2014 at Vanier College!

Jean-Philippe Gélinas
Simon Marcoux
Michael Sanford

Organizers and Coordinators of the CRC Robotics Competition

Important Dates — Nemolition 2014

September 23rd 2013

Teacher info night @ Selwyn House

October 11th 2013

Deadline for payment

October 23rd 2013

Deadine for registration to the teacher workshop day

October 25th 2013

Teacher workshop day @ Cégep Vanier

November 4th 2013

Kickoff @ Cégep Vanier

February 7th 2014

Website and video deadline

February 20th to 22nd 2014

Nemolition 2014 @ Cégep Vanier

That being said, you have until October 11th 2013 to hand back the registration form with the payment (more details on the form).

If you have preordered your Cortex kit, know that it is on the way ! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please read the paragraph below :

“We also want to announce that the VEX microcontroller we were using up to now is now backordered, meaning that we will have to change for next year. The new microcontroller should be, if it survives us stress-testing it, the VEX Cortex microcontroller: a new microcontroller that is faster, stronger, that has more ports and a controller that will simplify your driver’s life. Even better, it will have way less interference! That implies that every team will need to get one for Nemolition, raising the price for the teams that would like to recycle their robots from year to year.”

Final Results Velistic 2013

Overall Champion and Overall Awards, presented by Conférence Régionale des Élus de Laval

Highest combined score in all categories.

1Marianopolis College
2Cegep Vanier College
3Collège Montmorency
4LaurenHill Academy
5Collège Laval
6École d’éducation internationale de Laval
RookieÉcole d’éducation internationale de Laval



Team whose robot won the finals of this year’s game, and the 3 other teams’ robots that were in the finals.

1École d’éducation internationale de Laval
2Cegep Vanier College
3Marianopolis College
4LaurenHill Academy



PlaceTeam     (click on team name to see their entry)
1Macdonald High School
2Marianopolis College
3Cegep Vanier College
4Rosemount Technology Centre
5Collège Montmorency
6 (tie)Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
6 (tie)Bishop’s College School
RookieBishop’s College School


Web Site Design

PlaceTeam     (click on team name to see their entry)
1Marianopolis College
2Selwyn House School
3Cegep Vanier College
4Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
5Collège Montmorency
6Dawson College
RookieCollège Sainte-Marcelline


Online Journal

PlaceTeam     (click on team name to see their entry)
1Marianopolis College
2Collège Montmorency
3Cegep Vanier College
4 (tie)Macdonald High School
4 (tie)Collège Sainte-Marcelline
6Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon
RookieCollège Sainte-Marcelline



1Marianopolis College
2Macdonald High School
3Rosemount Technology Centre
4Laval Liberty High School
5LaurenHill Academy
6Bishop’s College School
RookieBishop’s College School


Best Robot Design Concept, presented by Hydro-Québec

1 (tie)Marianopolis College
1 (tie)Macdonald High School
3LaurenHill Academy
4Collège Montmorency
5Cegep Vanier College
5Collège Laval
RookieÉcole d’éducation internationale de Laval


Best Robot Construction

1LaurenHill Academy
2Marianopolis College
3Macdonald High School
4Collège Montmorency
5The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
6Rosemount Technology Centre
RookieÉcole d’éducation internationale de Laval


Sportsmanship, presented by Bishop’s University

Team that demonstrates the most sportsmanship throughout the competition, as voted on by the participating teams.

1Marianopolis College
2Rosemount Technology Centre
3Cegep Vanier College
4Collège Montmorency
5Collège Laval
6Lower Canada College (LCC)
RookieBishop’s College School


Programming Competition

Best performance in the autonomous task challenge.

1Marianopolis College
2Collège Montmorency
3Bishop’s College School
RookieBishop’s College School

Never Say Die / Lâche pas la patate Trophy

Team that struggles but refuses to give up.

Pierrefonds Comprehensive High School