On Sunday, November 15, Columbia High School and the CHS Robotics Club will host Robo-CATastrophe, among the largest high school robotics qualifying tournaments in New Jersey.
Beginning at 10 a.m., 36 teams from throughout the state will compete to qualify for the NJ State Championship tournament. With three playing fields in the Main Gym, the action will be non-stop with two pairs of two teams squaring off in match after match to score the most points in the FIRST Tech Challenge Game.
Each team sets up in the CHS cafeterias and spectators are free to walk around in the cafeterias and speak with the teams. Little kids find talking to the team members from high schools all over New Jersey to be a thrill – the many team members are always happy to explain what they are doing, how their robots work, and show kids what they are doing.
Robo-CATastrophe is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available throughout the day with proceeds benefiting CHS Robotics.
Columbia is the among the largest clubs in New Jersey with three teams at the high school and a new one with students from SOMS and MMS.