The International Botball Tournament is where Botball teams from around the world come together and compete for the International Championship. Any team that competes in a regional tournament regardless of how they finish is encouraged to participate in the International Botball Tournament.
The Global Conference on Educational Robotics hosts the International Botball Tournament every year. The 2014 tournament will be in Los Angeles, CA.
What is the International Botball Tournament
Precision Seeding Rounds
On day two of the conference, teams compete unopposed on the game board as their robots attempt to score as many points as they can. The seeding rounds are a great opportunity for teams to show what their robots can really do.
Head-to-Head Double Elimination
The action heats up on day four as teams go head-to-head in the double elimination rounds. Robots from two different teams compete on the game board simultaneously in an effort to score as many points as possible, but also to keep their opponent from scoring. It's all in good fun since Botball® tournaments are designed to be exciting and educational, but non-destructive.
Cooperative Alliance Matches
The tournament isn't over for teams that are eliminated from the double elimination rounds! Once a team is eliminated, they have the opportunity to compete in the alliance matches. Alliance matches pair teams from different schools and regions to compete cooperatively in an effort to score as many points as possible with robots from both teams. Alliance matches offer students the chance to continue in the competition and get to know people from different regions - sometimes from different countries!