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      High School Teacher

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2012 GCER International Tournament Results

Here are the results for:

Overall Winners

The Overall winners for Botball are determined by Double Elimination rank, Seeding Round scores and Online and Onsite Documentation scores.

1 Los Altos Community Team (12-0636)
2 Norman Advanced Robotics (12-0113)
3 Hanalani Schools (12-0487)
4 Duncan U Fletcher High School (12-0073)
5 Episcopal School of Dallas (12-0074)

Double Elimination

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. Double Elimination placement makes up about one-third of the overall Botball score.

1 Norman Advanced Robotics (12-0113)
2 Duncan U Fletcher HS (12-0073)
3 Los Altos Community Team (12-0636)
4 Winchester High School (12-0371)
Finalist Great Mills High School (12-0505)
Finalist Hanalani Schools (12-0487)
Finalist Palm Desert Charter MS (12-0034)
Finalist Episcopal School of Dallas (12-0074)
Finalist Desert Robotics (12-0070)
Finalist Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
Finalist Hotbots (12-0642)
Finalist HTL -Wiener Neustadt (12-0602)
Finalist Hanalani Schools (12-0052)
Finalist Desert Robotics (12-0037)
Finalist School of Dreams Academy (12-0452)
Finalist Torrey Pines (12-0232)

Seeding

In the Seeding Rounds, team's run their robots unopposed and attempt to score the most points possible. Seeding round scores determine initial placement in the Double Elimination bracket and account for about one-third of each team's overall score.

1 Los Altos Community Team (12-0636)
2 Hanalani Schools (12-0487)
3 Norman Advanced (12-0113)
4 Hanalani Schools (12-0052)

Alliance Challenge

In the Alliance Challenge, teams and their robots have to work together to score as many points as possible.

1st Place Alliance Match Eaglebots (12-0169) & YeahBot (12-0357)
2nd Place Alliance Match R.E.A.P. (12-0183) & Los Altos Community Team (12-0453)
2nd Place Alliance Match TGM-Robotech (12-0617) & Great Mills High School (12-0246)
3nd Place Alliance Match Highlands Intermediate (12-0425) & PDHS AzTechs (12-0446)

Outstanding Documentation

Botball teams are required to complete documentation covering their work on their competition robots. Documentation scores determine about one-third of each team's overall score.

Outstanding Documentation Episcopal School of Dallas (12-0074)
Outstanding Documentation HTL - Wienar Neustadt (12-0602)
Outstanding Documentation Southwest Covenant School (12-0049)

Judges' Choice Trophies

Throughout the tournament, the judges select teams to be singled out for Judges' Choice awards for excellence in a variety of categories.

Overall Judges' Choice Norman Advanced Robotics (12-0113)
Spirit of Botball Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
KISS Award Los Altos Community Team (12-0636)
Judges' Choice Award Torrey Pines (12-0232)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Outstanding Engineering HotBot (12-0642)
Outstanding Engineering Winchester High School 12-0371
Outstanding Programming Great Mills High School (12-0246)
Outstanding Programming HTL - Wiener Neustadt (12-0602)
Outstanding Overall Design Great Mills, 12-0505
Outstanding Overall Design Desert Robotics, 12-0070
Most Promising Design Episcopal School of Dallas (12-0074)
Most Promising Design Explorer Post 1010 (12-0160)
Team Spirit Award Austria Teams
Team Spirit Award Desert Robotics Teams
Outstanding Rookie Team TechJOYnt (12-0589)
Most Effective Strategy Duncan Fletcher (12-0073)
Most Effective Strategy Wahiawa Middle School (12-0004)
Best Defense Hanalani (12-0052)
Best Defense Eaglebots (12-0170)
Best Onfield Collaboration Kalani Robotics (12-0511)
Best Onfield Collaboration Golden Hawks (12-0026)
Excellence in Engineering Hanalani (12-0487)
(ACE) Amazingly Complex and Effective Wellesley High School (12-0112)
Outstanding Initiative Achievement School of Dreams Academy (12-0587)

Complete Results