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      Rensselaer Polytechnic Student

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2012 Greater St. Louis Regional Tournament Results

There were 17 registered teams that entered the 2012 competition. This year’s Greater St. Louis Regional Tournament had teams from Illinois (14), Missouri (1) and Indiana (2).

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 Edwardsville High School (12-0159)
2 Triad High School (12-0133)
3 Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (12-0586)
4 Bond Co Unit 2 Greenville High School (12-0483)

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 Belleville East High School (12-0330)
2 Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (12-0586)

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 Fairfield Community High School (12-0624)
1 Triad High School (12-0133)
2 Edwardsville High School (12-0159)

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 Triad High School (12-0133)

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 Belleville East (12-0330)
KISS Award Liberty Middle School (12-0326)
Spirit Award The Daniela Rus & Maja Mataric Teams from Wabash Valley (12-0315/12-0320)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Most Promising Design St. Mary's School (12-0106)
Outstanding Engineering Bond Community Unit 2 (12-0483)
Outstanding Programming East St. Louis Charter High School (12-0163)
Outstanding Rookie Team Fairfield Community High School (12-0624)
Spirit Award Triad High School (12-0133)
Outstanding Overall Design Edwardsville High School (12-0159)