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      Solar System Explorations, NASA

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2012 Hawaii Regional Tournament Results

There were 35 registered teams that entered the 2012 competition.

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 Hanalani Schools (12-0052)
2 Hanalani Schools (12-0487)
3 Moanalua High School (12-0048)
4 Wahiawa Middle School (12-0004)
5 Wahiawa Middle School (12-0164)

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 Hanalani Schools (12-0052)
2 Wahiawa Middle School (12-0164)
3 Moanalua High School (12-0048)
4 Leilehua High School (12-0628)
Finalist Aiea High School (12-0625)
Finalist Hanalani Schools (12-0487)
Finalist Moanalua High School (12-0051)
Finalist Wahiawa Middle School (12-0004)

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 Hanalani Schools (12-0052)
2 Hanalani Schools (12-0487)
3 Wahiawa Middle School (12-0004)
4 Maui Waena Intermediate School (12-0018)

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 Earl's Garage (12-0022)
and
Kealakehe High School (12-0047)
2nd Place Alliance Match Washington Middle School (12-0017)
and
Highlands Intermediate School (12-0425)

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 Hanalani Schools (12-0052)

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 Maui Waena Intermediate School (12-0018)
Spirit of Botball Wahiawa Middle School (12-0164)
and
Wahiawa Middle School (12-0004)
KISS Award Waianae High School (12-0566)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Attitude Award Waimea Middle Public Conversion Charter School (12-0015)
Best Improvement Award Wahiawa Middle School (12-0004)
Comeback Award Moanalua High School (12-0048)
Most Effective Strategy Hanalani Schools (12-0052)
Most Promising Design Highlands Intermediate School (12-0425)
Outstanding Engineering Hanalani Schools (12-0487)
Outstanding Programming Highlands Intermediate School (12-0045)
Outstanding Rookie Team Leilehua High School (12-0628)
Presentation Award Golden Hawks Robotics (12-0026)

Complete Results