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2012 Greater Chicago Regional Tournament Results

There were 12 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 Miles Davis Magnet Academy (12-0609)
2 Dirksen Middle School (12-0604)
3 Chicago State University (12-0626)
4 Locke Elementary School (12-0596)
5 Eli Whitney Elementary (12-0611)

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 Dirksen Middle School (12-0604)
2 Miles Davis Magnet Academy (12-0609)
3 Chicago State University (12-0626)
4 After School Matters CHOICES Robotics (12-0593)


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 Miles Davis Magnet Academy (12-0609)
2 Chicago State University (12-0626)
2 Dirksen Middle School (12-0604)

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 Chicago State University (12-0626)

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 Eli Whitney Elementary (12-0611)

Judges' Choice Certificates

KISS Award After School Matters CHOICES Robotics (12-0593)
Most Promising Design Locke Elementary School (12-0596)
Best Recovery Daley Academy (12-0630)

Complete Results