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2012 Greater DC Regional Tournament Results

There were 23 registered teams that entered the 2012 competition. This year’s Greater DC Regional Tournament had teams from Maryland (5), DC (3), Pennsylvania (1) and Virginia (14).

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 Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
2 Hampton Township High School (12-0141)
3 Explorer Post 1010 (12-0160)
4 Worcester Preparatory School (12-0406)
5 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (12-0142)

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 Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
2 WT Woodson High School (12-0312)
3 Hampton Township High School (12-0141)
4 Model Secondary School for the Deaf Gallaudet University (12-0201)
Finalist Explorer Post 1010 (12-0160)
Finalist Baileys-Mott Computer Clubhouse (12-0332)
Finalist Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (12-0142)
Finalist Worcester Preparatory School (12-0406)

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 Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
2 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (12-0142)
3 WT Woodson High School (12-0312)
4 Model Secondary School for the Deaf Gallaudet University (12-0201)

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 Willston Computer Clubhouse (12-0337) and
Jefferson Middle School (12-0339)
2nd Place Alliance Match Kingsley Clubhouse \ Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services (12-0279) and
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (12-0536)

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 Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
Outstanding Documentation Hampton Township High School (12-0141)
Outstanding Documentation Explorer Post 1010 (12-0161)

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 Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
Spirit of Botball Hampton Township High School (12-0141)
KISS Award Model Secondary School for the Deaf Gallaudet University (12-0201)
Jim Peterson Memorial Award Explorer Post 1010 (12-0160)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Outstanding Overall Design Hampton Township High School (12-0141)
Outstanding Engineering Explorer Post 1010 (12-0160)
Outstanding Programming Dead Robot Society (12-0006)
Outstanding Programming Hampton Township High School (12-0141)
Most Promising Design Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (12-0536)
Spirit Award WT Woodson High School (12-0312)
Spirit Award Worcester Preparatory School (12-0406)
Most Effective Strategy Holton-Arms School (12-0105)
Best Use of Coral Grabber Lake Braddock Secondary School (12-0242)
Best Use of Tilapia Catcher Poolsville High School (12-0012)
Most Improved Jefferson Middle School (12-0339)
Most Improved Kingsley Commons Computer Clubhouse (12-0279)
Highest seeding round to date Dead Robot Society (12-0006)

Complete Results