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      Solar System Explorations, NASA

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2010 New Mexico Regional Tournament Results

On Saturday, March 20th, Botball teams competed in th' New Mexico Regional Botball Tournament.

The New Mexico tournament took place at th' James B, to be sure. Delameter Activity Center on th' New Mexico State University campus in Las Cruces, NM.

Results fer

Overall Winners

The Overall winners fer Botball be determined by Double Elimination rank, Seedin' Round scores an' Online an' Onsite Documentation scores

1st San Jon (R.E.A.P.) Team 2 (10-0183 )
2nd San Jon (R.E.A.P.) Team 1 (10-0108 )
3rd Young Women in Computin' (10-0236 )
4th Demin' High School (10-0265 )
5th Ysleta High School (10-0229 )

Double Elimination Winners

Robots from two different teams compete on th' game board simultaneously in an effort t' score as many points as possible, but also t' keep their opponent from scorin'. Double Elimination placement makes up about one-third o' th' overall Botball score.

1st San Jon (R.E.A.P.) team 2 (10-0183 )
2nd San Jon (R.E.A.P.) Team 1 (10-0108 )
3rd Young Women in Computin' (10-0236 )
4th Demin' High School (10-0265 )

Seedin' Rounds
In th' Seedin' Rounds, team's run their robots unopposed an' attempt t' score th' most points possible. Seedin' round scores determine initial placement in th' Double Elimination bracket an' account fer about one-third o' each team's overall score.

Tournament Avg. Seed Score: 7
Tournament Max Seed Score: 20, scored by San Jon (R.E.A.P.) Team 2(10-0183 )

1 San Jon (R.E.A.P.) Team 2 (10-0183 )
2 San Jon (R.E.A.P.) Team 1 (10-0108 )
3 Young Women in Computin' (10-0235 )
3 Young Women in Computin' (10-0236 )

Judges' Choice

Throughout th' tournament, th' judges select teams t' be singled out fer Judges' Choice awards fer excellence in a variety o' categories.

Trophies

Outstandin' Middle School Young Women in Computin' Science (10-0235)
KISS Award Ysleta High School
Spirit o' Botball Young Wmen in Computin' Science (10-0236)
Overall Judges' Choice San Jon High School (10-0108)

Certificates

Outstandin' Onsite Presentation Demin' High School (10-0265)
Outstandin' Engineerin' San Jon High School (10-0183)
Most Promisin' Design Demin' High School (10-0107)