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2012 Arizona Regional Tournament Results

The 2012 Arizona Regional Botball Tournament took place in Tucson, AZ on May 5th. This year's tournament was held at the University of Arizona: Bear Down Gym in Tucson, AZ.

There were 13 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 The LugNuts (12-0583 )
2 Amphitheater Middle School (12-0562)
3 RE Simpson (12-0551)
4 Sunnyside High School (12-0530)
5 Baboquivari Middle School (12-0561)

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 The LugNuts (12-0583)
2 Amphitheater Middle School (12-0562)
3 RE Simpson (12-0551)
4 Sunnyside High School (12-0530)

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 Amphitheater Middle School (12-0562)
2 RE Simpson (12-0551)
3 Sunnyside High School (12-0530)
4 The LugNuts (12-0583)

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 The LugNuts (12-0583)

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 The LugNuts (12-0583)
Spirit of Botball RE Simpson (12-0551)
KISS Award Amphitheather Middle School (12-0562)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Outstanding Engineering Sunnyside High School (12-0530)
Most Promising Strategy Baboquivari Middle School (12-0561)
Perseverance Award Bradshaw Mountain High School ( 12-0548 )
Outstanding Teamwork Barcelona Middle School (12-0572)

Complete Results