"These are the sort of things that 10, 12, 15 years ago computer science PhDs were working on, and now you've got 12, 14, 15 year old students doing it."

   - David Lavery,
      Solar System Explorations, NASA

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2012 Colorado Regional Tournament Results

There were 8 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 Russell Middle School - Colorado MESA Club (12-0522)
2 Rangeview High School MESA (12-0518)
3 Golden High School (12-0514)
4 Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy (12-0517)
5 Prairie Middle School (12-0513)

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 Russell Middle School - Colorado MESA Club (12-0522)
2 Rangeview High School MESA (12-0518)
3 Golden High School (12-0514)
4 Prairie Middle School (12-0513)

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 Russell Middle School - Colorado MESA Club (12-0522)
2 Rangeview High School MESA (12-0518)
3 Golden High School (12-0514)
3 Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy (12-0517)
3 Prairie Middle School (12-0513)
3 Trinidad Middle School MESA (12-0528)

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 Rangeview High School MESA (12-0518)

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 Prairie Middle School (12-0513)

Judges' Choice Certificates

KISS Award Russell Middle School - Colorado MESA Club (12-0522)
Spirit of Botball Trinidad Middle School MESA (12-0528)
Most Promising Design Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy (12-0517)

Complete Results