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2012 New England Regional Tournament Results

There were 29 registered teams that entered the 2012 competition. This year's New England Regional Tournament had teams from Massachusetts (20), Maine (1), and Vermont (1).

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 Ashland High School (12-0178)
2 Chelmsford High School (12-0079)
3 Malden Catholic High School (12-0007)
4 Winchester High School (12-0371)
5 Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (12-0424)

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 Chelmsford High School (12-0079)
2 Winchester High School (12-0371)
3 Ashland High School (12-0178)
4 Veazie Community School (12-0584)
Finalist Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (12-0424)
Finalist Wellesley High School (12-0112)
Finalist Innovation Academy Charter School (12-0176)
Finalist Medford High School (12-0547)

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 Malden Catholic High School (12-0007)
2 Ashland High School (12-0178)
3 Chelmsford High School (12-0079)
4 Winchester High School (12-0371)

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 Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (12-0424) and
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (12-0439)

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 Andover Robotics Club (12-0275)
Outstanding Documentation Chelmsford High School Freshman (12-0065)

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 Ashland High School (12-0178)
Spirit of Botball Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School (12-0439)
KISS Award Veazie Community School (12-0584)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Outstanding Engineering Malden Catholic High School (12-0007)
Outstanding Engineering High School of Science and Technology (12-0563)
Outstanding Programming Winchester High School (12-0371)
Outstanding Programming Greater Lowell Technical High School (12-0078)
Outstanding Overall Design Ashland High School (12-0178)
Most Promising Design Wellesley High School (12-0112)
Most Promising Design Haverhill Robotics (12-0111)

Complete Results