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   - Creighton Edington,

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2012 New York / New Jersey Regional Tournament Results

There were 21 registered teams that entered the 2012 competition. This year’s New York / New Jersey Regional Tournament had teams from Connecticut (1), New Jersey (7), Pennsylvania (1) and New York (12).

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 Peddie School (12-0313)
2 Peddie School (12-0325)
3 Thurgood Marshall Academy (12-0124)
4 Xavier High School (12-0010)
5 Hackensack High School (12-0543)

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 Thurgood Marshall Academy (12-0124)
2 Xavier High School (12-0010)
3 Peddie School (12-0325)
4 The Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem (12-0467)
Finalist Trumbull High School (12-0097)
Finalist Ridgewood High School (12-0637)
Finalist Myra S. Barnes - I.S. 24R (12-0005)
Finalist Peddie School (12-0313)


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 Peddie School (12-0313)
2 Peddie School (12-0325)
3 Xavier High School (12-0010)
4 Hackensack High School (12-0543)

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 Hillside High School (12-0464)
Hackensack High School (12-0543)

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 Peddie School (12-0313)
Spirit of Botball Dover High School (12-0466)
KISS Award Ridgewood High School (12-0637)

Judges' Choice Certificates

Most Promising Design Ridgewood High School (12-0637)
Outstanding Onsite Presentation MMI Preparatory School (12-0266)
Outstanding Programming Trumbull High School (12-0097)
Outstanding Rookie Team Hackensack High School (12-0543)
Outstanding Overall Design Ward Melville High School (12-0150)
Spirit Award Thurgood Marshall Academy Middle School (12-0125)

Complete Results