“I went to the Botball workshop knowing very little about programming and came out with a working robot that I programmed myself.”

   - Creighton Edington,
      Teacher

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2012 Northern California Regional Tournament Results

There were 24 registered teams that entered the 2012 competition. This year’s Northern California Regional Tournament had teams from California (23) and Washington (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 Los Altos Community Team (12-0636 )
2 Los Altos Community Team (12-0453)
3 Lighthouse Community Charter School (12-0098)
4 Willow Glen Middle School (12-0244)
5 Los Altos Community Team (12-0323)

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 Lighthouse Community Charter School (12-0098)
2 Los Altos Community Team (12-0323)
3 Los Altos Community Team (12-0636)
4 Los Altos Community Team (12-0453)

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 Los Altos Community Team (12-0636)
2 Los Altos Community Team (12-0453)
3 Lighthouse Community Charter School (12-0098)
4 Willow Glen Middle School (12-0244)

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 Sheppard Middle School (12-0398)
and
Peninsula High School ( 12-0402 )

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.

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 Lighthouse Community Charter School (12-0098)
Spirit of Botball Team Dumbledore's Army (12-0535)
KISS Award Sheppard Middle School (12-0398)

Judges' Choice Certificates

ACE Award Los Altos Community Team (12-0453)
Most Photogenic Robot Lighthouse Community Charter School (12-0099)
Most Promising Design Anderson New Techonology High School (12-0122)
Most Dramatic Save Irvington High School (12-0447)
Outstanding Programming Hillsdale High School (12-0195)
Outstanding Rookie Team Bridges Academy MESA (12-0568)
Outstanding Overall Design Los Altos Community Team (12-0636)

Complete Results