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2013 Greater San Diego Regional Tournament Results

There were 19 registered teams that entered the 2013 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 Torrey Pines High School (13-0232)
2 Christian Jr Sr High School Team 1 (13-0441)
3 Oceanside High School (13-0094)
4 Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0033)
5 Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0032)

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 Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0034)
2 Christian Jr Sr High School Team 1 (13-0441)
3 Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0032)
4 Torrey Pines High School (13-0232)

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 Christian Jr Sr High School Team 1 (13-0441)
2 Torrey Pines High School (13-0232)
3 Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0033)
4 Oceanside High School (13-0094)

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 Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0035)
Outstanding Documentation Oceanside High School (13-0094)

Judges' Choice

Throughout the tournament, the judges select teams to be singled out for Judges' Choice awards for excellence in a variety of categories.

Trophies

Overall Judges' Choice Torrey Pines (13-0232)
Spirit of Botball Islamic School of San Diego (13-0063)
KISS Award Oceanside High School (13-0094)

Certificates

Outstanding Engineering Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0034)
Outstanding Programming Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0032)
Outstanding Overall Design Palm Desert Charter Middle School (13-0035)
Outstanding Sub-System Christian Jr Sr High School (13-0441)
Outstanding Team Spirit Palm Desert Charter Middle Schools (13-0032) (13-0033) (13-0034) (13-0035)
Outstanding Outreach Efforts Preuss School (13-0257)
Outstanding Rookie Team Albert Einstein Academies Middle School (13-0341)
Rising Star Award Vista La Mesa Academy (13-0346)

Complete Results