"I firmly believe that Botball is the reason why I am an engineering student today."

   - Anna,
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Student

Smart Robots. Smarter Students!
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Regional Tournaments

Participants' robots compete with each other on a custom playing field in a fast paced, non-destructive regional tournament. The robots are student built and programmed to maneuver on the game board without the need for remote control.

Each regional tournament consist of:

Exciting Tournament Action

Regional tournaments are held approximately 7-9 weeks after the regional workshops. During that 7-9 week period, students build, program and document a pair of autonomous robots to compete at the tournament. At the tournament students get to showcase their hard work, but it's also an opportunity for students, team leaders, mentors and parents to network and interact with others who share an interest in educational robotics.

Precision Seeding Rounds

In the morning, teams compete unopposed on the game board as their robots attempt to score as many points as they can. The seeding rounds are a great opportunity for teams to show what their robots can really do.

Head-to-Head Double Elimination

The action heats up in the afternoon as teams go head-to-head in the double elimination rounds. 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. It's all in good fun since Botball tournaments are designed to be exciting and educational, but non-destructive.

Creative Onsite Presentations

During the 7-9 week building process, teams are required to document their engineering process in an online project documentation area. Teams are also required to do a presentation at the tournament for designated judges, which summarizes their process throughout the program. Students are encouraged to be creative with their presentations.

Awards Ceremony

The tournament concludes with an awards ceremony where teams are acknowledged for their victories both in points scored and for non-scoring related achievements. Trophies and certificates are awarded for top scorers in seeding rounds, double elimination, and documentation. Awards are also given for non-scoring achievements in areas such as "best team spirit", "best use of sensors", and "best engineering".

2015 Tournaments:

2015 Florida Botball Tournament
University of North Florida,
Jacksonville, Florida
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  • Mar 14 2015
2015 Greater Chicago Botball Tournament
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Apr 11 2015
2015 Greater DC Botball Tournament
Mt. Vernon High School,
Alexandria, Virginia
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  • Apr 18 2015
2015 Greater Los Angeles Botball Tournament
TBA

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    TBA
2015 Greater San Diego Botball Tournament
West Hills High School
Santee, California
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  • Mar 21 2015
2015 Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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  • Apr 25 2015
2015 Hawaii Botball Tournament
Hanalani School

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  • May 16 2015
2015 New England Botball Tournament
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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  • Mar 28 2015
2015 New Mexico Botball Tournament
TBA

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  • Apr 11 2015
2015 New York/New Jersey Botball Tournament
Rahway Recreation Center,
Rahway, New Jersey
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  • May 9 2015
2015 Northern California Botball Tournament
NASA Ames Research Center
San Jose, California
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  • Apr 18 2015
2015 Oklahoma Botball Tournament
Norman High School,
Norman, Oklahoma
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  • Mar 7 2015
2015 Qatar Botball Tournament
Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

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  • Mar 27 2015
2015 Texas Botball Tournament
Westchester Academy for International Studies
Houston, Texas
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  • Mar 28 2015
2015 Southeastern Africa Botball Tournament


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  • Mar 21 2015