"My former Botball students are in engineering or computer science programs at University of Illinois, Washington University in St. Louis, Notre Dame, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, to name a few."

   - Scott,
      High School Teacher

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".

2014 Tournaments:

2014 Austria Tournament


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  • Apr 7 2014
  • Apr 8 2014
  • Apr 9 2014
  • Apr 10 2014
  • Apr 11 2014
2014 Florida Tournament
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
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  • Mar 22 2014
2014 Greater Chicago Tournament
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Apr 13 2014
2014 Greater DC / Virginia Tournament
Mt. Vernon High School
Alexandria, Virginia
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  • Apr 5 2014
2014 Greater Los Angeles Tournament
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
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  • Apr 26 2014
2014 Greater San Diego Tournament
Mission Bay High School
San Diego, California
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  • Mar 29 2014
2014 Greater St Louis Tournament
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois
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  • Apr 12 2014
2014 Hawai'i Tournament
Hanalani Schools
Mililani, Hawaii
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  • May 17 2014
2014 New England Tournament
University of Massachussetts Lowell : Costello Gym
Lowell, Massachusetts
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  • Apr 12 2014
2014 New Mexico Tournament
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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  • Mar 15 2014
2014 New York / New Jersey Tournament
Rahway 7th and 8th Grade Academy
Rahway, New Jersey
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  • May 10 2014
2014 Northern California Tournament
Independence High School
San Jose, California
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  • Apr 12 2014
2014 Oklahoma Tournament
Norman High School - Gym
Norman, Oklahoma
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  • Mar 8 2014
2014 Qatar Tournament


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  • Apr 4 2014
2014 Texas Tournament
Young Men's College Preparatory Academy
Houston, Texas
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  • Mar 22 2014
2014 China Tournament


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