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East Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

Event Information

Date / Time
February 23, 2013  7:00 am - 4:30 pm

High School Gymnasium

Registration is closed 

The event followed the agenda described on the Tournaments page.

Participating Teams

CountTeam #NameSchool / OrganizationLocation
161ozoneOxford Area High SchoolOxford, PA
2110MFS FoxesMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestown, NJ
3118Steel HornetsEmmaus HSEmmaus, PA
4230AmpereUpper Dublin High SchoolFort Washington, PA 
5237MFS HawksMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestown, NJ
6365MOEMiracle WorkerzWilmington, DE
7712RoboWorksPhoenixville Area High SchoolPhoenixville, PA
83283SciBotsSciTech High SchoolHarrisburg, PA
93415LancersLivingston High SchoolLivingston , NJ
103795Jag-WiredGarnet Valley High SchoolGlen Mills, PA
114134Wrench in the WorksChesco RoboticsDowningtown, PA
124185Silver SoldiersLockheed Martin/OJR Education FoundationNorth Coventry, PA
134286DragonoidsGreens Farms AcademyRidgefield, CT
144311Watt The Hex?Say Watt RoboticsEdison, NJ
154396DecepticonsTCHS PickeringPheonixville, PA
164399AutobotsTCHS BrandywineDowningtown, PA
174500MFS FalconsMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestown, NJ
184977LANLordsLancaster FTCMillersville, PA
194999Imagine ItImagine ItPalmyra, PA
205321TechHeroesG.W. Carver High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA
215356TardisCorning IncorporatedCorning, NY
225484EnderbotsCorningCorning, NY
235488RobodragonsFreire Charter SchoolPhiladelphia, PA
245859SerenityPhoenixville Area High SchoolPhoenixville, PA
255862Techno TigersMarple Newtown High SchoolNewtown Square, PA
265869Over PreparedSpring-Ford High SchoolRoyersford, PA
275910Fightin' IrishAcademy of Notre DameVillanova, PA
285944Live WireChesco RoboticsDowningtown, PA
296045foobarOxford RoboticsOxford, PA
306191CB South Robotics Central Bucks High School SouthWarrington, PA
316208Ratzo RoboticsSonoma STEM AcademyYork, PA
326378JaybotsCentral Columbia High SchoolBloomsburg, PA
336672CometsPenn ManorMillersville, PA
346759HempfieldHempfield High SchoolLandisville, PA
356823Danville High School Engineering ClubDanville High SchoolDanville, PA
366836PERK's Dirty DozenThe Perkiomen SchoolPennsburg, PA


Tournament Results

Competition Results 

Winning Alliance
    Captain: 237 MFS Hawks
    1st selected: 4999 Imagine It
    2nd selected: 4311 Watt The Hex?

Finalist Alliance
    Captain: 4399 Autobots
    1st selected: 4185 Silver Soldiers
    2nd selected: 4500 MFS Falcons

See the Elimination Round Team Rankings and 
the full Match Results Details.

Winning Alliance

    237 MFS Hawks, Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ
        4999 Imagine It, Palmyra, PA
            4311 Watt The Hex?, Say Watt Robotics, Edison, NJ

Finalist Alliance

    4399 Autobots, TCHS Brandywine, Downingtown, PA
        4185 Silver Soldiers, Lockheed Martin/OJR Education Foundation, North Coventry, PA
            4500 MFS Falcons, Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ

Judged Awards

Motivate Award

The Motivate Award recognizes outstanding team spirit shown though costumes and outfits, team support, and other methods of standing out and raising attention. Teams that reach out to their schools and community to raise awareness of FIRST and their FTC efforts have done so in a variety of cool and inventive methods - this winner is no exception. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team could be found wearing their green and black shirts and a hat like no other. Their three digit team number is known by all. The team's enthusiasm at this tournament has out-FOXED their competition.

Team 110 MFS Foxes, Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ

Connect Award

The Connect Award is a bit different than the Motivate Award. Winners of the Connect Award have done a great deal of community outreach not only to spread the word about FIRST but specifically to include engineers, scientists, and other technology professionals into their outreach efforts. This creates connections between teams, FIRST, and the professional world that can last years beyond their participation in FTC. Connect Award winners also develop and execute plans to fund their team including clear goals and objectives - including how they can give back to their community in the future. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team has connected with a Governor, a Board of Education, and a Baseball. The team has been very successful in securing corporate sponsorships  However, they still make time to hold fund raisers to earn significant GREEN to foster FIRST efforts.

Team 365 MOE, Miracle Workerz, Wilmington, DE

Rockwell Collins Innovate Award

The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is robot specific. It celebrates teams who come up with innovate solutions to the Game Challenge that most others have overlooked. These solutions can't just look good - they've got to work... at least most of the time. Historically, some of the most innovative breakthroughs in science and technology have come when fresh thinking is applied to a known problem. This year's Rockwell Collins Innovate Award winners demonstrated that type of thinking. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team innovates on the lowest level, where the rubber meets the road. They thought not only outside of the box but underneath the box as well. Although they're willing for their wheels, they are the LORD OF THE RING.

Team 4977 LANLords, Lancaster FTC, Millersville, PA

PTC Design Award

We are happy that PTC has offered to sponsor the PTC Design Award. The intent of this award is to expand the challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot, and how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The Design aspects must serve a function - but they should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion - not an easy task with a limited set of parts and game challenge. Here is what the judges had to say:

The winner of this award utilized CAD modeling software to create a clean, efficient, and effective design. An agile Ring Handling System game them a lift up on their competition. They dressed in DARK but aren't NEFARIOUS - congrats to the team and their Modeler, DARIUS.

Team 6045 foobar, Oxford Robotics, Oxford PA

Think Award

Every team at this event has had to think - hopefully a lot. The Think Award recognizes the team that has successfully thought, organized, and documented their journey from their starting point to their final design. The engineering notebook is the record of this journey. Just like in real life, teams that can document their process have the best chance at learning from it and improving on it. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team flew a long distance to tell us thje story of their season. With their bright red plumage, they rose above others as they spread FTC through word, deed, and Internet. You could tell that their keen vision allowed them to focus in on documenting their design process.

Team 237 MFS Hawks, Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ

Inspire Award

The Inspire Award is the highest award given by FTC. The winner of the Inspire Award is automatically eligible for advancement to the next tournament level. The Inspire Award winner is the 'prototype' for what we'd like to see all teams achieve as part of the FIRST Tech Challenge. They do many of the things mentioned in the other awards. The difference is that they've tied these together in a comprehensive manner resulting in success in the competition, outreach to the community, robot design, team spirit, and engineering accomplishment. That's a tall order but we've got some great candidates for this award today. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team has worked KNIGHT and day on their innovative robot design. The team EXPLORED, designed and fabricated a unique wheel and maneuvering system. Although KNIGHTS in the past jousted for victory, the team rolled to victory with their little green wheels.

Team 3415 Lancers, Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ

2nd Runner-up: Team 365 MOE      3rd Runner-up: Team 4977 LANLords

Judge's Award

The Judges Award is given at the discretion of the judges to a team they have encountered whose unique efforts, performance or dynamics merit recognition, yet the team does not fit into any of the existing award categories. Here is what the judges had to say:

This team is new and fun. They makes pins, jewelery, brochures, business cards and even find time to build robots. They are a great example of what a rookie team can accomplish. Guess that they're no longer GREEN HORNS. Judges Kudo's to Ratzo Robotics!!!

Team 6208 Ratzo Robotics, Sonoma STEM Academy, York, PA

Advancing to the Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament

The following teams earned their way to the 2012-2013 Pennsylvania FTC Championship Tournament:

 Rank  Team #  Team Name  Award
 Inspire Award Winner
4999   Imagine It  Winning Alliance, 1st Team Selected
4311   Watt the Hex?   Winning Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
4399  Autobots  Finalist Alliance Captain 
4500   MFS Falcons  Finalist Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
6045   foobar  PTC Design Award Winner
5356  Tardis Highest Ranked Team not Previously Ranked 
 110  MFS Foxes  Motivate Award Winner