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South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

2012-2013 South Central Pennsylvania Qualifying Tournament

Event Information

Date / Time
January 19, 2013  7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center 

Registration is closed 

The event followed the agenda described on the Tournaments page.

Participating Teams

CountTeam #NameSchool / OrganizationLocation
161OZONEOxford Area High SchoolOxford, PA
2118Steel HornetsEmmaus High SchoolEmmaus, PA
3230AmpereUpper Dublin High SchoolFort Washington, PA 
4237MFS HawksMoorestown Friends SchoolMoorestown, NJ
5365MOEMiracle WorkerzWilmington, DE
6712RoboWorksPhoenixville Area High SchoolPhoenixville, PA
73113CraftsmenBoy Scout Troop 793Ellicott City, MD
83283SciBotsSciTech High SchoolHarrisburg, PA
93795Jag-WiredGarnet Valley High SchoolGlen Mills, PA
104077MASHFriends of 401West Vincent, PA
114102CHS CougarsColumbia High SchoolMaplewood, NJ
124134Wrench in the WorksChesco RoboticsDowningtown, PA
134185Silver SoldiersLockheed Martin/OJR Education FoundationNorth Coventry, PA
144220LandroidsLivingston Robotics ClubLivingston, NJ
154311Watt The Hex?Say Watt RoboticsEdison, NJ
164347NanoGurusNanoGurus RoboticsMorris Plains, NJ
174399AutobotsTCHS-BrandywineDowningtown, PA
184433Smokin' MotorsConrad Weiser High SchoolRobesonia, PA
194451RoboFoxesSidwell Friends SchoolWashington, DC
204498RoboWarriorsMifflin County School DistrictLewistown, PA
214856Minnie MASHFriends of 401West Vincent Township, PA
224976Robo ScoutsBoy Scout Troop 793Ellicott City, MD
234977LANLordsLancaster FTCMillersville, PA
244999Imagine ItImagine ItPalmyra, PA
255014Team RocketSidwell Friends SchoolWashington, DC
265225Domini MachinaeSidwell Friends SchoolWashington, DC
275485ProCorning IncCorning, NY
285488RobodragonsFreire Charter SchoolPhiladelphia, PA
295524Robodragons 2Freire Charter SchoolPhiladelphia, PA
305910Fightin' IrishAcademy of Notre DameVillanova, PA
315944Live WireChesco RoboticsDowningtown, PA
326045foobarOxford Area High SchoolOxford, PA
336208Ratzo RoboticsSonoma AcademyYork, PA
346349Robo DawgsWilson High SchoolWest Lawn, PA
356508Radioactive RaidersNorth Brunswick Township High SchoolNorth Brunswick, NJ

Tournament Results 

Competition Results

Winning Alliance
    Captain: 4102 CHS Cougars
    1st selected: 4220 Landroids
    2nd selected: 4077 MASH

Finalist Alliance
    Captain: 4185 Silver Soldiers
    1st selected: 237 MFS Hawks
    2nd selected: 230 Ampere

Winning Alliance

    4102 CHS Cougars, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ
        4220 Landroids, Livingston Robotics Club, Livingston, NJ
            4077 MASH, Friends of 401, West Vincent, PA

Finalist Alliance

    4185 Silver Soldiers, Lockheed Martin/OJR Education Foundation, North Coventry, PA
        237 MFS Hawks, Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ
            230 Ampere, Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington, PA

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:

With a cheer so loud it frightened the judges, this team shouted into first place. Their social media swamped the competition. All it too was putting the "M" in Tic-Tac-Toe.

Team 365 MOE, Miracle Workerz, Wilmington, DE

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 was looking for a sparkle to set their robot apart. They designed in a rarefied segment of our environment. This team didn't have their heads in the clouds.

Team 61 OZONE, Oxford Area High School, Oxford, PA

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 was independent, they thought outside the box. This team forced their senses to feel the weight of the problem. This team was a real pro and wrapped both arms around the challenge.

Team 5485 Pro, Corning Inc., Corning, NY

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:

All three finalists included multiple innovative design features. Two used distinct industrial design elements. One used features to determine the weighted ring and score at any angle.

Team 4102 CHS Cougars, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ

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:

Winning the think award involves not only lots of effort, but in this case some out-of-state travel. You have to go beyond the garden variety notebook to be eligible. You don’t have to be a superhero, but wearing a cape may not hurt.

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:

We had 3 different states of mind... We decided No more land rats... Dr. Livingston I presume…

Team 4220 Landroids, Livingston Robotics Club, Livingston, NJ

2nd Runner-up: Team 365 MOE       3rd Runner-up: Team 6208 Ratzo Robotics

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:

For Perseverance - They are a rookie team in PA, but have had FIRST experience in another State. They quickly adapted pulling together a team that impressed the judges in their translation and execution of the FIRST values. Their unique efforts, overall performance and team dynamics merit this special recognition.

Team 6508 Radioactive Raiders, North Brunswick Township High School, North Brunswick, NJ

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
4220  Landroids  Inspire Award Winner
4102  CHS Cougars  Winning Alliance Captain
365  MOE  Inspire Award 2nd place
6208  Ratzo Robotics  Inspire Award 3rd place
237  MFS Hawks  Think Award Winner
4185  Silver Soldiers  Finalist Alliance Captain
61 OZONE Connect Award Winner
5485 Pro Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner