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Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

2012-2013 Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament

Event Information

December 8, 2012  7:00 am - 4:30 pm

Montgomery County Community College Logo
Physical Education Center (Campus Map)

Registration is closed.

This event followed the agenda on the Tournaments page.

Participating Teams

Count Team # Name School / Organization Location
1 61 OZONE Oxford Area High School Oxford, PA
2 118 Steel Hornets Emmaus HS Emmaus, PA
3 230 Ampere Upper Dublin High School Robotics Team Fort Washington, PA
4 237 MFS Hawks Moorestown Friends School Moorestown, NJ
5 365 MOE Miracle Workerz Wilmington, DE
6 3795 Jag-Wired Garnet Valley High School Glen Mills, PA
7 4077 MASH Friends of 401 West Vincent Township, PA
8 4134 Wrench in the Works Chesco Robotics Downingtown, PA
9 4149 Terabytes Terabytes Murrysville, PA
10 4399 Autobots TCHS-Brandywine Downingtown, PA
11 4433 Smokin' Motors Conrad Weiser High School Robesonia, PA
12 4856 Minnie MASH Friends of 401 West Vincent Township, PA
13 4914 Vulcan Robotics Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Philadelphia, PA
14 4977 LANLords Lancaster FTC Millersville, PA
15 5406 Optimus Bees BASCS Hackensack, NJ
16 5488 Robo Dragons (with 5524) Freire Charter School Philadelphia, PA
17 5724 Hive Mind BASCS Hackensack, NJ
18 5866 Sprouts Wissahickon High School Ambler, PA
19 5910 Fightin' Irish Academy of Notre Dame Villanova, PA
20 5916 BoBots Bohemia Manor Middle School Chesapeake City, MD
21 5944 Live Wire Chesco Robotics Downingtown, PA
22 6045 foobar Oxford Area School District Oxford, PA
23 6191 CB South Robotics  Central Bucks High School South Warrington, PA

Tournament Results

Competition Results

Winning Alliance
   Captain: 4333 Smokin' Motors
   1st selected: 4077 MASH
   2nd selected: 6191 CB South Robotics

Finalist Alliance
   Captain: 4149 Terabytes
   1st selected: 4977 LANLords
   2nd selected: 237 MFS Hawks


Winning Alliance

    4333 Smokin' Motors, Conrad Weiser High School, Robesonia, PA
        4077 MASH, Friends of 401, West Vincent Township, PA
            6191 CB South Robotics, Central Bucks High School South, Warrington, PA

Finalist Alliance

    4149 Terabytes, Murrysville, PA
        4977 LANLords, Lancaster FTC, Millersville, PA
            237 MFS Hawks, 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’s spirit is so bright it can be seen and heard as soon as you walk in the door. They’re so MOE-tivated that they were the first ones here today, so let’s cheer once MOEr as the winners of the Motivate Award is:

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:

Outreach is no foreign concept to this team, who act as ambassadors to FIRST and STEM careers both on the local and international level. Their commitment to this mission has taken them as far as Guatemala, where they were bitten by a desire to teach young kids about robotics. The winner is...

Team 4149 Terabytes, Murrysville, 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:

In 3 short years this team has grown wings. This team is definitely in the right track. An elevator helped them rise to their inspiration. The winner is...

Team 4134 Wrench in the Works, Chesco Robotics, Downingtown, 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:

When you look at the design you can clearly see the innovation. The beauty of the articulating arm is outdone only by the flexibility of the claw. They've figured out all the angles to come up with a superior first year robot. The PTC Design Award goes to:

Team 5944 Live Wire, Chesco Robotics, Downingtown, 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 really drives for success. Their notebook really drove home the points with well documented strategies, pilots and prototypes. Their use of an electronic format combined with green “stickies”made it easy to access the overall quality of their design process and the thoroughness of their work. The winner is...

Team 4433 Smokin Motors, Conrad Weiser High School, Robesonia, PA

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 is a well-rounded, impressive team that scored high consistently both on the field and in the interview. In the heat of the competition they were able to reach high using their innovative design. They provide that critical care and triage for their community, other FIRST Teams and even their fellow competitors. The winner is...

Team 4077 MASH, Friends of 401, W. Vincent Township, PA

2nd Runner-up: Team 4433 Smokin' Motors       3rd Runner-up: Team 4149 Terabytes

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:

The judges would like to recognize a team that has overcome adversity in order to compete. They lost their grant at the beginning of the season, and had to suspend wok on their robot to hunt down additional funding. While they were rebuilding their own program, they reached out to help other rebuild after Hurricane Sandy by volunteering with the Red Cross. For “Overcoming Adversity” the Judges Award goes to:

Team 5488 Robodragons, Freire Charter School, Philadelphia, 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
14077 MASH Inspire Award Winner
24433 Smokin' Motors Winning Alliance Captain
4149 Terabytes Inspire Award 3rd Place
6191 CB South Robotics Winning Alliance, 2nd Team Selected
4977 LANLords Finalist Alliance, 1st Team Selected
4134  Wrench in the Works Rockwell Collins Innovate Award