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International Botball Tournament

The Global Conference on Educational Robotics hosts the International Botball Tournament where Botball teams from around the world vie for the International Championship. Any team that competes in a regional tournament regardless of how they finish is encouraged to participate in the International Botball Tournament.

International Botball Tournament

International Botball Tournament


About the International Botball Tournament

The International Botball Tournament includes online documentation, onsite presentations, seeding rounds, double elimination rounds and alliance matches. Scores from the online documentation, onsite presentations, seeding rounds and double elimination rounds factor into a team's overall score for the tournament. Alliance matches are scored, but the results are not factored into the overall team score. Awards are given for all tournament related events, including the alliance matches. The International Botball Tournament seeding rounds, double elimination rounds and alliance matches are free and open to the public.

Find out when these rounds will occur by visiting:
Schedule of Events

66 Registered Botball Teams

China

  • 15-0349 Beijing Haidian Foreign Language ShiYan School
  • 15-0549 Liuzhou No.2 High School
  • 15-0552 Shanghai LY Technology Education School
  • 15-0701 Hefei No.42 Middle School
  • 15-0703 No.63 Middle School of LanZhou
  • 15-0706 No.1 High School Affiliated to China Central Normal University
  • 15-0708 No.26 Middle School of Qingdao Shandong Province
  • 15-0709 No.26 Middle School of Qingdao Shandong Province

European

  • 15-0233 iBot alpha
  • 15-0536 Al ru'ya Bilingual School of Kuwait
  • 15-0602 HTL Wiener Neustadt
  • 15-0647 Franciszek Leja State School

Florida

  • 15-0177 Alice B. Landrum Middle School

Greater D.C.

  • 15-0006 Dead Robot Society
  • 15-0141 Hampton High School
  • 15-0161 Explorer Post 1010
  • 15-0248 Great Mills High School
  • 15-0506 Great Mills High School
  • 15-0571 Walter Johnson High School

Greater Los Angeles

  • 15-0070 CVBB
  • 15-0152 La Quinta High School
  • 15-0174 Reach Robotics
  • 15-0498 Concerned Citizens Community Involvement
  • 15-0534 Cypress Youth Robotics
  • 15-0635 Santa Barbara High School

Greater San Diego

  • 15-0032 Palm Desert Charter Middle School
  • 15-0033 Palm Desert Charter Middle School
  • 15-0034 Palm Desert Charter Middle School
  • 15-0035 Palm Desert Charter Middle School
  • 15-0063 Islamic School of San Diego
  • 15-0071 NANQG
  • 15-0144 Palm Desert High School
  • 15-0167 Palm Desert High School Aztecs
  • 15-0169 Palm Desert High School Aztecs
  • 15-0231 Palm Desert High School
  • 15-0279 Tigers robotics
  • 15-0280 High School Thomas Jefferson S.C.

Greater St. Louis

  • 15-0106 St. Mary's School
  • 15-0315 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • 15-0319 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • 15-0501 Rolla Regional Robotics

Hawai'i

  • 15-0052 Hanalani Schools

New England

  • 15-0371 Winchester High School Robotics Team

New Mexico

  • 15-0051 Taos Middle School
  • 15-0053 Estancia Valley Classical Academy
  • 15-0056 South Valley Preparatory School
  • 15-0287 Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD
  • 15-0310 San Jon Schools
  • 15-0311 San Jon Schools
  • 15-0407 Taos High School
  • 15-0481 Taos High School

Northern California

  • 15-0083 Los Altos Community Botball Team
  • 15-0323 Los Altos Community Botball Team
  • 15-0453 Los Altos Community Botball Team
  • 15-0636 Los Altos Community Botball Team

Qatar

  • 15-0415 American School of Doha

Oklahoma

  • 15-0002 DeWitt Perry Middle School
  • 15-0048 Southwest Covenant School
  • 15-0049 Southwest Covenant School
  • 15-0072 Alcott Middle School
  • 15-0113 Norman Advanced Robotics
  • 15-0183 Perry 2.0
  • 15-0187 Jones Academy
  • 15-0253 Fire-Breathing Rubber Duckies

Southeastern Africa

  • 15-0267 International School of Uganda

Texas

  • 15-0271 Presidio High School

International Botball Champions

2014 - Great Mills High School (14-0506) - Great Mills, Maryland
2013 - Dead Robot Society (13-0006) - Herndon, Virginia
2012 - Los Altos Community Team (12-0636) - Los Altos, California
2011 - Hanalani Schools (11-0052) - Mililani, HI
2010 - Hanalani Schools (10-0052) - Mililani, HI
2009 - Alcott Middle School (09-0050 ) - Norman, OK
2008 - Cedar Brook Academy (08-0008) - Clarksburg, MD
2007 - Cedar Brook Academy (07-0008) - Clarksburg, MD
2006 - Norman High School (06-0238) - Norman, OK
2005 - Norman High School (05-0003) - Norman, OK
2004 - Crystal Springs Uplands School (04-0162) - Hillsborough, CA
2003 - Rolla Area Homeschool (03-0296) - St. James, MO

Below is a brief description of each of tournament round.

Precision Seeding Rounds

On day two of the conference, 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 on day four 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.

Cooperative Alliance Matches

The tournament isn't over for teams that are eliminated from the double elimination rounds! Once a team is eliminated, they have the opportunity to compete in the alliance matches. Alliance matches pair teams from different schools and regions to compete cooperatively in an effort to score as many points as possible with robots from both teams. Alliance matches offer students the chance to continue in the competition and get to know people from different regions - sometimes from different countries!