Congratulations to All of the Teams that Participated at the FLL Regional Major Hosted by Shady Side Academy!

December 8th, was a big day at Shady Side Academy for the 18 teams participating in the second Regional Major in the 2012 Western PA Tournament Series.  The consummate professionals at Shady Side Academy put on a great event for everyone.  Thank you particularly to Matt Brunner for being an exceptional event coordinator and helping to make the day a grand success.

We would like to congratulate the following award winners:

Overall Champions Awards

  • First Place Award – Team # 4051 – BrainSTEM Robotics 
  • Second Place Award – Team # 8291 – Home Base
  • Third Place Award – Team # 9726 – Freeport Engineering

Robot Performance Awards

  • First Place Award – Team # 4051
  • Second Place Award – Team # 9267
  • Third Place Award – Team # 8291
Robot Design Awards

  • First Place Award – Team # 11293
  • Second Place Award – Team # 396
Programming Awards

  • First Place Award – Team # 4947
  • Second Place Award – Team # 10544
Research Project Awards

  • First Place Award – Team # 11528
  • Second Place Award – Team # 396
Team Work / Core Values Award

  • First Place Award – Team # 7646
  • Second Place Award – Team # 9267

Also of great significance, the top 4 overall performers received a Golden Ticket providing them with automatic entry into the Western PA FLL Grand Championship to be held on January 19th at Carnegie Mellon’s NREC facility in Pittsburgh.  Congratulations to the following teams who become the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th teams to be officially entered in the Western PA Championship tournament:

  • Team # 4051 – BrainSTEM Robotics
  • Team # 8291 – Home Base
  • Team # 9726 – Freeport Engineering 
  • Team # 11293 – Super Charged Team
There were a lot of high performing teams at Shady Side and many more teams will qualify for the championship based on their performance at the Alpha tournament, but we’ll have to wait until December 18th for the tournament committee to make its final determinations!  Can’t wait for that very important date!
The full results from with the relative rankings by category for every team can be found here – Shady Side Regional FLL – Final Results.
Enjoy!