Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament Results

Nebraska RoboticsJanuary 30, 2016
The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament is the final regular season Middle School VEX Robotics tournament. Middle School teams competed for the remaining qualifying spots at the VRC Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, with two more teams qualifying.

This tournament qualified four teams for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship, the Excellence Award winner and the three Tournament Champion teams. The Excellence award was awarded to team 3919C (Young Guns) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School. The Tournament Champions were 1060A (OPS – 21 Bolt Street) from Buffett Magnet Middle School, 3919C (Young Guns) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School, and 985D (Not Found in Nature) from Mary Our Queen School.

A great performance by these teams and the rest of the field! Check out the results below.

The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament Awards

Excellence Award

3919C (Young Guns) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School were awarded the Excellence Award. This is awarded to a team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well rounded VEX robotics program. This award also qualifies the team for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship & CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship

Tournament Champions

The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament Champions were 1060A (OPS – 21 Bolt Street) from Buffett Magnet Middle School, 3919C (Young Guns) from St. Patrick’s Catholic School, and 985D (Not Found in Nature) from Mary Our Queen School. The Tournament Champions are the three team Alliance that wins the Elimination Rounds of the tournament. This award also qualifies the team for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship & CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship

Tournament Finalist

The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament Finalists were 3919B (JackBOTs) from Patrick’s Catholic School, 5233Y (Mini-Marks) from National Robotics Academy, and 5233A (Falcon Fortress) from National Robotics Academy. The Tournament Finalist are the three team Alliance that ends second in the Elimination Rounds of the tournament.

Programming Skills Winner

985B (Spartans) from Mary Our Queen School recorded the top Programming Skills score at 131 points. This award also qualifies the team for the CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship

Robot Skills Winner

985B (Spartans) from Mary Our Queen School recorded the top Robot Skills score at 121  points.

Design Award

1061A (OPS – Lynx) from King Science & Technology Magnet were awarded the Design Award. This is awarded to a team that demonstrates an organized and professional approach to the design process, project and time management and team organization.

Sportsmanship Award

1060A (OPS – 21 Bolt Street) from Buffett Magnet Middle School were awarded the Sportsmanship Award. This is awarded to a team that has earned the respect and admiration of the volunteers and other teams at the event. The Tournament uses ballots for this award.

Amaze Award

1061B (OPS – Tiggers) from King Science & Technology Magnet were awarded the Amaze Award. This is awarded to a team that has built a competition robot that clearly demonstrates overall quality.  A solid mechanical design along with demonstrated robot programming, robustness, strong performance and consistency are key attributes assessed for this award.

Build Award

1060Z (OPS – The Metaling Kids) from Buffett Magnet MS were awarded the Amaze Award. This is awarded to a team that has built a well crafted and constructed robot that also shows a clear dedication to safety and attention to detail.  Judges will be looking for robots that have a professional feel and quality look to them, with clear attention to detail in construction, efficient use of mechanical and electronic components, and reliability on the competition field.

Create Award

1062A (OPS – Monroe White) from Monroe MS were awarded the Amaze Award. This is awarded to a team whose robot design incorporates a creative engineering solution to the design challenges of this year’s game.  Attributes such as solid mechanical ability, unique design solutions and innovative approaches to playing the game will be taken into account by the judges looking for teams demonstrating a highly creative engineering design process.


The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament
Qualification Round Results

The tournament starts with Qualification Rounds, which are used to determine how you rank during the tournament. This rank is used during alliance selection, where 3 teams are paired off with each other. Each alliance competes in the Elimination rounds, which determines the Tournament Champions and Finalists. The Tournament Champions qualify for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship.

Rank Team # Team Name School Wins Losses
1 1060A OPS – 21 Bolt Street Buffett Magnet MS 7 0
2 3919B JackBOTs St. Patrick’s Catholic 6 1
3 3919C Young Guns St. Patrick’s Catholic 6 1
4 5233A Falcon Fortress National Robotics Academy 6 1
5 1061B OPS – Tiggers King Science 6 1
6 985B Spartans Mary Our Queen 6 1
7 1054B OPS – DDos McMillan Magnet MS 6 1
8 1068A OPS – MMU Bryan MS 5 2
9 1060Z OPS – The Metaling Kids Buffett Magnet MS 5 2
10 3986B The Think Tank St. Robert Bellarmine 5 2
11 985E RoboDragons Mary Our Queen 4 3
12 3919D Brobots St. Patrick’s Catholic 4 3
13 1062B OPS – Monroe Green Monroe MS 4 3
14 1061A OPS – Lynx King Science 4 3
15 1054D OPS – Team D McMillan Magnet MS 4 3
16 985D Not Found in Nature Mary Our Queen 3 4
17 1073H OPS – Falcon Strike 2 Marrs Magnet MS 3 4
18 5233K DC West Rookies National Robotics Academy 3 4
19 1062A OPS – Monroe White Monroe MS 3 4
20 1068B OPS- Frankilin The Turtle Bryan MS 3 4
21 796A Knights St. Wenceslaus 3 4
22 985F Process of Alumination Mary Our Queen 2 5
23 1073G OPS – Falcon Strike 1 Marrs Magnet MS 2 5
24 1055B OPS – Bev Brainiacs Beveridge Magnet MS 2 5
25 5233Y Mini-Marks National Robotics Academy 2 5
26 1073B OPS – Trojans Marrs Magnet MS 2 5
27 1068C OPS – Big Bang Bears Bryan MS 2 5
28 1055A OPS – Brainstormers Beveridge Magnet MS 2 5
29 3986A Wayne Enterprises St. Robert Bellarmine 1 6
30 1062C OPS – Mustang Black Monroe MS 1 6
31 796B Cavaliers St. Wenceslaus 1 6
32 1060B OPS – We Will Box You Buffett Magnet MS 0 7
33 1054A OPS – Team A McMillan Magnet MS 0 7

The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament
Elimination Rounds

The Elimination Rounds are used to determine the Tournament Champions. During the Elimination Rounds, Alliances of three different teams are formed. Each leg of the Bracket is a best of three, with each team in the alliance getting the opportunity to compete.

The Tournament Champions qualify for the Heartland Regional Robotics Championship

#1 – 1060A, 3919C, 985D
#1 – 1060A, 3919C, 985D
#1 – 1060A, 3919C, 985D
#1 – 1060A, 3919C, 985D
#8 – 1062B, 1055A, 1062C
#4 – 985B, 985E, 1054D
#4 – 985B, 985E, 1054D
#5 – 1054B, 5233K, 3986A
#2 – 3919B, 5233A, 5233Y
#2 – 3919B, 5233A, 5233Y
#2 – 3919B, 5233A, 5233Y
#7 – 3986B, 3919D, 1062A
#3 – 1061B, 985F, 1061A
#3 – 1061B, 985F, 1061A
#6 – 1068A, 1060Z, 1073H

The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament
Programming Skills Challenge Results

Rank Team High Score Attempts
1 985B 131 4
2 3919C 119 1
3 3919B 92 3
4 5233A 67 6
5 1061B 61 5
6 985D 55 5
7 985E 43 2
8 5233Y 22 2
9 985F 20 3
10 5233K 18 2
11 1061A 8 1
12 1062C 4 2
13 796B 1 2
14 1073H 0 1

The Omaha Benson Middle School Tournament
Robot Skills Challenge Results

Rank Team High Score Attempts
1 985B 121 4
2 3919C 111 1
3 1060A 98 3
4 1061B 81 3
5 3919B 70 3
6 5233A 50 1
7 985E 47 2
8 5233K 45 3
9 985D 42 4
10 1055B 22 6
11 1073G 17 3
12 1055A 17 6
13 1054B 17 1
14 3986B 13 3
15 985F 12 3
16 3986A 8 2
17 5233Y 8 2
18 1062C 8 1
19 796B 6 5
20 1073B 6 2
21 796A 5 4
22 1073H 5 1
23 1061A 2 1

Note: There is a lot in this post, everything is unofficial. This is done as a summary of the event, and in no way should be used in an official capacity. Do not hesitate to email NebraskaRobotics@gmail.com

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