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2005 Championship Event
Championship Event

This year's Texas BEST Regional Championship will be held in SMU's Moody Coliseum on December 2-3.


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Texas BEST 2004 Sponsored by Texas Instruments, the SMU School of Engineering, Boeing, and Raytheon.

2005 Texas BEST Results

BEST Award

The BEST Award represents the overriding philosophy of the BEST program -- while every team that builds a robot and competes is a winner, those teams that invest in all of the related disciplines deserve to be rewarded specifically for that effort. There are five categories judged in this division (referred to as the Texas BEST Award at the Championship) -- including a review of technical documentation in a project summary notebook, a presentation to judges, a table display with interviews, spirit and sportsmanship, and robot performance during the competition. The scope of the judging involves a rigorous evaluation of the technical, team-building, and promotional efforts of candidate teams. Teams are evaluated not only for technical aspects of producing a robot, but also for efforts at teamwork, broad-based recruitment, marketing, mentoring younger students, and promoting BEST in their communities.

  1. North Texas - Texoma Home Educators
  2. Capitol -- Liberal Arts & Science Academy of Austin
  3. Five Star -- The Woodlands Homeschoolers
  4. CoCo -- Ereckson Middle School
  5. North Texas -- Gunter High School
  6. Dallas -- Austin Academy
  7. Cowtown -- Haltom High School
  8. Cowtown -- Sonlight Enrichment School
  9. CoCo -- Faith Christian Academy
  10. San Antonio -- Golden Crescent Alliance for Minorities in Engineering
  11. San Antonio -- United Engineering and Technology Magnet
  12. North Texas -- Sacred Heart High School
  13. West Texas -- Lazbuddie High School
  14. West Texas -- Frenship High School
  15. Brazos -- St. Michael's Academy
  16. Capitol -- WATCH Homeschool
  17. DC -- Decatur High School
  18. DC -- Circle of Sciences
  19. New Mexico -- San Jon School
  20. Brazos -- A&M Consolidated High School
  21. Brazos -- A&M Consolidated Middle School
  22. San Antonio -- Saint Mary's Hall School
  23. Space City -- Hightower High School
  24. Dallas -- Lincoln High School
  25. CoCo -- Anna High School
  26. Dallas -- St. Mark's School of Texas
  27. Space City -- Galena Park HS
  28. Space City -- Science Magnet CCISD
  29. Coastal Bend -- Port Aransas High School
  30. New Mexico -- Deming High School
  31. Coastal Bend -- Flour Bluff High School
  32. Five Star -- Saint Agnes Academy
  33. West Texas -- Abernathy High School

BEST Shirt Design

Awarded to the team that has the most original game-related shirt design worn by team members during the contest; based on most creative use of the game theme/concept. The type of shirt (T-shirt vs polo shirt, etc.) will not be a factor in the judging.

  1. North Texas -- Fannin County BAC
  2. West Texas -- Lazbuddie High School
  3. Dallas -- Austin Academy

BEST Web Site

Awarded to the team with the best website. Judging criteria will include aesthetics and appearance, functionality (does everything work), content related to game theme, community involvement, and promotion of BEST and it's ideals.

  1. Dallas -- Austin Academy
  2. Coastal Bend -- Flour Bluff High School
  3. Capitol -- WATCH Homeschool

Most Photogenic

Awarded to the team whose machine is the most eye-pleasing and exhibits good fit and trim of external components.

  1. North Texas -- Sherman High School
  2. CoCo -- Faith Christian Academy
  3. North Texas -- Sacred Heart High School

Most Robust

Awarded to the team whose machine requires the least maintenance during and between matches and is generally the sturdiest machine in the competition.

  1. Cowtown -- Haltom High School
  2. Dallas -- TECH Home School
  3. San Antonio -- Stacey High School

Founder's Award for Creative Design

Awarded to the team that makes best use of the engineering process in consideration of offensive and defensive capabilities in machine design. Awarded in recognition of BEST founders Steve Marum and Ted Mahler.

  1. North Texas -- Sacred Heart High School
  2. North Texas -- Texoma Home Educators
  3. Cowtown -- South Grand Prairie High School

Texas Instruments "It's Slammin'" Award

This award recognizes the most elegant design.
  • West Texas -- Amarillo High School

igus "Top Gun" Award

This award is given to the team with the highest point total in a single match.
  • San Antonio -- Stacey High School

SMU Leadership Award

This award is given to the team with the highest oral presentation score.
  • North Texas -- Texoma Home Educators

Raytheon Sportsmanship Award

This award is given to the highest scoring team as voted on by all Texas BEST teams for exhibiting the attitude of great sportsmanship.
  • Cowtown -- Haltom High School

Game Competition

Final Results
Position Team Total Score
1 34 Humble HS * 362
2 19 Haltom HS 318
3 58 Integrity Ed * 298
4 25 TECH Hm 236
* Made a perfect score of 146 in the final round
Semi-Final Results
Position Team Total Score
1 25 TECH Hm 334
2 58 Integrity Ed 334
3 34 Humble HS 318
4 19 Haltom HS 310
5 28 COS 298
6 53 Atascocita MS 286
7 30 Marcus HS 282
8 29 Denton HS 270
9 18 Sonlight Enrich. 268
10 47 Stacey HS 262
11 43 Sherman HS 258
12 24 Austin Acd ** 230
13 39 Sacred Heart HS 230
14 21 Grace Prep Acd 224
15 17 N Garland HS 208
16 40 Gunter HS ** 102
** Advanced via wildcard game
Seeding Results
Position Team Avg Score
1 47 Stacey HS 100.40
2 25 TECH Hm 99.60
3 18 Sonlight Enrich. 98.00
4 19 Haltom HS 98.00
5 34 Humble HS 96.40
6 28 COS 95.60
7 29 Denton HS 94.80
8 58 Integrity Ed 94.80
9 30 Marcus HS 93.20
10 21 Grace Prep Acd 91.60
11 53 Atascocita MS 90.00
12 43 Sherman HS 88.40
13 39 Sacred Heart HS 87.60
14 17 N Garland HS 86.00
15 14 Faith Acd 84.40
16 42 Fannin BAC 83.60
17 33 College Park HS 82.80
18 59 Amarillo HS 81.20
19 51 Galena Park HS 80.40
20 37 Mayfield HS 74.00
21 1 A&M Cons. MS 73.20
22 16 Plano West HS 70.80
23 4 Mumford ISD 70.00
24 6 LASA 69.60
25 8 Shoemaker HS 69.20
26 44 S M Hall 66.00
27 26 Berkner HS 65.20
28 24 Austin Acd 64.40
29 20 S G Prairie HS 63.60
30 27 Decatur HS 62.00
31 54 Clements HS 61.20
32 9 HEART Hm 54.80
33 7 WATCH Hm 52.40
34 41 Texoma Hm 51.60
35 49 Holy Cross HS 48.40
36 10 Port Aransas HS 45.20
37 55 Frenship HS 44.40
38 5 Normangee HS 43.20
39 13 Anna HS 36.40
40 31 Woodlands Hm 36.40
41 48 Highlands HS 34.80
42 23 St. Marks 34.40
43 38 Canutillo HS 30.80
44 46 GCAME 30.00
45 40 Gunter HS 28.40
46 64 Boca Raton 24.40
47 3 A&M Cons. HS 24.00
48 57 Abernathy HS 22.80
49 15 Ereckson MS 21.20
50 62 S Plantation HS 18.80
51 56 Lazbuddie HS 17.60
52 2 St. Michael's 12.40
53 12 Bruni HS 10.00
54 35 San Jon 9.60
55 11 Flour Bluff HS 9.20
56 52 Hightower HS 8.40
57 45 UET Magnet 8.40
58 32 St. Agnes Acd 6.00
59 50 Science Magnet 0.80
60 36 Deming HS 0.40
61 22 Lincoln HS 0.00

About Texas BEST

Texas BEST is one of two regional play-off events for BEST Robotics Inc. (BRI) that concludes an annual fall student team robotics design challenge. Sponsored by Texas Instruments, SMU School of Engineering, Raytheon, and Boeing Texas BEST is a two-day championship for 60 pre-college student teams advancing from local Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) competitions in Texas and New Mexico. These top-placing middle school and high school teams meet on the SMU campus in December to match their remote-controlled robotic machines in a game of strategy, speed, and skill-and the right to earn top honors in a Best-of-the-BEST showdown!

Moody Coliseum As with local BEST contests, competition day at Texas BEST is a thrilling mix of both science fair and sporting event. Conducted in SMU's Moody Coliseum, teams face off four-at-a-time on two playing fields, scoring points tracked by referees and cheered on by screaming fans, cheerleaders, and band musicians. The atmosphere builds throughout the day to take on the air and excitement of a basketball finals game!



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