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2004 Championship Event

This year’s Texas BEST Regional Championship will be held in SMU’s Moody Coliseum on November 12-13.

Getting Involved

For information on how to get involved in BEST, visit the BRI website.

breitling replica


SMU-Engineering has 3 items remaining from the BEST event:1 pair of eye glasses with tortoise shell frames
1 silver and pink enamel cross and necklace
1 cell phone

Please email to Felicia Hohpson at [email protected] or call (214) 768-4038 regarding these missing items.

Team Photos Followup Information

If you need assistance or have questions about the team photos you ordered at Texas BEST please email directly to [email protected], Please put “Attention Larry” on the subject line. If you completed the order form and turned it in you should have received an email about viewing the pictures and ordering additional copies. The ordering should all be done on line but if you can’t access the pictures please contact Flash Photography directly at (214) 443-9393.

2004 BEST Award Results

2004 BEST Award Final Results
1Wichita Home SchoolKansas
2Liberal Arts and Science AcademyCapitol
3Texoma Home EducatorsNorth Texas
4Woodlands HomeschoolersFive Star
5Alamo Area Home SchoolSan Antonio
6A&M; Consolidated High SchoolBrazos
7Circle High SchoolKansas
8St. Mark’s School of TexasDallas
9Haltom High SchoolCowtown
10Ereckson Middle SchoolCoCo
11Shattuck High SchoolHeartland
12Frenship High SchoolWest Texas
13Sacred Heart High SchoolNorth Texas
14A&M; Consolidated Middle SchoolBrazos
15Holy Cross High SchoolSan Antonio
16Lewisville High SchoolDC
17Lazbuddie High SchoolWest Texas
18Shawnee High SchoolOklahoma
19Anna High SchoolCoCo
20Lincoln High SchoolDallas
21Mayfield High SchoolNew Mexico
22Port Aransas High SchoolCoastal Bend
23Hightower High SchoolSpace City
24Orangefield High SchoolSpace City
25Green Forest High SchoolNW Arkansas
26J.C. Westside High SchoolRiver Valley
27Pilot Point High SchoolDC
28Fairview High SchoolHeartland
29Lebanon Junior High SchoolNW Arkansas
30Hofacket Mid-High SchoolNew Mexico
31Van Buren High SchoolRiver Valley
32Bishop Kelly High SchoolOklahoma
33Temple High SchoolCapitol

2004 Special Award Results

2004 Founder’s Award for Creative Design
1Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA)Capitol
2Sacred Heart High SchoolNorth Texas
3St. Mark’s School of DallasDallas
2004 Most Robust
1Sacred Heart High SchoolNorth Texas
2Holy Cross High SchoolSan Antonio
3WATCH Home SchoolCapitol
2004 Most Photogenic
1Flour Bluff High SchoolCoastal Bend
2Van Buren High SchoolRiver Valley
3Mayfield High SchoolNew Mexico
2004 Best Team Shirt Design
1Lazbuddie High SchoolWest Texas
2St. Mark’s School of DallasDallas
3Van Buren High SchoolRiver Valley
2004 Outstanding Sportsmanship
1Ambassadors for Christ AcademyKansas

2004 Game Results

The results of the 2004 Texas BEST Game Competition are available as a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.

2004 Game Final Results
PlaceTeamHubTotal Score
1TEAM 30 Ambassadors for Christ AcademyKansas2,178
2TEAM 28 Wichita Home SchoolKansas2,162
3TEAM 21 Marcus High SchoolDC1,929
4TEAM 15 St. Mark’s School of TexasDallas1,897

Some additional stats:
· Seeding High Score: St. Mark’s School of Texas – 634
· Semi-Final High Score: Wichita Home School – 936
· Finals High Score: Ambassadors for Christ Academy – 939
· Total points scored in the finals: 8,166

BEST Fever 2004!
· Average score in the finals: 680

Alas, poor Squeaky has been feeling under the weather. Squeaky has a severe case of BEST FEVER. His system must be treated radically. Only gene therapy can cure him, his DNA must be repaired. If you’d like to begin learning about DNA and the science behind this year’s game, have a look at this link. Let’s all work together to save Squeaky so he will be at his BEST for another 10 years!Who is Squeaky?

 – the prototype robot of Ted Mahler (one of the BEST founders).

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 InstrumentsSMU School of EngineeringBoeing, and Raytheon Texas BEST is a two-day championship for 60 precollege student teams advancing from local Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology (BEST) competitions in Texas and several other states west of the Mississippi River. These top-placing middle school and high school teams meet on the SMU campus in November 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! BEST teams located in local competition sites east of the Mississippi River will compete at the South’s BEST Regional Championship at Auburn University, Alabama (see below).

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!

The South’s BEST

The South’s BEST Regional Robotics Championship (www.southsbest.org) is located at Auburn University (AL). It is the regional championship for all hubs east of the Mississippi River. Over 175 teams from eight hubs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania will be vying for one of 50 team slots at South’s BEST.