2018 Oakland County Competitive
Robotics Association schedule/results

 

The Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA) is a county-wide association of students, teachers and volunteers providing opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for students in grades 6-12. Each year, school-based teams of students and mentors participate in a competitive robotics season of tournaments, challenged to display their technical and collaboration skills through intense and fast-paced gameplay.

This year’s OCCRA game is called Over N’ Out. It is played on a 24-by-30-foot field. Two alliances of two drive teams with robots face off in tournament matches. A match lasts 120 seconds, during which drivers control the robots trying to score points by putting balls in a low or high goal.

Auburn Hills Avondale and Birmingham Groves/Seaholm won the OCCRA championship on November 17.

Saturday, November 17, at Walled Lake Western High School

Oakland County Championship

Results

Champions: Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538) and Birmingham Groves/Seaholm (Team 2,960)

Finalists: Walled Lake Central (Team 308) and Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (Team 1)

Semifinalists: Rochester Adams (Team 245), Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory (Team 33), West Bloomfield (Team 3), and Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 7,553)

Other awards

Beautiful bot award: Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory (Team 33)

Spirit of the competition award: Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538)

Technical excellence award: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 7,553)

Strategic design award: Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice and Marian (Team 573)

Quality award: Birmingham Groves/Seaholm (Team 2,960)

Judges’ award No. 1: West Bloomfield (Team 3)

Judges’ award No. 2: Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (Team 5,053)

 

Auburn Hills Avondale won the OCCRA tournament on November 8.

Thursday, November 8, at Oxford Middle School

Oxford Tournament

Results

1. Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538), 226

2. West Bloomfield (Team 3), 217

3. Walled Lake Central (Team 308), 180

Other awards

Beautiful bot award: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (Team 1)

Spirit of the competition award: West Bloomfield (Team 3)

Technical excellence award: Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538)

Strategic design award: Birmingham Groves/Seaholm (Team 2,960)

Quality award: Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory (Team 33)

Judges’ award No. 1: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 7,553)

Judges’ award No. 2: Birmingham Roeper (Team 2)

 

University of Detroit Jesuit, Detroit, Michigan
Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, Michigan
Westwood Community School District, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Michigan
The Roeper School, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Academy of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Notre Dame Preparatory, Pontiac, Michigan

Auburn Hills Avondale won the OCCRA tournament on November 3.

Saturday, November 3, at Rochester Adams

Diversity Showcase

Results

1. Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538), 194

2. Birmingham Groves/Seaholm (Team 2,960), 185

3, Rochester Adams (Team 245), 170

Other awards

Beautiful bot award: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 7,553)

Spirit of the competition award: Walled Lake Western (Team 803)

Technical excellence award: Rochester Adams (Team 245)

Strategic design award: Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538)

Quality award: West Bloomfield (Team 3)

Judges’ award No. 1: Lake Orion (Team 302)

Judges’ award No. 2: Pontiac International Technology Academy (Team 51)

 

Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory won the OCCRA tournament on October 25.

Regina High School, Warren, Michigan
Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Grosse Pointe Public School System, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Oakland Accelerated College Experience, Oakland County, Michigan
Oakland Opportunity Academy, Oakland County, Michigan
Oakland Schools Technical Campuses, Oakland County, Michigan
Virtual Learning Academy Consortium, Michigan

Thursday, October 25, at Birmingham Groves

Birmingham Tournament

Results

1. Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory (Team 33), 164

2. Rochester Adams (Team 245), 162

3. Walled Lake Western (Team 245), 147

Other awards

Beautiful bot award: Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538)

Spirit of the competition award: Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (Team 5,053)

Technical excellence award: Walled Lake Central (Team 308)

Strategic design award: West Bloomfield (Team 3)

Quality award: Rochester Adams (Team 245)

Judges’ award No. 1: Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory (Team 33)

Judges’ award No. 2: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (Team 1)

 

Bloomfield Hills Schools, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Comprehensive education at its finest.
Everest Collegiate High School and Academy. Clarkston, Michigan. An Authentic Catholic School of Distinction.
Oakland Christian School, Auburn Hills, Michigan. Oakland Christian School engages students in a rigorous and relevant education
Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Academic foundation for success.

Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest won the OCCRA tournament on October 20.

Saturday, October 20, at Bloomfield Hills Marian

Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice and Marian Tournament

Results

1. Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 7,553), 143

2. Walled Lake Western (Team 803), 141

3. Birmingham Seaholm and Groves (Team 296), 135 points.

Other awards

Beautiful bot award: Rochester Adams (Team 245)

Spirit of the competition award: Pontiac International Technology Academy (Team 51)

Technical excellence award: Walled Lake Western (Team 803)

Strategic design award: Walled Lake Central (Team 308)

Quality award: Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538)

Judges' award No. 1: Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice and Marian (Team 573)

Judges’ award No. 2: Birmingham Seaholm and Groves (Team 296)

 

Utica Community Schools, Image the Potential.
Lake Orion Community Schools, Lake Orion, Michigan. Providing an exemplary education for all learners

The OCCRA Over N' Out playing field.

Awards glossary

Beautiful bot award: Awarded to the team with the best-looking machine.

Spirit of the competition award: Awarded to the team that exhibits extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit along with the best sportsmanship and continuous gracious professionalism in the heat of competition.

Technical excellence award: Awarded to the team that possesses technical excellence in robot design and operation. (i.e. How the students operate the robot and how well the robot functions.)

Strategic design award:  Awarded to the team with a well-defined strategy and an unusually clever or effective design feature to implement that strategy.

Quality award: Awarded to the team that best exemplifies a quality robotics program. The recipient of this award must employ quality practices in an effective manner in terms of team organization, team management and the robot building process.

Judges’ awards: Created by the judges on the day of the competition.

 

Shrine Catholic Schools, Royal Oak, Michigan. Faith. Family. Future.
Berkley School District, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Michigan. Engage. Inspire. Achieve.
AIM High School, Farmington Hills, Michigan. Aim High is a 6th-12th grade, tuition-based private school that provides an educational alternative

Past OCCRA champions

2018: Auburn Hills Avondale (Team 3,538) and Birmingham Groves/Seaholm (Team 2,960)

2017: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 123) and Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory (Team 33)

2016: Birmingham Groves and Seaholm (Team 2,960) and Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 123)

2015: Pontiac Notre Dame Preparatory (Team 33) Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 123)

2014: Bloomfield Hills International Academy East (Team 4,384) and Rochester Adams (Team 245)

2013: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest (Team 123) and Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory (Team 9)

2012: Pontiac (Team 51) and Lake Orion (Team 302)

2011: Royal Oak (Team 1,188) and Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (Team 1)

2010: Madison Heights Lamphere (Team 255) and Rochester Adams and Stoney Creek (Team 245)

2009: Pontiac (Team 51) and Rochester Adams and Stoney Creek (Team 245)

2008: Birmingham Groves and Seaholm (Team 1,213) and Madison Heights Lamphere (Team 255)

2007: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (Team 1) and Royal Oak (Team 1,188)

2006: Pontiac Central (Team 47) and Rochester Adams (Team 245)

2005: Waterford Kettering (Team 97) and Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (Team 1)

2004: Birmingham Groves and Seaholm (Team 62) and Rochester Adams (Team 245)

2003: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northwest (Team 27) and Bloomfield Hills International Academy (Team 469)

2002: West Bloomfield (Team 3) and Bloomfield Hills International Academy (Team 469)

2001:

2000: Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (Team 1)

 

Parkway Christian School, Sterling Heights, Michigan. Challenging Minds. Capturing Hearts. Cultivating Gifts.
Plymouth Christian, Canton, Michigan. A non-denominational, college preparatory Christian school