On November 17 two Park City teams, Inconceivable and Robominers, travelled to Butte MT for a qualifying competition. Inconceivable finished second after the qualifying rounds and were selected as part of the Finalist Alliance. Robominers won the Design Award. On December 8, Checkmate travelled to Helena for the second qualifying tournament. They won the top Inspire Award and were the Winning Alliance Captain. All three teams are advancing to the Montana state championship on January 25.