November 18th, 2017 Schedule
Spectators: this is a come & go opportunity! Best viewing is from 9am - 3pm in the main gym, Blacksburg High School. Please park in BACK (not the paid parking for VT/Pitt game in front)

7:30am-8:30am: Team Registration

8:00 am - 9:00am - certain pre-identified teams will start their judging circuit.

8:45am: Coaches Meeting - One Coach from each team should plan to be there

9am: Opening Ceremony

9:30-11:40pm: Judging and Matches

11:40-12:40pm: Lunch

12:40-2:30pm: Judging and Matches

3:00: Teams and Sponsors Group Pictures

3:30: Closing Ceremony

What to Bring:

What to Bring    

  • Consent Form (one per person)
  • Team Profile Sheet (four per team)
  • Robot
  • Box in which to carry your robot
  • Laptop
  • Anything you need for your project presentation
  • Batteries
  • Backup copy of your program (electronic)
  • Printed copy of your program, if possible, for the robot design judges
  • Any posterboard displays you have created for Team Spirit, Project, and Robot Design
  • Fun, inexpensive gifts to share with other teams (pins, hats, personalized, team playing cards)
FIRST Consent/Release Form
Coaches are responsible for ensuring that each team member, mentor and coach submits to the coach a release form (signed by the team member's parent/guardian). Team members will not, and cannot, be allowed on the performance floor or in the judging rooms without these forms. Coaches must bring a copy of the signed release forms to leave at the regional tournament registration desk. THIS IS REQUIRED AND WILL BE ENFORCED.

Team Profile Sheet
Please bring four (4) copies. You will turn in one copy at the registration desk. The team will give one copy to the Robot Design Judges, one copy to the Project Presentation Judges and one copy to the Teamwork Judges. This form can be found here: Team Profile Sheet. It is very helpful to the judges if you attach a team photo on the back, but this is optional.               

We will provide practice tables for teams to use during the event, so please do not bring your own!
See the Venue page for information on food: several vendors have food for purchase at reasonable prices!