We are always interested in a CDI competition. It is, without a doubt, the most bang for your robot buck anywhere.
Some random thoughts.
Friday afternoon forces out of towners to miss a day of school unless you are considering the Friday after Thanksgiving. (actually not a bad time-you could even start earlier in the day on Friday and have more matches on Saturday- could conflict with some folks other plans, but the world is full of decisions and priorities)
The Edubot kit is pretty limited-hopefully you would enhance it and also allow additional hardware-maybe bigger and more motors-victors-some additional structural aluminum.
We definitely would not like to see another long five to six week competition. It is just too much.
If I think of anything else I will pass them along. We don't know why your team takes on these things, but we love it.