2011 Off Season Events

Would it be possible to have everyone list your Off-Season Events in one place again this year? It will make it much easier to find them, especially for those of us new to Chief Delphi.::rtm::

I’ll be the first one to chime in.

Team Max 1071 will be having the 4th annual Where is Wolcott? Invitational.

The event is going to be held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011 and will be located at Wolcott High School.

Doors will be opened at 7, Matches will start at 9. Once again the field will be available for practice round from 7 until opening at 9.

Team GUS 228 will once again be providing food.

If your interested in having your team compete in the event got to the site, http://max1071.com/?q=node/11 fill out the form and send it to Rob Cormier at rcormier@wolcottps.org The cost per team is $200.


Like last year, we will have a robot that is solely for the mentors. It will be in the qualification rounds just like any other robot. Mentors will be able to be a part of the drive team for an individual match. Here is your chance to show your team what you can do. Find a match where the mentor robot is on the same alliance as your team, or even better find a match where you square off against your team.

Sign ups will be the morning of our event.

You can get Google Maps Directions to the school here.

Any questions please send them to rcormier@wolcottps.org or post them in the thread.

Also if anyone will be up at CT Regional in Hartford, please stop by our pits for a flyer and if you have any questions.

Can’t wait to see everyone there!

The first-ever South Carolina Robotics Invitational and Workshops will be held at [strike]Irmo[/strike] Columbia High School in Columbia, SC on October 29, 2011.

$300 per team, pre-rookies compete free with their mentor team’s entry, B-teams (e.g. the same team just fielding two robots) compete for half-price. Capacity around 24 teams. http://scriw.org for all the gory details. :slight_smile:

Edit: And the related ChiefDelphi thread: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93000

Re-edit: Changed the school to Columbia High; we had to move the event about ten minutes away.

Per Patrick Felty, the Alamo Regional Director:

What: FIRST in Texas Off-Season FRC competition

When: First week in August (no exact date just yet) – will coincide with National Instruments Engineering Week.

Where: Austin, TX

How: One day event (No need to book hotels unless you are traveling a long way). No “awards” judging, just robot competitions.

Why: One of the biggest issues we have observed this year with so many rookie teams is a need for more interaction of teams and opportunities to compete. All of the Regional Directors in Texas are working collectively on a plan to make this happen; this off-season event is the first step, so I encourage your participation.

Lakota Robotics - FRC Team 1038 is working with the local Butler County Visitors Bureau to host an Off-Season event.

Location, Date, and Time are still TBD.


June 4th
Matthews Arena, Northeastern University
Boston, MA, 02115

Last year was amazing and this year we are going to be making this event even better! We want YOUR suggestions of what you like or don’t like at off-season competitions. June 4th may seem far off, but it will be here before we know it.

We look forward to seeing you there…

beantownblitz@gmail.com for more registration/volunteering/information


Could we have a moderator sticky this like last years thread?


Cow Town ThrowDown this fall in kc. details still unkown.

I plan to add as many of these events as I can to the calendar at FIRSTObjective.org. If you’d like to send a direct request, fill out the form at the bottom of the calendar page.

Does anyone know of any events on SD, CA?
My team would love to go to one! :smiley:

Mayhem in Merrimack is on June 4th, at Merrimack High School, Merrimack, NH.
You can find more information here.

Is there going to be a a M.A.R.C this off season? if so 461 is really interested scene we only had 1 competition this year and last years was really great

Duel on the Delaware 10

Hosted by teams 365 and 316.

October 22, 2011

Salem Community College

I don’t see why there wouldn’t be one juice. As far as i know, its happening.
Two other offseason events:

IRI (Indiana Robotics Invitational)
Website: http://www.indianaroboticsinvitational.org/
When: july 22-23
Where: Lawrence North High School, 7802 Hague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256
Entry Fee: 500 dollars
Special awards: Six scholarships awarded to graduating seniors, Mentor of the Year, Talent Show, Volunteer of the Year
Misc.: Vex event, Mentor matches, silent auction

C.A.G.E. Match (Cards and Goats Exhibition)
Website: http://thecagematch.com/index.html (not updated at all)
Not sure if there will be a CAGE match but im 80% sure there will be
Where: Southport High School 971 E. Banta Road, Indianapolis In 46227
When: Sometime in October


Tunkhannock Area High School and the Tigertrons will be hosting PARC 14.

IMPORTANT: the date has changed this year due to closeness of championships, PARC will not be on Mother’s Day weekend. The new date is June 4th.

Things to look forward to:
chicken BBQ
concession stand
and of course FRC bots!

Team registration: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHlxNGhTZm1kYl9oRmtsSTg2N3hVaXc6MQ

Volunteer registration: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFQ0c3hUX0p6UmttblZ4clVNSkRiX3c6MQ

check back at tigertrons.net for updates

Confirmed for Saturday, October 15th (as always, the third Saturday in October).

The Second Annual Connect A Million Minds FIRST Robotics Invitational will be held on June 25th, 2011 at South High School in Columbus, OH.

Information and a registration link can be found at: GrowRobotics.org

This event is sponsored by Time Warner and organized by the Central Ohio Robotics Initiative.

The event is held in the (air conditioned) gymnasium and adjacent auxiliary gymnasium of South High School. The cost is $50 per team. We are also asking for a canned food donation to the local food bank for each team member attending. Teams will each receive a video of all of the matches.

NURC in Arizona goes on every summer.



Last year, 42 teams from all around the Midwest enjoyed a two-day event with a real friendly atmosphere. We are only getting better from the words that those teams are spreading. If your team wants to enjoy a very competitive off-season event with a friendly atmosphere, please sign-up for the 2011 MARC. This is a very high quality event. A top notch event needs top notch personnel. Many of the personnel that run the Michigan State Championship (MSC) fill the same roles at the M.A.R.C…

As coordinator of the Michigan Advanced Robotics Competition (M.A.R.C.) from the beginning, it has been my goal to put together an off-season competition that can compete at a compacity of IRI. Although my facility has the capacity, I feel that having a 42 team limit would make M.A.R.C. both very competitive and fun. Therefore a 42 team limit is in place in order to accomplish this while also providing each team a minimum of 10 qualification matches.

Sadly, last year I had to deny some teams admittance to the competition. To try and make a better schedule for all teams, a registration deadline of May 14th is now in place. Any registration form received after this date will only receive consideration if the 42 team limit has not been achieved. Team notification will be sent to accepted team main contacts (via e-mail) by noon May 16th. Once accepted to compete in M.A.R.C., teams will have until June 7th to submit payment. If payment is not received by this date, then your team will be removed from the participating team list and the next team on the wait list will be invited.


WHAT: Michigan Advanced Robotics Competition (MARC)

WHEN: June 24th at 1pm and June 25th (ALL DAY)

WHERE: Monroe High School
901 Herr Rd
Monroe, MI 48161

PRICE: $300 per team ($250 for the orgininal 12 Teams (PLANKOWNERS) )


REGISTRATION: Now until May 14th. Pay by May 30th and receive a $50.00 discount. Pay must be submitted by 6-7-11 to compete.

HOW TO REGISTER: Fill-out a 2011 Michigan Advanced Robotics Competition (MARC) Registration Form and sent via e-mail to ketron@monroe.k12.mi.us.

FOOD: Teams can purchase hot dogs, nachos, pizza, cheesy bread and water/pop during the event (both days) at the arena.

LODGING: Available close by.

VOLUNTEERS: We have NUMEROUS positions that need great volunteers - field reset, crowd control, queuing, field repair, refereeing, pit admin…the list goes on. Those interested in volunteering should contact Lisa Perez. Due to the lack of volunteers to fill primary roles, special discounts will be given to teams that provide volunteers for refereeing, judging, and queuing ($25 OFF PRICE), Head Referee ($50)

EVENT INFO: Contact Steve Ketron 734-265-3567
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Lisa Perez lisaperez@gmail.com
Attached Files 2011 MARC Informational Flyer.doc (30.0 KB, 16 views)
BLANK 2011 REGISTRATION FORM.doc (31.0 KB, 12 views)

Welcome to the 2011 Roboshock event! Hosted by the Oregon State University Robotics Club, Roboshock is OSU’s annual FRC and FTC competition including prizes, FRC and FTC competitions, tours of OSU, demonstrations of OSU Robotics Club projects, and fun!

WHAT: OSU Roboshock

WHEN: May 21st 11AM-5PM (a little earlier for Robot load-in and field set-up)

WHERE: Oregon State University - Gill Coliseum
660 SW 26th St
Corvallis, OR 97331

PRICE: Free! Just need to register

TEAM LIMIT: We will see :slight_smile:

REGISTRATION: Please go to the web page and fill out the registration form


This is only the second year for this event and this year will be even better. The evert has been moved to the much larger venue of Gill Coliseum (the main backetball arena on OSU campus) and is on a Saturday (last year was a Friday). This will allow for much better audience turnout and will yield a much better event in general.

Kept this year are the tours of the OSU robotics labs and the displays by the robotics club of thier projects.