Battleship Blast at LA Fleet Week in Southern California 9/3-6 - FREE competition

Well, the last two FIRST Robotics seasons have been quite a challenge. Many of you have been waiting for an opportunity to participate in a robotics competition in person and get reacquainted with other teams. You are in luck, LA Fleet Week has announced they will be holding an in-person event enabling Team 3309 to offer the Battleship Blast competition once again.

Battleship Blast is a free off-season competition consisting of three one-day competitions held on Labor Day Weekend hosted by Friarbots Team 3309 and LA Fleet Week. The event is an opportunity for
over 45 teams to share the fun of competition with new team members and get to know other FRC teams. In order to remove barriers to entry, there will not be any registration fees. We will have the Southern California full regulation field setup to make the game play as realistic as possible. We will have referees and scorers as well as a full complement of volunteers. We are asking that each team provide at least two volunteers to help us run the event.

Volunteers needed! Even if you are not on a team, we can use your help. Please use this
Battleship Blast 2021 Volunteer Signup Form if you are interested in helping or you are volunteering for your team. No experience required for most roles. Have fun and be part of this exciting robotics competition. Bring your whole family and volunteer together, then spend the rest of the day taking ship tours and checking out all the other LA Fleet Week attractions and events.

The event will be held on September 3-6, at the World Cruise Center, 100 Swinford St, San Pedro, CA 90731 and we will start early each day with load in allowing the teams 1 hour to setup their pits and get prepared to compete. Each Day, we’ll need to be out of the building by 6pm so teams will need to pack up their pit quickly and move it outside the building for load out. Teams will only be able to load in in the morning and load out in the evening.

This event will be held in conjunction with and for the benefit of the LA Fleet Week STEM Expo. There will be lots of activities to attract thousands of visitors. In 2019, there were more than 200,000 visitors, so lot’s of outreach opportunities. We will comply with all LA Fleet Week, local, state and federal COVID guidelines and the requirements will be updated as we get closer to the event.

If your team is interested in participating, please complete the following application as soon as possible and no later than the application deadline below.

Battleship Blast 2021 Application Form (please only one application per team

Timeline:
Application Open: July 8
Application Closes: August 1, midnight PST
Invitations Sent: August 8

The team must accept the invitation by August 15th.

Hoping to see you on Labor Day weekend, apply now.

Team 3309, Friarbots, Anaheim, CA

Questions can be sent to battleshipblast@team3309.org

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