California Off-Season Events 2021

Texas shouldn’t be the only one with nice threads. Info is changing relatively quickly for events, so I wanted to put it all in one place.

This is a wiki, so please edit if you can fill in gaps.

Status Title Dates Location Thread Signup Volunteer Cost
Canceled Wings Over Camarillo 8/20-8/22 Camarillo (Southern) Thread Apply Apply Free
Postponed/Canceled Battleship Blast 9/3-9/6 San Pedro (Southern) Thread Apply Apply Free
Canceled pending new venue CalGames 10/1-10/3 Pittsburg (Northern) Link sent to local teams Email Early reg by 8/1 = $200 + 6 student volunteers and 1 adult volunteer; After 8/1 = $300
Confirmed Tidal Tumble 10/15-10/17 Ventura Thread Apply Apply $200 + $100/ additional robot
Confirmed Capital City Classic 10/23-10/24 Elk Grove (Northern) Thread Apply $300 (workshops are free & online)
Confirmed Chezy Champs 10/30-10/31 San Jose (Northern) Thread Apply by 8/13 Apply $300 ($600 for field-side pit)
Confirmed Beach Blitz 11/5-11/7 Huntington Beach (Southern) Thread Apply by 8/23 Apply $350
NOT ANNOUNCED (typical dates) MadTown ThrowDown 11/12-11/14 Madera (Central)

This email went out to the WRRF distribution list about Calgames:

Unfortunately, with the recent strongly rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area, Pittsburg Unified School District decided they are not able to host us at this time. We know they wanted to host, but the times we are living in are challenging in many ways, as you all know.

What are the options?

  1. No event for 2021 at all
  2. Find another host for the same dates: this would need to be done within next two weeks, before 9/10. IF this becomes feasible, the shift would need to be reviewed by teams, team volunteer assignments would need to be reviewed, and decisions made by registered teams after it was announced. TEAMS: if you are interested in hosting, please write as soon as possible.
  3. Hold another virtual event: we are exploring this. The game awards would possibly involve the same game we used for the CalGames 2020 virtual event. Maybe robot videos are possible if teams are in schools and their labs? Other ideas?

Ceal will be sending out a separate email to all registered teams about refund process (depending on what option happens) for those already paid. Also, the email to registered teams will describe how and when to decide if option 2 or 3 is in the cards.