Northern Virginia Off-Season Event: IROC 2012

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Northern Virginia’s premiere off-season FRC event is back!
Hosted by: Teams 1885, 2068, and 1731

Let’s see who will be Northern Virginia’s finest!


When:  November 10th, 2012
Where: Battlefield High School (Haymarket, VA -- 30 miles west of DC)
Price: $150
Game:  Rebound Rumble, modified*
Info:  Email me (link below), or send me a PM here on ChiefDelphi

As part of our event, we are offering a 2 for 1 discount with Robot Rumble in Richmond Virginia.
$250 gets you entry to both Robot Rumble (October 6th) and IROC (November 10th)! ($50 discount)

Off-season events are a great time to get in some extra low-pressure competition at a very low cost using a robot that’s already built. Use it to recruit students, mentors and orient the new-comers to the excitement of competition!

Register | Volunteer | Map | Email
15000 Graduation Drive, Haymarket, VA

Some fine print: Will cap at 24 teams, for now. Rule “Modifications” will be announced soon.

There are only 50 days until IROC 2012, and no teams have registered!

Register now, and get early bird benefit of registering for both IROC and Robot Rumble for the discounted rate.

Lies! – 12 have registered, but Jacob has some work to do to get them updated on the site. We even had to invoice one last night.

Well there you have it. The important thing is that there are still open spots, and alot of excitement brewing. The recommendation still stands, to register early to get the deal for dual registration with Robot Rumble.

Team List is up! Looks like several successful teams from Chesapeake, DC & VCU will be there.

346 Robohawks
384 Sparky
449 The Blair Robot Project
539 Titans
617 The Enginerds
623 Cougar Robotics
686 Bovine Intervention
1262 STAGS
1418 Vae Victis
1885 ILITE Robotics
2186 Dogs of Steel
2537 RAID
2866 Phoenix Robotics

11 spots left!

Hey teams. In case you weren’t convinced about how awesome IROC was going to be. ILITE is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a toy drive supporting Toys for Tots and a Coat Drive supporting Northern Virginia Family Services or S.E.R.V.E. as commonly referred to by locals.

The teams that donate the greatest number of toys and coats will receive special trophies acknowledging their generosity.

So, if your team signed up, start think about what you can bring to help us give back to the community that helps us put on this fantastic off-season event.

Team Member from RAID 2537,
Just wondering if the rule modifications are coming out anytime soon, since the competition is coming up in about two weeks. Just want some time for strategy:::rtm::
RAID 2537–G. A.

Registered IROC Teams,

Lunch Pre-Orders
Our lunch pre-orders are now available online. Please visit http://irocoffseason.org/lunch for more information and to place your orders. As we are nearing the event date, please get your orders in as soon as possible.

Toy & Coat Drives
ILITE Robotics will be hosting a toy and coat drive at IROC. The team that brings the most donations will receive a trophy acknowledging their support. More information can be found here: http://irocoffseason.org/charity.

Rule Changes
The IROC committee has decided not to alter the rules of the game beyond what is currently listed on our site. http://irocoffseason.org/rules

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at IROC.

4 Days 'til IROC.
It isnt too late. There are still a few last minute spots available for teams interested in registering.

Registered Teams:
116 Epsilon Delta
339 Kilroy
346 Robohawks
384 Sparky
449 The Blair Robot Project
539 Titans
617 The Enginerds
623 Cougar Robotics
686 Bovine Intervention
1262 STAGS
1418 Vae Victis
1731 Fresta Valley Robotics
1885 ILITE Robotics
1915 Firebird Robotics
2068 Metal Jackets
2186 Dogs of Steel
2363 Triple Helix
2537 RAID
2866 Phoenix Robotics
2912 Phelps Robotics
4472 SuperNOVA

We Hope all registered teams are getting ready to go. Don’t forget to reach out to your community for donations of toys and coats to bring to the IROC Charity Drives.

And remember to go to www.irocoffseason.org to pre-order your lunches.
$7 for BBQ, provided by Red, Hot & Blue. All proceeds support the US STEM Foundation, a Northern Virginia non-profit which supports STEM outreach throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Team 449 would like to thank every team which loaned us tools and/or parts at IROC. Without your help, we would never have been able to field a working robot.

449: You are welcome. We were happy to be able to help out another ARL sponsored team. Considering that you started the day with a completely disassembled drivetrain, you did fantastically well.

Thanks to our alliance partners 623 and 2912. Thanks to your splendid playing, we came a hairs breadth away from taking the trophy. What a great series of elimination matches! We look forward to seeing you and hopefully playing with you again soon.

Congratulations to 339, 449 and 1915. Your double balancing prowess served you well.

Also, many thanks to 1885 for hosting a great event. I’m sure we’ll be making every effort to return.

SPARKY Team 384 had a great time and would like to thank: Gail Drake, Jeese K, Battlefield High School, Team 1885, Team 2068, Team 1731 for hosting the event and all the volunteers.

Special thanks go to Team 1731 Fresta Valley for asking us to be a part of the # one seeded alliance. Another Thank you goes to Team 346 RoboHawks L.C Bird High School for joining 1731 & 384 as the # one seeded alliance.

On behalf of all of the volunteers and Team 1885,

We would like to send a big Thank You to all of the teams who came out for IROC 2012. The competition was amazing, exemplified by the number of 3rd matches needed in the final bracket. Congratulations to teams 339, 449, 1915, and 1262 for winning the tournament. And congratulations to 1731, our 2012 “You Rock Award” winners, and 1885 (Coat Drive Award) and 2537 (Toy Drive Award).

And don’t forget, together with over 200 baskets scores in both the qualification and elimination rounds, we were able to raise over $1500 to help feed hungry children in Northern Virginia! Great job to everyone.

We look forward to seeing you next year, and welcome any recommendations from any teams for how we can continue to improve the event, and see it grow. (Just send me an email at [email protected])