[WRRF]: Cal Games 2006 Registration Info

Cal Games 2006 Registration Info
Pioneer High School, October 28

WRRF and Northern California Teams

The planning committee is implementing a NEW Registration process. Please pay close attention to the registration deadlines, or you may miss your chance to reserve a spot for Cal Games 2006.

Due to the dramatic increase of number of teams in Northern California, a number of changes will be implemented in this year’s registration process, including a Tiered registration system on a first-come-first-served basis, with a $500 registration fee plus a $100 support fee. Thus, to secure a spot in Cal Games, each team must send a check for $600 (or two checks, one for $500 and one for $100).

$500 registration fee: The registration fee has been increased from previous years due to the potential expense of modifying a field from NASA and the need to develop a financially sustainable WRRF organization.

Tiered system: From July 12th to September 1st, tier 1 teams (local Bay Area teams and previous WRRF teams) are eligible to register for Cal Games 2006. After that, the event will be open to Tier 2 teams (and continue for Tier 1 teams), that is, teams all across Northern California and second robots from any team, starting September 2nd until September 15th. Note: the event will be canceled unless we have enough teams by September 2nd and registration fees will be refunded.

First-come-first-served: Send your registration form and checks made out to WRRF to Phyllis Schmit. For the address, please contact Phyllis @ [email protected].

Any conflicts on check arrival timing will be resolved using the envelope’s postmark date and time.

Completing your registration: To compete at Cal Games 2006 in October, all teams must complete a registration questionnaire between October 1st and 23rd beyond the basic information in the registration form below. In addition, a liability waiver for the San Jose Unified School District and for WRRF will need to be completed by every team member attending, similar to that done for any FIRST competition.

$100 support fee: The support fee will be refunded after Cal Games 2006 if your team provides a significant amount of volunteer time at the event. The set-up and take-down activities take a lot of willing bodies and history tells us, in particular, after the game, the clean-up crew is sparse. So, plan to get the $100 back for your club by volunteering that day. Our goal is to return the $100 to everybody with enough willing bodies from each team. More details will follow.

For any questions about the registration system, please contact:

Ceal Craig
WRRF BOD Liaison
[email protected]

Ken Leung
Cal Games 2006 Manager
[You can e-mail or PM me through my profile]

Cal Games 2006 Registration

What: One-day version of FIRST Aim High Robotics Competition
When: October 28 (pit setup October 27)
Where: Pioneer High School, San Jose, CA

Team Name ________________________________________

Team Number (FIRST) ________________________________________

School Name ________________________________________

Mailing Address ________________________________________

                                              ________________________________________

Teacher/Mentor ________________________________________

Phone ________________________________________

e-mail ________________________________________

Student Leader ________________________________________

Phone ________________________________________

e-mail ________________________________________

Alternate Contact ________________________________________

Phone ________________________________________

e-mail ________________________________________

Deadline:
September 1st for Tier 1 teams (Bay Area and WRRF members)
September 15th for Tier 2 (Northern CA and second robots)

Attach a check payable to WRRF for $600 ($500 registration fee and refundable $100 support fee) and send it to Phyllis Schmit. Again, for the address, please contact Phyllis @ [email protected].

A couple of reminders for the upcoming CalGames on October 28.

   The previously sent registration info is repeated below for those that haven't registered yet. However if you intend to register but need to wait until school re-opens to get a school check sent, please notify us anyway with all the info. You still need to send a check to officially register, but it will help the planning committee to know how many schools intend to register. (To guarantee a slot a personal check can be sent with instructions that a school check will be sent to replace it by September 1st.)

To GUARANTEE a slot a personal check can be sent with instructions that a school check will be sent to replace it by September 1st. Please understand if WRRF receives only an indication of registration intent without a check of any kind while that is helpful, that approach does NOT reserve a place in the queue. Check will not be cashed until 9/1.

We still need lots of volunteers to help with the planning. Anyone can volunteer now regardless of whether you've registered or not or plan to register or not. Unless specified, volunteers can be adults, students or recently graduated seniors. Here's a list of unfilled positions

Event Planning
Side event coordinator (1 adult)

Field Prep, Setup and Logistics
Field Electronics (1 adult and support team)
Floor Protection (1 adult)
Field Setup (many)
Pit setup (4)
A/V (2)
Signage (2)
Concession (1 team to operate)

Competition Day
Inspection (4-6 adults)
Judges (8 adults)
Field reset (4)
Scorekeepers (2)
Field tech (2)
Volunteer coordinator (1 adult)
Pit Admin (2 adults)
Side Event Operations and judges (4)

Tear Down and Cleanup
Field packup (1 adult + many)
Pit cleanup (1 adult + 4)
General cleanup (1 adult + 6)
Misc (?)


Cal Games 2006 Registration Info
Pioneer High School, October 28

WRRF and Northern California Teams

The planning committee is implementing a NEW Registration process. Please pay close attention to the registration deadlines, or you may miss your chance to reserve a spot for Cal Games 2006.

Due to the dramatic increase of number of teams in Northern California, a number of changes will be implemented in this year’s registration process, including a Tiered registration system on a first-come-first-served basis, with a $500 registration fee plus a $100 support fee. Thus, to secure a spot in Cal Games, each team must send a check for $600 (or two checks, one for $500 and one for $100).

$500 registration fee: The registration fee has been increased from previous years due to the potential expense of modifying a field from NASA and the need to develop a financially sustainable WRRF organization.

Tiered system: From July 12th to September 1st, tier 1 teams (local Bay Area teams and previous WRRF teams) are eligible to register for Cal Games 2006. After that, the event will be open to Tier 2 teams (and continue for Tier 1 teams), that is, teams all across Northern California and second robots from any team, starting September 2nd until September 15th. Note: the event will be canceled unless we have enough teams by September 2nd and registration fees will be refunded.

First-come-first-served: Send your registration form and checks made out to WRRF to Phyllis Schmit. For the address, please contact Phyllis @ [email protected].

Any conflicts on check arrival timing will be resolved using the envelope’s postmark date and time.

Completing your registration: To compete at Cal Games 2006 in October, all teams must complete a registration questionnaire between October 1st and 23rd beyond the basic information in the registration form below. In addition, a liability waiver for the San Jose Unified School District and for WRRF will need to be completed by every team member attending, similar to that done for any FIRST competition.

$100 support fee: The support fee will be refunded after Cal Games 2006 if your team provides a significant amount of volunteer time at the event. The set-up and take-down activities take a lot of willing bodies and history tells us, in particular, after the game, the clean-up crew is sparse. So, plan to get the $100 back for your club by volunteering that day. Our goal is to return the $100 to everybody with enough willing bodies from each team. More details will follow.

For any questions about the registration system, please contact:

Ceal Craig Ken Leung
WRRF BOD Liaison Cal Games 2006 Manager
[email protected] [email protected]
Office: (408) 259 2836 Cell: (650) 269 9681
Cell: (408) 828 2643

Cal Games 2006 Registration

What: One-day version of FIRST Aim High Robotics Competition
When: October 28 (pit setup October 27)
Where: Pioneer High School, San Jose, CA

Team Name ________________________________________

Team Number (FIRST) ________________________________________

School Name ________________________________________

Mailing Address ________________________________________

                                              ________________________________________

Teacher/Mentor ________________________________________

                      Phone               ________________________________________

                      e-mail               ________________________________________

Student Leader ________________________________________

                      Phone               ________________________________________

                      e-mail               ________________________________________

Alternate Contact ________________________________________

                      Phone               ________________________________________

                      e-mail               ________________________________________

Deadline:
September 1st for Tier 1 teams (Bay Area and WRRF members)
September 15th for Tier 2 (Northern CA and second robots)

Attach a check payable to WRRF for $600 ($500 registration fee and refundable $100 support fee) and submit to Phyllis Schmit. Again, for the address, please contact Phyllis @ [email protected].