Event Name
FIRST Chesapeake District

Haymarket Virginia Event

Week Dates
 1 February 28- March 1, 2020
Venue Address
Battlefield High School

15000 Graduation Drive

Haymarket Virginia 20169

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  Last updated May 22, 2019

Event Description: Free and open to the public! Forty of the best and brightest high school robotics teams will be competing in this two-day event. Come out and cheer on your favorite team, or learn more about bringing FIRST Robotics programs to your community.


FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sports with the rigors of science. Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni and more, teams of 25+ students build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. Teams must also raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $80 million in college scholarships.
 
 
 Every January, FIRST unveils the challenge or “game” at an annual kick-off event that is simulcast to locations around the world. Following a design and build phase, teams enter two of seven District competitions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Teams compete for scores that will earn them a place at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship. (Winners from FIRST Chesapeake will go on to compete at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit.)  

 

Event Information for Teams
Hotel Info:  Experient Event Housing

Team Lunch and Dinner Order Form - TBD

*Inclement Weather Policy for all FIRST Chesapeake Events*Any changes to our event schedule will be determined by the policy of the event venue or hosting school district. Because of this, we recommend that all travelling teams make hotel reservations that are refundable.

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Tentative Event Schedule
Friday (Day 0)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Pits Open, Inspection (Teams Only - not open to the public) 
Saturday (Day 1)
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pits Open, Practice Rounds, Inspection
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Welcome and Information Tables open
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Opening Ceremonies
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Qualification Matches
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Qualification Matches
8:00 PM Pits Close
Sunday (Day 2)
8:00 AM Pits Open
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Welcome and Information Tables open
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Qualification Matches
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Alliance Selections
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Elimination Tournament
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Awards Ceremony
7:00 PM Pits Close