We regret that all District Events have been cancelled. The District Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding has been postponed to June 17th -20th, 2020. More details here - Covid-19 Update

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Event Name
FIRST Chesapeake District

Blacksburg VA Event 

Week Dates
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March 20-22 CANCELED

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Venue Address
 Blacksburg High School

3410 Bruin Ln

Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Last updated February 21, 2020

 

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 Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding. (Winners from FIRST Chesapeake will go on to compete at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit.)  
 
 
Event Information for Visitors
Parking Information -  Parking - Visitors are welcome to park in the "car" lots designated on this map. Please see this map for building entrance directions

*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 visitors and teams make hotel reservations that are refundable. 

In case of inclement weather the day of a FIRST Chesapeake event, please call 804.464.8945 after 5am for updates.


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Tentative Event Schedule
Friday (Day 0)
5:00 PM - 9:00 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
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM FLL Jr. Expo
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 Playoff Matches
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Awards Ceremony
7:00 PM Pits Close


 

  

Inclement Weather

INCLEMENT
WEATHER POLICY

In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call 804.464.8945
after 5am for updates