AUSTIN, Texas — The 2017 UIL Robotics State Championships: BEST Division pilot program will take place December 7-9, at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, and on the campus of The University of Texas at Dallas. The UIL is in its third year of sponsoring robotics competitions, and this week’s event marks the second year of the BEST Division championship.
The UIL Robotics: BEST Division championships will be based on BEST Award scoring by the participating teams, which includes head-to-head robot competition, as well as exhibits and marketing presentations.
More information on the UIL Robotics State Championships can be found online at http://www.uiltexas.org/academics/stem/robotics.
Team exhibits and marketing presentations will take place at UT-Dallas on Thursday and Friday. Robot matches will take place at Dr Pepper Arena on Friday and Saturday. The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, December 7
Team check-in and setup at both venues, judging of marketing presentations begins
Friday, December 8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMTeam Exhibit and Marketing Presentation Judging concludes (UT-Dallas)
3:00 PM Driver’s Meeting (Dr Pepper Arena)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Robot Seeding Matches (Dr Pepper Arena)
Saturday, December 9 (all activities at Dr Pepper Arena)
8:30 AM Opening Ceremony and Parade of Teams
9:30 AM - 12:30 PMRobot Seeding Matches continue
2:00 PM Wildcard Match
2:45 PM Semifinal Matches
3:45 PM Championship Matches
4:15 PM Awards Ceremony
A full list of state qualifiers can be found online at http://www.bestoftexasrobotics.org/2017-advancing-teams.html.