2013 SCRRF Fall Classic

Join us for Southern California Regional Robotics Forum’s annual off-season FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®), playing the exciting 2013 FRC game challenge: UltimAte Ascent℠. The mission of the Fall Classic is to expand the awareness of FIRST Robotics Competition to students, teachers, sponsors and mentors from all across Southern California, as well as to provide existing teams an opportunity to compete with their robotic creations once again. The event is open and free to the public. This year's event will again be held in a very modern, air-conditioned venue.

SCRRF is a division of Los Angeles Robotics, a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.

Quick Overview

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: John Burroughs High School, Main Gymnasium

Address: 1920 W Clark Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

Hosts: FRC Team 980 ThunderBots and SCRRF (Los Angeles Robotics)

Capacity: 30 teams FULL!

Team entry fee: $250 to register by 10/4/2013
$300 to register by 10/18/2013
$350 to register at the door
Financial assistance is available. See below.
No charge to bring a second robot or for pre-rookie teams.

Registration opens: 6/7/2013

Event Flyer

2013 SCRRF Fall Classic Flyer (PDF)

Chief Delphi Thread


Maps, Directions and Photos

Download Venue Maps, Directions and Photos (PDF)

From East or West:
Exit CA-134 at Buena Vista, North on Buena Vista, Right on Clark Ave.

From North or South:
Exit I-5 at Alameda (West), Right on Victory Blvd. Left on Clark Ave.

Team load-in from Parish Place (between Clark and Verdugo).


As of October 3, this event is FULL! The only available registration slots are on the WaitList. For the first time ever, we have reached our capacity with 30 teams and 34 robots registered. Because we have reached capacity, only teams that are loaning robots to the five pre-rookie teams will be able to bring their second robots. If your team registered and will not be able to attend, please let LeRoy know so that he can invite the WaitList team to attend.

Register by adding or updating a row for your team on the Google Docs spreadsheet:
SCRRF 2013 Fall Classic Registration.

The registration fee will be $250 per team if you register by 10/4/2013, $300 per team if you register between 10/5/2013 and 10/18/2013 and $350 if you show up at the door on 10/19/2012. Payment can be made either by electronic check payable to SCRRF@LARobotics.org, by check payable to Los Angeles Robotics, or by Credit Card (via PayPal below). You do not need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal. If your school needs an invoice to write a check, please contact Los Angeles Robotics Treasurer LeRoy Nelson at SCRRF@LARobotics.org.

Do not let finances keep your team away from this or any other SCRRF event. Fees charged are intended to cover event costs. Any extra fees collected help fund scholarships for robotics team members. If your team is short of cash we can find non-monetary ways for you to support SCRRF and Los Angeles Robotics. Please contact Los Angeles Robotics Treasurer LeRoy Nelson at SCRRF@LARobotics.org or 310-529-4637 if you need financial help to attend.

The first 16 teams to register will be provided pits in the JBHS Main Gymnasium adjacent to the playing field. Pits for remaining teams may be in the Multi-Purpose Room located next to the Main Gymnasium.

Pay by Electronic Check

We have a new electronic payment option that is more convenient and less expensive than writing a check. We recommend that you use Chase Person-to-Person QuickPay (https://www.chase.com/qp) to send payments from any bank account to SCRRF@LARobotics.org. You do not need a Chase account to pay via Chase QuickPay. There are no transaction fees for using this payment method. Please include your FRC Team Number and your school name on the memo line of your electronic check.

Pay by Check

To pay by check, write a check for the registration fee payable to Los Angeles Robotics and either bring it to the registration table at the event or mail it to:

Los Angeles Robotics
Attn: LeRoy Nelson, Treasurer
1457 3rd Street
Manhattan Beach
, CA 90266-6335

Please include your FRC Team Number and your school name on the memo line of your electronic check.

Pay by Credit Card via PayPal

Registration Date
FRC team number
School name


If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact David Brinza at Team980@ix.netcom.com.

Teams providing a Key Position volunteer (Referee, Scorekeeper) get a $25 discount for registration.

Other volunteers are needed for: Field Reset, Queuing, Pit Announcer/Administrator, DJ/Audio Visual, Concession Crew, Build Crew.

Setup Schedule

  • The field and pits will be set-up on Friday, October 18, 2013.
  • Gate for field load-in opens at 4:00 PM
  • Field set-up crew to begin field assembly at 5:00 PM
  • Pit set-up starts at 5:00 PM
  • Teams assisting with field set-up can move into pits at 6:00 PM
  • Doors close at 8:00 PM

Competition Schedule

  • The competition will be on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
  • Doors open at 8:00 AM Practice matches begin at 9:00 AM
  • Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:00 AM
  • Qualification matches begin approx. 10:15 AM
  • Lunch: approx. noon to 1:00 PM
  • Elimination matches begin at 2:30 PM
  • Awards begin at 4:30 PM
  • Field and pit tear-down at 5:00 PM
  • Doors close at 8:00 PM

Robot Inspection

Only basic inspection will be performed on previously inspected robots, so come prepared to point out any major modifications, potential safety hazards, and new robots. A five-pound allowance is provided for the robots to accommodate repairs and minor upgrades. We will not weigh robots, but do expect teams to exhibit Gracious Professionalism® regarding modifications to their robots.

2013 UltimAte AscentGame

2013 FRC Game Information and Resources

Alliance Selection & Tournament Play (Tentative)

Alliances will consist of three or four teams. Alliance selection will be in forward order (1, 2, 3, ...) for the second teams, in reverse order for the third teams, and in reverse order for the fourth teams. If Alliances have four teams, the alliance captains will have full discretion on which three teams play each match. There is no requirement that all teams in the Alliance play an elimination match.

If 12-15 teams participate, the elimination rounds will be played with four Alliances of three teams (semi-finals and finals). If 16-17 teams participate, the four Alliances will each have four teams.

If 18-23 teams participate, the elimination rounds will be played with six Alliances of three teams. If 24 or more teams participate, the six alliances will each have four teams. The #1 and #2 alliances will receive "byes" in the quarterfinal round and compete as semi-finalists.

Alliances are allowed One Six Minute Time-Out during the Tournament Play. Alliances may not give their time out to the other alliance.


Team 980 offers concession sales to participants as we have in past years.

Coffee, donuts, milk, OJ in the morning

Hot Dogs
Water, Gatorade, Soda
Candy, chips, etc.

Event volunteers are provided sandwiches and beverages.


Portofino Inn Burbank Hotel
924 West Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA , 91506
Phone: 818-848-5100
< 1 mi from John Burroughs HS
from $110/night

Travelodge Burbank-Glendale
1112 North Hollywood Way
Between Burbank & Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505
1.5 mi to John Burroughs HS

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center
150 East Angeleno
Burbank, CA
1.7 mi to John Burroughs HS

Questions or Additional Information

Event Manager: David Brinza, team980@ix.netcom.com, (818) 522-1456
Registration: LeRoy Nelson, SCRRF@LARobotics.org, (310) 529-4637