SCRRF 2015 Fall Classic

Join us for Southern California Regional Robotics Forum’s annual off-season FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®), playing the exciting 2015 FRC game challenge: RECYCLE RUSH℠. 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. We will be holding two separate events on Saturday and Sunday to allow more teams to compete. 

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

Quick Overview

Dates: Saturday, September 26, 2015 and

             Sunday, September 27, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Valencia High School, New Gymnasium

Address: 500 Bradford Ave, Placentia CA 92870

Hosts: FRC Team 4470 TiGears and SCRRF (Los Angeles Robotics)

Capacity: 34 teams or 36 robots each day. Priority based on registration date.

We have a shortage of teams on Sunday. To encourage more teams to participate on Sunday, we eliminated the late registration fee increases for Sunday and decreased the fee to register for both days.

Team entry fee for Saturday only (not changed)
      $250 to register by 09/01/2015
      $300 to register by 09/24/2015
      $350 to register after 09/24/2015

Team entry fee for both days (Saturday and Sunday):
      $300  (teams that already paid $375 will receive a $75 refund)

Team entry fee for Sunday only:
      $250

Financial assistance is available. See below.

No charge to bring a second robot or for 2015 rookie teams.

Registration opens: 02/28/2015

Event Flyer

SCRRF 2015 Fall Classic Flyer (PDF)

Chief Delphi Thread

http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137899

Maps, Directions and Photos

Download Venue Maps, Directions and Photos (PDF)

Registration

Register by adding or updating a row for your team on the Google Docs spreadsheet:
SCRRF 2015 Fall Classic Registration

See the registration fee schedule in the Quick Overview section above.  

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). 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, including field modifications. 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.

Pay by Electronic Check

The electronic payment option 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

Payments can be made by credit card by using the PayPal Pay Now button below or at the event via PayPal credit card scanner. PayPal charges Los Angeles Robotics a transaction fee for each payment. Teams have the option of paying the Registration Fee or the Registration Fee plus the PayPal transaction fee.

 

Saturday 9/26 or Sunday 9/27
FRC team number
School name

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Andy Crick,  FallClassic@team4470.org.

Teams providing a Key Position volunteer (Referee, Scorekeeper) can request a $100 discount/refund 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, September 25, 2015.
  • 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 first full competition will be on Saturday, September 26, 2015 and
    the second full competition will be on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
  • 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
  • Team load out starts at 5:00 PM
  • Doors close at 6:00 on Saturday

Tear-Down Schedule

  • Field and pit tear-down at 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 27, 2015
  • Doors close at 8:00 PM

Robot Inspection

Only safety 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. A scale will be available, but we will not require all robots to be weighed. We expect teams to exhibit Gracious Professionalism® regarding modifications to their robots.

2015 RECYCLE RUSH℠ Game

2015 FRC Game Information and Resources

No game rule modifications!
Note: Ties will be replayed in elimination matches (no tiebreaker rules). 

Teams competing on both days cannot win the same award twice.

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.

Food

Team 4470 offers concession sales to participants as in past years.

Coffee, donuts, milk, OJ in the morning

Lunch:
Pizza
Hot Dogs
Water, Gatorade, Soda
Candy, chips, etc.

Event volunteers are provided sandwiches and beverages.

Nearby Hotels

 Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton *** $133-$316 1.2 mi
 Fullerton Marriott at CSU ***+ $139-$159 1.3 mi
 Best Western Plus Anaheim Orange County Hotel **+  $83-$125 1.3 mi
 Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Placentia Fullerton *** $159-$209 1.5 mi
 Quality Inn Placentia - Anaheim **+   $84-$94 1.5 mi

Webcast

https://livestream.com/VALTigerTube/FallClassic2015

Questions or Additional Information

Event Manager: Andy Crick, FallClassic@team4470.org, (310) 686-4019

Registration: LeRoy Nelson, SCRRF@LARobotics.org, (310) 529-4637

Los Angeles Robotics