SCRRF 2016 Fall Classic

Join us for Southern California Regional Robotics Forum’s annual off-season FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®), playing the exciting 2016 FRC game challenge: FIRST STRONGHOLD℠.

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 24, 2016 or

             Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Valencia High School, Bradford Stadium Gymnasium

Address: 500 Bradford Ave, Placentia CA 92870

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

Capacity: 32 teams and extra robots each day. Priority based on registration date.

Team entry fee for Saturday or Sunday only: 
      $300 to register by 09/01/2016
      $350 to register by 09/21/2016
      $400 to register after 09/21/2016

Team entry fee for both days (Saturday and Sunday):
      $400 to register by 09/01/2016
      $450 to register by 09/21/2016
      $500 to register after 9/21/2016

Financial assistance is available. See below.

No charge to bring a second robot or for 2017 rookie teams.

Registration opens: 03/01/2016

Event Flyer

SCRRF 2016 Fall Classic Flyer (PDF)

Chief Delphi Thread

Maps, Directions and Photos

Download Venue Maps, Directions and Photos (PDF)


Register by adding or updating a row for your team on the Google Docs spreadsheet:
SCRRF 2016 Fall Classic Registration

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

Payment can be made either by electronic check payable to, 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

Do not let limited 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 or 310-529-4637 if you need financial help to attend.

Pay by Electronic Check

The electronic check payment option is more convenient and less expensive than writing a paper check. If your bank does not have an electronic check payment option, you can use Chase Person-to-Person QuickPay ( to send payments from any bank account to 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, event name, and date (e.g., "Team 1234 Scrimmage 9/24") 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, event name, and date (e.g., "Team 1234 Scrimmage 9/24") on the memo line of your check.

Pay by Credit Card via PayPal

Payments can be made by credit card by using the PayPal Pay Now button below. PayPal charges Los Angeles Robotics a transaction fee of 2.2% plus $0.30 for each payment. This transaction fee is included in the PayPal payment amounts.

Saturday 9/24 or Sunday 9/25
FRC team number
School name


If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact

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 23, 2016.
  • 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 24, 2016 and
    the second full competition will be on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
  • 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 25, 2016
  • 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.

2016 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.


Concession stands and food trucks will be available.

Coffee, donuts, etc. in the morning.

Lunch: $7 per plate, drinks not included.

Lunch plate choices:

  • 2 tacos, rice and beans
  • Burritos
  • Meat or cheese quesadilla, rice and beans
  • Taco salad
  • Carne Asada and fries
  • Hamburger or cheese burger and fries

Event volunteers are provided food and beverages.

Nearby Hotels

 Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton  ***  $141  1.2 mi
 Fullerton Marriott at CSU  **  $143  1.3 mi
 Best Western Plus Anaheim Orange County Hotel  ***  $136  1.3 mi
 Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Placentia Fullerton  ***  $159  1.5 mi
 Quality Inn Placentia - Anaheim  ***    $98  1.5 mi
 Motel 6  **    $66  2.9 mi


Questions or Additional Information

Event Manager: Andy Crick,

Registration: Joe Petito,

Payment: LeRoy Nelson,