2019 SCRRF Scrimmage

Southern California FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams are invited to participate in the annual Southern California Regional Robotics Forum (SCRRF) Scrimmage. It's a great chance to test your new machines, give your drivers practice, meet other teams, and get help with any problems you might be having with your robot prior to the FRC Stop Build Day on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Rookie teams are especially encouraged to attend.

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

Quick Overview

Dates: Saturday, February 16, 2019 or
             Sunday, February 17, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Valencia High School

Address: 500 Bradford Ave, Placentia CA 92870

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

Capacity: 22 teams each day

Team registration fee: $250 for one day or $350 for both days

Scholarships: available based on need

Registration open now! (opened on 01/08/2019)

Priority: (1) rookie teams, (2) payment date, (3) registration date

Why Should My Team Attend the Scrimmage?

Practice: The most important prep you can do for competition is Practice.
The really great teams have hours of practice with their robot before they get to a Regional. The Scrimmage provides the opportunity to practice in a low-pressure yet realistic environment.

Practice driving your robot on a reasonably accurate field, with game elements for a half field. However, note that automated mechanisms may not be available. If enough teams are able to lend their field elements for the event, we may be able to set up a full field.
Whenever a team is ready and queues up to the field, they can practice a timed match.

Practice operating your robot connected to a Field Control System.
WiFi death can seem insurmountable, and connectivity issues can be difficult to diagnose. We will have Control System experts on hand to help resolve issues, giving your team the opportunity to problem-solve before you get to the Regional.

Practice working on your robot in an environment similar to the Pits at an event.
Working in a 10’x10’ space with just the tools you brought is different than working in your regular workplace, and you will quickly learn what you REALLY need. And what you don't. (NOTE: realistically, another team will have whatever tool you forgot and let you borrow it, plus the venue will have a machine shop). Bring your safety glasses!

Practice getting your team organized for travel.
Provides an incentive to figure out the procedures you need for permission slips, transportation, getting meals organized, practice in the counting of three, dodging European and African swallows, etc.

Practice getting your robot inspected.
We will have Inspectors available to go over your robot and find potential issues. Inspections are performed according to the FRC inspection checklist. It is NOT necessary to pass inspection to play at the Scrimmage, but we highly recommend that all teams take advantage of the opportunity. Deficiencies will be a lot easier to fix at home after the Scrimmage than if they are suddenly discovered at your Regional. NOTE: Inspections at the Scrimmage are not official. You will still have to get inspected at your Regional.

Practice scouting other teams.

Machine Shop: The TiGears are graciously making available their machine shop to teams at the scrimmage. Bring your safety glasses!

Have Fun: It's fun to watch the other robots. Meet other teams and the occasional Shrubber.

Event Flyer

SCRRF 2019 Scrimmage Flyer (PDF)

Chief Delphi Thread

https://www.chiefdelphi.com/t/scrrf-2019-pre-bag-scrimmage/339117

Maps, Directions and Photos

The load in directions are subject to change.

Download Venue Maps, Directions and Photos (PDF)

Setup Schedule

The field and pits will be set up on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Saturday & Sunday Schedule

  8:00-9:00 AM   Sign-in, Load-in, Pit Set-up*
  9:00 AM-12:30 PM   Field practice & Scrimmage
  12:30-1:30 PM   Lunch
  1:30-5:00 PM   Field practice & Scrimmage
  5:00 PM   Pits close
  5:00-7:00 PM   Dismantle field**

* If the Field is not complete on Saturday, please send a volunteer or two to help.

** If your team is able to stay a few minutes after the scrimmage to help the TiGears restore order to the venue, they will appreciate it.

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Hope Conant at btscrimmage@gmail.com.

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.

Students needing Community Service hours should see Joe Petito at the event.

Registration

Registration opens: 01/08/2019

Register your team by adding or updating a row for your team on the Google Docs spreadsheet:

    SCRRF 2019 Scrimmage Registration

The team registration fee is $250.00 for one day or $350.00 for both days. The registration fee will be waived for rookie teams and for the host team.

Payment can be made either by electronic check payable to SCRRF@LARobotics.org, by paper check payable to Los Angeles Robotics, or by credit card (via PayPal). You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card. If your school needs an invoice to write a check, please contact Los Angeles Robotics Treasurer LeRoy Nelson at LeRoy@LARobotics.org.

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 teams. If your team is short of cash, the registration fee can be reduced or waived, and we can find non-monetary ways for your team to support this event, SCRRF and/or Los Angeles Robotics. Please contact Los Angeles Robotics Treasurer LeRoy Nelson at LeRoy@LARobotics.org or 310-529-4637 if you need 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 (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 option.

Please include your FRC team number, event name, and date (e.g., "Team 1234 Scrimmage 2/17") on the memo line of your electronic check.

Pay by Paper Check

To pay by paper check, bring a check for the registration fee payable to Los Angeles Robotics 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 2/17") 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 for each payment. Teams have the option of paying the Registration Fee or the Registration Fee plus the PayPal transaction fee.

SCRRF Scrimmage
FRC Team Number
School Name

Food

Snacks, food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Food and beverages are provided for event volunteers.

Nearby Hotels

 Holiday Inn Anaheim - Fullerton  ***  $175  1.2 mi
 Fullerton Marriott at CSU  ***  $179  1.3 mi
 Best Western Plus Anaheim Orange County Hotel  ***  $220  1.3 mi
 Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Placentia Fullerton  ***  $186  1.5 mi
 Quality Inn Placentia - Anaheim  ***    $72  1.5 mi
 Motel 6  **    $80  2.9 mi

Webcast

link to be provided before event

Additional Information

For more information, please contact:
    Event Host: Hope Conant, btscrimmage@gmail.com
    Registration: Joe Petito, Joe@LARobotics.org
    Payment: LeRoy Nelson, LeRoy@LARobotics.org