ViperBots Compete at South Super-Regionals | March 23-25

 

March 25, 2017 — UPDATES

7:30am CDT
Day 2 has begun at the Classic Center in Athens, GA.  The Finals will start at 12:30pm CDT and Closing Ceremonies including Awards will begin at 3:30pm CDT. Today is a new day. Good luck teams!

March 24, 2017 — UPDATES

6pm CDT
Match play will resume tomorrow at 7:30am CDT. Day 1 is now in the books. It was a tough day for ViperBots with lots of ups and downs. The teams completed 6 matches and will play the remaining 3 tomorrow.  The ViperBots rankings in Pemberton Division are as follows (out of 36 teams):

  • Hydra 14th with 4 wins/2 losses
  • Venom 25th with 2 wins/3 losses/1 tie
  • QuadX 27th with 2 wins/4 losses

View a full listing of Pemberton Rankings and Kilrain Rankings.

1pm CDT
QuadX is up now with 7826 as alliance partners in blue and 327 & 3846 as opponents on red.

Venom and Hydra lost match 15 180-110 even though they narrowly capped and their opponent didn’t. The other alliance scored more balls in the center vortex and changed more beacons.

12:30pm CDT
Teams are back from lunch break. First up is a Texas two-step with Venom and Hydra as alliance partners in Pemberton Division Match 15.

11:20am CDT
Match play has stopped for a lunch break. So far the ViperBots teams have each played one match each with Venom and Hydra winning their matches and QuadX narrowly losing theirs by 5 points.

11am CDT
Match schedules have been uploaded to ftcscores.com. All ViperBots teams are in the Pemberton Division with their individual schedules posted below. The Velocity Vortex game play will begin shortly.

6209 Venom Match Schedule:

 

 

 

 

 

6299 QuadX Match Schedule:

 

 

 

 

 

7161 Hydra Match Schedule:

 

 

 

 

 


March 22, 2017 — The FTC South-Super Regional Championship matches are just one day away! ViperBot Team 6209 Venom, 6299 QuadX and 7161 Hydra are in Athens, GA for the 3-day event. They will be just one of seventy-two teams from eleven south-eastern states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia, vying for thirty-six spots to the FTC World Championship Houston in April! That’s thirteen more spots than last year! The event will begin on Thursday, March 23 and run through Saturday, March 25 at the Classic Center.  The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams will be playing this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex.”

Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:00am EDT on Friday, March 24. The public, parents, family and friends of participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event. The seventy-two teams will be split between one of two Divisions – Pemberton and Kilrain – each comprised of two fields where matches occur. As fate would have it, all three ViperBots teams have ended up in the Pemberton Division. For a full list of teams and their associated division, browse to http://ftcsouth.org/divisions/

Tune in to the Live Webcast! Those not travelling to Athens need not fret! You may still catch all the action and cheer on the ViperBots at Supers by watching the LIVE webcast. Tune in around 12pm EDT on Friday and 8:30am EDT on Saturday. Share with family and friends! GO ViperBots!

Watch Pemberton Division (6209, 6299 & 7161) here => http://www.esenetworks.com/page.aspx?id=17368&page-id=127376

Watch Kilrain Division here => http://www.esenetworks.com/page.aspx?id=17368&page-id=127378

Watch the Main Stream (interviews and commentary) here => http://www.esenetworks.com/page.aspx?id=17368&page-id=127458

View Scores – in real time! To view scores, just visit FTCScores.com and follow the instructions provided.

Schedule of Events (all times Eastern Time):
Thursday, March 23, 2017 

  • 8:30 AM – Offsite Company Tours
  • 10:00 AM – Pit Load-Ins begin (Load-In occurs based on scheduled appointment, limited pit access, no setup)
  • 2:00 PM – Pits Open to all teams, Pit setup begins
  • 3:00 PM – Judging & Inspections
  • 7:30 PM – Pits Close
  • Evening On Your Own

Friday, March 24, 2017 

  • 8:00 AM – Pits Open to all teams
  • 8:30 AM – Inspections Continue
  • 9:30 AM – Driver Meeting
  • 10:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies
  • 11:00 AM – Qualifying Rounds
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – Qualifying Rounds Continue
  • 7:00 PM – Pits Close
  • 7:00 PM – Team Social Dinner
  • 7:30 PM – Team Social with DJ Mickey NightRain
  • 10:30 PM – Team Social Ends

Saturday, March 25, 2017 

  • 8:00 AM – Pits Open
  • 8:30 AM – Qualifying Rounds Continue
  • 11:30 AM – Alliance Selections
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – Finals
  • 4:30 PM – Closing Ceremonies
  • 6:00 PM – Field Area Closes
  • 7:00 PM – Pits Close

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds. See Pit Administration table for updated times.

Thank You Volunteers!  We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, ViperBots Friends & Family (VFF) booster club, and Sponsors as this event would not be possible without them.  THANK YOU for giving your time and talents to support STEM and robotics!

Now Accepting ViperBots New Member Applications for 2017-2018!

2017 – 2018 ViperBots Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Vandegrift High School ViperBots Robotics program.  There will be an Informational Parent meeting for prospective members at 6:00 pm on Wed, 3/29/2017 in the Vandegrift High School (VHS) Lecture Hall.  Applying for ViperBots is a 3-step process that includes entering your contact information, submitting an application, and getting a recommendation.

All three parts must be completed by 4:00 on 3/31/2017 for your application to be considered.

Step 1 – Contact Information

Please go to https://goo.gl/Fo5TRM and fill out the contact information form.

Please fill out all information and check for accuracy.  You will be notified by email based on the information submitted on this form.

Step 2 – Fill out the Application

Please go to 2017-2018 Viperbots Application_NEW to download the application PDF.

Please answer all parts to the best of your knowledge. When finished, you can hand deliver your application to Mr. Allen in Room 1620 or Mrs. Wendel in Room 1614.

If you like, you can email your complete application to irad.allen@leanderisd.org

Please do not leave applications at the VHS front office.

All applications must be received by 4:00 pm on 3/31/2017.

Step 3 – Recommendation

All new applicants must have a recommendation.

Please send the link below to your recommender based on the following criteria:

FTC Experience (MS, HS):                                must be from your FTC Head Coach/Sponsor
Middle School Gateway Applicant:            must be from your Gateway Teacher
High School w/ STEM coursework:            must be from any of your STEM Teachers
No FTC, Gateway, or STEM experience:  can be from any teacher that it is familiar with you.

Applicants with previous FTC Participation, send this link to your coach, https://goo.gl/V86AG1

All other applicants, send this link to the appropriate teacher, https://goo.gl/5gm4MG

For questions regarding ViperBots or the applications process, please contact irad.allen@leanderisd.org or Tamany Wendel at tamany.wendel@leanderisd.org

Alamo FTC Regional Championship | February 23-25

 

ViperBots advance three teams to FIRST Tech Challenge South Super-Regionals

February 25, 2017 — After two full days of robotics competition at the Alamo First Tech Challenge (FTC) Regionals in San Antonio this past weekend, Vandegrift ViperBots robotics teams QuadX (6299), Venom (6209) and Hydra (7161) advance to the First Tech Challenge South Super Regionals to be held in Athens, Georgia March 23-25.   A total of 80 teams from Central and South Texas competed in  San Antonio, with only 13 teams advancing.

Vandegrift was highly represented, with seven teams competing in San Antonio.

“It was really exciting to see how well the kids did this weekend.  They worked very hard and showed a lot of professionalism,” said Irad Allen, Director ViperBots Robotics.  “The competition was the toughest it has ever been in the seven years I have been involved in the program.  I am really grateful for the teams moving forward and I am really proud of the work all the ViperBot teams have done.”

The teams played this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex”.  They were split between two divisions:  Naylor and Kane.

In the South Super Regionals, robotics teams will be be vying for a spot at the 2018 FTC World Championship in Houston in late April.  Last year, Vandegrift had two teams qualify and compete at the Championship competition.  

Below is a complete listing of Awards won by ViperBots at the Regionals.  For a description of each Award, browse to FIRST Award descriptions:

FIRST Tech Challenge Dean’s List Finalist – Adam Busch, 6210 Stryke

 

 

 

 

 

4545 Ouroboros:
Kane Division Finalist Alliance Second Pick
Control Award Finalist 2
Rockwell Collins Innovate Finalist 2

 

 

4546 Snakebyte:
Naylor Division Finalist Alliance Second Pick

 

 

 

6299 QuadX:
Event Finalist Second Pick
Naylor Division Winning Alliance Second Pick
Control Award Finalist 3
PTC Design Award Finalist 2
Inspire Award Winner

 

7161 Hydra:
Kane Division Finalist Alliance Captain
Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Winner
Think Award Finalist 2

 

 

11503 HyperFang:
Connect Award Finalist 3

 

 

 

Way to go ViperBots!

 


February 23, 2017 — The Alamo FTC Regional Championship is just a day away!  ViperBots Team 4545 Ouroboros, 4546 Snakebyte, 6209 Venom, 6210 Stryke, 6299 Quad X, 7161 Hydra and 11503 HyperFang will converge upon San Antonio on February 24 – 25 at  Veterans Memorial High School.  All told, there will be 80 FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams vying for one of thirteen spots advancing them to the South Super-Regionals in Athens, GA next month.  The teams will be playing this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex.”

Opening ceremonies and match play will take place at 1pm Friday and 8am Saturday.  Competition matches will take place in the Auxiliary Gym.  The public, parents, family and friends of participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event.

Learn more about Teams in the Pit Area.  The Competition Gym will be transformed into the Pit where Teams will showcase their robot, outreach efforts and season accomplishments.  Between matches and during lunch you will find teams making needed repairs to their robot.  Browse to this  Pit Map to find your favorite teams.  Please note: ALL are required to wear safety glasses while in the Pit area.

Teams split between two divisions – Naylor and Kane.  The matches in each division will be played on two fields.  Two fields in Naylor and two fields in Kane.  Be sure to check which division your student’s team is assigned and save seats for you and your family on the side nearest to their division to best see all the robot action.  Browse to Team Division Assignments for a complete listing of teams.

Naylor Division:
4546 Snakebyte
6209 Venom
6299 Quad X

Kane Division:
4545 Ouroboros
6210 Stryke
7161 Hydra
11503 HyperFang

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:00 – 8:30 pm: Pre-inspection

Friday, February 24, 2017
8:00 am: Team Check-in and Load-in begins
8:40 am: Judging and Robot Inspection begins
11:15 am: Inspections end
12:00 pm: Judging ends
12:00 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm: Opening Ceremonies & Match Play begins
5:30 pm: Match Play Ends
6:00 pm Pits Close

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8:00 am: Pits Open
8:10 am Match Play continues
10:30 am: Alliance Selection
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
1:00 pm: Elimination Rounds
4:00 pm: Awards Ceremony
5:30: Pits Close

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimates based on flow of rounds.

Thank You Volunteers!  We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, ViperBots Friends & Family (VFF) booster club, Mentors and Sponsors — as this event would not be possible without them.  THANK YOU for giving your time and talents to support STEM and robotics!

All ViperBots Advance to Regionals!

ViperBots Team 4545 Ouroboros and 6209 Venom advanced to Regionals at the Alamo Region Wild Card Qualifier held in San Antonio on Saturday, February 18!  The event was the last chance for teams in the Alamo Region, covering Central and South Texas, to qualify for the Alamo Regional Championship.  Ouroboros and Venom will be joining ViperBots Team 4546 Snakebyte, 6210 Stryke, 6299 Quad X, 7161 Hydra and 11503 HyperFang, who qualified during last month’s Austin Metro League Championship, at Regionals on February 23 – 25 in San Antonio.

Ouroboros and Venom were alliance partners in the Finals, beating their opponents in two out of three rounds to clinch the Winning Alliance title. The teams swept the judging awards and took home the most prestigious award from FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), the Inspire Award.  Inspire is given to the team that best embodies the characteristics of a “model” FTC team including performance in the robot game, understanding and implementing the engineering design process, advancing STEM in the community and being an inspiration to other teams.  Ouroboros won the Inspire Award and Venom took second for that award.  Additionally, Venom won the Motivate Award for team building, spirit and enthusiasm for FIRST throughout their school and community.

Below is a complete listing of Awards won by ViperBots at the Wild Card.  For a description of each Award, browse to FIRST Award descriptions:

4545 Ouroboros:
2nd Control
2nd Motivate
3rd Design
2nd Innovate
3rd Connect
Winning Alliance Captain
Inspire Winner

6209 Venom:
1st Motivate
2nd Design
2nd Connect
2nd Think
Winning Alliance 1st pick
2nd Inspire

Alamo Region Wild Card Qualifier | Saturday, February 18

The Alamo Region Wild Card Qualifier will be held Saturday, February 18 at Brandeis High School from 8am to 6pm.  ViperBot Team 4545 Ouroboros and 6209 Venom will compete at this qualifier in hopes that they will advance to the Alamo Region Championship the following weekend.  This qualifier is the last chance teams will have to advance to regionals.  The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams will be playing this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex.”

Match play will take place at 10:30am.  The public, parents, family and friends of ViperBots and participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event.

Schedule of Events:

8:00 am Team Check-in, Pits Open, Robot Inspections Begin
8:15 am Judging Begins
10:30 am Qualifying Matches
5:00 pm Awards Ceremony
5:30 pm Team Pits Close
Judging schedule coming soon.

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds.

Thank You Volunteers!  We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, ViperBots Friends & Family (VFF) booster club, Mentors and Sponsors — as this event would not be possible without them.  THANK YOU for giving your time and talents to support STEM and robotics!

Austin Metro League Championship | Saturday, January 21

The Austin Metro League (AML) Championship is just a few days away!  Approximately fifty area teams will join us at Vandegrift High School on Saturday, January 21 as two separate League Championships are run simultaneously in the Competition Gym.  Each Championship will advance ~8 teams to the FTC Alamo Region Championship (aka Regionals).  The next ~5 teams will advance to the Alamo Region Wild Card Qualifier in San Antonio February 17-18.   The Wild Card will be the last chance for Austin area FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams to advance to Regionals held February 23 – 25 in San Antonio.  This year’s game, Velocity Vortex, is deceptively easy and allows teams a variety of solutions to make their robots competitive with the most complex aspects focusing separately on the software engineering in autonomous and mechanical engineering in the end-game and for the teams that bridge these two well – they can be unstoppable.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 12:30pm in the VHS Competition Gym.  The public, parents, family and friends of ViperBots and participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams.  The fifty teams were split into one of four leagues this season – the Clubs League, the Diamonds League, the Hearts League and the Spades League – which make up the Austin Metro League.  For the League Championship, two leagues will combine and compete together – Championship 1: Clubs & Hearts (6210) and Championship 2: Spades (6299, 7161) & Diamonds (4545, 4546, 6209, 11503).  Just for fun, the winners of Championship 1 and Championship 2 will vie for the title of Event Champion and the newly established Austin Cup which includes bragging rights and possession of the cup for a full year!

Keep up with scores online, ViperBots!  Those who cannot cheer on the ViperBots in person, may keep up with scores online.  Tune in beginning at 12:45pm.  Share with family and friends!  GO ViperBots!

Check Championship 1 and 2 scores here => https://ftcscores.com

Learn more about Teams in the Pit Area.  The VHS Cafeteria will be transformed into the Pit where Teams will showcase their robot, outreach efforts and season accomplishments.  Between matches and during lunch you will find teams making needed repairs to their robot.  Please note: ALL are required to wear safety glasses while in the Pit area.

Concession Stand open 7:45am to 5pm (times subject to change).  Breakfast fare includes Rudy’s tacos, muffins, bananas, apples, snacks, orange juice and coffee.  Lunch options include Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza (2 slices for $3), Hunan Riverplace Chicken Fried Rice $7, Potstickers (5 pieces for $5), Crispy Crab Puffs (4 pieces for  $5), Shrimp Spring Rolls (2 for $4), chips/pretzels/cookies/candy $1 and bottled water/soda $1.

Location/Directions:  Vandegrift High School is located at 9500 McNeil Drive, Austin, TX 78750.  Browse to Google Maps for directions.  (Caution:  There are two McNeil Drives that do not connect.  You want to be sure that you are taking the McNeil Drive that connects with FM2222 on the West side of Austin.  Vandegrift HS is near 3M & River Place.)

Parking / Entrance:  Refer to this PDF for parking and entrance locations – Map VHS

Schedule of Events:
07:00am – ViperBots report to Robot Room
07:30 am – Team Check in / PITs open
08:00 am to 11:00 am – Robot Inspection open
09:00 am to 11:05 am – Team Interviews
11:15 am – Driver’s Meeting
11:30 am – LUNCH
12:30 pm – Opening Ceremony
12:45 pm – Qualification Matches start
04:45 pm – Alliance Selection begins
05:15 pm – Elimination Matches begin
07:00 pm – Austin Metro Champion Final Elimination (Austin Cup)
7:30 pm – Awards Ceremony

Thank You Volunteers!  We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, Vandegrift High School, ViperBots Friends & Family (VFF) booster club, VHS National Honor Society, area robotics clubs/teams and Sponsors/Mentors as this event would not be possible without them.  THANK YOU for giving your time and talents to support STEM and robotics!

Austin Metro League Meet 2

The Austin Metro League Meet 2 will be held Saturday, December 3 at Westridge Middle School from 8am to 6pm.  The event is divided into a morning (8 to 1) and afternoon (11 to 6) session.  ViperBot Team 4545 Ouroboros, 4546 Snakebyte, 6209 Venom, 6210 Stryke and 11503 HyperFang competes in the morning while Team 6299 Quad X and 7161 Hydra starts in the afternoon.  The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams will be playing this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex.”

Morning match play will take place at 10:00am.  Afternoon match play will begin at 2:00pm.  The public, parents, family and friends of ViperBots and participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event.

Keep up with scores online, ViperBots!  Those who cannot cheer on the ViperBot teams in person, may keep up with scores online.  Tune in between 10am to 1pm central for the morning session and 2pm to 5pm for the afternoon session.  Team 4545 Ouroboros, 4546 Snakebyte, 6209 Venom and 11503 HyperFang will be competing in the Diamonds League.  Team 6210 Stryke will be competing in the Hearts League.   Team 6299 Quad X and 7161 Hydra will be competing in the Spades League.  We don’t have any ViperBots teams in the Clubs League, but be share to check out their scores as well.  Share with family and friends!  GO ViperBots!

Check Diamonds League scores 4545, 4546, 6209 & 11503 here => https://diamonds2.ftcscores.com

Check Hearts League scores for 6210 here => https://hearts2.ftcscores.com

Check Spades League scores for 6299 & 7161 here => https://spades2.ftcscores.com

Check Clubs League scores here => https://clubs2.ftcscores.com

Schedule of Events:

Morning Session – Team 4545, 4546, 6209, 6210, 11503 
8:00AM Morning League Set up, Set up Crew Check in
8:00AM Morning Check in, Pits Open
8:00AM Morning Inspection Begins
9:40AM Morning Inspection Done
9:45AM Morning Driver Meeting
9:55AM Morning Opening Ceremony
10:00AM Morning Match Play Begins
1:00PM Morning Match Play Ends
1:10PM Morning Pits Close

LUNCH BREAK from 1 to 2pm

Afternoon Session – Team 6299, 7161
11:00AM Afternoon “Early” Inspection Begins, “Early” Check in Starts
12:00PM Afternoon Check in, Inspection Begins,
1:10PM Afternoon Pits Open
1:40PM Afternoon Inspection Done
1:45PM Afternoon Driver Meeting
1:55PM Afternoon Opening Ceremony
2:00PM Afternoon Match Play Begins
5:00PM Afternoon Match Play Ends, Pits Close, Clean up Starts
6:00PM Clean up Complete

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds.

Thank You Volunteers!  We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, ViperBots Friends & Family (VFF) booster club, Mentors and Sponsors — as this event would not be possible without them.  THANK YOU for giving your time and talents to support STEM and robotics!

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First Meet of the Season!

The first League meet of the season took place on Saturday November 12, 2016, and it was the first ever league-based event for the Austin area and the ViperBots.  A league meet can be thought of like a smaller, competition-focused qualifier in that there are only 12-18 teams in a league and all they do is compete on the field.  There is no judging or engineering notebook review until the League Championship (this year it will be January 21st).

Normally leagues are self-governed in that between 12-18 teams get together and decide they want to cooperate and hold at least three league meets and then a Championship event.  Because of the density of teams in Austin, a number of teams and coaches have banded together to create the Austin Metro League, which is actually four leagues.  This year the league names are the suits like a card deck:  Hearts, Spades, Clubs and Diamonds.

In past years’ we were holding scrimmages in November, with the real competition starting in early December, but this year the leagues started earlier because we needed to be completed with the Championship by late January.  Fitting in four competitions meant we had to start with the first one in November.  All of the ViperBots teams were ready, even with the compressed time lines, and made a great showing!

Teams 7161 Hydra and 6299 QuadX competed in the morning in the Spades league.  Team 6210 Stryke competed in the afternoon all alone in the [lonely] Hearts league, and the rest of the ViperBots competed in the afternoon in the Diamonds league.  It was a random distribution, but four of the ViperBots still ended up in the same league together.

Morning League

The day started with ViperBot against ViperBot as teams 7161 Hydra and 6299 QuadX battled it out in a nail biter that had Hydra just edging out QuadX by 5 points!  For their third match of the day they were in an alliance together and crushed their opponents with a score of 90 to 55, with 60 of those points coming from Autonomous.  That was the highest Autonomous score of the day, with it only coming up one other time in the last match of the morning and, again QuadX in the alliance that scored it.  When all was said and done, Hydra and QuadX finished in the top 2 spots with Hydra being undefeated and QuadX only losing that first match when they went head to head!

Afternoon League

The first match of the Diamonds league had 6209 Venom dominating their opponents in a 70-0 match, followed by another ViperBot against ViperBot matchup with 4545 Ouroboros and 11503 Hyperfang taking on 4546 Snakebyte, with the win going to 4545 and 11503.  Match 5 had Venom paired up with 8424 E-Cubed from Canyon Ridge Middle School against 4546 Snakebyte with Venom and E-Cubed posting the highest score of the day for all of the leagues at 100 unpenalized points!

The only successful cap ball deployment of the entire day came in match 5 on the Hearts league with 6210 Stryke capping its center vortex in splendid fashion!  Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to win that match for them as their opponent eked out 15 more total points to take the win, but it was a very impressive feat.

At the end of the afternoon, in Hearts Stryke was in 7th place with 2 wins on the day.  In Diamonds we had Hyperfang in 2nd place followed by Venom in 3rd, with 4 wins each; followed in 7th place by Ouroboros with 3 wins and finally Snakebyte in 11th place with 1 one on the day.

It was a great showing for all ViperBots and all the more impressive given how early it is in the season.

Their next showing is in three weeks, on Saturday December 3rd with Diamonds and Hearts playing in the morning and Spades in the afternoon.

Come out and cheer them onto victory!

Competition season is underway!

 

The first competition of the 2016-2017 season is finally here!  The Austin Metro League Meet 1 will be held Saturday, November 12 at Four Points Middle School from 8am to 6pm.  The event is divided into a morning (8 to 1) and afternoon (1 to 6) session.  ViperBot Team 6299 Quad X and 7161 Hydra competes in the morning while Team 4545 Ouroboros, 4546 Snakebyte, 6209 Venom, 6210 Stryke and 11503 HyperFang starts in the afternoon.  The FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams will be playing this year’s game, “Velocity Vortex.”

Morning match play will take place at 10:00am.  Afternoon match play will begin at 2:00pm.  The public, parents, family and friends of ViperBots and participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event.

Keep up with scores online, ViperBots!  Those who cannot cheer on the ViperBot teams in person, may keep up with scores online.  Tune in around 10:00am central for the morning session and 2:15pm for the afternoon session. Team 6299 Quad X and 7161 Hydra will be competing in the Spades League.  Team 4545 Ouroboros, 4546 Snakebyte, 6209 Venom and 11503 HyperFang will be competing in the Diamonds League.  Team 6210 Stryke will be competing in the Hearts League.  Share with family and friends!  GO ViperBots!

Check Spades League scores for 6299 & 7161 here => https://spades.ftcscores.com

Check Diamonds League scores 4545, 4546, 6209 & 11503 here => https://diamonds.ftcscores.com

Check Hearts League scores for 6210 here => https://hearts.ftcscores.com

Schedule of Events:
Morning Session – Team 6299, 7161 
7:30AM Morning Teams Arrive, Venue Set up Begins
8:15AM Pits Open, Robot Inspection Begins
10:00AM Morning Match Play Begins
1:00PM Morning Pits Close

Afternoon Session – Team 4545, 4546, 6209, 6210, 11503
11:00AM Afternoon Teams Arrive & Robot Inspection Begins
1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Afternoon Pits Open
2:00PM Afternoon Match Play Begins
5:00PM Pits Close, Clean up Starts
6:00PM Clean up Complete

**Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds.

Thank You Volunteers!  We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, ViperBots Friends & Family (VFF) booster club, and Sponsors as this event would not be possible without them.  THANK YOU for giving your time and talents to support STEM and robotics!

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