The 7th Annual Texas Robot Roundup, a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) offseason eventis one week away!  ViperBot Team 6800 Valor will be one of 24 teams to converge upon Vandegrift High School on Friday, July 28 through Saturday, July 29.  The  teams will play the 2017 FIRST STEAMWORKS game.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 12:30 pm on Friday, July 28 in the Vandegrift Competition Gym located in Building 2 across from the cafeteria and theatre.  The public, parents, family and friends of ViperBots and participating teams are invited to support and cheer on the robotics teams at this event.

Live Webcast.  Tune in, ViperBots!  Those who cannot cheer on the ViperBots in person may do so by watching the LIVE webcast.  Tune in around 1pm central on Friday and 8am central on Saturday.  Share with family and friends!  GO ViperBots!

You can watch the webcast of the event at https://www.thebluealliance.com/event/2017txrr

Concession Stand will be open Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm and Saturday from 7am to 7pm (times subject to change).  Breakfast fare includes Rudy’s tacos, muffins, donuts and coffee.  Friday lunch options include cheese or pepperoni pizza (2 slices for $3), and Chicken Express (3 chicken tenders and a biscuit for $5).  Saturday lunch options include cheese or pepperoni pizza (2 slices for $3), and Thundercloud subs for $5.50 (choice of turkey & provolone or ham, salami, bologna & american cheese or veggie delight consisting of hummus, avocado, sprouts, tomatoes, onion, mushroom, cucumber & black olives).  Beverages include 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:
TEAMS: Please arrive by 11:30am on Friday July 28!

Thursday, July 27th
Field Setup and Possible Team Load In (details TBD)
Friday, July 28th
10-11:30am Team Load In/Pit Set Up/Practice Matches
11:30-12:30pm Lunch
12:30p Opening Ceremonies
1pm Qualification Matches begin
5:30pm Qualification Matches end
6pm Pits Close
6pm Team Social at the Venue, details to be provided
Saturday, July 29th
7am Pits Open
8-11:30am Qualification Matches continue
11:30am Alliance Selection
12-1pm Lunch
1pm Elimination Matches begin
5:30pm Awards
6pm Pits close & field take down begins

(Full Schedule – including Special Tournaments & Events, Presentations/Workshops – TBA)

Thank You Volunteers! We are grateful to all FIRST volunteers, as well as, Vandegrift High School, ViperBots Friends and Family (VFF) booster club, 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!

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