Congratulations for qualifying for the Texas BEST/UIL State Championship! You have already proven yourselves to be wonderful robot designers. The University of Texas at Dallas is proud to welcome you to the Championship at the Dr. Pepper Arena and Convention Center in Frisco, TX. We hope to make this event as memorable and pleasurable as possible for all the qualifying coaches, mentors, team members and guests.
We have automated as much of the registration process for the event as possible on this website. We recommend you print this page to keep track of where you are in the registration process. We have provided check boxes by each step.
Please follow the instructions below to complete your registration:
|Upload your team notebook: Notebooks are collected electronically at Texas BEST. To upload your notebook you will need to scan all the pages and create a digital document to be uploaded. Please save them as Microsoft Word or PDF format only.Your digital notebook and appendix files MUST be saved and uploaded in one of the following formats:
Team#_SchoolName_notebook (e.g., Team99_UTDallas_notebook)
Team#_SchoolName_appendix (if saved in separate file)
Notebooks that do not following this naming system will not be accepted.
Your team number is assigned to you by your Hub. Deadlines listed below.
|Complete Online Registration: One person from each team should complete ALL the required steps on the Marketplace page. It is HIGHLY recommended that you complete all the required steps at one time. During checkout, you will be given an option to register a profile which will allow you to save your progress if needed.
|T-Shirt Award Submission: T-shirts are due at Team Check-In.|
|Complete the Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form for all participating members, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers who are attending and upload Team Releases here. Please complete all forms by December 5. Late forms can be turned in the day of Registration. Please note: you will NOT be able to participate without a Release Form on file.
If you would prefer to fax or mail forms, please see information below:
Please write team name and number at the bottom of all forms.
|Hotel Reservations and travel arrangements: Hotel Information is available on the Hotels/Local Info tab above. If you are booking a bus, check with the company about how long the driver can be on duty without having to take a break. Many states have laws regarding driving-time limitations for bus drivers.|
|Championship Handbook: Download, print and read carefully. Make copies for other key people, particularly noting the information found in Pit Protocol & Information, and the General Information & Important Notes sections.|
|Emergency Contact: Determine one adult who will be responsible for receiving any emergency phone calls that may occur from home while your team is at Texas BEST. Provide that person’s cell phone number to parents, school officials and others as you see fit. Texas BEST and the University of Texas at Dallas cannot be responsible for such calls. In addition, please ensure you have completed the Medical, Talent and Liability Release Form in case emergency medical attention is necessary. Releases are required for all participating members, including coaches and mentors.|
|Texas BEST Conclusion: We have many teams coming from far away that need to leave as soon as possible after Texas BEST comes to an end. We assure you we are conscious of this in putting together the schedule and will do everything possible to stick to our time line. However, the schedule does not always work out as planned. Be aware that the number of competition rounds for the robots may need to be reduced in order to complete Texas BEST on time.|