Texas BEST Robotics

2019 Texas BEST & UIL State Robotics Championship


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The Texas BEST & UIL State Robotics Championship brings together champion teams from hubs in Texas and New Mexico on December 5-7, 2019. Registration, exhibits, and judging will take place at the Frisco Conference Center on Thursday and Friday. The game, pits, practice rounds, and award presentations will be held at the Comerica Center in Frisco, TX. BEST Robotics organizes annual robotics competitions that introduce middle- and high-school students to engineering, problem-solving and teamwork – providing a taste of what it’s like to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

BEST is organized by local hubs that recruit schools and support robotics teams by providing parts kits and organizing tournaments. There’s no cost to schools for registration. Successful teams at the hub tournaments then participate in regional competitions.

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Event Schedule

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THURSDAY, December 5, 2019

Comerica Center (10am – 6pm)

  • 10a-6p Registration and check-in
    (teams must do this first)
  • 1p-6p Pits open
  • 1p-6p Compliance check-in
  • 2p-6p Practice driving rounds (optional)

Frisco Conference Center (10am – 7pm)

  • 10a-7p Exhibit set-up
  • 1:30p-6p Marketing presentations

FRIDAY, December 6, 2019

Comerica Center (8a – 7:30p)

  • 9a-7p Pits open
  • 9a-3p Compliance check-in
  • 3p-3:45p Drivers’ meeting
  • 4p-7p Seeding matches begin (rounds 1-4)
  • 4p-7p Spirit and Sportsmanship Judging
  • 4p-7p Special Award Judging

Frisco Conference Center (8a – 10p)

  • 9a-12n Marketing presentations continued
  • 9a-12n Exhibit judging
  • 1p-3p Exhibit judging continues
  • 5p-10p Exhibit take-down and load-out

SATURDAY, December 7, 2019

Comerica Center (7a – 6:15p)

  • 7:30a Pit opens for teams
  • 8:30a Opening ceremony; parade of teams
  • 9a-12p Seeding matches complete (rounds 5-8)
  • 9a-12:30p Spirit and Sportsmanship Judging
  • 9a-12:30p Special Award Judging
  • 12:00p-12:30p Mascot Dance Off
  • 12:30p-12:45p Wildcard match
  • 12:45p-1:30p Lunch break
  • 1:45p-2:45p Semi-final matches
  • 3:00p-3:30p Championship matches
  • 3:45p-5:15p Awards ceremony and photos
  • 5:15p-6:15p Tear down and load out

Photo of a student operating a robot.

2019 Sponsors

Texas Instruments
Lockheed Martin
State Farm
Rockwell Collins
Science and Engineering Education Center

Past Event Sponsors

Baker Botts
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group