The Texas BEST & UIL State Robotics Championship brings together champion teams from hubs in Texas and New Mexico on November 29 – December 1, 2018. 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 Dr. Pepper Arena 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.

Latest updates from Texas BEST

Live streaming via YouTube starts Jan. 1, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.

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Scores are now available

2018 Championship Handbook (PDF) now available

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View the 2016 results (PDF)

Event Schedule (tentative)

THURSDAY, November 29, 2018

Dr Pepper Arena (10am – 6pm)

  • 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 – 6pm)

  • 10a-8p Exhibit set-up
  • 2p-6p Marketing presentations

University of Texas at Dallas

  • 1:30p-3:30p Trends in Innovation Panel
  • UTD Tours

FRIDAY, November 30, 2018

Dr Pepper Arena (8a – 9p)

  • 9a-8p Pits open
  • 9a-3p Compliance check-in
  • 3p-3:45p Drivers’ meeting
  • 4p-7p Seeding matches begin (rounds 1-5)
  • Spirit and Sportsmanship Judging
  • Special Award Judging

Frisco Conference Center (8a – 10p)

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

SATURDAY, December 1, 2018

Dr Pepper Arena (7a – 5p)

  • 7:30a Pit opens
  • 8:30a Opening ceremony; parade of teams
  • 9:30a-11a Seeding matches complete (3 rounds)
  • Spirit and Sportsmanship Judging
  • Special Award Judging
  • 11:15a Wildcard match
  • 11:30a-12:45p Lunch break
  • 12:45p Mascot Dance Off
  • 1:15p Semi-final matches
  • 2:15p Championship matches
  • 3p-4p Awards ceremony and photos
  • 4p-5pTear down and load out

2018 Sponsors

Texas Instruments
Lockheed Martin
State Farm
Rockwell Collins
Science and Engineering Education Center
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
UT Dallas OIT

Past Event Sponsors

Baker Botts
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group