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 Comerica Center and Frisco 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.
One person from each team should complete the online registration. In the registration form you will need to provide your team information (school name, number, hub, etc.) as well as primary and secondary contacts, and reserve your time slots for Compliance Checks, Photographs, Practice Times, and (BEST Award teams only) Marketing Presentation.
Once the registration is submitted, an email receipt will be sent to the contact addresses provided in the form and you will be registered. More details about the event will be sent to the teams’ contacts as the event dates approach.
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., Team0099_UTDallas_notebook) Team####_SchoolName_appendix (if additional file is needed)
Notebooks that do not follow this naming system will not be accepted. Deadlines for notebook submissions are listed below.
|Hub||Competition Date (game day)||Due Date (upload by 11:59 p.m. CT)|
|Capitol||October 19||November 2|
|Cowtown||October 19||November 2|
|Dallas||October 19||November 2|
|New Mexico||October 19||November 2|
|North Houston||October 19||November 2|
|Collin County (CoCo)||October 26||November 9|
|Denton County||October 26||November 9|
|San Antonio||October 27||November 9|
|Little Rock||November 2||November 16|
|West Texas||November 2||November 16|
|OKBEST||November 2||November 16|
|U-STEM||November 9||November 23|
Complete release forms (pdf) for all participating members, including coaches, mentors, and volunteers who are attending, and upload the forms. Please complete all forms by November 27. Late forms can be turned in the day of Registration. Please note: Individuals will NOT be able to participate without a Release Form on file.
If you would prefer to mail forms, send them to:
University of Texas at Dallas
Science and Engineering Education Center
800 W. Campbell Road, ROW 32
Richardson, TX 75080
Please write team name and number at the bottom of all forms.
Complete the Team Demographics Form for the team and upload the Demographics form here. Please complete all forms before arriving. Please note: A completed Demographics Form is required as part of compliance.
On Friday December 6 UT-Dallas will be hosting a “Bright Ideas Symposium” in the Frisco Convention Center. Watch your emails and this space for more information about this event.
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.
Download the championship handbook (PDF) for details about event structure, location, etc.
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 (PDF) in case emergency medical attention is necessary. Releases are required for all participating members, including coaches and mentors.
T-shirts are due at Team Check-In.
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.