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2018 Wiregrass BEST Team Registration

BEST Robotics

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

2018 Wiregrass BEST Team Registration

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School Registration 21 Registrations Sep 6, 2024 Free  

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No registration fees.

Free program. Open to any school.


September 22, 2018 - Kick Off at Dothan Civic Center at 10 AM. 

  • We will at Kick off show you the game teaser, give a copy of game rules, rubrics, and other information that will be helpful to you during our 42 days. 
  • A teacher student meeting will also take place that we will need for 1 teacher and 2 students from each school to attend so that you can recieve other information about the game season. 

October 21, 2018 - Mall Day at the Wiregrass Commons Mall from 1 to 4 pm

Join us for field trials on the same field that will be used in competition to test your robots ability to navigate the course and achieve this year's objectives.

The Spirit Of Best is evident at this event every year as teams share expertise between teams. First year teams receive ideas and mentoring from more established teams and all attendees can see design features of the other teams.  It is always interesting to get first looks at the year's robot designs and see the creativity and problem solving ability of the teams.

This event also is a great way to promote BEST to our community, so we also encourage teams to set up a display booth on their assigned provided table and have students meet and greet shoppers and explain the competition to people who stop and view the proceedings.

November 3, 2018 - Game Day at the Dothan Civic Center 7 am to 4 pm.

This year's competition culminates on Game Day.   This is an exciting fast paced event that features hear after heat of 3 minute hectic activity.  4 teams take the field each heat and attempt to score maximum points trying to gain sufficient points to move on to subsequent rounds.

Basic Agenda for the Day

  • Compliance checks in the pits between 7 and 8. 
  • A drivers meeting is held in a side room to review the rules prior to opening ceremonies as well.
  • Opening Ceremonies around 8
  • Seeding round
  • Lunch break - concessions are available on site
  • Semi final round - top 7 teams plus top notebook score for a team not in top 7 will advance to this round
  • Finals - top 4 teams advance
  • Awards Ceremon
Have questions about 2018 Wiregrass BEST Team Registration? Contact BEST Robotics

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Dothan Civic Center
126 N Saint Andrews Street
Dothan, AL 36303

Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

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BEST Robotics

BEST Robotics is a national nonprofit that provides STEM Education for workforce development through a FREE afterschool program and competition for students in middle and high school.  We are committed to inclusivity and accessibility and determined to overcome the barriers that have led to the underrepresentation in STEM fields of student populations of certain economic status, gender, and geography. 

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