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Competition Dates


 Kick-off day: September 19th - NDSU, Memorial union (doors open at 10:00am, event is 10:30AM TO 3:30PM)

At the Kick-Off day event the playing field is unveiled, game rules are presented, and kits are distributed. In addition, a series of educational breakout sessions are held. All teams are required to have a representative present at kick-off. It is not necessary to bring your entire team, however, it is recommended to bring as many team members as possible. Schedule of events coming soon!

All teams participating in Bison BEST must register using the eventbrite system for online registration. Please complete this prior to coming to the Kick-Off Day. To register, click here!


Game Day Animation

Morning Presentation
Project Engineering Notebook
Marketing Presentation
Team Exhibit & Interview
Spirit & Sportsmanship
Understanding your VEX Hardware & Robot Building Basics
Advanced Robot Building & Design Tips
Introduction to Simulink

Hotel Accommodations - Updated!

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Mall Day: October 24, 2015 - Location West Acres Mall (10:00AM to 3:00PM)

At the Mall Day event, teams are given an opportunity to practice with their robot on the playing field. In addition, robots can go through a pre-compliance check in preparation for game day. Participation in Mall Day is optional, but highly encouraged.
Click here for additional Mall Day instructions

Game Day: october 30 - 31, 2015 - Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, NDSU

On Friday judging takes place on the team exhibits, marketing presentations, and project engineering notebooks. There will also be time for practice driving and robot compliance check. Friday activities typically run from 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
On Saturday, the robotics matches are held. Saturday activities typically run from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.
Game Day schedule of events coming soon!

Click here for the Team Exhibit judging schedule (coming soon)
Click here for the Marketing Presentation schedule (coming soon)

BEST Award Links

Teacher of the Year Award is due October 22nd at 12:00 NOON . . .
Mentor of the Year Award us due October 22nd at 12:00 NOON . . .
Best YouTube Video Award is due October 30th at 12:00 NOON . . .
Best Team Website Award is due October 30th at 12:00 NOON . . .

Participating Teams

Barnesville High School
Breckenridge High School
Central Lakes Robotics
Climax-Shelly Public School
Davies High School
Four Winds High School
Hope-Page High School
Minto Public School
Northern Cass High School
Oak Grove Lutheran
Pelican Rapids High School
Red River ALC
St. Joseph's School
Turtle Mountain High School
Valley City High School
Wing Public School


Judges and Volunteers

To sign up to be a judge or volunteer, please click here.

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Campus address: Engineering Admin 203
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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:45:26 AM