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Competition Dates

 

Kick-off day: September 16th, 2017 - Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse, NDSU

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 may be 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. Registration has now closed. 

KICK-OFF DOCUMENTS 

Kick-Off Schedule

Game Day Animation 

Morning Presentation
Project Engineering Notebook
Marketing Presentation
Team Exhibit & Interview
Spirit & Sportsmanship
Hotel Accommodations

Understanding your VEX Hardware & Robot Building Basics
Advanced Robot Building & Design Tips
Introduction to Simulink
Programming with MATLAB/Simulink
Teacher-Mentor Workshop

Mall Day: October 21, 2017 - West Acres Mall, fargo

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 27-28, 2017 - 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

Team Exhibit judging schedule
Marketing Presentation schedule

BEST Award Links

Teacher of the Year Award  Your nomination must be submitted to this Google Doc no later than noon on Monday, October 23. 
Mentor of the Year Award Your nomination must be submitted to this Google Doc no later than noon on Monday, October 23.
Best YouTube Video Award The video URL must be submitted to this Google Doc no later than noon on Monday, October 23. Please make sure your video is complete and active in order to be judged.
Best Team Website Award The web address must be submitted to this Google Doc no later than noon on Monday, October 23. Please make sure that your web pages are complete and active in order to be judged.

Participating Teams

Click here to register for the 2017 Crossfire Competition.

Judges and Volunteers

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

2017 Bison BEST Competition Results

BEST Award Winners:
1st Place: Central Lakes Robotics
2nd Place: ARCHER
3rd Place: Northern Cass Public School

BEST Award Category Winners:
Best Engineering Notebook: Central Lakes Robotics
Best Marketing Presentation: Central Lakes Robotics
Best Team Exhibit & Interview: Central Lakes Robotics
Best Spirit & Sportsmanship: Central Lakes Robotics

Robotics Competition Winners:
1st Place: Central Lakes Robotics
2nd Place: Breckenridge High School
3rd Place: Northern Cass High School
Robotics Finalist (4th Place): Barnesville High School

Founders Award for Creative Design: Central Lakes Robotics

Most Robust Robot:   Wing Public School

Top Gun Award:   ARCHER (517 Points)

Software Design Award: Central Lakes Robotics

Most Photogenic Robot Award:  Red River ALC

Blood, Sweat, & Duct Tape Award:  Central Cass High School

NDSU College of Engineering Teamwork Award:  Oak Grove Lutheran School

2017 Bison BEST Alumni Award:  Briana Nupdal

Hub Director’s Choice Award:  Northern Cass High School

Mentor of the Year Award:  Eric Lofstad from ARCHER

Teacher of the Year: Diane Grotberg from Central Lakes Robotics

Best CAD Design:
1st Place: ARCHER
2nd Place: Breckenridge High School
3rd Place: Central Lakes Robotics

Best Team T-Shirt Design:
1st Place: Red River ALC
2nd Place: Northern Cass High School
3rd Place: Killdeer High School

Best Team Mascot Award:
1st Place: Northern Cass High School
2nd Place: Oak Grove Lutheran School
3rd Place: St. Joseph’s School

Best YouTube Video:
1st Place: ARCHER
2nd Place: Central Lakes Robotics

Best Team Website Award:
1st Place: ARCHER
2nd Place: Northern Cass High School
3rd Place: Breckenridge High School


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