1:00 PM13:00

Mall Day at Wiregrass Commons Mall

  • 900 Commons Drive Dothan, AL, 36303 United States (map)
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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.

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3:30 PM15:30

Engineering Notebook Due

Volunteer Judges still needed. Please sign up to help judge!  This is a very rewarding experience to review the efforts of our teams in meeting the challenge and provide them with constructive feedback to improve for subsequent efforts.


The Engineering Notebook should be sent to stephen.tsukuda@bestinc.org .  The Engineering Notebook should be submitted in an electronic PDF format. It is due by the end of the school day on October 14, 2019 by 3:30 PM



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8:00 AM08:00

Marketing Presentations at Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 2603 W Main St Dothan, AL, 36301 United States (map)
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Volunteer Judges Still needed! 

Please consider being a part of this year's judges for marketing presentations.  Our teams will present a marketing pitch where they demonstrate the process followed and discuss their team structure and their final product as they try to sell their product and team to the judges.  You will walk away impressed at the caliber and poise of our students.  Very rewarding.

Lunch is provided to volunteer judges.

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7:00 AM07:00

Game Day at Trojan Arena

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 ceremony

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12:00 PM12:00

Kick Off at Smith Hall Claudia Crosby Theater Troy University

  • 601 University Ave Troy, AL 36082 United States (map)
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We are collaborating with Troy University BEST Robotics and will have our kick off and game day on the Troy University Campus.    This year's game rules and field will be revealed to the participating school during the event.   

Participating teams will also receive their returnable kits containing all the electronic and motors and servos needed for this year's game plus a kit of consumable parts that the teams can incorporate into their competion robot.

Please join us for an exciting start to another 42 days of BEST.

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