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BELL AVR Nov 3, 2023 Scrimmage event at UT Arlington

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Event Code
Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
United States
Standard Registration Opens
22-Aug-2023 17:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
20-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
17-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

Bell AVR Competition - Welcome!

Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky. 

Scrimmage Event

This event is a scrimmage rather than a qualifying event.  This is to provide teams an opportunity to test out their designs, get technical support, and conduct final testing on the field electronics.  Teams will have 2 scheduled matches at the beginning of the event on an official competition field, and the remainder of the event day will be open to play on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Due to the possibility of finalizing the field electronics and scoring, teams should anticipate some delays throughout the day.  Teams are not obligated to stay the entire event day and can leave early, if desired.  Check back to the Agenda page as the date approaches to get more information on the event activities.  No judging or team presentations will be conducted during this scrimmage.

How to Register

This event is free for 2023 Bell AVR Teams.  Your team registration must be paid before you can register for this event.  Also, your team should register for your first qualifying event before attempting to register for this event.  If your team is interested in registering for this event, add your team to the Waitlist.  The RECF Bell AVR team will contact you to confirm that you have been added to the event if there is capacity.  

How to waitlist your team: To waitlist your team for a scrimmage, your 2nd, or subsequent event, make your way to the Waitlist tab on the right side of this page. You should see a green ADD button beside your teams name.  Click add, and your teams should be added.  If you see a message saying that you do not have any eligible teams to add to the waitlist, please make sure that your team is marked as paid for the season registration.  Teams who are not fully paid and registered will not be able to waitlist or register for events.

Team Lunches

UTA Engineering is sponsoring the team lunches at UTA this season.  The lunch menu will include an assortment of pizzas and bottled water, and will be served in the Team Pit area.  Outside food and drinks are allowed, so if there are any dietary concerns or if teams want additional food, they are welcome to bring it into the venue.  

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: No Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Nov-2023

Maverick Activities Center
500 West Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76013
United States

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 9:15 AM Doors Open for Teams
10:00 AM Brief remarks to teams to share day-of-event information (Competition Field Area)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Scheduled Matches 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Scheduled Matches
2:45 PM - 5:00 PM First-come-first-serve Matches 
5:15 PM  Venue closes to teams




CLICK HERE to review the volunteer opportunities available for the 2023 events at UTA this season and sign up! 

If you have any questions about being a volunteer at these events, please email [email protected].

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

Teams will be contacted in the event of bad weather. Teams should include a phone number which may be reached evenings and weekends to assure that they can be contacted on the day of the event. You may also reach Shelli Brasher at 901-486-9618 on the day of the event.

Refund and Payment Policies


Health and Safety Policies

Local health guidelines will be followed for this event.

Date: 3-Nov-2023
Maverick Activities Center
500 West Nedderman Drive
Arlington, Texas 76013
United States

Travel Info


Below are hotels near UTA.  There are no formal room blocks reserved, so teams can make hotel reservations at any hotel of their choice.  These hotels include a free breakfast.

Holiday Inn Express Arlington 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Arlington

Tru by Hilton Grand Prairie




Transportation to/from the venue will be the responsibilty of the team.


Parking: See Parking tab for more information

Game / Kit /Technical Support Information

We hope you enjoyed kicking off the season with us! 


You can find the game video and manual on the REC Foundation Bell AVR website

Other Resources:

Drone Assembly and Programming Instructions

The Bell AVR Forum


Match & Presentation Results

No match results will be posted for this event since it's a scrimmage.


Parking Information


Here are the steps to register for parking:

  1. Follow the link
  2. Select "Department-Hosted Event
  3. Select "Bell Helicopter Drone Competition
  4. Enter voucher code BELLHELI
  5. Select permit type "(EV-COMP) Bell Drone Competition Parking"
  6. Confirm the active dates(11/02-11/18)
  7. Add vehicle info and confirm


Bell AVR Drone Parking Map:

Parking is allowed only in Lot 30 and the West Campus Garage.  Additional ADA Accessible parking is identified on the map.  Bus parking is allowed in Lot 30 only.

All Participants and attendees are required to fill out the Consent form. 

Participant Consent Form