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BELL AVR Nov 19, 2023 Qualifying event at Grandville High School

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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
3-Nov-2023 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
28-Oct-2023 00:00 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. 

Note: RECF is finalizing some of the event details with the event host.  Please note that some of the event information may change, but should be finalized by mid-September.

Fee Structure:

  • Team registrations in the Bell AVR program includes (1) Qualifying Event.  Teams registering for their first event can register directly on the event page and should select the "Pay Later" option in the Check-out process and your Order will be marked Paid by RECF.
  • Teams that want to attend more than one event will need to add themselves to the Waitlist.  An RECF staff member will add you to the event if there is capacity.  Teams that have not attended an event will have priority.  The cost is $500 for each additional event and will need to be paid using a PO, CC or check in the Check-out process.  Note: There is a 3% additional processing fee for credit card payments.

How to waitlist your team: To waitlist your team for 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.

  • If your team registration for the season is not marked as paid, please contact [email protected] and request a spot be held for you at the event.  Please provide the team numbers along with the event code at the top of the event page. Team registration will need to be paid at least two weeks prior to the event.

Event Team Minimum

  • Events at Grandville will need a minimum of 7 teams.  If fewer than 7 teams register for an event, the event may be cancelled and RECF will attempt to reschedule teams to another event no later than 3 weeks prior to the event.

Team Lunches

(Tentative) Food Trucks will be available at the venue to purchase lunches.  Please check this section for updates as the event day approaches.



Performance Awards will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Judged awards will include Best Overall Design, Exemplary Team, Judge's Choice, and Presentation.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 19-Nov-2023

Grandville Robotics Competition Center
4900 Canal SW
Grandville, Michigan 49418
United States

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Tentative Agenda (subject to change):


8:00AM Doors Open for Teams
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies & Inspections
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Judging Presentations & Matches
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Judging Presentations
1:00PM - 5:00PM Matches
5:00PM - 5:30PM Awards and & Closing Remarks




Volunteers are always welcomed! Contact [email protected] if you are available to fulfill any of these volunteer roles.

Volunteer roles needed:

Volunteer Type Role Description
Queuer Lets the next team know that they should be moving to the field and preparing for their upcoming match.
TM Operator Runs the software to queue the next match, start the timer and input the scores from the referee.
Field Control Operator   Runs the field software and scoring.
Field Resetters Assists with resetting fields after each Match.
Check-in First hour only. Welcomes the teams and volunteers, and marks them as present, handing out materials if needed.
Emcee Announces teams for matches and provides commentary during match play.
Side Referee Scores matches under the direction of the Head Referee.  
Judges Watches student presentations with a judging team and selects Judged Award winners.
Facilitators Can be the Check-in people. Helping where needed, such as lunch preparation, communicating to staff, handing out materials
Set-up Crew Assists with unloading equipment, setting up fields, pit areas, judges rooms, check-in areas, volunteer room, etc. the day before the event.
Tear-down Crew Assists with tearing down the event and loading equipment into the truck after the event concludes.

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

One event is included in team registrations. An additional event may be attended for $500 which is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

Health and Safety Policies

Local health guidelines will be followed for this event.

Game / Kit 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 and Presentation Results

Rank  Team #  Total Score   Presentation Score   High Score
1 48823A    312 110 85
2 1001C 273 83 80
3 48768A 215 91 47
4 981A 208 126 51
5 1001B 203 80 69

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

Participant Consent Form