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BELL AVR 2022 Championship Event

3-Dec-2022 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
United States
Standard Registration Opens
5-Nov-2022 17:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
30-Nov-2022 23:59 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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 Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky.

Teams will need to qualify for this event from a previous qualifying event. In order to attend the BELL AVR Championship, teams will first have to qualify from one of the Bell competitions taking place the first 3 weekends in November.  Teams have one free event included in their team registration fee, so do not forget to reach out to BellA[email protected] to get registered for your free event. 

A full break down of event qualification can be found on page 39 (Section 7.9) of the Bell AVR Competition Game Manual

Teams can add themselves to the waitlist for this event. To waitlist your team for an 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 will be added.

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

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

Lunch will be served to Teams and Coaches on December 3rd.  The menu will be added to this website soon.

Teams are welcome to bring outside food and snacks to the venue.  Please be considerate and ensure any food items are properly discarded.

Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: No

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 3-Dec-2022

Bell - Flight Research Center
Osprey Drive
Arlington, Texas 76018
United States

Contact Information

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Tentative Agenda (subject to change):

December 2nd - Practice Day

12:00 - 2:00pm Practice for Michigan Teams
2:00 - 5:00pm Practice open to all teams

December 3rd - Event Day

8:00 AM Doors Open for Teams
9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies & Inspections
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM    Matches & Judging Presentations
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Judging Presentations 
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM Matches 
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Awards & Closing Remarks
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Tentative: Special Activity for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winning Teams


Volunteers are welcome to sign up here to help run the event. 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 Tech Troubleshoots field issues and assist teams. Provided by RECF Support Staff, but willing to train local staff.
Check-in First hour only. Welcomes the teams 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 conbtacted 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 refunded at the event partners discretion due to the set costs involved in running an event. Requests will be handled on a one on one basis.

Health and Safety Policies

Local health guidfelines will be followed for this event.

Date: 3-Dec-2022
Bell - Flight Research Center
Osprey Drive
Arlington, Texas 76018
United States

Travel Info


Below are hotels near the Bell Flight Research Center.  There are no formal room blocks reserved, so teams can make hotel reservations at any hotel of their choice.

Holiday Inn Express Arlington (includes free breakfast)

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Arlington South

Quality Inn at Arlington Highlands

Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Arlington South


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

Game / Kit Information

We hope you enjoyed kicking off the season with us!  If you missed the season kickoff, you can find that video HERE.


Other items released with the season kickoff:

Official Game Animation

Official Game Manual - Includes Judging and Award information.

Drone Assembly and Programming Instructions

The Bell AVR Forum


Match & Presentation Results

Rank Team  Team Name Total Score   Presentation Score    High Score
1 27A Team RUSH 430 94 120
2 76122A   Daedalus 429 111 123
3 1034A Airship Academy 344 113 105
4 2468A Team Appreciate 320 121 85
5 1317A Horse Power 319 85 110
6 2020A BHS Bruins 302 102 72
7 1001A The RoboDawgs 301 75 99
8 1048A Sterminatorz 285 115 63
9 8880A Aldelphi STEP 285 93 70
10 1001B More RoboDawgs 235 74 64
11 1013A AeroWarrriors 234 98 56
12 1000A Freddy's Firefighting Brigade  229 93 49
13 1005A Azle Hornet 224 45 65
14 78867A Team Atlas 132 55 27


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

Participant Consent Form