Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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BC Season Opener and Qualifier

13-Oct-2017 - 14-Oct-2017 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
16-Sep-2017 23:59 EDT
Registration Deadline
6-Oct-2017 23:59 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event currently has no spaces available.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The PYRS Season Opener is the first Tournament of the BC Competitive Robotics Season. It attracts a broad range of early stage designs and implementations as teams subject their concepts and ideas to the rigours of real world game play.

Experienced coaches reinforce the value of prototyping early and often and the BC Season Opener is a good place to start. I

The BC Season Opener is a qualifying event.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 13-Oct-2017 - 14-Oct-2017

Alpha Secondary
4600 Parker St.
Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 3E2

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Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Technical inspections & Practice fields open 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017
7:30am Doors open
8:00am Tech. Inspection / Practice Rounds
9:00am Opening Ceremonies
9:30 am Qualification Rounds
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm Qualification Rounds
2:30pm Alliance Selection
3:00pm Elimination Rounds
4:00pm Awards

all times approximate


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Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In case of an incident or circumstance effecting this event, PYRS will undertake three notification strategies.

  1. An advisory describing the situation (e.g. inclement weather) and the action being taken (e.g. event cancellation) will be posted to this RobotEvents event listing under this tab.  
  2. The same information will also be e-mailed to all registered team coaches.
  3. An incident notification will also be sent to all twitter accounts following the PYRSReporter   

Refund and Payment Policies

Event cancellation

Should the event be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded to all  teams in full

(less RECF administration fees if initially paid by credit card).

Team cancellation

Registered teams needing to cancel will be eligible for a full refund if notification of cancellation is submitted prior to freezeing (publication of) the qualification match schedule.  

Refund terms are as above.

Full refunds (or event credits) for teams that have paid by cash or cheque,

Less RECF administration fees if registration was initially paid by credit card. 

Please note: We consider our cancellation and refund terms to be very lenient. PYRS reserves the right to withdrawn registration privileges of teams found to be abusing these terms (e.g. repeated team cancellations due to speculative registration).


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The Professional Engineers & Geologists of B.C.

Please download and reference the 1-page VEX Robotics Competition In The Zone game description.

VRC In The Zone Game Description


Please download and review the official 2018 VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria document for more information regarding qualification to your state/regional championship, national championship, or the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship.

VEX Robotics Competition Qualifying Criteria