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FFCA & Western Mechatronics Spin Up December Duel | In person Judging | Skills

16-Dec-2022 - 17-Dec-2022
Event Code
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Registration Deadline
15-Dec-2022 23:59 EST

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General Info

Welcome to the Western Mechatronics & Foundations For the Future Charter Academy December Dual! This event is open to all teams.


As one of the early-season tournaments co-hosted with Foundations For the Future Charter Academy, come join us as we kick off another great season of robotics!

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: In-Person judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 16-Dec-2022 - 17-Dec-2022

Foundations for the Future Charter Academy, North High School Campus
2116 Mackay Road Northwest
Calgary, Alberta T3B 1C7

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Agenda is Tentative to Change. Check back often to make sure you are updated!

2:30 pm - Doors Open & Setup
***1 Hour after Setup Finishes, Inspection Starts
***30 Minutes after Inspection Starts, Skill challenge attempts permitted - only inspected robots allowed
9:00 pm - Doors Close

8:00 am - Doors Open & Inspections
9:00 am - Driver Meeting
9:35 am - Practice Matches Start, Skills and Judging Open
10:15 am - Qualifications start
11:50 am - Lunch break
12:30 pm - Qualifications resume
4:00 pm - Qualifications Finish, Skills challenge & Judging closes, Alliance selection starts
4:30 pm - Elimination Rounds
6:30 pm - Closing Ceremony, Awards, & Cleanup


Interested in joining the team?  We are always looking for volunteers to join the crew to help with inspections, run skills, reset fields, or help with match queuing!  Please contact Justin Zhou if interested.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event that the venue is closed, the tournament will be cancelled or postponed to a later date. Refunds will be processed after the fees of hosting the event have been paid.

Refund Policy

Full refunds will be given to teams if they cancel by Noon on Saturday, November 12th, 2022.  After that, no refund will be given.

Health and Safety Policies

In order to allow as many teams and schools as possible to attend the event, we will NOT require proof of vaccination from the students.


All students under the age of 18 will NOT be required to show proof of vaccination.

All coaches, staff, volunteers, and audience members are NOT required to show proof of vaccination.


Facemasks are not mandatory but Strongly Recommended.


We will be doing our best to separate teams into their respective cohorts with appropriate spacing. Everyone will be encouraged to socially distance when possible and hand sanitize frequently.


Restrictions are subject to change based on the Alberta Government. If any updates happen we will assess accordingly and provide you with an update as soon as possible.

Date: 16-Dec-2022 - 17-Dec-2022
Foundations for the Future Charter Academy, North High School Campus
2116 Mackay Road Northwest
Calgary, Alberta T3B 1C7

Travel Info


The venue is at FFCA North High School Campus

2116 MacKay Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 1C7


There is free parking at the school parking lots


There are a few hotels nearby, a few are listed below:

Days Inn - 650m away from the venue, 4420 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0M4,

Centro Motel - 850m away from the venue, 4540 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0M6,

Red Carpet Inn - 1.2km away from the venue, 4635 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0M7,



Check back 1 week before to get the live stream link

Judging Format

In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in person on the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.


Interac E-Transfer

Please E-Transfer to the email address: Please list your team number in the notes of the payment 


Mail-In Cheque

Please send the cheque to the following address (Addressed to Western Mechatronics Association):

Western Mechatronics

820 10 St SW Unit 3

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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