Scrimmages – Easy opportunities to just come out and try parts of the challenge, to get new ideas and to serve as a gentle “forcing function” for teams to make progress. Participation in the Scrimmages is completely optional.
- Oct 27, 2012 – Ellis School Armory, Pittsburgh
- Nov 3, 2012 – Sewickley Academy, Sewickley
- Nov 10, 2012 – Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel
- Nov 17, 2012 – Sts. Peter & Paul School, Beaver
- Nov 17, 2012 – Young Scholars of Western PA, Pittsburgh
Regional Majors – The big events! Comprehensive, fully-judged, major robotics competitions. Awards will be provided to the top performers at each Regional Major event for Table Performance, Robot Design, Programming, Research/Project, Teamwork, and Overall Excellence (across categories).
- Dec 1, 2012 – Alpha School / La Roche College, Allison Park
- Dec 8, 2012 – Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel
- Dec 15, 2012 – Sewickley Academy, Sewickley
- Dec 15, 2012 – Sarah Heinz House, Pittsburgh
The Grand Championship (for the top 48 teams coming out of the Regional Majors)
- Jan 19, 2013 –National Robotics Engineering Center, Lawrenceville, PA