GRITS 2017

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Date(s) - 10/28/2017 - 10/29/2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Riverside Military Academy


Georgia FIRST Robotics is proud to announce our 8th Annual Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase, GRITS!  High school FIRST Robotics teams from around the state will compete in this two day, head-to-head robotics event and bragging rights as the 2017 GRITS champion.
GRITS is free and open to the public.  We invite you to bring your family for this exciting event showcasing the best and brightest in the area of Science, Technology, Math and Science (STEM) in our state.

Information for FIRST teams competing in GRITS 2017:

As an off-season event, GRITS is a great place to introduce your new team members, mentors and sponsors to FIRST. GRITS is a great way to celebrate STEM and above all, have fun!  In addition, GRITS 2017 will challenge our teams with ‘GRITS GAMES‘ designed to test our robot, your drivers, as well as your coaches!

Please click here to see a complete description of all GRITS GAMES offered!

REQUIRED: Consent and Release Form for GRITS 2017

Event Schedule

We’ve also got a printable Event Schedule

Friday, October 27, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm Team Load-In & Pit Set-up (optional)
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30am Team Load-In and Pit Set-up
10:30am Opening Ceremony
11:00am – 1:00pm Qualification Matches
1:00am – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm GRITS Games
3:15pm – 6:15pm Qualification Matches
6:30pm Venue Closes
Sunday, October 29, 2017
9:00am Venue Opens for Teams
10:00am – 12:00pm Qualification Matches
12:00pm – 12:30pm Alliance Picks
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 4:00pm Semi Finals and Finals
4:15pm Awards
5:00pm End of Event – Load Out

Load-In Procedure

Load-in on Friday (27th), 5:00-7:00pm (optional) and Saturday (28th) at 8:30am.  
In order to facilitate a safe and swift load-in process, please make note of the following:
At the designated entrance (see map) from Riverside Drive, you will see two GeorgiaFIRST volunteers.  All vehicles that are hauling robot/pit/etc equipment for load-in will pull into the parking lot that is labeled Trailer Parking on the attached map.  Here you will be given a load-in pass based on your check-in order.  The Parking Volunteers will direct you when to drive to the designated load-in area. There will be volunteers to help teams unload and move equipment into the building in order to expedite the load-in process. Once your load-in is complete, you will exit back to the main road (Riverside Drive), turn left and immediately turn left into the large parking lot for the rest of the event. Here you may leave your vehicle attached to your trailer.  You can leave your trailer in the parking lot, however, you do so at your own risk.  The aerial view map is attached for your reference.

Event Flyer

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Team List

6325 Reset Robotics Reset Robotics Alpharetta
4468 Fernbank LINKS Fernbank Science Center Atlanta
1746 OTTO Forsyth Central High School Cumming
4188 Columbus Space Program Columbus High School Columbus
1261 RoboLions Peachtree Ridge High School Suwanee
1002 The CircuitRunners Wheeler High School Marietta
4941 RoboBibb Bibb County Macon
4112 Eaglebots South Forsyth HS Cumming
4910 East Cobb Robotics East Cobb Robotics Marietta
6705 Wildcat5e Dunwoody High School Dunwoody
3815 NF Raiders North Forsyth High School Cumming
3581 THINC. Robotics THINC College & Career Academy Lagrange
2974 Walton Robotics Walton HS Marietta
2415 Wiredcats Westminster Atlanta
832 Oscar Roswell High School Roswell
5332 Toaster Tech Homeschool Decatur
4509 Mechanical Bulls Lanier High School Sugar Hill
1648 G3 Robotics Grady High School Atlanta
4026 Global Dynamics Decatur Robotics Decatur
3694 NAHS Warbotz North Atlanta High School Atlanta
1771 Electric Phoenixes North Gwinnett High School Suwanee
1414 IHOT Atlanta International School Atlanta
2018003 Ignite Robotics Geekspace Gwinnett and NCR Suwanee
5132 Barrow Robotics Sims Academy/Barrow County 4-H Winder
3998 Redneck Robotics Bulloch Academy Statesboro
1311 Kell Robotics Kell Robotics Kennesaw
5608 Lassiter Robotics Lassiter High School Marietta
5109 Gladiator Robotics Johns Creek High School Johns Creek
5293 The metal crusaders Duluth High School Duluth
4189 Chargers Jackson County 4-H Jefferson
5482 RoarBotics The Lovett School Atlanta
1102 M’Aiken Magic CSRA Robotics Teams Augusta