PCH Columbus Event

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Date(s) - 03/21/2019 - 03/23/2019
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Columbus State University Recreation Center


Welcome to the PCH District Qualifier Event Columbus held on the beautiful campus of Columbus State University.

March 21st – 23rd, 2019

Competition Schedule

(Day 0) 3-21-19  Thursday
5:00PM-10:00PM Team Load In, Pits Open, Inspection, Practice Rounds**
8:30PM-9:00PM Ref Meeting on Field
(Day 1) 3-22-19  Friday
8:00AM-10:30AM Pits Open, Inspections, Calibrations
9:00AM Drivers Meeting on Field
9:30AM Deans List and Chairmans Sign-up*
9:30AM Safety Captains Meeting
10:15AM Proceed to Stands for Opening Ceremonies
10:30AM-11:00AM Opening Ceremonies
11:00AM-1:00PM Qualification Matches
1:00PM-2:00PM Lunch
2:00PM-7:00PM Qualification Matches
8:00PM* Pits Close
(Day 2) 3-23-19  Saturday
8:00AM Pits Open
9:00AM-9:30AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30AM-12:30PM Qualification Matches
12:30PM-1:00PM Alliance Selections
1:00PM-2:00PM Lunch
2:00PM-5:00PM Playoff and Final Rounds
5:00 PM-6:30PM Awards Ceremony
7:00PM* Pits Close

Activities Schedule

(Day 1) 3-22-19
9:00AM-12:00PM:  FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST Lego League & FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration
10:00AM-3:00PM:  Sponsor Row Open
4:00PM-5:30PM:  VIP Invited Guest Event

(Day 2) 3-23-19
8:30AM-1:00PM:  Sponsor Row Open
8:30AM-1:00PM:  FIRST LEGO League Jr., FIRST Lego League & FIRST Tech Challenge Demonstration

*Schedule subject to change. All times are estimated based on flow of rounds.  **Subject to field availability.  See Pit Administration table for updated times.  Deans List and Chairman sign-ups will occur immediately following match list schedule.

Parking Information

Parking at this venue is free to all participants, guests and spectators.  Please follow signs in parking lot that will direct you to designated areas (car, trailer and bus parking).

Load In/Out Instructions for Teams

Come in through main gate of CSU, off of University Avenue. You must turn left and follow the yellow path with arrows marked on the map to the trailer parking/staging lot marked in green.  From this lot you will be assigned a number based on your arrival time.  You will be instructed to proceed to the unload area by re-entering the yellow path with arrows (left flow of traffic).  You will be instructed to turn right (red line) going behind the Rec Center.  From here, you will be directed to follow the orange path for unload in front of the Lumpkin Center.  Please make sure a driver stays with your vehicle at all times.  When your unload is complete, you will follow the orange, then yellow path marked on map to return to the trailer lot for parking.  You may drop your trailer here, secure with locks (at your own risk).  Parking for vehicles will be in the parking deck located next to the Lumpkin Center.
We do not encourage anyone to arrive before 4:30pm, when we will have an attendant in the lot to issue numbers.

Concessions and Food Options

Limited concessions will be provided at this event.  Will be updated soon.

There are several restaurant (fast food and sit down) options in Columbus.  For a complete listing, please visit the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau at:

No outside food or drink will be permitted in this venue.

Hotel Options

Hotel arrangements can be made through FIRST Event Housing

What to Bring to the Event

  1. Your robot.
  2. Your lock-up form (do not put this in the bag when you seal it during your extra 6 hours of work).
  3. Your team roster.
  4. Your Consent and Release forms. Your team members will sign these on-line.  You will bring a printout that confirms this.  For those associated with your team that have not signed on-line, please print, sign and bring to your first competition of the season.  FIRST Consent and Release Form & Georgia FIRST Consent and Release Form (Will be updated soon)
  5. Items to set up your pit and support your robot during the competition. Pits are 10′ x 10′.
  6. Safety glasses for everyone on your team.
  7. Shoes that are closed toed. No sandals allowed in the pits or near the field.  Make sure your visitors know this.
  8. Extension cords and power strips for your pit.
  9. Your team fact sheet to give to the Game Announcer.
  10. Your team spirit and gracious professionalism.
  11. Aluminum cans for the Recycle For Good Program.
  12. A ‘verbal thank-you’ for the volunteers when you see them at the events. They are working long hours to make this event happen.


If you’re volunteering at the event, be sure to check the Volunteer Schedule  for times and locations where you’ll need to be. (Will be updated soon)


GeorgiaFIRST Consent and Release Form 2019 (this is turned in only once during the season)

Team Fact Sheet

Thank you to the Sponsors of this Event



Team List