The best in the west
Chezy Champs is an annual off-season FIRST robotics tournament hosted by Team 254. The tournament takes place in late September, at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. This fall, Team 254 is hosting the fourth annual Chezy Champs, a premiere off-season FIRST Robotics competition event. 43 teams will come together in San Jose to battle it out to determine the best in the west.





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Chezy Champs features an entertaining show, competent volunteers, and a focus on the team experience. There will also be 254-style photo shoots for all robots Friday evening, blue banners and awesome trophies, and rule changes.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, 2017 (With Friday night load-in)

Where: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, California

Registration: $300 ($600 for field-side pit)


Chezy Champs has two parking areas which are not directly connected to each other:

Friday, September 15
6pm Venue Opens to Teams
6-9pm Team Load-in
7-9pm Open Practice Matches
9:30pm Venue Closes
Saturday, September 16
8am Venue Opens
9-9:30am Driver Meeting
9:30-9:45am Opening Ceremonies
9:45am-12pm Qualification Matches
12-1pm Lunch Break
1-7pm Qualification Matches
7:30pm Venue Closes
Sunday, September 17
8:30am Venue Opens
9:15-9:30am Opening Ceremonies
9:30-11am Qualification Matches
11:45am-12pm Alliance Selection
12-1pm Lunch Break
1-4:30pm Elimination Matches & Closing Ceremonies
6pm Venue Closes

Chezy Champs will be played under the FIRST Steamworks rules with the following modifications:

1. No inspection, honor system on legality. +5 pounds weight allowance for repairs and minor modifications. All other FIRST robot rules apply. Event organizers may conduct ad-hoc inspections at any time; violations identified must be corrected before the robot can participate in subsequent matches.

2. To account for the time it takes for balls entering the boiler to be counted, balls will continue to be scored at autonomous point values for five seconds after the end of the autonomous period. Similarly, balls will continue to be scored at teleoperated point values for five seconds after the end of the teleoperated period.

3. Four-team alliances in the eliminations tournament. 1-8, 8-1, 1-8 selection order.