Kendrick Castillo Memorial Tournament (KCMT)
Mark your Calendar! Mark your calendar for October 14th & 15th (load in 13th)
Registration is open and can be accessed HERE
- Registration amount is $600 ($200 2nd robot)
- If your team is in need of financial assistance please fill out this request form here. We have a grant that we can use to help your team out with registration. There is a limit of 5 that are available.
- If you have already registered and would like to register a 2nd robot only, go to THIS page and selected the register a 2nd robot.
- Official field for the 2023 Charged Up FRC game
- 2nd robots – we will accept up to 10 2nd robots from teams.
- 2nd robots will only be allowed to play in eliminations after all primary robots/teams have been selected.
- For eliminations, teams may not select their own 2nd robot. A 2nd robot can be an alliance captain if that team earns that ranking.
Inspection – We will not have formal inspections, but we will require all robots to adhere to the 2023 rules.
- Any changes to the 2023 Charged Up game will be announced by August 1st.
- Workshops – TBA
- Team social – Looking for sponsors to help! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out with this event opportunity!
We cant do events without the help from our volunteers!
Sign up today! Volunteer Registration is OPEN
We need help with:
Volunteer food coordinator
Field tear down
Each year we operate on donations from our sponsors and the community. Here are a few places that we are needing help with. If you are able to help fill out our Sponsorship Request form and we will reach out to you.
Financial Donations – To put on an event like this it requires a significant amount of money to rent the field, protect the flooring of our venues, bring in additional power for our teams and field and food for our 75+ volunteers.
Donations – We would love donations! Check out our Sponsor/Donations request form for items we are currently looking for.
KCMT 2023 Rule Changes (props to Chezy Champs for the inspiration) Version 1 - September 5, 2023
KCMT will be played using the rules in the FRC Game manual (link) with the following modifications:
[KCMT1] Event organizers may issue YELLOW and RED CARDS or remove teams from the event without refund for
team member (student, mentor, parent, chaperone, teacher, coach, etc) egregious conduct violations
(including refusal to comply with public health protocols), at the discretion of event organizers.
[KCMT2] No ROBOT INSPECTIONS. Teams are allowed an extra 5 pounds weight for repairs and modifications.
Event organizers may conduct ad-hoc INSPECTIONS at any time; violations identified must be corrected
before the ROBOT can participate in subsequent MATCHES, and teams may be retroactively DISQUALIFIED
from past MATCHES for egregious violations that resulted in a competitive advantage.
[KCMT3] In general, minor violations of game rules that, in the best judgment of the REFEREES, meet ALL of the
below conditions, will not be penalized:
- Are accidental
- Do not pose a safety hazard
- Do not change the difficulty of the game for either ALLIANCE
[KCMT4] The widths of the red & blue tape lines defining the GRID boundaries are increased from 2” to 4” in the
direction towards the field midline.
Rationale: Increase the error margin for GAME PIECES to be considered scored in HYBRID NODES.
[KCMT5] For a CONE or CUBE to be considered scored in a HYBRID NODE, all of the following criteria must be met:
- Fully contained in the GRID
- Touching at least one of the following:
- FIELD carpet
- A scored GAME PIECE
- The divider between HYBRID NODES
- Not fully supported by a single divider between HYBRID NODES
Rationale: Allow “cube bridges” that do not touch the carpet to be counted as scored, but not GAME
PIECES sitting atop a divider.
[KCMT6] The penalty for popping a CUBE is changed to a FOUL per instance. A pattern of such behavior on the part
of a particular ROBOT may still result in a YELLOW CARD at the Head REFEREE’S discretion, in the interest of
preserving the supply of CUBES.
Rationale: The CUBES are fragile and the TECH FOUL penalty is too consequential for rare offenses.
[KCMT7] In order to increase the number of teams participating in Playoff MATCHES the following rules will apply during ALLIANCE Selection
- 2nd robots will only be eligible for selection after all primary robots/teams have either been selected or have declined an invitation.
- For ALLIANCE Selection, Alliances may not choose their own 2nd robot.
All Colorado FIRST Event Details and Events!
FLL Explore Robot PENTATHALON
Explore event where explore teams can sign up for a time slot and then bring their spike essential kit (and device for running the software) and build one of the cars using the instructions in the SPIKE app. Teams will then have 2 hours to complete 5 missions using their spike essential kits. Two new teams will arrive and start the challenge every hour (10am – 2pm). End time is 4pm
10am – first group of teams arrive (2 teams)
11am – second group of teams arrive (2 teams)
2pm – last group arrives
4 pm – last group finishes
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How do I get ready for Tournaments?
- Hands on Robot Building
- Hands on – Programming with Mentors
- Innovation Project Inspiration & Industry Experts Interviews
- Project Presentations to Community
- Working with Mentors and more!
- FREE Prizes – 1 Spike Prime set raffle! Additional LEGO parts!
We will have high school robotics students ready to work side-by-side with FIRST LEGO League Challenge students, as they build, program, innovate, and learn! We will also have Arts Industry experts available for learning and interviewing!
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FTC Build Day
FIRST Tech Challenge Build Day at the KCMT FRC Event. Bring your parts and have a fun day building with other teams. Challenges of driving your chassis with other teams and having fun picking up pixels will be available for all teams. Come join us!
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Information updated 10/10/23
We are excited to have KCMT at our new location, Regis University. We are going to have soooo much space! we do have a few items for teams to plan for.
- Please bring your own electrical cords. You will have an outlet in your pit for your needs.
- Please bring your game elements for the use on the practice fields
- Pits will be located in a different building than the field competition. The distance from each building is approximately 50 yards. Since this is a fire road we can not supply coverage. Please plan for weather!
- Bring a tarp or a way of covering your robot in case of rain/snow
- There is a small include/decline between the 2 buildings. We suggest to have additional student assist from going between both buildings. We know you all can handle this chalenge!
- the road is a bit rough in certain areas. For robot carts we recommend pneumatic tires. Small, hard caster wheels will STRUGGLE. Please consider this ASAP so you can plan.
- We are looking at using the FRC queueing app…look for more details coming soon
- Be flexible! Since this is a new venue there might be some last minute adjustments!
Load in/Load out Map
The blue line is the trailer path, please enter from Regis blvd. and drive on Ranger way until you reach the Berce Athletic Center building, then turn right. We will have you unload in front of that building. Please try to have extra people available to help you unload as this will be a tight area and we need to keep the cars moving!
Pit Map Layout
We have assigned teams brining 2nd robots a number so you can work on making your bumpers, see list below. With these 2nd robots we hope they are set up and actively engage in the game. We will be running standard rules, disallowing aggressive play. Lets make this fun and a learning environment.
Feel free to bring your own food! We will also have a local concession stand onsite for purchase!
We have many things going on during this event! check out the fun workshops that we are running. Sign up today here. We are looking for rookie and veteran teams that would like help with technology, ideas on how other teams are run and much more! Come with your questions.
The Colorado FIRST Student Advocacy group will be available to help with some of these questions, but we would like other veteran mentors and students to help. Please fill out the form to notify us!
Calling all Women in FIRST and all programs (FLL E, FLL C, FTC and FRC) join us on Saturday, 3:00-5:30 for a fun roundtable and hands on activity! Small snacks provided. Sign up HERE.
We will have KCMT merchandise onsite for purchase, but we will also open our store located here. Store will close Oct 10th. All proceeds will go to covering remaining costs for the event.
Colorado Cents for STEM – A Legislative Advocacy Initiative hosted by FRC team #2996 Cougars Gone Wired!
Meeting on Saturday Oct 14th at 12:30.
Join us Sunday October 15th, 2023 at 7:00am. Sign up here – https://forms.office.com/r/7QsD7us1u1
Join the Student Advocacy group as they explain their group, share their vision and mission and when to join! Flyer – CFSA Flyer.
We will have a Robot Photo Shoot available, first come/first serve on Saturday until 11:00 am. See pit admin for more information!
Updated Team List with 2nd robot assignments
|Team Number||Team Name||2nd robot team #|
|1619||Up A Creek Robotics||9337|
|2945||The Steel Mustangs|
|2972||Gears & Buccanears (formerly FRC Dawson)|
|2996||Cougars Gone Wired||9333|
|3374||Jackson Hole RoboBroncs||9332|
|4944||The Hi Fives||9330|
|5933||Judgement Call Robotics|