2020 Game Competition

Teams of up to 5 students compete to accomplish robotics missions using autonomous robots. Game especially puts math skills to the test.

Robofest Game is open to student teams in 5th through 12th Grade 

  • Jr. Division: 5th ~ 8th grades

  • Sr. Division: 9th ~ 12th grades

This is a qualifying competition. Teams compete at Local events and winners are determined for each division.  Winners advance to the the next level depending on their location (US/Michigan, US/Non Michigan and International) OR through Video Qualifier for the chance to compete at the at the 2020 Robofest Online World Championship (ROWC) Event on October 9 (Jr) and October 10 (Sr).

Update: for the 2020 season, teams may also compete in the Game Category at the 2020 ROWC Event  as an Open Category - Teams do not need to qualify to register. Registration will re open in Late July, 2020.


2020 Game "GolfBowl" Official Rules and Related Documents: 

GolfBowl Final Rules - Released 1/11/2020 (PDF | PPTX)    

GolfBowl US Score Sheet - Released 10/25/19 (PDF | Word)

Demonstration Videos:  Demo 1  |  Demo 2  |  Demo 3  |  Demo 4  |  Demo 5 | Demo 6  |  Demo 7

Proctor Instructions and Violations Report (PDF)

Judging Information:

Presentation Slides for Judge Training

Judge Training Webinar Recording

Sample Unknown Factor and Tasks (UTF) Handouts - for unveiling Unknown Factors and End Task for a round


Bottle Locator Template - Letter Size: Left, Center, and Right (PDF*)

Hole-Slot Template - Ledger Size (11"x17" or 27.94cm x 43.18cm) (PDF* | Word)

(*) When printing PDF template files, do not use "Fit to paper" option for scale. Use custom 100%.

Hole-Slot Construction Tutorial video


Prior Versions of Rules:

GolfBowl US Kickoff Rules - Released 10/25/19 (PDF | PPTX)
GolfBowl International Kickoff Rules (PDF | PPTX)     Note: the "c" dimension changed from 10cm to 13cm. 10-8-19
GolfBowl International Score Sheet  (PDF | Word)

Rules for starting teams, registration, team responsibilities at competitions and how teams advance to the World Championship can be found in the General Rules on the 2020 Main Page

Each team member, as well as the coach and other adult volunteers, must bring the signed Robofest Consent and Release Form on the day of the event if not completed on line.

To Register Your Team, go to  Registration


Prior Year Games