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 Robofest World Championship at Lawrence Technological University on May 16, 2020.

US Team Regstration is open.

2020 Game "GolfBowl" Official Rules and Related Documents: 

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

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

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

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

Proctor Instructions and Violations Report


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)



Robofest will conduct a Warmup Game competition at LTU on February 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm to train Game Judges and Site Hosts. Michigan Site Hosts and judges are encouraged to attend. We will record game runs for the Judge Training Webinar. Teams who wish to participate should be registered and paid for a Michigan Qualifier. Send an email to spalonis (at) ltu.edu to reserve a spot.


Sample Unknown Factor Handouts - for unveiling Unknown Factors and End Task for a round

Site Host Procedures (US and Option 1 International Sites)

Judging Information:

Presentation Slides for Judge Training

Judge Training Webinar Recording 

Judge Training Videos

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.


Prior Year Games