WRO-USA 2015 Rules

Official WRO 2015 Rules, Resources, and FAQs

Some changes for USA competitions are listed below:

  • Open Category
    • Instead of 2m x 2m x 2m booth with 3 vertical display surfaces, one 6ft or 8ft table will be provided in the US. Teams may use the floor. However, the total space usage must be limited to 2m x 2m x 2m.
    • Project Video is not required. Therefore, total maximum Judging points are 195.
    • At the time of online team registration, the project report is not needed. However, teams must present the report to Judges at the competition site.
    • Open Category Judging Rubric in PDF
  • Regular Elementary Rules (Pearl Diving)
    • Wooden bars will be used for the dividers. 3M dual locks will be used to attach the dividers to the mat. See this PDF document for pictures of the field.
    • Playing field kit (vinyl mat, dual locks, 126 Lego bricks, wood dividers, and 12 ping-pong balls) - $125 plus shipping. To order, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with mail address and phone number. You will get a PayPal invoice by email.
    • The robots will need to touch the back wall every 30 seconds. It will be timed by a judge using a stopwatch during the competition.  We will just not be using the dive clock. (Aug 12)
    • The ping pong balls must be loaded prior to quarantine before the colored blocks are revealed. After that teams are not allowed to touch ping pong balls. Bring your ping pong balls to the competition. Site Host organizer will not provide ping pong balls to teams. (Aug 12)
    • The blocks may be pushed all the way to the wall. The blocks do not need to be entirely in the green area as long as they are not touching the blue. (Aug 12)
    • Sample Setup diagram in PDF
    • Scoring Sheet in PDF
  • Regular Junior Rules (Treasure Hunt)
    • USA competitions will use vinyl mat instead of thick cardstock.
    • Color sitickers will be used for 32mm x 32mm tiles on the mat. See this PDF document for pictures of the stickers. The blue color sticker has changed and mailed to all RJ teams (Aug 10).
    • Playing field kit (vinyl mat, color cubes, and color stickers) will be available on June 20th. Price of a kit is $75 plus shipping. To order, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with mail address and phone number. You will get a PayPal invoice by email.
    • As stated in the questions and answers, you cannot execute a program post quarantine that could be used to enter location of bricks.. (Sep 6)
    • Sample Setup diagram in PDF
    • Scoring Sheet in PDF
  • Regular Senior Rules (Mountaineering)
    • USA competitions will use vinyl mat instead of thick cardstock.
    • Color stickers will be used for 32mm x 32mm tiles on the mat. See this PDF document for pictures of the stickers.
    • WRO-USA will not use the mountains. Appendix A (1) is applied. Advancing teams to Qatar will get mountains as prizes at the USA National Championship.
    • Playing field kit (vinyl mat, color cubes, and color stickers) will be available on June 20th. Price of a kit is $65 plus shipping. To order, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with mail address and phone number. You will get a PayPal invoice by email.
    • Sample Setup diagram in PDF
    • Scoring Sheet in PDF
  • GEN II Football: WRO-USA will not provide playing field kits.
  • University Bowling: we will use MDF sheets and electric tape for the field as shown in this YouTube video. Background color behind the pins will be dark. Exact color will be unknown until the competition day (Aug 12). WRO-USA will not provide playing field kits.

 

WRO-USA Resources