We’re excited that you have chosen to participate in R2OC this year. We return to “normal” July 23 2022 by hosting our event once again at Rock Valley College.
I understand the event will be held indoors.
Is there a hotel close to the competition site?
This year’s competition has returned to Rock Valley College 3301 North Mulford Rd Rockford Illinois 61114. The closest hotel to the competition site is Radisson Hotel 200 bell school rd Rockford Illinois , Holiday Inn express 7552 Park pl Loves park Ill 61111 , Embassy Suites by Hilton Rockford Riverfront (416 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL, IL 61104) Reservations can be made at the following site: Rockford Embassy Suites
Will there be a Team Social this year?
Volcanno Falls 7602 Rock valley Pkwy,Loves Park . Friday evening More information to follow in June.
Will there be trailer parking available Friday July 22 ?
Will there be an event t-shirt this year?
Yes! We will have shirts available for sales while supplies last. In addition, volunteers will receive an event shirt as a thank you for volunteering.
Are volunteers still needed for the 2022 season?
Yes! The success of our event is dependent on volunteers. There are many volunteer jobs still needed ranging from Field set up (Friday July 22 ) to field reset, queuing and concessions. Please sign up to volunteer at our volunteer registration webpage.
Will there be a donation/collection as a community service project?
Our community service project will return for the 2022 season. TBD
Will scholarships be awarded this year?
Yes! This year R2OC will award two $1,000 scholarships. New this year will be 4 $500 scholarships for High school students going to the Rock Valley program .The application will open in June and can be found on our website scholarship page. The deadline to apply is Friday July 2, 2022
What is the time schedule for Saturdays event and how many qualifying matches will we get?
Pit load in will be from 7:00-9:00 am on Saturday July 23 2022. We plan to have the first qualifying matches begin at 9:00 am and end around 1:00 pm. It is our intention to have 7 qualifying matches per team. We will hold a brief ceremony to recognize sponsors and scholarship winners at 1:00 pm just prior to our lunch break. We hope to have eliminations begin at 2:00 pm.
Will game be played by 2022 rules (and are there any modifications)?
We will be following FIRST 2022 rules. Teams are responsible for reviewing the rules.
Information provided is current as of May 16 2022 We will update as soon as more has been determined.