Bay State Brawl

The Fun Begins Here on October 29, 2016

Redshift is proud to announce the inaugural Bay State Brawl off-season Fall competition on Saturday October 29, 2016. Come join the fun at Westborough High School in Westborough, Massachusetts. We are centrally located in Massachusetts near the junction of I-90 (Mass Turnpike) and I-495; easily accessible from all directions.
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Train New Drivers For The Upcoming Season

Competing can be a daunting task. Our goal is to entice new students to participate on the field of play. Rule tweaks and awards will favor new drive teams. Use this opportunity to get your hands dirty and your adrenaline pumping. Drive, Crash, Repeat!

Stronghold Rule Tweaks

Our Stronghold game comes with a few twists:

Drive teams (driver, operator, human player) consisting entirely of first-year students will receive a score advantage. A first year student is someone who has had limited drive team experience. He or she must not have participated in any competition drive teams prior to June 1, 2016. The drive team coach is exempt from this rule. First year drive teams will be allowed to place one of the spare boulders anywhere they wish on the playing field.
Let's give the human player a little something more to do! During the last 20 seconds, the human player gets one orange ball. If the human players scores directly into the high goal, it is worth the usual 5 points. If the human player scores directly into the low goal, it is worth 10 points. If the human player does not score, a robot may play the boulder for the usual number of points.


We will be awarding the following awards:

Voted by the Teams - Driver's Ed Award. This award is given to the drive team that is most professional, both on and off the field of play. The winning team exemplifies the qualities of gracious professionalism in their interactions with their alliance partners, their opponents, and one another.
Voted by the Teams - Aficionado Award. This award is given to the team that incorporated the Halloween theme the most into their presentation for the day, from their outfits to their pit to even their robot.
Voted by Judges - Best Pitcher Award. This award is given to the team that best presents a feature of their robot. The winning team demonstrates extensive knowledge of the feature while presenting in an engaging manner that captures the judges' attention.
Voted by Judges - Robo-Ohana Award. This award is given to the team that has the most chemistry between their team-members. The winning team is not just a team; it is a family that goes out of their way to make all team members feel accepted and loved.

Team Registration


You can also register by sending email to the address below with your team name/number. We will get back to you promptly.

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Team fee - $175. Please include your team number with your check.


Currently Registered Teams

178 - The 2nd Law Enforcers
246 - Overclocked
467 - The Colonials
839 - Rosie Robotics
1100 - T-Hawks
1768 - RoboChiefs
1965 - SJPHS Firebirds
2079 - 4H Alarm Robotics
2713 - iRaiders
3555 - Aluminati
4048 - Redshift
4055 - NRG
5962 - perSEVERE

Competition Day Schedule

Here is our estimated schedule for competition day.

7:30am Load-in begins
8:20am Driver's meeting
8:30am Opening ceremonies
8:45am - 12:00pm Qualification Matches
11:00am - 1:00pm Activities tables for youngers viewers
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch & Frisbee (weather permitting)
1pm - 2:45pm Qualification Matches
3pm - 6pm Playoffs & Awards
6pm Load-out/Teardown

Food Information

We recommend bringing money for food and drinks. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. Please let us know of any food allergies. Feel free to contact us at for more information.

Celebrate Halloween!

Activities For All Ages

Aim high, land softly.
Westborough High School - Robotics
90 West Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
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