Event Information

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Load in Friday, October 18

Where: Cathedral Catholic High School  5555 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, CA 92130

Cost: $275 Per Robot (until 9/13 after that $325.00), $125 For Practice Robot Pulled From The Waitlist


7:00am – Pits Open
8:45am – Practice Matches
9:45am  - Drivers Meeting
10:15am – Qualification Matches Start
2:45pm – Qualification Matches End
3:00pm – Alliance Selections Start
3:30pm – Elimination Matches Begin
5:30pm – Matches End / Awards

*Note: Matches will run through lunch, please plan accordingly!

Mentor Challenge:

Again for the 2019 Battle at the Border we will be having the “Mentor Challenge”! The mentor challenge will be a tournament to see which mentors can play Destination: Deep Space the best. All proceeds from the Mentor Challenge will go toward the American Cancer Society.

Rules To Participate:
Teams of 2 Post-High School Mentors
$25.00 entry fee
Space for up to 32 teams of mentors. First come, first serve. Mentors do not need to come from the same team. If there is space the day of the event, walk up teams will be accepted.

Alliance Selection
At the end of the robot qualification rounds, there will be an alliance selection for the Mentor Challenge. The #1 ranked mentor team will have first pick, we will go down the team ranking
Alliances will consist of 2 mentor teams (the captain and their pick)
FRC Alliance selection rules apply for accepting/declining, etc.
At the end of alliance selections there will be 16 alliances formed.

The elimination tournament will be a single elimination tournament with 4 rounds: Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals.
Matches will be held in between robot elimination matches on the competition field. Having fun is highly encouraged, but please do not damage the field.

Match Play Rules
Coming Soon



Concession stand will be selling burgers, pretzels, snacks and drinks from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Game Modifications: 

Coming Soon

Alliance Selection

Battle at the Border will use three-team playoff alliances. All rules governing their selection and operation will be identical to those for Championship playoff alliances in section 10.11.1 in the official manual.

Once again, awards will be peer judged. A list of awards will be announced at a later time.