Venue Considerations

When deciding on an event venue, consider the following:

CVR will work with you and your committee to decide the right tournament capacity based on the needs of the region and the resources available to your venue.   To simplify setup processes, CVR prefers the following event sizes: 18, 24, 36, and 48.  

Example Venues

Some example venues are:

You do not have to own your venue, you just have to have an agreement to be able to access the venue the day of your event. 

We encourage you to use a school for your venue, and to get the school to sponsor the event to ensure liability coverage.

Setting the Event Date

CVR will work with all Event Partners to help set dates for all events.  Officially, FIRST LEGO League specifies the Tournament Season from November through February.  CVR restricts this further due to constraints placed by the date of the Championship.  The 2019 Central California Championship will be held at Alta Sierra Intermediate on December 14, 2019.   Furthermore, for the 2019 season, CVR prefers one (1) event on a given day, however we expect that there will be one weekend with two.  This season’s dates for qualifiers are:

Official Season DateNumber of Spots OpenStatusTarget Capacity
November 22

24 - 36
November 92

24 - 36
November 162

24 - 36
November 232

24 - 36
December 70

24 - 36

All dates and events accepted by CVR can be found on the  Official Calendar of Events.