Competition Timeline 2019-2020

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​TRAINING EVENTS 

EVENT​ DATES AND TIMES (EASTERN TIME) DESCRIPTION
Exhibition Round 1 Completed Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams no later than 5pm on round start date.
Exhibition Round 2 July 17 – August 16, 2019
5 PM ET   11:59 PM ET
Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams no later than 5pm on round start date. ​
Training Round September 5 – October 1, 2019
5 PM ET              11:59 PM ET
Training images with answer keys available for new team or refresher training. ​
Sneak Preview TBD Practice/Test New Software
One Day – No Alternate Dates ​
Practice Round October 3 – October 15, 2019
5 PM ET          11:59 PM ET
Not scored.  Does not count toward placement.

Competition Dates and times 
(dates are tentative – May be subject to change)

Teams may compete during the following times on competition weekends. All times are US Eastern Time.

Friday, 9:00 AM – Saturday, 3:00 AM ET
Saturday, 8:00 AM – Saturday, 11:59 PM ET
Sunday, 10:00 AM – Sunday, 10:00 PM ET

Please refer to Chapter 4 of the CYBERPATRIOT RULES BOOK​ for procedures concerning severe weather and emergencies.
(NOTE: Scheduling conflicts are not considered emergencies)​

ROUND Dates​ Description
Round 1
(All teams participate)
October 25-27, 2019

 

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, the Friday prior to competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM Eastern the Friday of the competition round.

All teams may compete.  Tests basic of cybersecurity skills.
Round 2
(All teams participate)
November 15-17, 2019

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, the Friday prior to competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM Eastern the Friday of the competition round.
All teams may compete even if they did not compete in Round 1 or had a low score. More difficult than Round 1, to allow teams to be divided into skill-level tiers for the State Round.
State Round
(All teams participate / eliminations occur after State Round)
December 6-8, 2019

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, the Friday prior to competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM Eastern the Friday of the competition round.
All teams may compete with a clean slate. Past performance or participation in Rounds 1 and 2 do not count toward placement. Teams compete against other teams based on skill level for State Awards and Tier Awards.
Semifinals January 24-25, 2020

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, the Friday prior to competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM Eastern the Friday of the competition round.
Top teams compete for Tier Awards.  Platinum Tier and top Middle School Division teams compete for advancement to the National Finals Competition.
CyberPatriot National Finals Competition
(held in Bethesda, MD)
March 19-23, 2020 National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.
CyberTitan National Finals (Ottawa, ON, Canada Spring 2020 (date TBD) Top 10 Canadian Teams compete in CyberTitan National Finals