CyberPatriot XV (2022-2023) Competition Schedule

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EVENT

DATES AND TIMES (EASTERN TIME)
DESCRIPTION
Exhibition Round 1
May 18 - June 17, 2022
Start: May 18 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: June 17 @ 11:59 PM ET

Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams at 5:00 PM ET on the round start date. 
Exhibition Round 2July 20 - August 21, 2022
Start: July 20  @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: August 21 @ 11:59 PM ET
Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams at 5:00 PM ET on the round start date. 
Training Round
September 08 - October 02, 2022
Start: September 8 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: October 2 @ 11:59 PM ET

Training images with answer keys available.
Sneak PreviewTBD
Start: 9:00 AM ET
End: 5​:00 PM ET

Practice/Test New Software
One Day - No Alternate Dates 

Scores do not count toward competition.​
Practice Round
September 29 - October 07, 2022
Start: September 29 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: October 07 @ 11:59 PM ET
Re-release of training images with answer keys available.

Scores do not count toward competition.


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 14 - October 16, 2022 
& October 20 – 21, 2022* 
Because of Fall Break for many teams, Round 1 will have additional competition windows during Oct. 20-21. Teams may choose their competition period from any of the competition windows for Round 1. TEAMS MAY COMPETE ONLY ONCE IN ROUND 1. The Download instructions will be the same for all Round 1 dates. Sneak Peeks or Premature image openings will result in penalties for teams.
Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM ET, on or before the Monday prior to the competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM ET the Friday of the competition round.
All teams may compete.  Tests basics of cybersecurity skills.
Round 2
(All teams participate)
November 4 - November 6, 2022

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, on or before the Monday prior to the 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)
December 9 - December 11, 2022

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, on or before the Monday prior to the 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 20 - January 21, 2023
(Two Days only)

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, on or before the Monday prior to the 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.
National Finals

March 17-21, 2023

National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.


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