WHAT: Ten teams from Monrovia Unified will compete in the annual Inter-League Tournament – the last tournament of the season where all teams are guaranteed to compete. Six teams from Monrovia High School, two from Clifton Middle School, and two from Santa Fe Computer Magnet School will participate.

The top-scoring teams, which are based on judged awards or field performance, will advance to the Los Angeles Regional Championships at Monrovia High School March 9.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9
Team check-in: 7 a.m.
Opening ceremony: 10 a.m.
Qualifying matches: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Award ceremony: 5 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Monrovia High School
845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia

DETAILS: Monrovia Unified students will control robots they have designed, built, and programmed in head-to-head challenges that simulate space rover actions such as landing, mining, sample gathering, and parking.

Students learn and engage in the engineering process, as well as learn the value of teamwork, time management, and work ethic. Successful teams embody student leadership and collaboration. Participating in robotics prepares students for post-secondary education and how to be competitive in the job market.