CP-XI Competition Timeline (2018-2019)

​​​ IMPORTANT NOTICE:
ALL TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE 64-BIT, HOST COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS. TEAMS STILL USING 32-BIT COMPUTERS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAN NOW TO AVOID software compatibility issues DURING THE ​COMPETITION.
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TRAINING EVENTS 

EVENT

DATES AND TIMES
ALL TIMES US EASTERN (ET)
DESCRIPTION
Exhibition Round 1
May 15 - June 14, 2018
5 PM ET       11:59 PM ET
Practice and Recruiting
Exhibition Round 2July 17 -  August  16, 2018 
5 PM ET       11:59 PM ET
Practice and Recruiting 
Training Round
September 6 - October 4, 2018
5 PM ET               11:59 PM ET
Training images with answer keys available for new team or refresher training. ​
Sneak PreviewSeptember 22  (Noon- 4PM ET)Practice/Test New Software
One Day - No Alternate Dates ​

Practice Round
October 10 - October 22, 2018
5 PM ET             11:59 PM ET
Not scored.  Does not count toward placement.


Competition Dates and times

Teams may compete during the following Competition Windows during the competition rounds. 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

ROUND

Dates​

Description

Qualification Round 1
November 2 - 4, 2018
Image download instuctions 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.
Qualification Round 2
December 7 - 9, 2018
Image download instuctions 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 RoundJanuary 11 - 13, 2019
Image download instuctions 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.
SemifinalsFebruary 1 - 3, 2019
Image download instuctions 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 teams compete for advancement to the National Finals Competition.
National Finals Competition
April 7 - 11, 2019

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

PLEASE REFER TO CHAPTER 4 OF THE CYBERPATRIOT RULES BOOK FOR PROCEDURES CONCERNING SEVERE WEATHER AND EMERGENCIES.​ 

(Note: Schedule conflicts are not considered emergencies.)