2013 FIRST Championship Registration
FRC Teams may register for Championship in St Louis as shown below.
Registration for Pre-Qualifying Teams opens on 10/11/12 at noon. Pre-Qualifying teams are as follows:
• Hall of Fame teams
• Original and Sustaining teams
• 2012 Championship Engineering Inspiration Award winner
• 2012 Einstein teams
Registration for veteran FRC Teams that DID NOT compete at the 2012 FIRST Championship opens on 10/25/12 at noon and closes on 12/6/12. These teams will be waitlisted.
Registration for veteran FRC Teams that DID compete at the 2012 FIRST Championship opens on 11/8/12 at noon and closes on 12/6/12. These teams will also be waitlisted.
No FIRST Championship registration slots are being released during registration to FRC teams other than the pre-qualified teams. We will release FIRST Championship slots to waitlisted teams as the season progresses and we become comfortable that all merit-based qualifying teams (teams winning awards at 2013 events that qualify them to go to Championship) are being accommodated. As the number of FRC teams and events continues to grow, the number of merit-based qualifying teams also grows. We can’t predict the exact number of slots that will be available to veteran teams through the open registration process, but the number is likely to be small compared to the number of teams on the waitlist.
Information on Merit-Based Championship qualification will shortly be posted here (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/championship-eligibility-criteria).
Request for Proposals for 2013 FRC Season Workshop Presentations
FRC will not be hosting live Kickoff Workshops at FIRST Headquarters in Manchester, NH on the Friday before Kickoff for the 2013 Season as we have in the past. Instead, we will be providing access to recorded workshops that will focus on preparing FRC Teams for 2013. This will give workshop presenters a chance to create high-quality presentations and allow FRC to post those presentations in advance of Kickoff so teams can take advantage of them before they get caught up in build season. We are looking for your workshop proposals! Anyone interested in creating a recorded workshop may submit a proposal. If your proposal is selected, and you follow through on delivering it as expected, your workshop has the potential to be seen by hundreds of teams or more as an ‘official’ FRC Workshop.
Those interested should read the RFP available here: http://www3.usfirst.org/sites/default/files/uploadedFiles/Robotics_Programs/FIRST_Place/Workshops_and_Conferences/2011_Assets/2013_RFP_for_Workshop_Presentations.pdf Proposals are due by Friday, September 21, 2012.
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