District Slot Allocations at 2015 FIRST Championship

Dec 11, 2014 Written by FIRST Staff

We have determined FIRST Championship allocations for Districts as noted in this blog

The relevant portion of the blog is this –

Districts will be getting the number of available Championship slots (total Championship capacity less the number of pre-qualified teams) proportional to their percentage representation in all FRC. As an example, if a District has 10% of the teams in FRC, they will be getting 10% of the available slots. This is similar to what was done last year, but this year, the allocation will be done on current season - 2015 - team counts. 

We informed Districts some time ago that we would be taking a ‘snapshot’ of registered FRC teams who had paid their registration fee, both at the District and overall FRC level, on December 9, to determine FIRST Championship allocations. We set this date for a few reasons. We wanted to encourage Districts to work with their teams and funding agencies to get payments in by this date to ensure teams would receive their kits at Kickoff and not have to pay the extra money required to have kits shipped individually. When kits are shipped individually, of course, teams receive them after Kickoff, which means lost time on top of the additional team expense. Also, we thought Districts and teams would be very interested in where they stood regarding their allocations, and wanted to get them the information as soon as we could after giving a reasonable time for payments to be received.

The results are below. You will note we have included two values for one of the necessary figures – how many FRC teams we will actually be hosting at the FIRST Championship. That information will be coming out shortly. Instead, we have given a range. Actual district allocations will fall within this range.

District

# Paid Teams in District as of 12/9

# Paid Teams Total in FRC as of 12/9

% of FRC Total Paid Teams in District

Number of allocated slots at Championship, if total number of slots is 540 (available slots 510)*

Number of allocated slots at Championship, if total number of slots is 600 (available slots 570)*

Indiana

47

2838

1.66

9

10

Mid-Atlantic Robotics

122

2838

4.30

22

25

Michigan

338

2838

11.91

61

68

New England

173

2838

6.10

32

35

Pacific Northwest

151

2838

5.32

28

31

The number of ‘available’ slots at Championship is the total number of slots available minus the 30 active pre-qualified teams. District allocation is determined by District percentage of the number of available slots at Championship, not the number of total slots. Pre-qualified teams do not count against the District allocation, so essentially the Districts will be sending their allocation plus their pre-qualified teams. The complete list of pre-qualified teams can be found here

Frank

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