FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

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Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Chocolate Chip Cookies plus St. Louis Housing

Apr 14, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

2017 FIRST Championship Preliminary Match Schedules are coming soon, plus important information about St. Louis Housing!

Alumni Mixers and the Career and Internship Days at the 2017 FIRST Championship

Apr 14, 2017 Written by Michelle Long, Alumni Relations Manager, FIRST


Alumni Mixers and Career Internship Day at 2017 FIRST Championship


Hi all – it’s Michelle Long, Alumni Relations Manager – Frank was kind enough to let me post in his blog to share the above awesome Doctor Who gif AND to share with you two new events within both FIRST Championship events this year:


Networking Opportunity with our Amazing Judges!

Apr 13, 2017 Written by Cindy Stong and Allen Bancroft, Co-Chief Judge Advisors, FIRST Robotics Competition


More about the Chairman's Award Finalists and HD Video in FIRST Championship Pits!

Apr 11, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

More details about the Chairman's Award Finalist, plus a great addition to Team Pits at the 2017 FIRST Championship!

The Michigan State Championship

Apr 07, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Details about the Michigan State Championship and its division assignments.

Something New - FIRST Championship Chairman's Award Finalists

Apr 05, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.


Cookie Monster Excited about Chairmans


Mar 27, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Check out the community response to this year's game from our Week 3 survey!

Qualified Rookie Teams on Waitlists for Non-Home Championships

Mar 21, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

More clarification and changes to the FIRST Championship Waitlist process for Qualified Rookie Teams.

Week 2, Week 3, and Championship Waitlists

Mar 14, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about Week 2 Events and how to deal with weather challenges. Plus a small tweak to the Championship Waitlists.

Week One Event Issues

Mar 06, 2017 Written by Frank Merrick.


I apologize for the challenges we had at our events this weekend. While most folks, from the preliminary results of our post-event surveys anyway, still had a great experience, many events were finding themselves running late or delivering fewer qualification matches to our teams than they had hoped.