FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Openings and Closings

Oct 30, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

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This Thursday, November 1, at Noon Eastern Time, we’ve got several registrations opening:

  • Additional In-District Registration for District teams
    • For District teams wanting to attend a third event in their District
  • Unrestricted Regional Event Registration
    • For Regional and District teams wanting to attend an additional Regional event
  • FIRST Championship Waitlist for Veteran Teams
    • For Regional and District Veteran teams hoping to get lucky in being selected from the Waitlist to attend FIRST Championship in April

The Additional In-District Registration and the Unrestricted Regional Event Registration are first-come, first-served if there are current openings at the events. If there are no current openings, you will be placed on the waitlist.

FIRST Championship Waitlist selection is randomized as described here. As the selection process is randomized just before invitations are sent to teams, there is no advantage to joining the waitlist early.



If you are a Rookie team and want a grant to help cover your registration fees, the time to apply is now! Applications for these grants close on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. See the details here. As we’ve said so many times in the past, the best way to make sure you are on time is to plan to be early. Filling out the application takes just a few minutes and late applications will not be accepted, so get going!



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