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Space at Regionals and a Shopping List

Dec 10, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick


Space at Regionals

Even though many of our Regional events have waiting lists, we still have room in some locations! If you think you are going to want more events in your 2019 season, these currently have space:

Week 1

  • Istanbul Regional, Istanbul, Turkey

Week 2

  • Bosphorus Regional, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Canadian Pacific Regional, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Regional Monterrey, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Southern Cross Regional, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia

Week 3

  • Arizona North Regional, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
  • Regional de la Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Great Northern Regional, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
  • Central New York Regional, Utica, New York, USA

Week 4

  • Regional Laguna, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Hudson Valley Regional, Suffern, New York, USA
  • Greater Pittsburgh Regional, California (the city), Pennsylvania, USA
  • Iowa Regional, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
  • SBPLI Long Island Regional #1, Hempstead, New York, USA

Week 5

  • Hawaii Regional, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Idaho Regional, Nampa, Idaho, USA

Week 6

  • Canadian Rockies Regional, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Festival de Robotique a Quebec City Regional, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Check out more details on these events here. To add one of these events to your schedule, please contact Team Support using one of the methods shown here.


A Shopping List


Avoid the Rush!

Were you sitting around thinking “Boy, I wish I had another shopping list to deal with”? Well FIRST Robotics Competition is here to help! But we think you will actually like this one!

We heard from the community that you’d like to be able to purchase the raw materials necessary to build the team versions of the field elements before kickoff so you can be ready when the drawings get released. That made lots of sense. So, we’re publishing a list of the materials you will need to build wooden elements of the 2019 game now. Its link lives here, and you can access it directly here.

Please read the document carefully. You will see there are two versions of the list of materials, one for you to use if you think you will want to build a half field, one for you to use if you think you are more interested in a reduced build that should still cover the basics, but won’t be as representative of the competition field. Also, please carefully read the note in blue on the document. Even with the reduced list, we can’t guarantee individual teams may decide they don’t want to build everything they could with what they purchase. If money is especially tight, you may want to hold off until Kickoff and make your decisions then.

We’re sure these lists will be combed for clues. Good luck.*


*What’s with that sweep on the list? OMG! Curling! It’s a curling game! Canada is sure to dominate!

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Do the team drawing shopping lists have just season specific items or also "evergreen" items accounted for?

Thank you for providing this, it's a big help!!!

Good question! The scope of this list is game specific elements only. 

Clarifying that this comment means the materials list does not include building the field perimeter.

Hi. It does not include elements of the field perimeter that remain unchanged from last year.

Thank you!

This is a great event!  Well run and get town.  If it was still a week one event our team would have gone again, but week three did not work for us.  

I have been unable to find a supplier on-line that well sell me any less than a case of this tape, any suggestions on were to buy it by the role?

Andy mark sells it.

Andy Mark had it on their site yesterday.

The list says Hook Fastener, do we need the hook side only or do we need Hook & Loop.

Hello!  I have a question about the screws listed.  It says 2-1/2” long, #6 Drywall Screws. I have search for them and the options I am coming up with are very expensive. Most stores only support them up to 2 1/4. Would #8 work or do they have to be #6?


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