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New Regional Being Added in California in 2019

Nov 20, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.



Wait…a new Regional in California? In 2019? You mean the season coming up?


Yep, recognizing the great demand for additional places to play in California, we are adding a Regional. The Del Mar Regional will take place Friday, March 1, to Sunday March 3, 2019, with team load-in the evening of Thursday, February 28. The event will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California, USA, the same location as the San Diego Regional taking place the following week.


We are in the process of contacting teams currently registered for the San Diego Regional to see if they would like to move to the Del Mar Regional. This has the potential to free capacity at the San Diego Regional. We will be asking those teams to respond by November 30. Once those moves have been settled, we will start to contact teams currently on the waitlists for other California events to see if they would like slots in Del Mar or San Diego. Teams currently registered for fewer events will have priority access to available Del Mar and San Diego Regional open slots compared to teams currently registered for more events.


We ask teams to be patient as we work through this process. We will have more information over the next few weeks.



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Idaho has room for 20 more teams. It's a week 5 event and would LOVE to have some more teams! Come to Idaho! We have cookies!

I have been to the Idaho regional, and those cookies are outrageously good!   Not only am I returning again this year to judge, I’m bringing my husband too.  That means two Championships judges eager to see your robots.....and we love to give out awards!

What about us non-Californian Western US teams looking for a second event in early weeks? Your post implies that only teams on CA waitlists will be contacted. Should we waitlist for a random CA event to be considered? 

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