FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Welcome to the FIRST Robotics Competition Blog

Your source of season information for the FIRST Robotics Competition.


Manchester Kickoff and a Second Regional in Turkey

Nov 02, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information for those teams planning to attend the Manchester Kickoff. Plus, we have added another Regional in Turkey for 2019!

FIRST Championship and Religious Holidays

Nov 01, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Detailed information about religious exceptions during FIRST Championship Houston.

Openings and Closings

Oct 30, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Three Registrations are opening on Thursday. Plus the Rookie Grant is closing on Thursday! 

Animation Awards and Wild Cards

Oct 25, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

The two Animation Awards are now open! Plus Wild Cards will be back for the 2019 FIRST Championship!

2019 Awards Update

Oct 19, 2018 Written by Cindy Stong & Allen Bancroft, Co-Chief Judge Advisors.

Important updates about the Awards for the 2019 season from our Co-Chief Judge Advisors!

China Update

Oct 17, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about the recent changes in the 2019 Chinese Regional Competitions.

Don’t Miss the Train! And Beta Test Teams

Oct 16, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Be sure to enter your Second Event Preferences before Noon ET on Thursday, October 18! And congratulations to the 2019 Control System Beta Test Teams!

So Many Choices! And a ‘new’ Original and Sustaining team?

Oct 11, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Second Event Preference is now open! Plus, a new member of the Original & Sustaining Teams!

A Series of Open Kit of Parts Letters

Oct 01, 2018 Written by Kate Pilotte, Kit of Parts Manager

Each season, FIRST Robotics Competition teams receive Kits of Parts (KoP). The KoP has three parts available to teams through a variety of sources; the Kickoff Kit, FIRST Choice, and the Virtual Kit.

Initial Event Assignment Results and Registration for Teams who Missed the First Round

Sep 28, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

First Event Preference Selection has finished! For those who missed the First Event Selection Process, it's now time for you to sign up for an Event! Get your selections done now!