The 2016 FRC season is going to be a little different.
- Noodles are Back. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-Frank-Answers-Friday-Pool-Noodles
- New radios. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-2016-radio-update
- Here is what Chiefe Delphi thinks http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=138460
- Game hints are changing. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-when-is-a-game-hint-not-a-game-hint
- The Season Teaser video and Game Hint is being release on October 14. http://www.championship2014.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-Season-Teaser-Release-Details
- We will only get one trophy instead of two http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/blog-Pit-Set-up-and-Trophies
- 2016 is the last FRC World Championship.
- From 2017 forward there will be two national level competitions that will end the season. http://firstcommunity.usfirst.org/aboutus/2017-first-championship-announcement
- How we compete in the FIRST Chesapeake Region is going from Regionals to Districts.
- Instead of two 60+ team regional events for all of the Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia FRC teams to attend to earn a slot at world championships. FIRST Chesapeake has scheduled seven District events for the 2015 season.
- The minimum capacity for each event is 36 teams, which will provide space for 126 teams and maintains the potential size difference of each event at no more than 10%. Each event also has a reserve capacity of 6 teams to accommodate team growth. With several rookies and an assumption that our return rate of veteran teams remains near 90%, we expect to utilize much of the reserved capacity with limited room for additional plays by FIRST Chesapeake and possibly non-FIRST Chesapeake teams. We don’t anticipate many spots left for Inter-District play this first season. Priority will be given to FIRST Chesapeake teams registering for third plays before any possible Inter-District play is entertained.
Week Dates Event Name Venue Address 1 March
FIRST Chesapeake District Battlefield High School 15000 Graduation Dr. 2 March
FIRST Chesapeake District Walt Whitman High School 7100 Whittier Blvd. 2 March
FIRST Chesapeake District Blacksburg High School 3401 Bruin Ln. 3 March
FIRST Chesapeake District Harford Technical High School 200 Thomas Run Rd. 3 March
FIRST Chesapeake District Churchland High School 4301 Cedar Lane 4 March
FIRST Chesapeake South River High School 201 Central Ave. 4 March
FIRST Chesapeake District Farm Bureau Center 13191 Dawn Blvd. 6 April
FIRST Chesapeake District XFINITY Center
University of Maryland
2001 Paint Branch Dr.
- Teams that earn enough points at their district events will earn a spot at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship. This will cost teams and additional $4,000 to attend and is the only way for team’s to move forward to FRC World Championships within the district.
- FIRST Chesapeake and the seven other FRC District Model regions will work to balance team registration for 2016 across all of the events in each region. Experience has shown that when the attendance at two events differs by more than four teams, the competitive outcome of the events may be affected.
– Chesapeake District
– Michigan District
– Georgia District
– Indiana District
– Mid-Atlantic Robotics District
– New England District
– North Carolina District
– Pacific Northwest District
- Check out this presentation to learn more about the Switch
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