Now that second event registration has opened, many of you find yourselves on a wait list or wanting to be on a wait list for an event. Please read the following explanation on how the wait list works.
When a team drops out of a regional, the first team on the wait list (based on date of request) gets moved in
At every event FIRST reserves some places for late registering rookie teams. Once registration closes on December 5th, late registering rookie teams will get moved into these slots. If there are any reserved slots left teams will then be moved in.
Once a team has signed up for the maximum number of regionals for a particular registration period (e.g., currently two regionals per team) they cannot join a wait list.
For each event weekend a team can only sign up/wait list for one event (i.e., a team cannot be registered/wait listed for two (2) events occurring on the same weekend.)
If a team wishes to drop from a wait list, the main contact needs to send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
including team number and the event to be dropped (please also indicate why your team needs to come off the wait list.)
FIRST does not issue the wait list. The teams attending any given regional can change at the last moment as teams determine their final finances, so the number of places available can also change. It is also unknown how many late registering rookies there will be. We do not want teams making definite plans based on their place on a wait list when information may be changing.
We hope this helps to clarify things. If you are currently on a wait list please bear in mind that teams do drop out of events for various reasons and many times a team is able to get into the wait listed event of their choice.
Thank you all for your patience and gracious professionalism during this phase of the registration process.