2009 Regional Registration Progress

As of this morning, we’ve reached Team 3000!

The Washington D.C. Regional will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. According to the event list, Hall A, Room 204C, 206, and 304-306 were rented. Hall A has 151,000 usable square feet which is a lot of room compared with Trenton (32,500 square feet according to the website) or Chesapeake (80,000 square feet). There might, then, be space for additional teams or even an additional field.

That’s larger than the Connecticut Convention Center (140,000) and we only use about half of the space available.

Not being familiar with the site, I’m guessing the following setup, based on my experience:

Hall A: Field/Pits
204C: Event Office
206: Judges’ Room
304-306: Volunteer Room(for volunteer food, etc)

We’re halfway through the registration period, so I thought I’d look at who’s missing.
Israel has the largest block of still unaccounted for teams, but on-the-whole they tend to always be late registering.

Missing veteran teams:


IS                  28
CA                 27
MN                14
NY                 14
NJ                 13
TX                  12
VA                 12
BR                 11
HI                  11
PA                 11
CO                10
ON                9
MA                8
MD                8
MO                8
AZ                 7
LA                 7
MI                  6
NV                 6
OH                6
FL                 5
NC                 5
OK                5
GA                4
MS                4
NH                 4
MT                 3
SC                 3
WI                 3
CT                 2
ID                  2
KS                 2
OR                2
PR                 2
AB                 1
AL                  1
BC                 1
DC                 1
IL                   1
IN                  1
NE                 1
NM                1
QC                1
SD                 1
UK                 1
WV                1

Just saw that team 3011 from Germany has registered and is headed for Las Vegas.

So we have teams from ten countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Netherlands, Germany, and Chile.

P.S. on a side note…
New team 2715 has been renumbered 216
I suppose because it’s a second team of existing team 288 at Granville high school

Wh0s the team from IN so i can see whats up with them:cool:

1766 from Columbus, IN
Columbus Area Career Connection High School
They seem to be a small team http://www.c4robotics.com/ of 10 or so students, but with plenty of mentors
about 45 miles or so from you.

nice ill contact them and see if our team can help in any way:cool:

team 38 is back and is 2836 :slight_smile:

New non-rookie Grandville MI Second Team was reassigned to an unused number, 216.

Registration is at 1500 this morning, almost a month ahead of last year.
Every team from here on (less 1) is pure growth.

Still missing a little more than 17% of last year’s veterans though.
So far, more new teams(250) than in 2006 (234), but not yet as many as in 2007 (264) or 2008 (320).
(For new teams I’m counting 248 FIRST defined rookies, including the reconstituted team 38, plus two new non-rookies–216 & 2828 )

Projecting the registration trend outward it seems we’ll have ~170 more teams this year, so I conservatively predict 1670 total teams for the 2009 season.
An 11-12% growth over last year represents a small decline from the roughly 14-15+% growth experienced during the past three years. 2005 growth was only half this year’s though. Some economic impact, but not as much as feared so far.

An update on registration progress.
1557 teams-to-date
269 new teams (including 2 new non-rookies & what used to be team 38) - better than '07, not yet as good as '08
3.7% growth so far
15% of 2008 veterans are still missing (225)

12 veteran teams on hiatus that have come back (about the same as last year’s 13)from:
– (6) one year off
– (5) two year’s off
– (1) four year’s off
(There could be other teams out more than two year’s. I just haven’t taken the time to go through the rookies exhaustively)

New non-rookie team 2828 has been renumbered team 1729,
so now team 2702 and higher are all considered 2009 rookies.

Sort on the net gain/(loss) of teams (# new 2009 teams -minus- missing teams from 2008):
Country Codes are back…:slight_smile:
Indiana has every veteran registered now.


**[FONT=Arial]Location    # Missing  *# new teams  Net gain/loss
TX             10          48             38 
WA           0              21             21 
MN           8           21             13 
IL              1           12             11 
OK            4           13             9 
DC            1           9               8 
MI             5           12             7 
OR            1           6               5 
KY            0              3               3 
IN             0           3               3 
TN            0              2               2 
PR            2           4               2 
OH            3           5               2 
MO           5           7               2 
ID             1           3               2 
AL            1           3               2 
WI            3           4               1 
UT            1           2               1 
TK             0              1               1 
NY            11          12             1 
GE            0              1               1 
GA            4           5               1 
CT            2           3               1 
WV           1           1               0 
SC            3           3               0 
NM           1           1               0 
CO            5           5               0 
UK            1           0                   (1)
SD            1           0                   (1)
QC            1           0               (1)
ON            7           6               (1)
NE            1           0                   (1)
MA           7           6               (1)
HI             5           4               (1)
FL             5           4                   (1)
BC            1           0               (1)
AB            1           0                   (1)
NH            3           1               (2)
MS           4           2                   (2)
KS            2           0               (2)
AZ            6           4               (2)
NC            4           1               (3)
MT            3           0                   (3)
LA            6           3               (3)
NV            5           1               (4)
MD           7           3               (4)
NJ             9           3               (6)
CA            22          16             (6)
VA            10          3               (7)
PA            8           0                   (8)
BR            10          1               (9)
IS             22          1               (21)
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why did you abandon the #38?

1600 teams right now and still growing…

Missing veteran teams are in the single digits in all areas except for:
California 19
and
Israel 16

** sniff, sniff ** I liked 2828 :wink:

But now it’s on to BAE as 1729 … and that means no rookies at BAE at all :ahh:
Looks like a fun event :smiley:

Currently at 1619.

Good luck to all of the new and upcoming and old teams at the Pittsburgh regional including my old team 1708. :0 good luck guys:D

We’re past the 10% growth mark with 1652 teams as of this morning.
That’s about a third off the average growth for the past three years.

The number of rookie teams (305) is off by 5% from last year, but still 15% better than in the 2007 season.

169 veteran teams from last year, however, are still missing and that’s much higher than average, but maybe not as a percentage. Since registration isn’t yet over and done with I expect more vets to register.
Right now we’re missing a little over 11%. The average loss of veteran teams over the past three seasons has been 9.3%, but average loss over the past decade has been closer (10.4%).

We have at least 17 veterans return after not playing for a year or more.

Only a few days of registration remaining.

You sound like you could do some ESPN-like segments for FIRST.