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We are pleased to announce that Championship (CMP) registration will open to Tier 1 Teams on Monday, November 22 at 12:00 pm EST.
In light of team inquiries about hotel package rates, we are providing you with a sample of the rates below. As stated earlier in Paul Shay’s May 28th Memorandum (available at http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/2005/regfeememo.htm), these rates are substantially less than years past. Hotel reservations will be made again this year via THS at http://www.ths-frc.com. Please note THS is not yet open for CMP reservations - we will send notification when the system is ready.
The following are approximaterates (per person)for a four (4) night package which alsoinclude tickets to the Saturday wrap celebration:
Kudos to FIRST for negotiating such great hotel rates. If my memory serves me correctly, last year it was $275 per person in a quad room at the Marriott. That’s a huge savings ($105/person). If your team is travelling with more than 10 people, you’ve already offset the increased cost for Championship registration.
Team 814 would really like to go but we don’t even have enough money to pay for our initial regional yet. But we are very rapidly fundraising. I am positive we’ll make it. We’re going even if I have to pay the registration fee myself. =P