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Greetings Teams:

Championship Registration will open up to teams in Tier 2 on Wednesday, November 10 at 12:00 noon EST. Please note that even if you are eligible to register for the Championship, you will not be able to do so until you have selected a regional event.

If you have any questions please contact team support at frcteams@usfirst.org, or call us at 800-871-8326, Option 1.

Go Teams!

So does this mean there is still a lottery for Tier 2 teams or are we back to first come first served. Hmmmm??

From the FIRST website on Championship Elgibility:

A selected number of Championship slots will be available for open registration. The slots will be based on the number of years since a team last attended the Championship. All teams will be classified in a Tier, i.e. Tier 6 equals six years since attending a Championship; Tier 2 equals two years since attending. Teams never attending will have their tier based on their rookie year: 2004 rookies are tier 2, 2003 rookies are tier 3, etc. If the number of teams in a tier is greater than the number of available openings, FIRST will use a lottery system to determine team eligibility for remaining open slots. The final determination will be first come/first serve until all available openings are filled. A wait list will be maintained for any openings that become available during the season.

Since there are more teams in tier 2 than openings, I would assume a lottery will take place, or they might go first come first serve. The only lottery last year I believe was for Tier 1.

FIRST actually held a lottery last year for Tier 2 also, but due to low registration opened it up to all Tier 2 teams before eventually holding the Tier 1 lottery.

According to http://www.usfirst.org/frc/map/FMPro?-db=team%20events.fp5&-lay=web&-format=team_list.htm&event=CMP&event%20year=2005&status=registered&-sortfield=team%20id&-max=all&-find, there are two rookie teams registered for the championship. Don’t rookies have to qualify by way of performance at a 2005 regional?

~Allison

Edit - Must have been a mistake because they’re not on the list anymore. Looks like a few other teams changed their mind and/or mistakenly registered because this morning there were 93 teams registered and now there’s only 83.

They should… that must be some kind of mistake.

unless they are veteran teams that just had to take a rookie number for some reason…

Yeah I wondered about that. I know nothing about 1503, but one of the leaders from 1506 has posted here a few times about being a rookie team. Although it does say on their website that some of the students are from schools that already have a team.

Edit - Must have been a mistake because they’re not on the list anymore. Looks like a few other teams changed their mind and/or mistakenly registered because this morning there were 93 teams registered and now there’s only 83.

1503 is a rookie team. We signed up for the finals not knowing about qualifying first back in September. We found this info out from 1114 - Simbotics our partner team when they stepped in to start mentoring us.