**FIRST EMAIL**/Wait List and Event Payment Information and Kickoff Attendance & Kit

Out to teams…

Greetings Teams:

Wait List Information

Now that second event registration has opened, some of you will find yourselves on a wait list or wanting to be on a wait list for an event. Please read the following information to understand our wait list process.
For every event FIRST reserves some places for late registering rookie teams. Once registration closes on December 2nd, late registering rookie teams will get moved into these slots. If there are any reserved slots left, teams will then be moved in from the waitlist(s);
Once a team has signed up for the maximum number of regionals for a particular registration period (e.g., currently two (2) regionals per team) they cannot join a wait list;
For each event weekend a team can only sign up or join the wait list for one (1) 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 or alternate contact needs to send a request to [email protected] including Team Number and the event to be dropped (please also indicate why your team wants to come off the wait list;)
FIRST does not issue the wait list. Teams attending any given regional can change at the last moment as they 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. 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 wait listed team is able to get into the event of their choice.
Event Pending Status and Registration Information

When a team selects an additional regional event and/or the Championship, the team’s selection will be “pending” until a FIRST acceptable form of payment is received. Once FIRST Finance has received an acceptable payment for your team, we will move the team’s event status from “pending” to “registered”.

Please understand that once all event spots are filled, any of the remaining “pending” teams who have not yet paid will be moved onto a wait list for that event (even if this should occur prior to the payment deadline of 1/26/06). Therefore, no pending spot is guaranteed until a FIRST acceptable form of payment is received. (Please see what are the FIRST Acceptable Forms of Payment.)

If you have any questions please contact Finance at ext. 414 or 415.

Kickoff Attendance & Kit Pick-up/Delivery

Please remember the Kickoff Attendance & Kit Pick-up/Delivery tab is now open. Click on http://www.usfirst.org/robotics/res_art2.htm to register your Kit and Kickoff preferences. The deadline for registering or making changes to your selection is December 2, 2005.

Tip! Don’t forget to read the “Learn more about Kickoff Attendance and Kit Pick-up/Delivery” notes for helpful information.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Team Support at [email protected] or call us at 800-871-8326, Dial 0.

Go Teams!