New England Offseason Event List - 2018

Hi All,

As someone who is not too familiar with the offseason events in New England, I was hoping people would help me aggregate a list. In particular, I want to know what events occur from August to December.

I’d really appreciate if you added the name, location, event date, event registration start date, event registration end date, and cost if available.

An event website would also be highly appreciated.

Thank you!

Bash at the Beach
Late September to Early October (sometimes mid?)
Lyme-Old Lyme High School (Old Lyme, CT)
Reg. opens a few weeks before the event
Run by Team 236

Battle Of the Bay
Alton, NH, USA
November 10, 2018
Reg Opens Eventually
Reg Deadline Probably

BOtB also offers a sleepover on the field the night before, and a micro conference during the event.

Any historical dates available for these?

Last year Bash was October 14th

BOtB registration opened in June in 2016 and 2017

Beantown Blitz will be on October 6th this year, in Revere MA.

More info can be found here:

Registration is open for teams, as well as our student judging panel and volunteers!


Thanks for starting this thread Akash! I’m moving in August so this is great to refer to.

Would highly recommend. Volunteered there last season and it was very well ran and a considerable amount of fun. Really looking forwards to it this season.

  • Nick

I don’t info for these, but I believe the list is currently missing:
Mainley Spirit, Which is run by 2648 and was in September last year

River Rage, which is hosted by 131, 238, and 501, and was mid-October last year

Bay State Brawl, which is run by 4048, and was at the end of October last year

Any way that we could reach out to some of the teams that run these?

Thanks for these, I can try to reach out to 238 and 2648

FRC Team 2648 Mainly Spirit in Oakland Maine is Sept. 22, 2018

No date yet for RiverRage - planning begins next week and we’ll update as soon as we lock down a date with the school. We usually shoot for mid-late October depending on sports schedules.

Info will be posted when available here:

and here:

But we’ll try to remember to return and add here :slight_smile:


Update on RiverRage:

We are happy to announce that RiverRage 2018 will be on Saturday, October 27th this year at Memorial High School in Manchester, NH.

On-line registrations will open around July 1st -

Volunteer signups coming out around then?

Will the robots have a costume parade this year?

Thanks for asking! Likely yes on the timing for volunteer signups around the same time and we’ll be posting in the same places.

RR is a Halloween themed event (hooray for a date closer to actual Halloween this year) so team and robot costumes are encouraged. Still working on details of actual event day plans so if there will be a robot costume parade we’ll update the teams in the team updates that go out as well as our website/FB event. Thanks!

22 days until RiverRage 22!

We still have some spots available for teams who want to compete in this Halloween-themed offseason event - register your team here:

Bay State Brawl is being Co-held by Team 4048 and Team 663 this year.

It is being held on October 20, 2018 at Whitinsville Christian School in Whitinsville MA.

More information, including team registration, can be found here:

Are there still spaces available or have those been filled?

Bay State Brawl is next Saturday, October 20, and from looking at their web site I think they still have registration slots open.