Previous FIRST games (<= 2001)

Our team is thinking about looking over old FIRST games and designing robots for them. We also need examples of successful robots to compare our designs with.

I can’t find anything on the FIRST site, does anyone have the official documentation from any games earlier (or equal to) 2001?

As for an overall description of the game in 2001, 2000, and 1999 we have a description of each game on this page.

Just click on the coresponding year and you’ll have that info.

As for documents for the games, I have some from 2001. PM me with your e-mail address and I can send them to you.

There is a lot of information here: has worked for me in general. search and go through the pages. The only years I haven’t found information for were 1992-1995 and 2001 (1992-1995 can be found on FIRSTwiki, as Joe Ross stated).
I’m interested in finding the ‘exact’ white papers for the 2001 game, because this one strikes me as the most unique out of all the FIRST games.

Look at team 71’s 2001 robot. That thing was amazing.

Here are manuals from 2001 and 2000:

I can put up the ones from 199 I got from Gary Dillard sometime tonight.

Well that solves the 2001 game. Now if only there was a place to find the documents for 1992-1994. School closet in New Hampshire possibly?

OK, i guess its time for myself to get to work and scan in and make the manual from 1992 a pdf. I will post a link when im done which should be in a few days as im going to be gone this weekend away from my computer.

Team 177 did pretty well in 2001 and 2004. There is a short video that I did for 2001 in the media section, and the one that I did for 2004 should be there soon HINT, HINT. The history section also has pretty good descriptions of the games, going back to 1992.

you can see old robots at

If you notice, the firstwiki articles have links to both 177’s game descriptions and’s pictures.

I think it would be cool to play 92’s game again, on the corn field. Just with 130 lb. robots. Here is a comparison from where we were in the beginning and this year. Just think how much fun it would be to play on corn!!!


I have the 1999 and 2001 competetion binders. If you need any specific information/pages/sections from them, please tell me. I’ll see if I can get scans of them to you. <-- it seems Robot Part 2 is missing from that page, if you could scan it in for me and email I’d appreciate it, I want a full 2001 Binder, I’m just obsessed like that.

Obsessing over FIRST, and counting off Days,